American Moor


Playwright-performer Keith Hamilton Cobb, directed by Drama Desk nominee Kim Weild, uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race and America, not necessarily in that order. His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege. Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

Presented by Anacostia Playhouse

Show Type
Running Time
85 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $40

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-290-2328

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/09/2019 - 02/03/2019
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 01/09/2019 (All day)
Performer Role
Keith Hamilton Cobb Actor
Josh Tyson Director
Production Personnel
Keith Hamilton Cobb
Kim Weild


Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Getting There

  • Anacostia (Green Line)
  • Easily accessible via 90-series buses


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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