MANHATTAN'S ALL-FEMALE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FINAL PRODUCTION, A COLLABORATION WITH NYC’S YOUNG MUSLIM WOMEN
Manhattan Shakespeare Project presents
Al'ukhraa: A Study in Othello
All Performances FREE
All Performances @ 6:00pm
PARKS & DATES
Astoria Park, Queens – June, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Summit Rock, Central Park – June 23, 24, July 7, 8, 9, 10
Morningside Park – June 25, 26, July 14, 15, 16, 17
In the midst of the political tension surrounding Muslim immigrants and communities, this production will bring the voices of contemporary Muslim girls to the foreground by integrating their personal stories and testimonies into Shakespeare’s text. The core mission of Al’ukhraa, rife with audience participation and Brechtian engagement, is to stir communities to action and involvement in protecting our own NYC students.
The play, directed by Sarah Eismann, tells the tragedy of a Moorish general in the Venetian army, his marriage to Desdemona, a senator’s daughter, and the hysteria and racial paranoia whipped up by Othello’s treacherous servant Iago. Featuring a 4-woman Cast: Sarah Eismann, Julie Orkis, Mouna R'miki, Gareth Tidball and the voices and talents of NYC’s young women. Production Team: Julia Levine (Assistant Director), Tom Spencer (Stage Manager), Niki Afsa (Dramaturg), Josh Fried (Stage Management Intern), Christopher Soprano/Sop-Art Studio (Graphic Design).
Rain Policy: The show must go on! We perform rain or shine. We will never cancel a show before showtime. So come on out! Bring a slicker, bring an umbrella. Some of our best shows have been in mysterious and foggy weather.
To Astoria Park in Queens (near 23rd Ave and 19th St):
By subway, take N train to Astoria Blvd Station. Walk West on 23rd Ave towards the East River.
To Summit Rock in Central Park (near 83rd St. at Central Park West):
By subway, take B or C train to 86th St./Central Park West. Enter the park at 85th St.
To Morningside Park in Manhattan (near the pond at 114th St. and Morningside Ave)
By subway, take B or C train to 110th St. / Cathedral Pkwy. Enter the park at 114th St.
For more information about Manhattan Shakespeare Project, visitwww.manhattanshakes.org.
About Manhattan Shakespeare Project:
Manhattan Shakespeare Project is a Shakespeare community committed to fostering the development of the female artist. We explore and create vital and currently viable theatre in four areas: Shakespeare, New Works, International Outreach and Education. And who can resist chicks with swords?
Manhattan Shakespeare Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
Al’ukhraa: A Study in Othello is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net