in partnership with Two River Theater


by William Shakespeare
in a modern verse translation by
Hansol Jung

Directed by Hansol Jung and Dustin Wills
Original Music by Brian Quijada

This production is made possible through the generous sponsorship of

May 9 – June 3, 2023

Lynn F. Angelson Theater
136 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

14th St/Union Square (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W)


Production Stage Manager: E Sara Barnes
Stage Manager: Kevin Jinghong Zhu

Scenic design: Junghyun Georgia Lee
Costume design: Mariko Ohigashi
Lighting design: Joey Moro
Sound design: Megumi Katayama

Dramaturg: Aaron Malkin
Fight Choreography: Rick Sordelet
Musical Direction: Nygel D. Robinson
Casting: Andrea Zee, Zee Casting
Press Representative: David Gersten & Associates

This production contains strong language, sexually explicit content, violence, graphic strangulation and depictions of suicide.

Graphic design by Kate Katigbak

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The National Asian American Theatre Co., Inc. (NAATCO) is a tax exempt (501(c)3) not-for-profit organization formed in 1989.  NAATCO’s mission is to assert the presence and significance of Asian American theatre in the United States, demonstrating its vital contributions to the fabric of American culture.  We present the following repertory:
  • European and American classics as written with all Asian American casts;
  • Adaptations of these classics by Asian American playwrights; and
  • New plays – preferably world premieres – written by non-Asian Americans, not for or about Asian Americans, but realized by an all Asian American cast.
  • Development and production of new plays by Asian American playwrights that incorporate other performative arts and media.
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Henry VI Parts 1-3 (2018)
NAATCO puts into service its total commitment to Asian American theatre artists to more accurately represent onstage the multi- and intercultural dynamics of our society.  In choosing the repertory above, we demonstrate a rich tapestry of cultural difference bound by the American experience.  The enrichment accrues to each different culture as well as to America as a whole.
Sagittarius Ponderosa (2016)
NAATCO performs this chosen repertory as written, with no forced Asian cultural associations. The repertory’s importance comes not only through the valuable training it provides for theatrical craft, but also from its ability to reach across ethnic boundaries to illuminate abiding characteristics of human nature.
Awake and Sing (2015)
The superimposition of our Asian faces on a non-Asian repertory, interpreted by artists using diverse and truly universal references to serve the text very faithfully, reflects and emphasizes the kinship among disparate cultures. We do not say we are all the same, we say that we have quite large areas of understanding. We also say that affirmations of timeless values and new insights about old works can come from unexpected faces.
The Dumb Waiter(2011)
NAATCO and its performers have been the recipients of numerous awards, including the 2015 Ross Wetzsteon Award (an Obie given to theatres that nurture innovative new plays), the 2019 St. Clair Bayfield Award (Mia Katigbak in Henry VI), the 2015 Lilly Award for Trailblazing, a 2014 performance Obie (Mia Katigbak in Awake and Sing!), and the 2006 Rosetta LeNoire award from Actors Equity Association recognizing NAATCO’s contribution toward increasing diversity and non-traditional casting in American theatre.
The House of Bernarda Alba (2007)
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