Vogel's Play Tells the Hidden Story of Othello's Desdemona
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What if Desdemona really was a whore?
Paula Vogel gives us a glimpse of “real” life on Cyprus and just what exactly goes on behind closed doors while Othello is being destroyed by his terrible jealousy. Desdemona pines for a better life without the restrictions of traditional society, all the while egging on her pious maid, Emilia. When Bianca, the town whore, shows up and reveals a secret or two, things start to fall apart as we careen towards the dramatic finale that brings Desdemona together with Othello.
Written by: Paula Vogel
Directed by: Peter Matthews
Assistant Director: Sarah Nagelvoort
Desdemona – Karina Wolfe
Emilia – Adrienne Krug
Bianca – Theresa Miller
Stage/Production Manager ~ Stephanie Desnoyers
Dialect Coach ~ Stephanie Maysonave
Fight Choreographer/Movement Coach ~ Billy Higgins
Dramaturg ~ Michael Moerman
Technical Director/Properties Designer ~ Megan Lush
Lighting Designer ~ Joan Grinde-Scout
Scenic Designer ~ Jenn Scheller
Costume Designer ~ Amanda Angott
Assistant Costume Designer ~ Danielle Garrabrants
Graphic Designer ~ Michael Harms