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Marshall Grossman Lecture Series: Keith Hamilton Cobb in Conversation with Midnight Oil Collective

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Marshall Grossman Lecture Series: Keith Hamilton Cobb in Conversation with Midnight Oil Collective

English Friday, October 15, 2021 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Virtual

Keith Hamilton Cobb, author of American Moor, discusses his new project Untitled Othello with foundational partners, Midnight Oil Collective. Untitled Othello operates as an extended touring rehearsal of the play and uses the rehearsal space to explore the issues of race the play activates whenever it is performed. Actors will begin their journey with a two-week table reading in conversation and talk-back with undergraduates at the University of Maryland.

Register in advance.

Keith Hamilton Cobb is an actor and a playwright who has been drawn mostly to the stage in his working life, but is also recognized for several unique character portrayals he has created for television. He has appeared in classical and contemporary roles on regional stages country-wide. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting.  His award-winning play, American Moor (published by Methuen Drama), which explores the perspective of the African American male through the metaphor of Shakespeare’s Othello, ran off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre in the fall of 2019. It is the winner of an Elliot Norton Award, an AUDELCO Award, two IRNE Awards, and is part of the permanent collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Keith has written a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello that he will begin to workshop in the fall of 2021.

Midnight Oil Collective is an artist-led investment group striving for economic and social justice through equitable project development. They support projects from inception to production, providing a platform and resources for artists to collaboratively incubate their ideas and structure their projects. They are challenging traditional arts funding structures, ensuring that artists retain a meaningful share of and control over their work--and that profit that typically goes to outside investors instead goes to sustaining a robust artistic ecosystem. Midnight Oil  believes that liberated artists can liberate art.

For more information about the Marshall Grossman Lecture Series.

Questions? Contact Kim Coles at (kcoles@umd.edu).

Add to Calendar 10/15/21 3:30 PM 10/15/21 5:00 PM America/New_York Marshall Grossman Lecture Series: Keith Hamilton Cobb in Conversation with Midnight Oil Collective

Keith Hamilton Cobb, author of American Moor, discusses his new project Untitled Othello with foundational partners, Midnight Oil Collective. Untitled Othello operates as an extended touring rehearsal of the play and uses the rehearsal space to explore the issues of race the play activates whenever it is performed. Actors will begin their journey with a two-week table reading in conversation and talk-back with undergraduates at the University of Maryland.

Register in advance.

Keith Hamilton Cobb is an actor and a playwright who has been drawn mostly to the stage in his working life, but is also recognized for several unique character portrayals he has created for television. He has appeared in classical and contemporary roles on regional stages country-wide. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting.  His award-winning play, American Moor (published by Methuen Drama), which explores the perspective of the African American male through the metaphor of Shakespeare’s Othello, ran off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre in the fall of 2019. It is the winner of an Elliot Norton Award, an AUDELCO Award, two IRNE Awards, and is part of the permanent collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Keith has written a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello that he will begin to workshop in the fall of 2021.

Midnight Oil Collective is an artist-led investment group striving for economic and social justice through equitable project development. They support projects from inception to production, providing a platform and resources for artists to collaboratively incubate their ideas and structure their projects. They are challenging traditional arts funding structures, ensuring that artists retain a meaningful share of and control over their work--and that profit that typically goes to outside investors instead goes to sustaining a robust artistic ecosystem. Midnight Oil  believes that liberated artists can liberate art.

For more information about the Marshall Grossman Lecture Series.

Questions? Contact Kim Coles at (kcoles@umd.edu).