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!
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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.

TEENAGE DICK EXTENDED

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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).

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$55 OPENING JUNE 20th

$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 publictheater.org, or call 212.967.7555

 

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

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

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

 

Production photos by Carol Rosegg:

CAST/CREATIVE TALKBACK DATES 6/23 6/26 and 7/1

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).

 

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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.

Yearbook Sneak Peek at the Cast of TEENAGE DICK

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“In 2012 my actor friend Gregg Mozgala came at me with a crazy idea. He was starting a new company called The Apothetae – a theater that examines the disabled experience – and wanted to kick things off by commissioning me to write a new play – an adaptation of Richard III set in high school called Teenage Dick. I mean the title alone! How could I refuse?” 

Mike Lew, Ma-Yi Resident Playwright, Co-Director of Ma-yi Writers Lab and Playwright: Teenage Dick   READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM MIKE HERE

CAST: ELIZABETH: Marinda Anderson / EDDIE: Alex Breaux / BUCK: Shannon DeVido / CLARISSA: Sasha Diamond / RICHARD: Gregg Mozgala / ANNE: Tiffany Villarin

 

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“In my case Teenage Dick is meant to take the most famous disabled character of all time and challenge Shakespeare’s conception that Richard’s disability makes him inherently evil. Teenage Dick attempts to explode that old conception as well as its condescending modern-day cousin: that all disabled people are a metaphor for transcendence. It’s my hope that Teenage Dick takes all the drama and stakes of murderous monarchal succession and by cramming that into high school (which can also be life-or-death) we approach a… contemporary resonance that a straightforward production of Richard III could never provide. But that is not the sole purpose of this adaptation. It’s also my hope that by exploding tired tropes about disability – those from Shakespeare’s time as well as our own – that this play will say something entirely new.” – Mike Lew, Playwright

READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM MIKE HERE

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Written by Mike Lew / Choreographed by Jennifer Weber / Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel 

Set Design by Wilson Chin / Costume Design by Junghyun Georgia Lee / Lighting Design by Miriam Crowe  / Sound Design by Fabian Obispo / Movement Coordination by Robert Westley / Dramaturg:Jesse Alick Production Stage Manager  Alyssa K. Howard / Production Manager   Zach Longstreet

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Ma-Yi’s Mike Lew on his play, Teenage Dick, Shakespeare and Adaptation

Mike Lew, Ma-Yi Resident Playwright, Co-Director of Ma-yi Writers Lab and Playwright: Teenage Dick

On Adaptation and Shakespeare

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In 2012 my actor friend Gregg Mozgala came at me with a crazy idea. He was starting a new company called The Apothetae – a theater that examines the disabled experience – and wanted to kick things off by commissioning me to write a new play – an adaptation of Richard III set in high school called Teenage Dick. I mean the title alone! How could I refuse?

I immediately said yes, then did no writing for a year. But I couldn’t stand the thought of that title going to somebody else so I hurried up and finished a draft. In 2013 we did the first-ever staged reading (starring Gregg and Shannon DeVido) with Ma-Yi Theater. Five years later Gregg and Shannon are now starring in the world premiere with Ma-Yi Theater at the Public.The journey had me thinking a lot about adaptation, and also about Shakespeare,

