Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey


The Theatre Committee at the National Arts Club Presents

BECOME OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey

Written and Performed by Debra Ann Byrd

Directed by Tina Packer

Movement by Dyane Harvey-Salaam

In Partnership with Harlem Shakespeare Festival

December 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM


World Premiere of Award-winning actress Debra Ann Byrd's BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey directed by Medal of Honor winner Tina Packer/Shakespeare & Company. Produced by Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and recorded live from The Center at West PArk. This multimedia theatrical production bursting with soulful songs, lyrical language and dynamic movement is the poignant and powerful story of Debra Ann's trials and triumphs with race and the classics, along with her gender-flipped journey on the road to becoming Shakespeare's noble general Othello. 


"BECOMING OTHELLO was astonishing, brilliant, funny, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring." - The Shakespeare Center, Stratform-upon-Avon UK

"...a truly singular dramatic talent." - Stratford-upon-Avon HERALD


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*This production of BECOMING OTHELLO is made possible with the support of a Virtual Performance Residency at The Center at West Park. 


Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey

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