Directing Thesis: Richard III | Spring 2018

March 28 - 31, 2018


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Nana Dakin '18


The sport of Kings is a contest of fair and foul play. Richard, the underdog, is spurned at court for his physical condition but eyes the crown with bloody determination. No bond is too sacred to betray as he manipulates his way to glory.


In this story of depravity and ambition, an all-female cast redraws the lines that define gender and power and asks, how far is too far to get what you want?


Production Team:


Dramaturgs: Lucy Powis and Annie Wang

Producer: Paloma Estévez

PSM: Megan Webb

ASMs: Ada Zhang and Dennis Ho

Company Manager: Ikumi Kuronaga

Scenic Designer: Santiago Orjuela Laverde

Costume Designer: Emily White

Lighting Designer: Elizabeth Mak

Sound Designer: Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Fight Choreographer: Ellen Bryan

Graphic Designer: Anchuli Felicia King



Brie Archer, Anya Banerjee, Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn, Hannah Rose Benjamin, Elizabeth Chappel, Britta Kuhn, Katie Mack*, Maya Martin-Udry, Rita McCann, Zainab Musa*, Adaku Okpi, Alice Renier*, Briana Sakamoto*, Kea Trevett*, Phoebe Wright

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


The Director’s Bio:


Nana Dakin is a Thai-American director of new plays, classics and devised performance. Having grown up in multiple countries, Nana’s work is driven by a great curiosity and empathy for diverse cultural and sociopolitical realities. She is committed to promoting social justice and challenging her audience through the interplay of language, movement and bodies in space. Nana is a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand’s vanguard physical theatre company. Her directorial work with B-Floor, Begin Again (2009) and Damage Joy (2011) ranked in the top 5 theatre productions of that year by the Bangkok Post. This summer she will be Anne Bogart's Assistant Director for the SITI Company's production of The Bacchae at the Getty Villa.


Directing Thesis Interview: Richard III, An All-Female Production

Directing Thesis Interview: Richard III, An All-Female Production

March 22, 2018

The next Directing Thesis Production opens Wednesday, March 28th at Lenfest Center for the Arts. Shakespeare's Richard III will be directed by Nana Dakin '18 and performed by an all-female cast.  

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Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027

TICKET POLICY: No late seating.
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