As a living playwright writing new plays, it’s hard not to envy how many “production slots” go to Shakespeare. The guy’s been dead for over 400 years but on some level we’re competing for limited resources and he is decidedly winning. This is not to throw shade at Shakespeare himself, nor at the Public (home to Shakespeare in the Park, the Shakespeare Mobile Unit, and the Public Shakespeare Initiative).
This is to say that Gregg’s proposal brought me a great deal of trepidation: why adapt Richard III as opposed to just doing another production of the original? And I think the answer to that is that if we’re to examine the disabled experience we have to both acknowledge and in some way disrupt our forebears. I’ve grown to realize Teenage Dick is part of a whole subclass of new plays that use existing works as a jumping-off point to say something entirely new, but more importantly to break up the canon and make more room for marginalized groups. I’m thinking particularly of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon (which re-appropriates Black stock characters from melodrama to redefine our contemporary understanding of Blackness), or David Adjmi’s 3C (which subverts the gay stereotypes from Three’s Company and the golden age of sitcoms), or Jiehae Park’s Peerless (which uses Macbeth’s Shakespearean ambition as a pointed critique of the stereotypes around Asian overachievement).
A sneak peek of rehearsals with Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Director of Teenage Dick, and playwright, Michael Lew.
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In these plays adaptation is a subversive act. By undermining the dominant stereotypes of a marginalized group we seek to re-center that group so that they are the tellers of their own stories.In my case Teenage Dick is meant to take the most famous disabled character of all time and challenge Shakespeare’s conception that Richard’s disability makes him inherently evil. Teenage Dick attempts to explode that old conception as well as its condescending modern-day cousin: that all disabled people are a metaphor for transcendence. (For a good year, Gregg kept sending me clip after clip of high school sports teams smugly including a disabled classmate on their team in a blatant attempt at demonstrative inclusivity.) It’s my hope that Teenage Dick takes all the drama and stakes of murderous monarchal succession and by cramming that into high school (which can also be life-or-death) we approach a contemporary resonance that a straightforward production of Richard III could never provide. But that is not the sole purpose of this adaptation. It’s also my hope that by exploding tired tropes about disability – those from Shakespeare’s time as well as our own – that this play will say something entirely new.
Ma-Yi Theater is also saying something new and radical by producing this play. By having an Asian-American theater partnering with the Public, the production itself seeks to make more room for an underserved group. And though this play isn’t thematically about Asian-American issues, in showcasing an Asian-American writer’s work alongside a strong contingent of Asian-American actors and designers, we hope to collectively challenge any preconceptions around what an Asian-American play looks like.
The world needs new narratives right now. We need new ways of seeing each other – fresh perspectives and new ways of taking each other in. So no offense to Shakespeare, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this particular and unique band of players making its way to the stage.
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KPOP WINS LUCILLE LORTEL AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL, BEST LEAD ACTRESS, AND BEST FEATURED ACTOR!

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KPOP!!! Congratulations to ARS NOVA and WOODSHED COLLECTIVE, Writers Lab Member Jason Kimmusic and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, directed by Teddy Bergman, Choreographed by Jennifer Weber and the CAST, CREATIVES and CREW on receiving the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award at  The 33rd annual ceremony for Best Musical, along with Best Lead Actress in a Musical, ASHLEY PARK (KPOP) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, JASON TAM.

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Kudos to The Lucille Lortel Award Nominees (nine in all) including Jennifer Weber,(outstanding choreography) James Soel (outstanding lead actor), Vanessa Kai (outstanding lead actress), Gabriel Hainer Evansohn (outstanding scenic design), Tricia Barsamian, (outstanding costumes), Jeanette Oi-Suk (outstanding lightingdesign).

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Alex Breaux is Eddie in Ma-Yi’s June production of Teenage Dick!

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The cast of Ma-Yi’s upcoming production of TEENAGE DICK is complete with the addition of Alex Breau as Eddie.

June 12 – July 15 Off-Broadway at The Public Theater(425 Lafayette St).

 

You might remember Alex ” in Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo, Breaux’s lanky and lean body functioned as a live special effect: He was one long muscle, and you bought him completely as a pre-Olympic swimmer who thinks with his triceps. Although the actor is no dumb jock himself—he’s an alum of both Harvard and Juilliard—he excels at playing them, as he proved later in 2016 in a strikingly original take on the dim Ajax in Shakespeare in the Park’s Troilus and Cressida.”Adam Feldman, Time Out

Alex Breaux (Red Speedo, Troilus and Cressida)

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Alex Breaux on stage during a performance of Red Speedo. Joan Marcus

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Casting of Teenage Dick include Tiffany Villarin(returning to Ma-Yi after her performance in House Rules)

and the previously announced

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TEENAGE DICK,

which will be choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP)

and directed by Tony Award nominee

Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Present Laughter) will be presented from June 12 – July 15 Off-Broadway at The Public Theater(425 Lafayette St).

