Othello: The Remix

Othello is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats in this high-energy spin on Shakespeare’s play, proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme.

Due to the wholly-original nature of this score, the Q Brothers have created unique and specific learning tracks for each character in the show. In lieu of a traditional piano/vocal score, this incredibly powerful tool will not only help each actor learn their individual part, but will also provide first-hand guidance from the authors themselves, on how best to approach the performance of the piece.

These learning tracks, along with performance tracks, are included with your materials package.



Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax & Pos)

Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax & Pos)

Award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists, the Q Brothers generate original work fusing hip hop and theater, adapting classic stories to a wholly original, entertaining and fast-paced style of comedic performance...

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Rick Boynton

Rick Boynton

Rick Boynton focuses on current and future artistic planning and production, as well as the development of all new plays, musicals, and adaptations for Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST). Projects include: SIX (CST, American...

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Othello is a modern day hip hop mogul. He is a gifted rapper and self-made entrepreneur who escaped the pitfalls of the tough neighborhood he was raised in. He is now the most respected rapper in the music industry, with over ten million records sold. (Archetype: Jay-Z/The Game)

Desdemona is a disembodied voice. A powerful soul singer, her musical hooks help to elevate Othello's sound from hardcore rap to mainstream hits. During dialogue sections, she communicates with sound but no words. (Archetype: Adele/Christina Aguilera)

Iago is an underground rapper who has been in Othello's crew since its inception. He is the best lyricist of the bunch, and a hip hop purist who is disgusted by the way rap is turning into mainstream pop music. (Archetype: Eminem/Nas)

Cassio is the newest member of Othello's crew. He is a great dancer who raps about dancing and flirting with the ladies. For him, entertainment is paramount. Rap comes second. (Archetype: Will Smith/Mase)

Emilia is Iago's wife and close friend of Desdemona. She is always trying to get Iago's affection and attention, but to no avail. She is supportive of his career and only receives verbal abuse in return.

Roderigo is a nerdy lighting technician who travels with the crew on tour. He is secretly in love with Desdemona, who doesn't even know he exists. He loves sci-fi and fantasy movies/books and video games. He speaks with a lateral lisp.

Bianca is Cassio's groupie girlfriend. She follows him everywhere the crew tours. She's a fiery and feisty boricua. She wants nothing but Cassio all the time.

Loco Vito
Loco Vito is the head of First Folio Records, the label to which Othello and his crew are signed. He is a West Coast Chicano gangster who loves tennis.

Brabantio is Desdemona's father. He is a stuffy and conservative Senator and does not approve of her relationship with Othello.

Promotional Resources

Othello: The Remix Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Othello: The Remix Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Othello: The Remix Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Othello: The Remix Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script / Vocal, Piano / Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.