©2020 Match: Lit

Mainstage Productions

Match: Lit came to life in October 2015 as an actor-focused company with an intent to highlight the relationships between Shakespeare's character above all else. Under the watchful eye of Key Advisor Christopher Martin (Founding Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company), Match: Lit has produced four mainstage productions alongside numerous readings and other events. Through it all, their philosophy remains simple: that Shakespeare's stories are for everyone.


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This winter, experience one of Shakespeare's best-loved high comedies in our signature style: an intimate ensemble of eleven actors, now with live music to enhance Shakespeare’s written word. As You Like It takes us deep into Rosalind's journey as she explores the stark contrast between the rigid, sterile world of the Court and the free, discoverable nature of the Forest of Arden.

February 13 - 23, 2020

The Access Theater Gallery

380 Broadway, Fourth Floor, New York, NY

Laurel Andersen, Director

Regina Renée Russell, Assistant Director

Michael Piatkowski, Costume Designer

Peter Hargarten, Fight Director

Mallory Strom, Stage Manager

with Original Music by Kristin Sgarro

FEATURING: Daniel Cabrera, Victoria M. Fragnito, Sheleah Harris, Caroline Rose Leon, Caitlyn McCain, Theo McKenna, Joe Raik, Kristin Sgarro, Anna Stacy, Rudi Utter*, and Lauren Wainwright*

Learn More | Tickets on sale January 20

*Indicates member of Actors' Equity Association.

As You Like It is an Equity-approved showcase.

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Production History


Romeo & Juliet

Phoebe Brooks, Director | Photos by Lisa Kramer

Peter Hargarten, Fight Director | Joshua Koehn, Costume Designer

Mia Canter, Assistant Director & Music

Laurel Andersen, Ty Baumann, Evelyn Dumont, Victoria M. Fragnito, Rita McCann, Caterina Nonis,
Nick Ritacco, Owen Grayson Schiller, Kristin Sgarro, and Rudi Utter*



Directed by Anaïs Koivisto | Photos by Clay Burch

Nick Ritacco, Fight Choreographer | Galia Backal, Assistant Director | Rudi Utter, Text Coach

Ty Baumann, Mike Labbadia, Woodrow Proctor, Nick Ritacco,
Aryana Sedarati, Kristin Sgarro, Julian Thomas, and Claire Tyers


The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Bryan Hunt | Photos by Clay Burch and Paul Mansfield

Shelly Rodriguez, Set Designer | Rose Bisogno, Costume Designer

Brett Warnke, Props Designer | Rudi Utter, Text Coach

Victoria Teague, Dramaturg and Sound Designer

Ty Baumann, Katherine Freel, Sam Garber, Joe Petersen, Nick Ritacco,
Will Sarratt, Kristin Sgarro, Claire Tyers, and Ted White



Directed by Bryan Hunt | Photos by Adem Shoshi

Peter Hargarten, Fight Director

Rose Bisogno, Costume Designer

Victoria Teague, Dramaturg

Ty Baumann, Onekè Cummings, Zachary Gamble, Vanessa Koppel, Hunter Ringsmith*, Nick Ritacco,
Chris Ryan*, Kristin Sgarro, Rudi Utter*, Dick Ward, and Brett Warnke


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