Spring 2019

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Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


March 6th - 9th, 2019 


Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Mikhaela Mahony


Columbia University School of the Arts was proud to present Mikhaela Mahony’s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) production of As You Like It.


In exile — sent away into the cold and snow, a strange assortment of people fight to stay warm. To seek hope. To find home.


Welcome to the Forest of Arden.


As You Like It tells the story of Arden’s newest citizens, as they choose laughter in spite of fear, community in spite of solitude, and love. Love against all odds.




Alton Alburo*, Patrick Dunning, Tamara Geisler, Lee Havlicek, Greg Hermann, Artem Kreimer, Kyle Leibovitch, David Littleton*, Eamon Murphy, Joe Muzikar*, Jessica Niles, Malcolm Opoku, Mallory Osigian, Al Pagano*, Cheryl Pickett, Sean Stokes*, and Hiro Takashima.


* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Production Team:


Producer Dimo Hyun Jun Kim

Dramaturg James Monaghan

Production Stage Manager Patricia Garvey*

1st Assistant Stage Manager Hadley Armstrong

2nd Assistant Stage Manager Kait Mahoney

Assistant Director Talia Feldberg

Set Designer Ao Li

Costume Designer Nicole Slaven

Lighting Designer Dallas Estes

Prop Master Zach Marlin

Fight Choreographer Alex Gould

Company Manager Amy Hong

Graphic Designer Anchuli Felicia King

Sound Designer Matt Coggins ‚Äč


About the Director:


Mikhaela Mahony is a director of theatre, opera and film. She believes in new contexts for old forms. She creates intimate spaces to experience classical music and texts anew, celebrating and interrogating humanity’s capacity to change. Past credits include Abby Rosebrock’s Dido of Idaho (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Chautauqua Institution), and Alanna Coby’s Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium as part of The Syndicated Festival. Summer, her debut as a film director, was an official selection at the Buffalo International Film Festival and FilmColumbia in Chatham, NY. Most recently, Mikhaela directed Ted Rosenthal’s new jazz opera, Dear Erich, with New York City Opera. She also helped develop a multi-media exploration of the artist Tina Modotti, and created a new adaptation of Sigmund Romberg’s operetta The Student Prince, with a book collaged from the silent film of the same name, the play Old Heidelberg by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster, and her own writing. She is a frequent collaborator with the playwrights at EST/Youngblood and a volunteer artist with the 52nd Street Project.