The 12th Annual United Solo, the world’s largest international solo theatre festival, is presenting a second show of BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey, written and performed by Debra Ann Byrd and directed by Tina Packer at Theatre Row in The Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd street, NYC, NY on Saturday, November 20 at 9:30pm. Ms. Byrd’s sold-out show was on November 4.
Tickets for Nov 20 are $35 and are available online.
Classically trained actress and playwright Debra Ann Byrd’s one-woman “living memoir” and musical play, Becoming Othello, explores her upbringing as a young girl raised in Spanish Harlem and the painstaking process of expressing that sometimes troubled personal history through her acclaimed gender-switched performance as the Moor of Venice. Byrd’s life as a single mother and as an artist provide her with the grounding and depth necessary to inhabit Othello, but it is the willing bravery to share her unseen truths that most resonates with her audiences.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.
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