Becoming Othello


A personal, poignant and powerful story of perseverance, tragedy, triumph—and ultimately unconditional love.

ONE NIGHT ONLY: OCTOBER 1 at 7pm

Limited capacity FREE tickets available to the Skidmore community only.

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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 tumultuous youth growing up in Spanish Harlem; 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.

“Byrd has limitless charisma” … “a prodigiously gifted author” … “Like Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight! or John Gielgud’s Ages of Man, it’s the kind of solo show that an actor so inclined can spend the rest of his or her life playing in every corner of the English-speaking world.” Terry Teachout, Drama Critic, The Wall Street Journal

Content: Drama, Storytelling, Movement, Music, A New American Classic, Adult Language, Sexual Violence, Guns shots fired during performance.

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Please note the following about the performance and our theater’s current policies:

*ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED* Proof of vaccination must be shown at the Box Office via New York State Excelsior Pass or official Vaccination Card. If you have a Vaccine Exemption, you must show proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the show.

*MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES INSIDE THE THEATER* No food or drink will be permitted at the performances.

*THIS IS A ONE-PERSON SHOW AND THE PERFORMER WILL BE UNMASKED FOR THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMANCE* By verifying your knowledge of this at ticket check-out, you are signing off on the actor/audience relationship in the space.


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