Brimming with incredible passion and anguish, as well as very human tenderness, this tragic story will lure you into a powerful world of jealousy and betrayal. Fast moving and devastating, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most haunting plays, exploring how fear and jealousy can destroy the most intelligent minds and the purest of loves.
Director — Kate Buckley
Scenic Designer — Tom Buderwitz
Costume Designer — Kyle Schellinger
Lighting Designer — Jaymi Lee Smith
Sound Designer/Composer — Joe Payne
Voice and Text Coach — Nathan C. Crocker
Fight Director — Geoffrey Kent
Stage Manager — Tanya J. Searle*, Jade Bruno*
Scene: Venice; a seaport in Cyprus
There will be one intermission.
Duke of Venice — Kipp Moorman
Brabantio, a senator, father to Desdemona — Paul Michael Sandberg
Lodovico, a noble Venetian, kinsman to Brabantio — Jeremy Thompson
Othello, the Moor, in the military service of Venice — Wayne T. Carr*
Cassio, an honorable lieutenant — Jeb Burris*
Iago, an ensign — Brian Vaughn*
Roderigo, a gentleman of Venice — Brandon Burk
Montano, governor of Cyprus — Jamil Zraikat
Desdemona, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello — Betsy Mugavero*
Emilia, wife to Iago — Katie Cunningham*
Bianca, a woman of Cyprus — Aidaa Peerzada
Officer — Jeremy Thompson
Soldiers — Paul Michael Sandberg, Kipp Moorman, Jeremy Thompson
Messenger — Aidaa Peerzada
Duke of Venice/Soldier—Michael A. Harding; Lodovico/Roderigo/Soldier—Keaton Delmar Johns; Othello—Jamil Zraikat; Cassio/Montano—Jeremy Thompson; Iago—Paul Michael Sandberg; Desdemona/Emilia—Courtney McMullin†; Bianca/Messenger—Isabella Abel-Suarez†
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performanceUnderstudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.
The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
June 28 – October 13, 2018
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
By William Shakespeare
This intimate, studio theatre production of Shakespeare’s epic classic will have an updated feel. However, Shakespeare’s language will not be updated. The play includes some violence and some adult and sometimes bawdy dialogue. It may not be suitable for pre-teens.