Back On Our Stage After 35 Years!

Directed by Mikael Burke, written by William Shakespeare
Thursday, April 25th - Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Please note there is no 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday, May 11th)
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Beware, my lord, of jealousy... Against all odds, a Black man climbs the social ladder of a rigidly homogenous Venice—finding success in politics, military efforts, and even love. At his side, a woman born to status holds firm in her agency, even as her world reduces her to a symbol.

In the words of the director: “balanced atop a knife’s edge between devotion and destruction, this timeless and timely classic challenges all of us to witness how deceptively easy it is to destroy a life when loyalty is tantamount to love, and the world refuses to see beyond ‘us’ versus ‘“them.’”

For the first time, Theatreworks welcomes director Mikael Burke (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Yale Rep) to helm this essential Shakespearean tragedy not seen on our stage since 1988.

Tickets Here

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.


Alphabetical by last name.


Lavour Addison*

Lavour Addison* (Othello)

Birgitta DePree

Birgitta DePree* (Brabantio & others)

Rachel Fey

Rachel Fey (Desdemona & others)

Michael Lee

Michael Lee (Roderigo & others)

Colin Martin

Colin Martin* (Iago)

Katie Medved

Katie Medved (Emelia & others)

Colton Pratt

Colton Pratt (Cassio)

Sierra Miguela Tune

Sierra Miguela Tune (Bianca & others)



Creative Team

Mikael Burke
Stage Manager
Skylar Campbell
Asst Stage Manager
Debra Kim Sivigny
Costume & Scenic Designer
Fight Director/Choreographer
Eric Watkins
Lighting Designer
Elle O'Sullivan
Props Coordinator
Bryse Boynton
Sound Designer


Join the Conversation

Scholar & Designer Chats
Thursday evenings, April 25, May 2 and May 9, 45 minutes before the show

Casual encounter with directors and designers from the production, as well as scholars expert in questions surrounding our plays!

Actor Interchange
After Sunday matinees on May 5 and May 12

Actors from the production discuss their process with enthusiastic audience members.

Community Conversations
After Saturday matinees on April 27, May 4, and May 11

Theatre staff, local experts, and community leaders discuss our shared experience of the production.

Before the First Sunday matinee, 2:30-3:30 p.m. on April 28

Dr. Kevin Landis curates both national conversations about the theatre and discussions of the productions, before Theatreworks and UCCS Theatre & Dance first Sunday performances, as well as select dates throughout the year.

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