2014-2015 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

August 11, 2014

American Moor

by Keith Hamilton Cobb

A 90-minute solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb.

Directed by Paul Kwame Johnson

What is the role of a lifetime?
What is the role of a life?

This intelligent, intuitive, indomitable, large, black, American male actor explores Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America... and not necessarily in that order.

Tickets are $20.

Frankie Faison, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Cheryl Katz, Craig Alan Edwards
Photos by Donna Davis.
Keith Hamilton Cobb

Keith Hamilton Cobb

Most widely recognized for the landmark roles he created for television, including Noah Keefer for ABC's All My Children, for which he garnered a Daytime Emmy Award nomination; galactic mercenary Tyr Anasazi for Gene Rodenberry's Andromeda; Damon Porter for CBS's The Young and the Restless; and Quincy Abrams for the series, Noah's Arc on the Logo network, Keith Hamilton Cobb has spent the majority of his working life on stage.

He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting, whose regional theatre credits include such prestigious venues as The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, and the Denver Theatre Center, performing such classical roles as Laertes in Hamlet, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as more contemporary roles in David Mamet's Race, August Wilson's Jitney, and Lynn Nottage's Ruined.

He has been a teacher and a director at Westchester Community College and at Youth Theatre Interactions, Inc. in Yonkers, NY, and has worked with juvenile offenders incarcerated within the New Jersey Correctional System.

In 1996 Mr. Cobb was named to People Magazine’s list of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. The span of his career includes twelve years in Los Angeles where he has guest starred on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boston Common, Suddenly Susan, One on One, The Twilight Zone, and CSI Miami, to name a few.

American Moor is not Mr. Cobb’s first play, but it is the one that is most timely, most truthful, and the one for which he is most suited to perform, for it is a vision of race in America with the entertainment industry as microcosm. And he is now able to reflect upon a lifetime in that industry where no one who was anything like him ever wrote the rules. American Moor is his song to the unheard, unseen other.