Cleveland Performing Arts Organizations Announce Historic Joint Holiday Programming
Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland Play House, and Karamu House are pleased to announce joint programming to bring diverse audiences of Northeast Ohio together during the 2022 holiday season this December. The three performing arts organizations will join forces for a historic celebration of community to co-present holiday programming in Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre Complex. Programming includes Cleveland Play House’s Festival of Trees, as well as performances of the Karamu House classic, Black Nativity, and the Apollo’s Fire celebratory concert, WASSAIL! - An Irish-Appalachian Christmas. Tickets for all performances will be available to the general public in late November and will be sold exclusively at clevelandplayhouse.com
'American Moor' at Karamu House Powerfully Examines How Black Actors Have Been Muted and Ignored By Christine Howey
Cleveland Scene reporter, Christine Howey, reviews American Moor -
An audition is a place where an actor signs up to lay his or her soul on the table and then be criticized, judged, and usually rejected.
That is one of the several things that is made clear in American Moor, written and performed with stunning clarity by Keith Hamilton Cobb. Now at Karamu House, this almost-one-person performance, directed by Kim Weild, uses an actor's audition as a metaphor for the muted and often ignored voice of Black actors in the American theater in general, and in Shakespeare's "Othello" in particular.