In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, a Public Theater initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a re-imagining of Public Works’ 2016 Musical Adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT for a full five-week run in Central Park. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke.
Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special TWELFTH NIGHT is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
Scene Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Andrea Hood
Lighting Design by John Torres
Sound Design by Jessica Paz
Hair & Wig Design by Cookie Jordan
Director of ASL Jeremy Lee Stone
Fight Director Lisa Kopitsky
Orchestrations by Mike Brun
Music Coordinator Dean Sharenow
Music Supervisor J. Oconer Navarro
Music Director Shaina Taub
Bandleaders Mike Brun and Shaina Taub
Production Stage Manager Michael Domue