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AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eddie DeHais

In this radically queer version of As You Like It, our main characters—Orlando, Rosalind, and Celia—run away from home in order to become who they really are. In the Forest of Arden, you’re just as likely to fall in love with someone else as you are to fall in love with yourself, as each character leans into what makes them happiest, whether that’s writing terrible poetry, melancholic monologuing, or epic dance-offs. Rosalind has Orlando woo her under the guise of “curing” him of his love for Rosalind, while they both discover that this flirtation is impossibly tantalizing in itself. Queer love, joy, and acceptance are at the center of this riotous production.

FEBRUARY 17–20, 2022
Semel Theater

A note on COVID safety: Please know that as an audience member for any of our performances, you will be required to wear a mask. Additional safety requirements may be added at any time at the discretion of Emerson College, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any prospective ticket buyer with concerns about health safety protocols is encouraged to call our Box Office at 617-824-8400.

On this page you'll find detailed programmatic information
as well as notes from directors, designers, and the cast
about how our production of AS YOU LIKE IT
took shape over the past few months.
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A note from
Eddie DeHais, Director

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ABOUT EDDIE DEHAIS

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A note from
the Dramaturg

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ABOUT THE DRAMATURG

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Meet the
Scenic Designer

EMILY GELDERMANN

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Meet the 
Costume Designer

TRIXIE WARD

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Meet the
Lighting Designers

PIPER PHILIPS & SCOTT PICKNEY

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Meet the 
Sound Designer

KAI BOHLMAN

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Meet the
Props Lead

RYAN BATES

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Meet the 
Stage Manager

MAIA TIVONY

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Meet the
Cast

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Meet the 
Artistic and Production Staff

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Meet the

Emerson Stage Staff

STAFF

Artistic Director—Annie G. Levy
General Manager—David Colfer
Production Manager—Timothey Sullivan

Technical Director—Kristin Knutson

Props Director—Ryan Bates

Costume Shop Supervisor—Richelle Devereaux-Murray

Resident Sound Designer—Elizabeth Cahill

Head Carpenter—Connor Thompson

Scenic Painter—Joe Keener

Sound Technician—Steven Deptula

Assistant General Manager—Alix Bigley

Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor—Brian Choinski

Draper/Cutter—Laurie Bramhall

Assistant Properties Manager—Lauren Corcuera

ADVISORS

Stage and Production Management—Debra A. Acquavella
Scenic Design—Luciana Stecconi

Scenic Painting—Joe Keener

Costume Design—Tyler Kinney

Lighting Design—Scott Pinkney

Sound Design—Arshan Gailus

STUDENT STAFF

Emerson Stage Office Assistants—
Production Management Assistants—Carleigh Allen and Anthony Feola

Videographers—Benjamin Bernard and Jacqueline Thom

Scene Shop Assistants—

Scene Shop Staff—

Paint Shop Staff—

Prop Shop Assistant—

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Costume Shop Office Assistant—

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