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As You Like It


How to Access Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park 2022
The Delacorte Theater August 10 - September 11, 2022 90 minutes, no intermission

Adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery
Music & Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Original Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Choreography Restaging & Additional Choreography by Billy Griffin
Directed by Laurie Woolery

Public Works’ acclaimed musical production of AS YOU LIKE IT returns to Central Park, bringing together its diverse ensemble of both professional actors and community members from across New York. Adapted by Shaina Taub and Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, this ambitious work of participatory theater has been hailed as “thrilling & terrifically vital” by The New York Times. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia are banished to the Forest of Arden. There, they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love, where all are welcomed and embraced. Laurie Woolery directs this magical adaptation of a beloved classic.

The complete Equity cast of AS YOU LIKE IT will include Damion Allen (William), Tristan André (De Boys/Attendant), Amar Atkins (Understudy Duke Senior/Duke Frederick), Ato Blankson-Wood (Orlando), Lori Brown-Niang (Agent/Puppet-deer), Sean-Michael Bruno (Understudy De Boys), Brianna Cabrera (Silvia), Darius de Haas (Duke Senior), Bianca Edwards (Phoebe), Danyel Fulton (Understudy Rosalind/Phoebe), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (Jaques Standby), Pierre Harmony Graves (De Boys/Arden Dancer/Young Orlando Dad), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Rosalind), Jonathan Jordan (Andy), Trevor McGhie (Understudy Orlando/Oliver), Mike Millán (Understudy Touchstone/Andy), Bobby Moody (De Boys/Arden Dancer), Renrick Palmer (Oliver), Eric Pierre (Duke Frederick), Idania Quezada (Celia), Christopher M. Ramirez (Touchstone), Edwin Rivera (De Boys/Attendant), Kevin Tate (Understudy De Boys Dancer), Shaina Taub (Jaques), and Claudia Yanez (Understudy Celia/Silvia).

They will be joined by two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs to perform together on The Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy.


Borough Distributions

We're excited to resume its Borough Ticket Distribution this summer. Tickets for FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK are distributed the day of the performance, and on select days we will be hosting ticket distribution events in your boroughs:


Health & Safety

Seating at The Delacorte this summer will be full capacity. There will be no physically distanced seating available. Proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination by the date of attendance are required for access to The Delacorte. Boosters are encouraged for those eligible under CDC guidelines, but not required. 

For further information, visit Safe in the Park. We recognize that public health guidelines may change in the coming months and ask for your patience as we make any necessary safety adjustments. All policies are subject to change at The Public's sole discretion and without notice.

Content and Production Effect Warning

This production will include strobe and flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities. As sensitivities vary from person to person, please call 212.967.7555 or email us at [email protected] if you have specific questions.

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We are excited to announce our planned return to in-person distributions for free tickets this summer and the return of TodayTix as our official digital lottery provider for Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Make a Gift & Reserve a Seat

Want to reserve your seat to New York’s favorite summer tradition? Become a Supporter Plus with a gift of $300 or more and you’ll have access to reserved seating at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. You’ll also be contributing to a 60-year legacy of providing millions of free tickets to New Yorkers.

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*Please note, reserved seating for a donation is limited in order to continue to keep the majority of tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park accessible to all.

Free Ticket Distributions

We are excited to announce our planned return to in-person distributions for free tickets this summer, and the return of TodayTix as our official digital lottery provider for Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Note: AS YOU LIKE IT will be celebrating its opening night on Tuesday, August 30. For this performance, only standby tickets will be available.  

Learn more on how to access tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Accessible Performance Dates
  • August 31, 2022 Audio Description with TDF TAP
  • September 8, 2022 American Sign Language (ASL) with Hands On
  • September 10, 2022 Open Caption with TDF TAP

Learn more about Accessibility Services for People with Disabilities. If you have additional questions, need assistance, or an accommodation please contact us at .

Standby Performance Schedule

Emily Gardner Xu Hall will perform as "Jaques" at the following performances:

  • Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, August 12 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 PM


*Subject to change


Myung Hee Cho
Scenic Design
Emilio Sosa
Costume Design
Isabella Byrd
Lighting Design
Sun Hee Kil
Sound Design
Leah J. Loukas
Hair, Wig, and Makeup Design
Corinne Gologursky
Prop Manager
James Ortiz
Puppet Designer
Lisa Kopitsky
Fight Director
Mike Brun
Dean Sharenow
Music Coordinator
Andrea Grody
Music Director
Kristen Gibbs
Production Stage Manager
Anaïs Bustos
Stage Manager
Jessie Moore
Stage Manager