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Teenage Dick

Shiva Theater

Thursday, March 24 7:00PM
Friday, March 25 7:00PM
Saturday, March 26 7:00PM
Sunday, March 27 1:00PM
Wednesday, March 30 7:00PM
Thursday, March 31 7:00PM
Friday, April 01 7:00PM
Saturday, April 02 7:00PM

All tickets: $10

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission


Teenage Dick includes the use of strobe effects.

Our Public Studio series concludes this spring with playwright Mike Lew’s fresh new adaption of one of The Bard’s most infamous history plays.

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.

TEENAGE DICK was originally commissioned by The Apothetae.

MIKE LEW’s plays include Tiger Style! (Alliance and La Jolla Playhouse productions; O’Neill, CTG, Huntington, and Juilliard workshops), Teenage Dick (Public Studio; O’Neill, FST, and PF workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi and Alliance productions), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act productions), Stockton (AracaWorks and EST workshops), People’s Park (Victory Gardens workshop), In Paris You will Find Many Baguettes… (Humana), Roanoke (Humana), and Moustache Guys. He is a Tony voter, Dramatists Guild Council member, and recipient of a NYFA fellowship as well as the Lanford Wilson, Helen Merrill, Heideman, and Kendeda awards. He is co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Training: Juilliard, Yale.

Public Studio was founded with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Time Warner, Inc. Continued support for Public Studio is made possible with the generous support of The Time Warner Foundation.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable New Play Development Fund at The Public Theatre supports the creation and development of new plays.

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Teenage Dick
By Mike Lew
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel


Featuring Liesel Allen Yeager, Cindy Cheung, Shannon DeVido, Nick Dillenburg, Gregg Mozgala, Carra Patterson


Scenic Coordinator Ryan Howell
Costume Design Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Design Lucrecia Briceno
Sound Design M. Florian Staab

Movement Director Emily Pope

Violence Movement Robert Westley 

Production Stage Manager Kat West


Teenage Dick includes the use of strobe effects.