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2004
Othello

Directed by Cynthia White

Also Billingslea and Jennifer Le Blanc as Othello and Desdemona from Marin Shakespeare's 2004 Othello

Producer's Perspective:

Othello is one of the Shakespeare plays for which you want to cast the title character before adding it to the season line-up. We had seen Aldo Billingslea at a Theatre Bay Area general audition, and immediately began talking with him about whether he might be interested in playing the role at Marin Shakespeare Company. Aldo was busy; he lived and taught in Santa Clara. Finally, we caught up with him at a bar in Ashland after seeing him in a stupendous production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Like many great theatrical ventures, this production was born over a few rounds of cocktails. Despite the commute from Santa Clara, despite having a young daughter and needing to complete his application for tenure at Santa Clara University (awarded in 2005), the role compellingly beckoned.

 

 

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Cast of Characters

Roderigo
Iago
Brabantio
Cassio
Othello
Duke of Venice
1st Senator
2nd Senator
Desdemona
Montano
Emilia
Bianca
Lodovico
Gratiano

Officers, Servants
Attendants, Sailor, Messengers
Gentlemen, Herald:

Jonathan Gonzalez *
Paul Sulzman*
George Maguire*
Tony Davis
Aldo Billingslea*
Christopher Hammond
John Nahigian
Brian Erlich
Jennifer Le Blanc
Brian Erlich
Deborah Fink*
Natasha Noel
Christopher Hammond
George Maguire*

Brady Boyd, Arielle Cohen, Richard Douglass, David Moore, David Alan Moss, John Nahigian,
Sirisha Nandipati, Matthew Purdon, Lee Simmons


Production Staff

Artistic Director - Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Lighting Design - Matthew Miller
Costume Design - Lisa Vandenberghe
Props Design - Mary Jo Goss
Fight Director - Richard Lane
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Dramaturg - Laurie Glover
Assistant Director - Jenny Jacobs
Production Stage Manager - Heath Belden*

 

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

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