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Othello – Women’s Festival Theatre

Women's Festival Theatre

Women’s Theatre Festival, in partnership with Play On Shakespeare, presents a modern verse translation of Othello by Mfoniso Udofia. This will be the first fully-realized production of Udofia’s translation of Othello. Originally commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Udofia seeks to pull no punches with her translation that starkly illuminates the overt anti-Black racist language within Shakespeare’s text. Visionary director Jameeka D. Holloway helms this all Black femme creative team. Together, they will tackle the tough questions: should this work ever be produced and what is the cost to the Black artists who participate in it?