An Othello Thing

“An Othello Thing” The Tank, New York, January 2016. Pictured left to right: Sean Lewis (Othello), Mark Gowers (Othello’s second), Fletcher Liegerot (Iago-Cop), Claire Campbell (Desdemona). photo by Paul Warchol.

An abstracted fun-house diorama, posing questions of identity, race, and gender. A Man Playing Othello and a Girl Playing Desdemona carry out Othello experiments in their domestic domain. A Man Playing Iago/Cop barges in on the scene when he receives a domestic complaint, and he shoots a black-faced Man Playing Othello dead while he is in the act of strangling a Girl Playing Desdemona to death. Written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, dramaturgy Mark Gowers, sound/live music Julie Hair, set design/art direction Ulla Warchol, lights by Kelsey LaSeur and featuring Claire Campbell, Fletcher Liegerot, Mark Gowers, Sean Edward Lewis.

Presented by The Tank, NY in 2016

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“An Othello Thing” The Tank, New York, January 2016. Julie Hair (Live Sound), Claire Campbell (Desdemona). photo by Steven Pisano.
“An Othello Thing” by Lilac Co. rehearsal, Freeman Street Greenpoint-Brooklyn NY 2016. Sean Lewis (Othello), Claire Campbell (Desdemona). photo by Mark Gowers.

Othello’s Second’s cards digital copy, “An Othello Thing” by Lilac Co.

“An Othello Thing” by Lilac Co. The Tank, New York, January Mark Gowers (Othello’s second). photo by Paul Warchol.
“An Othello Thing” by Lilac Co. The Tank, NY Jan. 2016. Mark Gowers (Othello’s second), Fletcher Liegerot (Iago-Cop). photo by Steven Pisano.

An Othello Thing Poster, “An Othello Thing” by Lilac Co. Jan 2016