Teenage Dick

By Mike Lew
Directed by Josh Hecht

January 6, 2019 – February 3, 2019

Morrison Stage - 95 minutes, no intermission

High school is hard enough, but when you have a power hungry 17-year-old threatening to overthrow anyone in his way to becoming senior class President, it can be downright murderous. Richard is the king of insults and after alienating the only friend he has, he relies on himself to snatch the crown while securing the heart of the ex-girlfriend of the popular high school quarterback. As Richard struggles to keep all of his plots from going awry, he gains an ally in the most unlikeliest of suspects. Touchingly hilarious, Teenage Dick is the modern comedic re-telling of Shakespeare’s Richard III, and ponders if it is better to be loved or feared.

  • Awards for Mike Lew: PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award

NYT CriticsPick2


Cast and Production Team


Tess Raunig ±


Ayanna Berkshire +^

Elizabeth York

Nick Ferrucci +


Alex Ramirez de Cruz ±


Kailey Rhodes ±



Mike Lew


Josh Hecht



Scenic & Projection Designer: Peter Ksander

Costume Designer: Sarah Gahagan

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel #^

Choreographer: Kemba Shannon

Resident Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *

Intimacy Consultant: Amanda K Cole

Props Master: Eric Lyness

Dramaturg: Pancho Savery

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Stage Manager: Karen M. Hill +

Associate Projection Designer: Alan Cline

Production Assistant: Megan Moll

Board Op: Jason Coffey

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




Teenage Dick isn’t just a high school version of “Richard III” – it’s also a triumph of inclusion."
-Amy Wang, The Oregonian/OregonLive

"Teenage Dick is pure fury"
-Suzette Smith, Portland Mercury

"...a pleasing blend of funny, ferocious performances, and entrancing imagery"
-Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week

"...a brilliant play that brings Shakespearean tragedy to the halls of Roseland High School and studies the inner lives of its inhabitants through the lens of disability."
-Judy Nedry Reviews


Preview Week

Jan 6: Sunday Sounday. Pay-What-You-Will tickets + Come early and enjoy music from a local artist
Jan 8: Ten Buck Tuesday. Tickets are only $10!
Jan 9: Wine Down Wednesday. $30 tickets + a glass of Dark Horse wine
Jan 10: Thirsty Thursday. $30 tickets + a pint of Lagunitas Beer
Jan 11: Foodie Friday. $30 tickets + discounted food at ArtBar

Special Events

Tech Wednesday: January 2

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: January 13, 20, 27

DisRepresentation Talkback: February 2, moderated by the Disability Arts and Culture Project

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: February 3

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: February 2

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.


Prep for Teenage Dick with this book and movie list inspired by the play from the Multnomah County Library.

Take a deep dive into the show with our STUDY GUIDE.