The Othello Project Is Back
Since the relaunch of our grant applications, we’ve partnered up with English Touring Theatre (ETT) to bring back #TheOthelloProject – a series of talks, workshops and artistic responses curated with host venues and local artists across ETT’s 2018 UK tour of Othello. Building on last year’s success, the tour gives a platform to some of the most exciting Muslim artists and writers working in the UK today, shining a light on the contemporary themes of Shakespeare’s play.
The Othello Project includes work from spoken-word artist Tanya Muneera Williams, visual artist Mohammed Ali and screenings of The Young Muslim Voices film, Flight. The Young Muslim Voices Project is a creative social start-up which challenges perceptions through the sharing of people’s stories. Look out for a short play in response to the Othello production by playwright Iman Qureshi (Papatango Prize winner 2018). The play was first performed in a staged reading at Cast in Doncaster and will be shared and discussed by groups in events across the tour.