Join Ma-Yi for the June 26 Benefit performance of Teenage Dick for a post-show talkback moderated by Howard Sherman.

Our Benefit Night, on Tuesday, June 26, offers us the opportunity to collect all proceeds so we can continually bring you great Asian American-inspired plays like Teenage Dick, so choose June 26th if you can make it that evening and want to support Ma-Yi. Thank you for believing in Ma-Yi. See you at the theater soon!



Join us for the June 26 performance of Teenage Dick at The Public Theater for a post-show talkback with the cast and creatives moderated by Howard Sherman.

Mr. Sherman is the Director of Communications and Education for the Stage Directors and Choregraphers Society (SDC). He has served as Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing and Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Interim Director of the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, Managing Director of Geva Theatre, General Manager of Goodspeed Musicals, and Public Relations Director of Hartford Stage. He founded the Arts Integrity Initiative at The New School of Drama in 2015, and will continue to operate that program, in particular its efforts against theatrical censorship. As a writer, Sherman has written for The Stage in London, Stage Directions, American Theatre, The Guardian, Slate and many other outlets.



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Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning

Ma-Yi Theater Company

in association with

The Public Theater announ

Two-Week Performance Extension and Talkback Series

for World Premiere Play TEENAGE DICK

Ma-Yi Theater Company, in association with The Public Theater, is pleased to announce a two-week extension of TEENAGE DICK. The world premiere play by Ma-Yi Writers Lab Resident Playwright and Co-Director of The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Mike Lew will now play through Sunday, July 29, 2018. (It was previously announced to close on Sunday, July 15).



$100 MA-YI’s Benefit Performance on June 26 offers the ability to see this incredible play and Support The Arts and Asian American inspired theater. A talkback with the casts and creatives follows this special performance.

TEENAGE DICK began performances June 12 and performs Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m., with performances scheduled through July 29, 2018.  Please note there is no performance on Thursday, June 21 or Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m.; additionally, performances have been added on Monday, June 18 and July 2 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information: visit, or call 212.967.7555



Shannon Devido, Marinda Anderson and Gregg Mozgala in Teenage Dick at The Public Theater


Tiffany Villarin is Anne Margaret in TEENAGE DICK with co-star Gregg Mozgala at The Public Theater


Gregg Mozgala, Shannon DeVido and Sasha Diamond in Teenage Dick at The Public Theater


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Additionally, talkback dates with the cast and creative team of TEENAGE DICK are scheduled for Saturday, June 23 matinee; Tuesday, June 26 evening; and Sunday, July 1 matinee. Matinee performances begin at 1:30 p.m., while evenings are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. curtain.

TEENAGE DICK is presented as a new fully realized production, having been developed by The Public Theater as part of its 2016 Public Studio Series.

TEENAGE DICK, which follows Ma-Yi’s phenomenal success with the critically acclaimed KPOP, winner of three 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards, is choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP), directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Present Laughter), and stars Tiffany Villarin (House Rules) and Gregg Mozgala (Light Shining). It runs Off-Broadway at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette St). Rounding out the cast are Shannon DeVido (The Healing, Difficult People); Alex Breaux (Red Speedo); Sasha Diamond (Significant Other); and Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale).



TEENAGE DICK is a brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, Shakespeare’s classic tale of power and 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?

TEENAGE DICK was commissioned and developed by The Apothetae (Gregg Mozgala, Artistic Director), a company dedicated to plays that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.” It was further developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 2016 (Executive Director, Preston Whiteway and Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director).  This current production by Ma-Yi Theater Company is part of The Lark’s Venturous Playwright Fellowship Program, funded by Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.

 TEENAGE DICK features set design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, lighting design by Miriam Crowe, sound design by Fabian Obispo, and movement coordination by Robert Westley. Alyssa K. Howard is Production Stage Manager.

Ma-Yi to Receive $15,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


Deepa Purohit

New YorkNational Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this category is an Arts Work Grant of $15,000 to Ma-Yi Theater Company to support the development of Elyria,” a play with music by Ma-Yi Writers Lab member Deepa Purohit and director Stephen Brown-Fried. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as Ma-Yi in New York City, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

Now in Previews for Teenage Dick, Opening June 20th, Benefit June 26th!

Don’t let the summer heat stop you from seeing some plays our critics recommend.

“I quickly added Gregg Mozgala to my list of actors I’d drop everything to see. He takes the lead in Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a riff on Richard III set in a contemporary American high school. Mozgala, who has cerebral palsy, plays a sixteen-year-old student who sets out to overcome his bullying by becoming student body president.” (Cameron Kelsall,

Teenage Dick (Public Theater/Ma-Yi Theater Company) (June 12-July 15): After seeing Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer-winning Cost of Living at Manhattan Theatre Club last summer, I quickly added Gregg Mozgala to my list of actors I’d drop everything to see. He takes the lead in Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a riff on Richard III set in a contemporary American high school. Mozgala, who has cerebral palsy, plays a sixteen-year-old student who sets out to overcome his bullying by becoming student body president. Presented at the Public Theater, the play is a co-production of Ma-Yi Theater Company, of which Lew is the resident playwright. (Cameron Kelsall)


 Sasha DiamondTiffany VillarinGregg MozgalaAlex BreauxShannon DevidoMarinda Anderson star in Ma-Yi Theater Company‘s Teenage Dick at The Public Theater#TeenDatThePublic


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