Rounding out the cast are

Shannon Devido Shannon DeVido (The Healing, Difficult People),

 Sasha-DiamondSasha Diamond (Significant Other), and

 MarindaAndersonMarinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale).

 

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Set Design by Wilson Chin / Costume Design by Junghyun Georgia Lee / Lighting Design by Miriam Crowe  / Sound Design by Fabian Obispo / Movement Coordination by Robert Westley/ Production Stage Manager  Alyssa K. Howard / Production Manager   Zach Longstreet

 

Teenage Dick is written by Ma-Yi Theater Company’s resident playwright

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When “Teenage Dick,” was workshopped at the Public Theater in 2016, it sold out its entire workshop run in a matter of days, and since then, audiences have been waiting for its premiere.

We are partnering with The Public Theater to bring the world premiere of this amazing play to New York City in June 2018.

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).

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Ma-Yi’s “KPOP” earns multiple 2018 Nominations and Awards!

KPOP DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION

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Back in the news this week was Ma-Yi’s POP received a Drama League Nomination for OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL.  KPOP (book by our Writers Lab Member,Jason Kim) is a nominee by 2018 OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE  for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. Babette’s Feast, Ghost Light, Pride and Prejudice and Randy Writes a Novel are also nominated in this category. Competitive category winners will be announced on May 16, followed by a June 19 ceremony at Sardi’s. 

*on a side note:TEENAGE DICK TITLE ART Photographer Carol Rosegg (photo below) will be honored with the 2018 Alliances’ Friend of Off Broadway AwardTeenage Dick is presented with The Public Theater in June, promising to be another best-selling off-broadway play.

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KPOP is conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim (The Model American, HBO’s Girls) and features a book by Kim, music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon (The View UpStairs), an immersive design by Woodshed Collective, choreography by Jennifer Weber (The Hip Hop Nutcracker), and direction by Teddy Bergman (Empire Travel Agency). Kim, Park, Vernon, and the Woodshed Collective are the recipients of the Richard Rodgers Award. Ma-Yi would especially like to thank our KPOP coproducers, Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective and the entire cast, crew and creatives for such an outstanding experience.

 

Drama Desk gives 7 Nods to KPOP

Only last week, KPOP received 7 Drama Desk nominations, including Best Musical! Congrats to all the nominees! KPOP, which was a co production with our friends at Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective, received the following nominations: Outstanding Musical, KPOP, Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Ashley Park KPOP , Outstanding Director of a Musical – Teddy Bergman  KPOP, Outstanding Music – Helen Park, Max Vernon KPOP, Outstanding Lyrics – Helen Park, Max Vernon KPOP, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Will Pickens KPOP, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, KPOP. The 63rd annual ceremony, hosted by Michael Urie, will take place June 3 at Town Hall.

side note: TEENAGE DICK star, Gregg Mozgala, was nominated by Drama Desk for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Cost of Living, Manhattan Theatre Club).

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KPOP Nominated in Nine Categories Including Best Musical for 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards

KPOP Received Nine Nominations for 2018 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations  including Outstanding Musical: Produced by Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective, written by Ma-Yi Lab Member Jason Kim, music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, directed by Teddy Bergman, Choreographed by Jennifer Weber (outstanding choreography and choreographer for upcoming TEENAGE DICK),  James Soel and Ashley Park (outstanding lead actors), Jason Tam and Vanessa Kai (outstanding actors), Gabriel Hainer Evansohn (outstanding scenic design), Tricia Barsamian, (outstanding costumes), Jeanette Oi-Suk (outstanding lighting design). The 33rd annual ceremony, celebrating the best of Off-Broadway, will take place May 6.

