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American Moor

American Moor

Taking back Shakespeare’s great, black leading man.

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APR 10 - 21, 2019

Joyce Kulhawik RAVES about American Moor!

American Moor

After her glowing review of American Moor two years ago, Joyce Kulhawik invites Boston audiences to experience this “courageous performance and a thrilling evening at the theater,” this time at ArtsEmerson, opening this week! In Boston for two weeks only, you surely don’t want to miss American Moor at the Emerson Paramount Center APR 10 – 21.

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Who Gets To Perform Shakespeare?

American Moor

The American Theatre suffers from a lack of representation. While significant strides have been made in the past and continuing into the present—from allowing women to perform alongside men in the 1660s to the recent production of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening in 2015—this slow-burning revolution has yet to wholly transform the artform into the inclusive platform it can and must become. Representation in theatre, and in the larger cultural and global narrative, remains a critical…

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“…The readiness is all” by Artistic Director David Dower

American Moor

“White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” -Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility Remember…

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The Current Events of American Moor

American Moor

Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor (APR 10-21) is filled with references to current events and figures beyond Shakespeare’s most classic works. Cobb tackles timely issues facing our nation today highlighting the plights of African American men in traditional literature, as well as in the current political and social climate of the United States. Here is a reference guide to check out before seeing American Moor to help you fully appreciate the performance. Walter Lee Younger…

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UNPACKING THE SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN MOOR

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Keith Hamilton Cobb’s stunning, tour-de-force solo performance of American Moor (APR 10-21) is filled with references from Shakespeare’s greatest works, with characters and events from the Bard’s vast folio. We’ve put together a reference guide to check out before seeing American Moor so you don’t miss out on the riveting performance in front of you and also increase your Shakespeare trivia knowledge. Othello Othello is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, written in 1603. The story revolves around Othello,…

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THE CAREER OF KEITH HAMILTON COBB, WRITER AND PERFORMER OF AMERICAN MOOR

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Keith Hamilton Cobb, creator and star of the upcoming solo-show American Moor (APR 10-21), has made a name for himself both on stage and screen. As a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Cobb has been featured in a number of television shows as well as theater productions, even writing and directing a number of plays himself. In anticipation for his performance at the Emerson Paramount Center, we decided to take a…

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