Gregg Mozgala, Shannon DeVido, Tiffany Villarin, Marinda Anderson

Off Broadway's "Teenage Dick" cast on Accessibility and Diversity in the Arts

Gregg Mozgala, Shannon DeVido, Tiffany Villarin, Marinda Anderson

Talk: Off Broadway's "Teenage Dick" cast on Accessibility and Diversity in the Arts

Cast members (Gregg Mozgala, Tiffany Villarin, Marinda Anderson, and Shannon DeVido) perform a scene from their hit play "Teenage Dick," followed by a talk on accessibility and the importance of diverse representation in the arts. Teenage Dick reimagines Shakespeare's Richard III as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy, Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by becoming president of the senior class. TEENAGE DICK was produced by Ma-Yi Theater in association with The Public Theater and commissioned and developed by The Apothetae, a company dedicated to plays that explore and illuminate the "Disabled Experience."

Gregg Mozgala

Gregg Mozgala plays "Richard" in Teenage Dick. He recently received a Lucille Lortel Award for his work in Cost of Living and is the subject of the documentary "Enter The Faun," which aired on the PBS series, "America Reframed." Gregg is the Founding Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theatre company dedicated to producing works that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience."

Shannon Devido

Shannon DeVido plays "Buck" in Teenage Dick. She has appeared on TV: “Difficult People,” “Delco Proper,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “Law and Order:SVU,” “Nightcap,” “Sesame Street”; Off-Broadway: The Healing (World Premiere), Still More of Our Parts, New Hopeville Comics; and in Films: The Homecoming, Good Beer. Check out Shannon’s YouTube Series: "Stare at Shannon."

Tiffany Villarin

Tiffany Villarin plays "Anne" in Teenage Dick. She has a B.F.A. from The Theatre School of DePaul University and is a member of The Actors Center. She has appeared on Film/Television in: "Instinct," "Bull," "The Blacklist," "Gotham," "Certainty," "Shadow."

Marinda Anderson

Marinda Anderson plays "Elizabeth" in Teenage Dick. She received her BFA from Howard University and an MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program. She has appeared in TV shows: “Madam Secretary,”“Horace and Pete,” “Gotham;” and Off-Broadway: Miss You Like Hell (The Public Theater), The Treasurer, Bella: An American Tall Tale, A Life, Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), Sex of the Baby (Access Theatre).