Sept. 24 - Nov. 28


Two young scholars of color, adrift in a sea of white at a Shakespeare conference that could shape their careers, grapple with their longing for recognition, the scrabbling competitiveness of their peers, and their own hilarious personal demons in this laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking play. Chosen in ASC’s Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Competition, Keene is a fascinating companion piece to Othello, weaving together the history of the first African American Othello with a court as treacherous as any Shakespeare could have imagined: academia.


Dr. Ralph Presents | Some Fridays at 5:00pm

Discovery Space | Some Sundays at 11:00am

Talkback Thursdays | Every Thursday after the performance

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About SNC

Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries is ASC’s  groundbreaking, industry-changng undertaking that is discovering, developing, and producing a new canon of 38 plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare’s work.