Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief

545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

From $10.00

Sat, May 21st, 2022 @ 7:30PM EDT (multiple times available)

Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief

By Paula Vogel

The three female characters from Othello tackle friendship, relationships, sex, and liberation in the back room of the castle while the story of Othello (and its dire consequences) unfolds around them. Told through a third-wave feminist lens, this raunchy romp through feminism is a hilarious and poignant delight.

Directed by Kerry McGee & Emilia Pazniokas


Raven Bonniwell as Emilia

Paige O'Malley as Desdemona

Gabby Wolfe as Bianca

& Manuela Osorio on violin

Show runs from May 19th until June 11th at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

This production contains descriptions and "play acting" of sexual acts, implied intimate partner violence, and racial micro-aggressions. It may not be suitable for audiences under 16.

DESDEMONA, A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF is presented by special arrangement with

Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event the venue cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-6839