Arden Now

A collaborative adaptation of As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Directed by Melissa Schick

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare's As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people's unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. We strive to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive. We have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world's a stage, everyone should be represented.


Eastman Studio Theatre at Gallaudet University

This venue is wheelchair accessible and provides captioning for accessibility to Deaf audiences.

Wednesday 7/12 - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7/13 - 9:45 PM
Friday 7/14 - 7:15 PM
Saturday 7/15 - 3:00 PM
Sunday 7/16 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7/19 - 6:30 PM
Saturday 7/22 - 2:30 PM

Capital Fringe This production is presented as a part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

Greenbelt Arts Center

Friday August 25th - 8pm
Saturday August 26th - 8pm
Sunday August 27th (matinee) - 2pm
Friday September 1st - 8pm
Saturday September 2nd - 8pm