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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Amy Freed is the author of Shrew! ,The Monster Builder, Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero and other plays. Her work has been produced at South Coast Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, the Goodman, Playwrights’ Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage and other theaters. Playwriting awards include Charles MacArthur Award, Joseph Kesselring Prize, LA and Bay Area Critics’ Circle Awards, Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Freedomland). She currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University in the Theater and Performance Studies Department.

    Amy Freed

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    Drew Lichtenberg is Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, where he has worked on 40 productions over 8 seasons, including 19 plays from the Shakespeare canon, and world premieres by David Ives, former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Heather Raffo, Yaël Farber, Jeffrey Hatcher, and Ellen Mclaughlin. In his ten-plus years as a dramaturg, Drew has also worked on Broadway and in London’s West End, as well as at theatres around the country including Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Center Stage, the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University, Yale Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park Festival. He is currently working on freelance dramaturgy and adaptation projects with the Young Vic in London, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Theater J.

    He is a part-time faculty member at the Catholic University of America and Eugene Lang College at the New School and he has guest lectured at a variety of institutions including Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, Denison University, Ohio University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Goethe Institute, and the Alliance Française. He has served as a responder for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival and advised on arts funding panels for the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and the Cuyahoga County Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. He has appeared as a guest panelist on the National Theatre’s Platform series, Howlround, and Maryland Public Television, and as a judge on the New Plays panel of the D.C.-area Helen Hayes Awards. He has presented at the annual meetings of ATHE and the Comparative Drama Conference, and his writing and reviews have appeared in Theater,Theatre Journal, Text & Presentation, and Contemporary Theatre Review. His scholarly monograph, Piscatorbühne 1927-8: The Season that Changed Modern Theatre, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.

    He holds a Master’s and a Doctorate in Fine Arts in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama.

    Drew Lichtenberg

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Production History

  • 2019

    Jun. 1 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Jackson Gay with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

    • Produced by:

      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival