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 characters above all else. No new text is written; but characters are cut, combined, and reexamined to present the same classic canon to a new and current audience.

Under the watchful eye of Key Advisor Christopher Martin (Founding Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company), Match: Lit has produced five mainstage productions alongside numerous readings and other events. Through it all, our philosophy remains simple: that Shakespeare's stories are for everyone.


Production History


As You Like It

Laurel Andersen, Director | Kristin Sgarro, Composer & Musical Director

Regina Renée Russell, Assistant Director | Photos by Sandra Mhlongo and Rudi Utter

Michael Piatkowski, Costume Designer | Peter Hargarten, Fight Director

Rudi Utter, Technical Director & Text Coach | Mallory Strom, Stage Manager

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*


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


Readings and More


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