Reflections on “Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey” with Debra Ann Byrd

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Debra Ann Byrd’s one-woman show, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, weaves together lyrical language and soulful sounds to tell Byrd’s life story. In this lecture, she will reflect on how she created the show and the factors that shaped it.

Byrd, a Bundles Scholar, uses her one-woman show as a living memoir, weaving together her words and Shakespeare’s.