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The Q Brothers

Othello: The Remix

April 12

May 8, 2016

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

a hip-hop adaptation of
William Shakespeare’s Othello
written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ
developed with Rick Boynton

Rick Boynton

CST Creative Producer

RICK BOYNTON (Creative Producer) 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. Projects include: The Book of Joseph; Ride the Cyclone (CST, MCC, upcoming at 5th Avenue/ACT); Sense and Sensibility (CST, The Old Globe); Cadre (co-director) (CST and on tour to Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Edinburgh, and Vancouver); Othello: The Remix (CST and on tour to London, Germany, Edinburgh, South Korea, and New York); Funk It Up About Nothin’ (CST and on tour to Edinburgh, Australia, and London);  A Flea in Her Ear (CST, Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Three Musketeers (CST and on tour to Boston and London); The Emperor’s New Clothes; The Adventures of Pinocchio (CST, London); Murder for Two (CST, New York); and The Feast: an intimate Tempest (in collaboration with Redmoon). Former artistic director of the Marriott Theatre and multiple Jeff Award-winning actor, he has starred in productions nationally, including CST’s production of A Flea in Her Ear as Camille (Jeff Award, After Dark Award). As casting director/associate at Jane Alderman Casting, projects included: the television series Early Edition, Missing Persons, Untouchables and ER; the films While You Were Sleeping and Hoodlum, among others; and numerous national tours. Mr. Boynton has lectured at his alma mater Northwestern University, and is the former president of the board of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.

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