A brilliantly hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, TEENAGE DICK reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean way of speaking), Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by becoming president of the senior class. But as he manipulates and crushes the obstacles to his electoral success, Richard finds himself faced with a decision he never expected would be his to make: is it better to be loved or feared?
Tony-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) directs Mike Lew’s (Tiger Style!) devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disability and the lengths we’re willing to go to rise above our station in life…and high school.
The New Museum is pleased to announce the full company of resident theater artists participating in X-ID REP, organized as part of our Fall R&D Season: PERSONA. After being selected from a group of more than 25 actors who auditioned as part of a daylong public event on September 20, 8 actors join a resident company of playwrights and directors to develop new work exploring the shifting ethics of intercultural cross-play in contemporary American theater. Open studios in the New Museum theater this fall lead up to final performances January 8 and 9. #XIDREP
The X-ID REP company includes: (Actors) Alexandra Tatarsky,Amelia Workman, Becca Blackwell, Drae Campbell, Gregg Mozgala, Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Saori Tsukada, Youree Jong Choi; (Playwrights) Aya Ogawa, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Kirk Bromley, MJ Kaufman; and (Directors) JJ Lind, Kareem Fahmy, Lileana Blain - Cruz, and Niegel Smith. http://bit.ly/1Gdi8yt
— with Jackie Sibblies Drury, Youree Jong Choi, Saori Tsukada and 14 others at New Museum.
In this week’s podcast, a short play by Arlene Hutton: On the cusp of World War II, two young strangers meet on a train and find out they may know each other better than they know themselves. LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC features Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife,” “Emily Owens MD,” “The Big C”) and Gregg Mozgala. Directed by John Rando. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation between our Artistic Director, Claudia Catania and Arlene Hutton.