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All-Female and Gender-Fluid Richard III Announces Casting

New York Classical Theatre will offer free performances of Richard III in three New York City parks.

New York Classical Theatre will present an all-female and gender-fluid production of Richard III.
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New York Classical Theatre has announced the all-female, gender-fluid, and disability-forward cast for its summer production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Directed by Stephen Burdman, the show will hold free performances in three New York City parks from June 13-July 9: Central Park (June 13-25); Brooklyn Commons at Metrotech (June 27-July 2); and Carl Schurz Park (July 4-9).

Richard III will star Delaney Feener — a performer with a limb difference — as Richard, Kristen Calgaro as Queen Elizabeth/Richmond, Connie Castanzo as Lady Anne/Prince Edward/Rivers/Tyrell, Briana Gibson Reeves as King Edward/Catesby/Archbishop, Lucy Lavely as Buckingham/Clarence, Rami Margron as Hastings/Ratcliffe, and Pamela Sabaugh as Duchess of York/Stanley.

The creative team includes production design by Sabrinna Fabi, voice and speech coaching by Nora Leonhardt, and fight direction by Sean Michael Chin. Production stage management is by Madison Lane, with assistant stage management by Miriam Hyfler, production supervision by Yetti Steinman, wardrobe supervision by Zola Gray, and casting by Stephanie Klapper.

New York Classical Theatre requests that all planning to attend make a free reservation for access to the Digital Playbill and for inclement weather updates. Walk-up participants are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the performance based on the size of the park lawn. Free reservations, performance details, and weather updates can be found here.