Special Events & Lectures

Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey

Tickets are $35 for Public / $25 for Museum Members. Includes general admission to the Museum.

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Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey is a 90 minute, 5-Act, living memoir which explores a young woman’s acting journey on the road to becoming Othello, her trials and triumphs with race and the classics, some memorable experiences on her gender flipped journey and her fun-loving and tumultuous youth; complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language from Black women playwrights, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the King James Bible, along with soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.

Written and performed by Debra Ann Byrd with Costumes by Gail Cooper-Hecht, Sound Design by David D. Wright, Story Coaching by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and Workshopped by Tina Packer.

Presented live in partnership with Southwest Shakespeare Company.
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