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KPOP Win Richard Rodgers Awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters chose two musicals, Gun & Powder and  KPOP for the 2018 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater.
KPOP, the new immersive musical played an acclaimed, sold-out engagement Off-Broadway last fall. The high-energy production, which wove dance, music, a concert, and intimate storytelling, took theatregoers on a backstage tour of a K-pop music factory.

Tiffany Villarin Will Join Gregg Mozgala in World Premiere of Teenage Dick at Public Theater

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Tiffany Villarin (House Rules) completes the cast for the world premiere of Ma-Yi’s Writers Lab co-Director, Mike Lew’s play Teenage Dicka re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III that will arrive Off-Broadway this summer.

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Gregg Mozgala, who recently starred in Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living and can currently be seen in Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining In Buckinghamshire at New York Theatre Workshopwill head the cast. As previously reported, he will be joined by Shannon DeVido (The Healing, Difficult People),Nick Dillenburg (Orange Is the New Black), Sasha Diamond (Significant Other), and Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale).

The play will be presented at the Public Theater by Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company in association with The Public.

Read: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T CALL THESE ACTORS “DIFFERENTLY ABLED”

Teenage Dick is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel and choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP). Performances will begin June 12 ahead of a June 20 opening night. The run is scheduled through July 15.

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Set at Roseland High, Teenage Dick tells the story of a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year. 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.

The Off-Broadway premiere will feature 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 the production stage manager.

Teenage Dick was developed and commissioned by The Apothetae, Mozgala’s theatre company dedicated to nurturing plays that explore and illuminate the disabled experience. The play was also developed by The Public Theater as part of its 2016 Public Studio Series, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. The production is part of The Lark’s Venturous Playwright Fellowship Program.

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For more information on Teenage Dick and to purchase tickets, visit Ma-YiTheatre.org.

 

https://www.publictheater.org/Public-Theater-Season/Teenage-Dick/

Don’t miss this brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III

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A Message from our Artistic Producing Director—Ralph B. Peña

Greetings Friends and Patrons:I’m thrilled to let you know that KPOP received nine Lucille Lortel Award nominations (the most of any show), including Best Musical, and a nomination for The Drama League‘s Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical. We’re proud of the entire creative team, and our producing partners Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective.I know many of you had a hard time getting tickets to KPOP even after it extended its run, because of high demand. We don’t want that to happen to you again.

Our next play, Teenage Dick, is a hilarious and very relevant spin on Shakespeare’sRichard III, set in an American high school. It’s written by Michael Lew (Tiger Style), and directed by Tony-nominated director Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, and Present Laughter on Broadway). Starring Gregg Mozgala, Lortel nominee for Best Actor for Cost of Living, Teenage Dick, repackages Shakespeare’s most infamous disabled villain into a high school student with mild cerebral palsy, who decides to run for the student council. It is a modern tale of ambition, power, and runaway hormones.

When Teenage Dick, was workshopped at the Public Theater in 2016, it sold out its entire workshop run in a matter of days, and since then, audiences have been waiting for its premiere.

Ma-Yi is partnering with The Public Theater to bring the world premiere of this amazing play to New York City in June 2018. We don’t always have shows that sell out, but there is a big demand for Teenage Dick, and as a valued member of the Ma-Yi Theater family, we don’t want you to be left out.

Trust me on this, you have to see this play.

We have negotiated a special discount for our friends, which will not last forever. Please take advantage of it now to secure your seats, and save money at the same time.

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Thanks for supporting Ma-Yi Theater, and I look forward to seeing you at “Teenage Dick.”

Ralph B. Peña

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TEENAGE DICK lead, Gregg Mozgala, is nominated for Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor.

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Not only is GREGG MOZGALA the leading role in Ma-Yi Theater Company’s upcoming production of TEENAGE DICK at The Public, he was recently nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Cost of Living, along with his cast member Katy Sullivan. Additionally, The play, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival and written by Martyna Majok and was nominated for OUTSTANDING PLAY! The Off-Broadway League announced nominees for the 2018 Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway on Friday. This year’s awards ceremony, to be hosted by Laura Benanti and Jason Jones, who appear together on TBS’s The Detour, is set for Sunday, May 6, at the NYU Skirball Center.

