Live-streaming in July - As You Like It
Watch the Trailer for Shrewd's As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lily Wolff
This gender-fluid, music-infused take on Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy was directed by Lily Wolff with original music composed by T. Lynn Mikeska, and boasted an incredible creative team including award-winning actors and designers, ready to transport you to the magical world of Arden. This female-dominated cast was comprised of 9 women and 5 men, playing 24 roles, with most actors playing cross-gender. The result was an As You Like It that stayed unwaveringly true to Shakespeare's text, but an As You Like It unlike ANY you've ever seen before.
Shrewd's As You Like it was nominated for:
B. Iden Payne's
*Best Production of a Comedy
*Best Lead Actor in a Comedy - Kriston Woodreaux
*Best Featured Actress in a Comedy - Robin Grace Thompson and Julie Moore
and won a special award for:
*Best Original Composition for the Decade - T. Lynn Mikeska
“This is a land of dreams, enchanted and enchanting. As You Like It is always fun, and this production is something special. Director Lily Wolff draws into this magic circle both familiar Austin devotees of Shakespeare performance and attractive newcomers. And the Shrewd company is just that: knowledgeable, confident, plausible and entirely winning."
“William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, by Shrewd Productions and playing at Trinity Street Theatre is a blissful, flawless evening at the theatre...The entire performance is a pure joy to watch and is a must see for every theatre fan."
“Shrewd’s production of “As You Like It” is pure addictive entertainment. Like “Hamilton” or “Firefly”, it’s composed of such a fresh collection of light, frothy, and seductive elements that, even as the play ends, you know you want to start the whole thing over again. With bold casting choices, great directorial decisions, and a cast of a lifetime, they’ve breathed sparkling new life into one of Shakespeare’s most staid plays, as well as creating one of the most entertaining theatrical experiences this critic’s had in years."
Coming Soon - Small Steps - a World Premiere Comedy
We're "over the moon" to be presenting the World Premiere of local playwright, Briandaniel Oglesby's SMALL STEPS, in cooperation with Ground Floor Theatre and with the generous support of Scriptworks.
A campy, sci-fi tale that feels all too relevant in our current timeline, Oglesby takes us on a semi-autobiographical journey spanning a million laughs, and fifty-five million miles.