Othello - Episode 3 - Men Should Be What They Seem
Iago’s trap works out just as he planned: Roderigo lures the drunken Cassio into a fight that escalates into a brawl, injuring Montano as he and Iago struggle to break it up. Othello arrives and restores order. Iago dutifully and diplomatically reports the sequence of events leading to the brawl to Othello, who immediately expels Cassio from his post. Cassio, distraught, privately expresses his remorse to Iago, who encourages him to seek to restore his position through Desdemona. Cassio is persuaded by Iago’s reassurances and arrives at the Citadel the next morning to visit with Desdemona. She receives his supplications with an open heart, promising to do everything she can to get Othello to restore his position of trust and service. Meanwhile, Iago, now Othello’s closest advisor, quietly expresses his discomfort at seeing Cassio in Desdemona’s company as they pass by. After hearing Desdemona’s pleas on behalf of Cassio, Othello presses Iago to explain his misgivings. Iago craftily plants a seed of doubt in Othello’s heart, cautioning him to beware of jealousy while encouraging him to keep an eye on Cassio, and on his wife.
The Play On Podcast series, “OTHELLO”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by MFONISO UDOFIA. Radio play by CATHERINE EATON. Directed by VICTOR MALANA MAOG.
The cast is as follows:
JEREMY TARDY as OTHELLO
BARRET O’BRIEN as IAGO
KAYLI CARTER as DESDEMONA
PAUL JUHN as RODERIGO
FRANCESCA FERNANDEZ as EMILIA
TOMMY SHRIDER as CASSIO
LAKISHA MAY as BIANCA
CHRISTOPHER GURR as BRABANTIO AND LODOVICO
RACHEL CROWL as MONTANO
NATALIE HEGG as DUKE, CLOWN AND GRATIANO
Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.
Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
Cultural Consultant and Dramaturg: MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS
Original Music, Mix and Sound Design by LINDSAY JONES. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH. Production Assistant: Michael Christopher Turner. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
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With very special thanks to the MA IN SOUND ARTS AND INDUSTRIES AND VIRGINIA WADSWORTH WIRTZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
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