Using traditional Maori masks (Te Mata Kokako o Rehia), this solo interpretation of Othello puts the spotlight on the characters Iago, Rodrigo, Othello and Desdemona, and places them into the context of a war between tribes in pre-colonial New Zealand. SolOTHELLO puts a bold and humorous Maori twist on the classic tragedy in which Te Reo, original prose, and contemporary English come together.
This performance is part of Enacting Culture/s: Theatre and film across disciplines, a series of talks, performances and screenings. This series is the result of a collaboration between and Dept. of Theatre and Film and the Asian Studies at UBC, and is generously funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.