Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy like you have never seen it before, responding to our world where reality is comprised of cherrypicked “facts” that are truly nothing more than opinions. This dark and experimentally reimagined As You Like It examines our society’s tenuous relationship to truth and reality building. Framed around the Forest of Arden as Rosalind’s fantastical response to trauma, this re-envisioning will harness the storytelling power of a predominantly female cast to interrogate this “post-truth” era and consider how we all frame the world “as we like it.”
Catherine Andre (Director) is an NYC-based director committed to shaping heightened texts into visceral, immediate performances. Her work emboldens female characters and interrogates our shared human condition. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Princeton University, her recent directing credits include The Recruiting Officer (Farquhar), Mud (Fornés), Dream Play (Strindberg) and Macbeth (Shakespeare). Assisting credits include Peter Pan (Bedlam) and GURLS (McCarter Theatre Lab). She received a 2018 First Stage Residency to reimagine Max Schiller’s Dead, an absurdist new play, with an all-female cast. Upcoming projects include Trash Mermaids at Princeton University as a Visiting Artist and As You Like It at the Brick Theatre’s Festival of Lies.
Michael Liebhauser (Associate Producer) is a recent graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and has appeared on stages across the country. Favorites include The Nina Variations (Doghouse Ensemble Theatre); Incognito (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater); King Lear, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth, The Lost Prince (Texas Shakespeare Festival); Donald Giovanni in Cornlandia (Mixed Precipitation). As a Fight Choreographer, his work has included classes and choreography for Interlochen Center for the Arts, and The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater. He is an Interlochen alumnus and is a proud member of the Doghouse Ensemble Theatre Board.