Shakespeare Lightning Round: Debra Ann Byrd

Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 5:00 pm
Virtual Event on Instagram Live
What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Most overrated Shakespeare play? When it's intermission, what do you order from a theater's concessions stand? 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.
Catch our interview with actor, scholar, and writer Debra Ann Byrd.

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Debra Ann Byrd is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Take Wing And Soar Productions and the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, as well as an emerging playwright and award-winning actress. She recently worked with story coach Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and Tina Packer of Shakespeare & Company to develop and create her new one-woman show, BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey. In the fall of 2019, Debra Ann first performed BECOMING OTHELLO, to critical acclaim, at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. She held an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at the Folger in 2018 - 2019.