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american moor

Thank you for joining us for joining us for American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb! We are so proud to be able to bring this show back to Boston. There is so much to unpack in this play and we would love to hear some of what’s on your mind. If you’re looking for some inspiration for conversation, check out this conversation with Keith and our executive director David Howse, moderated by Lizzy Cooper Davis, PhD….

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After her glowing review of American Moor two years ago, Joyce Kulhawik invites Boston audiences to experience this “courageous performance and a thrilling evening at the theater,” this time at ArtsEmerson, opening this week! In Boston for two weeks only, you surely don’t want to miss American Moor at the Emerson Paramount Center APR 10 – 21.

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The American Theatre suffers from a lack of representation. While significant strides have been made in the past and continuing into the present—from allowing women to perform alongside men in the 1660s to the recent production of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening in 2015—this slow-burning revolution has yet to wholly transform the artform into the inclusive platform it can and must become. Representation in theatre, and in the larger cultural and global narrative, remains a critical…

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“White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” -Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility Remember…

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Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor (APR 10-21) is filled with references to current events and figures beyond Shakespeare’s most classic works. Cobb tackles timely issues facing our nation today highlighting the plights of African American men in traditional literature, as well as in the current political and social climate of the United States. Here is a reference guide to check out before seeing American Moor to help you fully appreciate the performance. Walter Lee Younger…

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