Direct Address: Resisting Shakespeare – #LoveHateOthello (A Reunion)

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Resisting Shakespeare
#LoveHateOthello (A Reunion) 

October 23, 5-7 pm PST


Way back in 2016, Cal Shakes’ summer season closed with Othello by William Shakespeare. It was directed by our (then brand-new) Artistic Director, Eric Ting, in a production that wrestled with facets of the play often deemed problematic by contemporary standards.

It ran during the closing months of the 2016 presidential election. And audience response to the production sparked the hashtag #LoveHateOthello.

Four years later, on the eve of another presidential election, the cast reunites in conversation with Eric about the charged, often confrontational, experience of performing this play; and the relevance of the production today, in hindsight.

Like the production that this conversation is centered around, the event will have space for community dialogue.

For those interested in reading more, check out the SF Chronicle’s recent article looking back at this production.

Matthew Baldiga
Aldo Billingslea
James Carpenter
Elizabeth Carter
Julie Eccles
Lance Gardner
Liz Sklar
Michael Storm

Moderated by Eric Ting

ASL interpretation and live captions to be provided in English.


Resisting Shakespeare: #LoveHateOthello (A Reunion)

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