BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey – NYC 2021

Starring: Debra Ann Byrd
Director: Tina Packer
Director of Movement: Dyane Harvey-Salaam
Sound Design: David D. Wright
Associate Producer: Jacqueline Jeffries
Executive Producer: Voza Rivers


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Through rhyme, meter, lyrical language, and soulful songs, this one-woman theatrical drama chronicles the life of classical actress, Debra Ann Byrd; her trials and triumphs with race and the classics; and her gender-flipped journey on the road to becoming Shakespeare’s noble flawed general Othello. A personal, poignant and powerful story of perseverance, tragedy, triumph—and ultimately unconditional love.

Drama, Storytelling, Movement, Music, Classic
Includes adult language/swearing