Arbus, who staged the Shakespeare work to critical acclaim Off-Broadway, repeats her duties for the Seattle engagement.
The Intiman scuttled its originally programmed resident production of Othello, which was to be staged by the company's Tony-winning artistic director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Joe Turner's Come and Gone). The import of TFANA's Othello allows for Sher to begin work transitioning out of his position as artistic director of the Intiman and appoint a successor.
Returning Othello cast members include Denis Butkus, Lucas Hall, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Christian Rummel, Lucas Steele, Kate Forbes and Elizabeth Meadows Rouse. Newcomers to the production are Sean Patrick Thomas ("A Raisin in the Sun") in the title role, Elizabeth Waterston (The Tempest) as Desdemona, John Campion (Aunt Dan and Lemon) as Iago and Steve Dallimore as Brabantio.
Designing the production are Peter Ksander (sets), Miranda Hoffman (costumes), Marcus Doshi (lights), Sarah Pickett (music) and Matt O'Hare (sound). Robert Neff Williams serves as voice and text consultant with B.H. Barry as the fight choreographer and Doug Elkins as choreographer.
Othello will run through Aug. 2. Tickets for productions at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, can be purchased by calling (206) 269-1900. For more information visit Intiman.org.