Shakespeare Lightning Round: Carl Cofield

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 5:00 pm
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What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? What's the most overrated Shakespeare play? A moment in Shakespeare that makes you laugh out loud? Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.

Watch Carl Cofield, Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, on the Shakespeare Lightning Round:


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Carl Cofield is an award-winning New York-based director and actor. Cofield directed the award-winning world premiere of One Night in Miami (Huffington Post: “Best of L.A. 2013,” N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and others) for Rogue Machine Theater, Denver Center Theatre, and Miami New Drama. At New York City's Classical Theatre of Harlem, he has directed the 50th anniversary revival of The Dutchman (AUDELCO nominee for Best Director), Antigone, Macbeth, The Tempest, and The Bacchae. His other directorial work includes Twelfth Night at Yale Repertory Theater, A Raisin in the Sun at Two River Theater Company, Henry IV, Part 2 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Disgraced at Denver Center, and The Mountaintop at Cleveland PlayHouse. As an actor, Cofield has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club (Ruined), Berkeley Rep, Alliance, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater Company, Intiman, Actors Theater of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Milwaukee Rep, Alabama Shakespeare, McCarter Theater Centre, The Acting Company, Studio Theatre, and many others.