Taking back Shakespeare’s great, black leading man.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Keith Hamilton Cobb (Playwright/Performer) is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting, and most widely known for the roles he has created for television, among those Noah Keefer for ABC’s All My Children; the galactic mercenary, Tyr Anasazi, for Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda; Damon Porter for CBS’s The Young and the Restless; and Quincy Abrams for the Logo network series Noah’s Arc, he has also appeared at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Denver Theatre Center, The Huntington Theatre Company, The Orlando Shakespeare Festival, The Geva Theatre Center, The Pioneer Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and on many other regional stages performing both classical and contemporary roles. His life-long love of Shakespeare has seen him cast as Laertes, Tybalt, Tullus Aufidius, Theseus, Oberon, Julius Caesar and other staples of the Poet’s canon. The span of his career includes twelve years in Los Angeles where he has guest-starred on multiple television half-hours and dramas including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boston Common, Suddenly Susan, One on One, The Twilight Zone, and CSI Miami. www.keithhamiltoncobb.com, Facebook: @KeithHamiltonCobb, Twitter and Instagram: @KeithHamCobb
Kim Weild (Director) is a Drama Desk Award nominee and has nine NY Innovative Theater award nominations. Her world premiere of Charles Mee’s Soot and Spit was a NY Times Critic’s Pick and received the 2018 NYIT Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production. Weild’s work has been seen at: Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The New York Theater Workshop, Off Broadway’s Beckett Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Boston Center for the Arts among others. In June 2018 she directed Charles Mee’s First Love at Cherry Lane Theatre with Academy Award nominee, Michael O’Keefe and in the fall of 2018 the world premiere of Liza Birkenmeier’s The Way Out West commissioned by Carnegie Mellon University. Associate Director Broadway: Deuce, Is He Dead, Blithe Spirit. Writer: Dusty - London’s West End and the children’s book: How the I Became The We. Recipient of numerous fellowships/residencies including Foeller Fellow, Kennedy Center, Park Avenue Armory, Shubert Fellow. Two commissions for The High Line. WP Theater alumna. Founding Artistic Director, Our Voices. Faculty Carnegie Mellon. MFA Columbia. Member SDC. www.kimweild.com, Instagram: @kimweild, Twitter: @mmedirector