Teenage Dick

June 1 – June 28, 2020

  • By Mike Lew
  • Directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
  • Show runtime TBD

And so, Roseland High School, prepare for your fate.

My first step to power? Is to land a first date.


A modern, darkly comic re-telling of Shakespeare’s Richard III set in the most treacherous of places– high school. Bullied because of his cerebral palsy, Richard is willing to crush his enemies in order to become senior class president. But all the scheming, manipulation, and revenge plots force him to ask the age-old question: is it better to be loved or feared?

TEENAGE DICK was commissioned and developed by The Apothetae, a company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the disabled experience, and premiered at Ma-Yi Theatre Company in association with The Public Theater.

2019 Drama League nominee for Outstanding Production of a Play

A New York Times “Critic’s Pick”

Featuring Woolly company member Emily Townley and original cast members Gregg Mozgala and Shannon DeVido
Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel


"Introducing the brilliant actors Gregg Mozgala and Shannon DeVido to the DC artistic landscape was one the many reasons why I wanted TEENAGE DICK in my inaugural season. This hysterical and riveting reimagining showcases the self-loathing that comes from social rejection, especially for those young and disabled. This show demands that we all, including our current president, reevaluate our rhetoric surrounding the disabled experience."

- Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director


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"Moving, exciting and profoundly eye-opening"

New York Times

"Serious and seriously terrific"

The New York Stage Review

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