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The Public Theater Rehearses Othello for Shakespeare in the Park Season

Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll, and Heather Lind star under the direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Heather Lind and Chukwudi Iwuji star as Desdemona and Othello in the Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello.
(© Joan Marcus)

With just two short weeks until performances of the Public Theatre's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello begin at the Delacorte Theater, the cast is hard at work in the rehearsal room under the direction of Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Performances are set to begin May 29 for a run that continues through June 24. Opening night is June 18.


Chukwudi Iwuji stars as Othello, with Heather Lind playing Desdemona and Corey Stoll as Iago. The rest of the cast includes Peter Jay Fernandez (Duke of Venice), Motell Foster (Roderigo), Andrew Hovelson (Lodovico), David Kenner (Ensemble), Tim Nicolai (Ensemble), Flor De Liz Perez (Bianca), Miguel Perez (Brabantio), Thomas Schall (Montano), Caroline Siewert (Ensemble), Babak Tafti (Cassio), Peter Van Wagner (Gratiano), and Alison Wright (Emilia). The non-equity ensemble will feature Kevin Rico Angulo, Christopher Cassarino, Lily Santiago, and Allen Tedder.

Othello will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Jessica Paz, and music composition by Derek Wieland.