The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

A Senior Project in English for Kate Pincus and Miranda Rizzolo
A harried father, a sexy sister, a money-grubbing groom, and a bride who wishes she were anything but—taken at face value, Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW has all the ingredients of a mediocre rom com. Yet this same play, despite its comic tone and allegedly happy ending, has been labeled as one of Shakespeare’s most troubling works. After all, its central plot—the subjugation of a previously strong, rebellious, and independent woman—relies on such antiquated ideas about gender as to appear nothing short of offensive and misogynistic. To adhere to this intensely negative view of SHREW, however, is to pay attention to the play’s reputation, rather than its text. The story of Petruchio and Kate is not one of a brutish man debasing a powerless woman, but rather a love story that plays by its own rules, instead of those defined by society. Only by putting aside our preconceptions about what does and does not define love can we comprehend, or even enjoy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
Contact the Show
January 22 at 8:00pm
January 23 at 8:00pm
January 24 at 2:00pm
January 24 at 8:00pm
@ Off Broadway Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
KateMiranda Rizzolo
PetruchioBen Symons
GrumioLauren Modiano
BiancaMarianna Gailus
LucentioLaurence Bashford
TranioIvan Kirwan-Taylor
Baptista (et al.)William Viederman
Gremio (et al.)Stefani Kuo
Hortensio (et al.)Miles Walter
Production Staff
DirectorGabrielle Hoyt-Disick
ProducerKate Pincus
Stage ManagerKane Palacios
Set DesignerCharlotte Newell
Costume DesignerEmma Spence
Lighting DesignerHarry Shamansky
Sound DesignerSarah Holder
Props MasterIlana Scandariato
Fight ChoreographerMike Rossmy
Technical DirectorJessica Hernandez
Master ElectricianVarun Sah
Paint ChargeEleanor Slota
Graphic DesignerEvelyn Robertson
Assistant DirectorErika Anclade
Assistant ProducerGrace Shu
Assistant ProducerMikayla Harris
Assistant Stage ManagerPaige Cunningham
Assistant Stage ManagerSydney Raine Garick
Assistant Costume DesignerAdam Lohman
Assistant Sound DesignerNick Friedlander
Assistant Paint ChargeSarah Schlick
Sets CrewAndrew Schmidt
Sets CrewAshlyn Oakes
Sets CrewChase Ammon
Sets CrewFilip Babalievsky
Sets CrewHannah Friedman
Sets CrewJae Shin
Sets CrewKellee Richards
Sets CrewLidiya Kukova
Sets CrewRobert Loweth
Sets CrewRyan Reza
Sets CrewSeth Lifland
Sets CrewSusannah Hyde
Lights CrewEliza Robertson
Lights CrewNikki Teran
Lights CrewRoger Pellegrini