Jennifer Weber

director/choreographer

Summer 2018

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Ma-Yi Theater Company
Presents

World Premiere
TEENAGE DICK

In Association with The Public Theater

Written by Mike Lew
Choreography by Jennifer Weber
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel 

June 12-July 29 at The Public Theater

 

A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, 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? 

Two-time Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Present LaughterHand 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 commissioned and developed by The Apothetae, a company dedicated to plays that explore and illuminate the "Disabled Experience."

 

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"This is extraordinarily intimate physically, and beautifully staged by the choreographer Jennifer Weber and the director Moritz von Stuelpnagel."--Jesse Green, The New York Times

**** Time Out NY

 

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