Onstage & In Studio

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One director, one cast, one week to rehearse, one chance to perform!

Enjoy a Shakespeare reading over refreshments, a little trivia, and overall a better alternative to your average Monday night.

Up next, three NYC Shakespeare directors take on three classic works for your enjoyment:

King Lear (Lorenzo Landini, Director)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Victoria M. Fragnito, Director)

Cymbeline (Rudi Utter, Director)

Dates to be confirmed Spring 2020.

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Match: Lit's ensemble-driven, musically-focused production of William Shakespeare's high comedy.


Laurel Andersen, Director  |  Kristin Sgarro, Original Music

As You Like It ran February 13-23, 2020 at the Access Theater Gallery

380 Broadway, Fourth Floor, New York, New York

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*

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*Actor appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Bard Bootcamp
Master Classes with Rudi Utter*

Match: Lit holds General Auditions twice annually to meet new NYC actors and to cast its BARDcore Reading Series.

Our next set of General Auditions will be held in September 2020.

To be among the first notified of open enrollment for auditions, sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Match: Lit is fully committed to provide more visibility to traditionally underrepresented groups of actors in its casting - and we will start at the very root of it with our audition pool. Actors of all races, ethnicities, abilities, body types, genders, gender presentations, and sexual orientations are encouraged (nay, emboldened!) to apply.

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Words, words words...the bard wrote a lot of them, and now it's your job to make sense of it all - and to make sure your audience understands it too.

Whether it's understanding a play, speaking the text for the first time, or rehearsing a new audition piece or major role, Match: Lit's Director of Education Rudi Utter (Macbeth in Macbeth; Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet) is here to help you make the most of your language - no matter your skill level. 

Registration is Now Open! Learn more about our Shakespeare training here.

Rudi Utter is a New York City actor, director, and coach... 

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