The Brick Theater, Inc. And Doghouse Ensemble Theatre Present AS YOU LIKE IT

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Doghouse Ensemble Theatre present AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted and directed by Catherine Andre (originally by William Shakespeare). As part of The Festival of Lies, AS YOU LIKE IT will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn) June 23 at 1pm, June 25 at 7pm, and July 1 at 1pm.

Director Catherine Andre reimagines Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT to interrogate our society's tenuous relationship to truth and reality building. Developed as part of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre's Incubator (Mark Mazzarella, Julia Steenstra, Yoni Weiss; Artistic Directors), this dark and experimentally reimagined AS YOU LIKE IT examines our society's tenuous relationship to truth and reality building. Framed around the Forest of Arden as Rosalind's fantastical response to trauma, this production will harness the storytelling power of a predominantly female cast to interrogate this "post-truth" era and consider how we all frame the world "as we like it."

AS YOU LIKE IT will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) June 23 at 1pm, June 25 at 7pm, and July 1 at 1pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111.

For more information on Doghouse Ensemble Theatre and the Incubator program visit doghouseensembletheatre.com.

Catherine Andre (Director) is an NYC-based director committed to shaping heightened texts into visceral, immediate performances. Her work emboldens female characters and interrogates our shared human condition. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Princeton University, her recent directing credits include The Recruiting Officer (Farquhar), Mud (Fornés), Dream Play (Strindberg) and Macbeth (Shakespeare). Assisting credits include Peter Pan (Bedlam) and GURLS (McCarter Theatre Lab). She received a 2018 First Stage Residency to reimagine Max Schiller's Dead, an absurdist new play, with an all-female cast. Upcoming projects include Trash Mermaids by Miles Carey at Princeton University. www.catherine-andre.com

Doghouse Ensemble Theatre's mission is to offer artists opportunities to create innovative, exciting, and dynamic work, embracing the fact that they are spread all across the world. The Doghouse Ensemble is dedicated to pushing creative boundaries and allowing for communities around the globe to access our work without being financially burdened. Doghouse Ensemble Theatre's Incubator is designed to bring young artists the tools to develop new works throughout all stages of a writing process. Project goals range from staged readings and developmental workshops to fully-realized productions and feedback opportunities.

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Little Lord, Nellie Tinder, Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.


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