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'FIRST LOOKS' USA @ Southwest Shakespeare Company

BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey
Written By DEBRA ANN BYRD
Directed By TINA PACKER

Amazing. Raw. Powerful. Courageous.

Show Synopsis
Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with Phoenix Art Museum present BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey. // Award winning classical actress Debra Ann Byrd set out on a remarkable journey to take on the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello: The Moor of Venice. What she walked away with was a life altering experience that carried her back to a tumultuous childhood and memories that forever changed her life. Join us as she shares her gender flipped journey; complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.


The Cast
DEBRA ANN BYRD


The Creative Team
sound design by DAVID D. WRIGHT
projection design DABGRAFIX DESIGNS
story coaching by TANYA TAYLOR RUBINSTEIN
script development at Shakespeare & Co by TINA PACKER
'herwombstory' poem used with permission by INA NORRIS


Production Team
stage manager KATE WEIR
production manager STACEY WALSTON
technical director KEYANNA PAUSCH
associate producer JACKIE JEFFRIES
producers VOZA RIVERS, DEBRA ANN BYRD, MARY WAY
documentary film cinematographer TROI HALL
documentary film cinematographer YASMINE LAWLER


Project Partners
Southwest Shakespeare Company, Phoenix Art Museum, Harlem Shakespeare Festival, New Heritage Theatre Group, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, University of Warwick, Misfit Inc., Folger Institute, Columbia University, AZ Humanities

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LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
22 February 2020 | 2:00pm
27 February 2020 | 7:00pm
27 March 2020 | 7:00pm
29 March 2020 | 2:00pm

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 257-1880

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Photos by Anneke Marie. All Rights Reserved. Harlem Shakespeare Festival™ ©2020


MANY THANKS! GENEROUS SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:

This production of BECOMING OTHELLO is presented by Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with Phoenix Art Museum, produced by Harlem Shakespeare Festival with additional funding provied by generous indivdual donors. Project Partners include New Heritage Theatre Group, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, University of Warwick, Misfit Inc. Folger Institute and Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs. The Documentary Film Project is produced in part with funding from AZ Humanities, New Heritage Films and DAB Entertainment.

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