Ma-Yi is pleased to be working with such a talented and diverse actor, and was happy to share with Gregg in the Lortel Nominations, with 9 nominations towards it’s recent production of KPOP for Outsanding Musical and eight other awards.

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Jolly Abraham and Gregg Mozgala in Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living,” at New York City Center CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times.

In ‘COST OF LIVING’  which also was selected in NY TIMES best of Theater 2017. two disabled characters and two caretakers make up the cast of Martyna Majok’s gripping play, directed by Jo Bonney for Manhattan Theater Club. But which is which? John, who has cerebral palsy, is a rich, bratty grad student; Ani, a double amputee, is a hilariously foul-mouthed North Jersey terror. The people who help them, Eddie and Jess, have different problems. “Cost of Living,” which could have been an identity play about people with disabilities, is thus so much greater: a play about disabilities with people.  

Gregg Mozgala, left, and Jolly Abraham in Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Gregg Mozgala, left, and Jolly Abraham in Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Recently, Mogzala has also been cast in Caryl Churchill’s, “Light Shining In Buckinghamshire” at New York Theatre Workshop. Gregg won the 2017 “Champion Of Change” NYC Mayor’s Office for Advancement of Persons with Disabilities and produced and starred in the film about dance and therapy “Enter The Fawn”.

In TEENAGE DICK, Mozgala will lead us into the life of Richard, a high-schooler with cerebral palsy and his sometimes creepy Shakespearean (Richard III) 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?

The play comes to The Public Theater on June 20, 2018 and runs through July 15.

Written by our resident playwright and Lab do-director Mike Lew, TEENAGE DICK is directed by two-time Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God and Present Laughter), and choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP), 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 was commissioned and developed by The Apothetae  of which Mozgala is Artistic Director, a company dedicated to plays that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.” 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.

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Scheduled through July 15, 2018, TEENAGE DICK will begin performances June 12 and perform Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30PM, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.  Please note there is no performance on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 or Thursday, June 21 or Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30PM; additionally, performances have been added on Monday, June 18 and July 2 at 7:30PM. Public Theater Partners and Members can access tickets on Thursday, March 22. Single tickets can be accessed on Thursday, March 29. For tickets and information: visit publictheater.org, or call 212.967.7555

Mobility limited seating and reduced ticket prices for the disabled community and designated companion are available.

The cast features Gregg Mozgala (Cost of Living), Shannon DeVido (The Healing, Difficult People), Nick Dillenburg (Orange Is the New Black), Sasha Diamond (Significant Other), and Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale).

Additional design and creative credits for TEENAGE DICK are: Set Design – Wilson Chin, Costume Design – Junghyun Georgia Lee, Lighting Design – Miriam Crowe, Sound Design – Fabian Obispo, and Movement Coordination – Robert Westley. Alyssa K. Howard is Production Stage Manager.

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TEENAGE DICK AT THE PUBLIC by Mike Lew, Produced by Ma-Yi Theater company in Association with The Public Theater. The cast features Gregg Mozgala (Cost of Living), Shannon DeVido (The Healing, Difficult People), Nick Dillenburg (Orange Is the New Black), Sasha Diamond (Significant Other), and Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale).

Broadway World 

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Ma-Yi-Theater-Company-Presents-TEENAGE-DICK-in-Association-with-The-Public-Theater-20180322

Theater Mania

http://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/mike-lew-teenage-dick-to-run-at-the-public-theater_84555.html

OFF BROADWAY:

“Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick to Run at the Public Theater” by TheaterMania’s David Gordon – “Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick will receive its world premiere at the Public Theater, June 12-July 15. The production, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, is presented by Ma-Yi Theater Company in association with the Public.” http://bway.ly/etvzq

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