As You Like It (2017)

Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's As You Like It , directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, choreographed by Alexandra Beller, from January 24 to March 5, 2017.

Production image from the 2017 performance of As You Like It.


Rosalind is banished from court and flees to the Forest of Arden, where she discovers Orlando and a world of passion and possibility in one of Shakespeare’s most cherished romantic comedies. When she disguises herself as a man, enchantment abounds and blossoms into an exploration of the beauty and complexities of young love.


Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Lindsay Alexandra Carter*: Rosalind
  • Kimberly Chatterjee*: Audrey
  • Michael Glenn*: Oliver
  • Will Hayes: Charles
  • Jeff Keogh*: Adam and Corin
  • Aaron Krohn*: Touchstone
  • Allen McCullough*: Duke Senior and Duke Frederick
  • Brian Reisman: Silvius
  • Daven Ralston: Le Beau and Hymen
  • Lorenzo Roberts*: Orlando
  • Antoinette Robinson*: Celia
  • Dani Stoller*: Phoebe
  • Tom Story*: Jaques
  • Cody Wilson: Dennis and William


  • Laura Artesi: Phoebe, Audrey
  • Kevin Alan Brown: Adam and Corin, Oliver
  • Alex Piper: Jaques
  • Jeff Keogh*: Duke Senior and Duke Frederick
  • Lilian Oben: Celia
  • Matthew Pauli: Touchstone, Charles
  • Rafael Sebastian: Silvius, Dennis and William
  • Dani Stoller*: Rosalind

Creative team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Gaye Taylor Upchurch**, Director
  • Alexandra Beller**, Choreographer
  • John McDermott***, Scenic Design
  • Charlotte Palmer-Lane***, Costume Design
  • Eric Southern***, Lighting Design
  • Leon Rothenberg***, Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Daryl Eisenberg Casting, New York Casting
  • Teresa Wood, Folger Casting
  • Karen Currie*, Production Stage Manager
  • Megan Ball*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Katie Burris, Assistant Director
  • Bailey Nassetta, Assistant to the Director
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
  • Kimberly Chatterjee*, Dance Captain and Vocal Coach
  • Clifton Chadick, Assistant Scenic Designer
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Elaine Sabal, Scenic Painter
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Teresa Lee, Adalia Tonneyck, Costume Construction
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Jon Farber, Casting Coordinator for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • Sasha Pensanti, Casting Assistant for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Grace Ann Roberts, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other Media

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