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Contributed by Angela Branneman on 04/16/2014
Othie: A Woman's Adaptation of Othello encore performance will be held on April 17 at 7:30pm in the Lehman Alternative Community School Blackbox Theatre, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca. Suggested $5 donation. All proceeds go to the Women’s Opportunity Center of Ithaca.
Othie: A Woman's Adaptation of Othello, produced and directed by Brittany Carey ’14, is an independent student project through the Department of Theatre Arts. Carey’s abbreviated, dynamic adaptation is a twist on Shakespeare’s classic work. By switching the genders of Othello and Desdemona we are able to delve into the way we as a society often sexualize and vilify women in power, especially women of color. It is the goal of the work to explore how society can prey on the insecurities of women and force them to believe untrue things about themselves and others with sometimes disastrous results.
I am Woman.
I am Black.
I am Soldier.
I am Strong.
I am Vulnerable.
I am Othie.
Director Brittany Carey leads the team. Ashton Muniz ’14 is assistant director. The design of Othie: A Woman’s Adaptation of Othello was created by Tyler Hampton ’15. Samantha Salloway ‘15 is the stage manager and Cara Frisina ‘16 is the production liaison.
The cast includes Eunice Akinola ‘17 (Othie), Roger Reed ’14 (Desmond), Nick Tranchina ’17 (Iago), Alec Nevin ‘17 (Cassio), Blaize Hall ’15 (Bianca), Gabriella Carr ’14 (Brabantia), Taj Harvey ’15 (Mantano), and Isaac VanCurren ’17 (Page Boy/Duke/Gentleman).
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Brittany Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.