Columbia University School Of The Arts Presents All-Female RICHARD III Directed By Nana Dakin

By: Mar. 12, 2018

Columbia University School Of The Arts Presents All-Female RICHARD III Directed By Nana Dakin Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Nana Dakin's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of RICHARD III.

The sport of Kings is a contest of fair and foul play. Richard, the underdog, is spurned at court for his physical condition but eyes the crown with bloody determination. No bond is too sacred to betray as he manipulates his way to glory.

In this story of depravity and ambition, an all-female cast redraws the lines that define gender and power and asks, how far is too far to get what you want?

FEATURING: Brie Archer, Anya Banerjee, Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn, Hannah Benjamin, Elizabeth Chappel, Britta Kuhn, Katie Mack*, Maya Martin-Udry, Rita McCann, Zainab Musa*, Adaku Okpi, Alice Renier*, Briana Sakamoto*, Kea Trevett*, Phoebe Wright.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Dramaturgs Lucy Powis and Annie Wang, Producer Paloma Estevez, Production Stage Manager Megan Webb, Assistant Stage Managers Ada Zhang and Dennis Ho, Company Manager Ikumi Kuronaga, Scenic Designer Santiago Orjuela Laverde, Costume Designer Emily White, Lighting Designer Elizabeth Mak, Sound Designer Pornchanok Kanchanabanca, Fight Choreographer Ellen Bryan, Graphic Designer Anchuli Felicia King.

RICHARD III will run for a strictly limited engagement at The Lenfest Center for the Arts at 615 W. 129th St. Performances are March 28-31 at 7:30 pm, with a 2 pm matinee Saturday, March 31.

Tickets: $15 General Admission/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "STUDENT").

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Director: Nana Dakin

Nana Dakin is a Thai-American director of new plays, classics and devised performance. Having grown up in multiple countries, Nana's work is driven by a great curiosity and empathy for diverse cultural and sociopolitical realities. She is committed to promoting social justice and challenging her audience through the interplay of language, movement and bodies in space. Nana is a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand's vanguard physical theatre company. Her directorial work with B-Floor, Begin Again (2009) and Damage Joy (2011) ranked in the top 5 theatre productions of that year by the Bangkok Post. This summer she will be Anne Bogart's Assistant Director for the Siti Company's production of The Bacchae at the Getty Villa.

About Columbia University School of the Arts:

The Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts presents a season of thesis actor and director productions as well as a festival of new plays by emerging playwrights each year. The Theatre Program at the School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stage Management, and Theatre Management & Producing. For more information about the Theatre Program, visit

Columbia University School Of The Arts Presents All-Female RICHARD III Directed By Nana Dakin