• 2021-2022 Season,  As You Like It

    Prince and Androgynous Fashion: Inspiration for As You Like It

    by Reyna Workman, dramaturg Whether you know him as “His Royal Badness”, “The Purple One”, or “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” ‘80s singer and songwriter Prince Rogers Nelson was the inspiration behind the costume design for this production of As You Like It.  If you are unfamiliar with Prince (as I was when I began working on this show), he is not only famous for his unique music, but also his unique sense of fashion.  Although he was considered a very masculine pop star, much of his style included feminine elements. For example, he was a wearer of eyeliner, high heels, crop tops, necklaces, lace, and feather boas, both…

  • 2021-2022 Season,  As You Like It

    ’80s Song Titles, Answer Key

    by Reyna Shumway, dramaturg Have you read the study guide in the playbill for As You Like It? Did you notice the page titles sounded like familiar ’80s pop songs? Do you remember the artist/band who performed them? Read on below if you want to see which ones you remembered correctly! Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds Let’s Hear it for the Bard (aka, Let’s Hear it For the Boy) by Deniece Williams Pop Life Prince Is This Love? Whitesnake If You Don’t Know Me By Now Simply Red

  • 2021-2022 Season,  As You Like It

    Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

    by Jessie Pew, dramaturg             I looked across the room. Standing there, holding a cup, was the most beautiful person I’d ever seen. They looked up and caught my eye and I knew immediately—I was in love. If you are anything like me, when you were younger (or honestly even now) you may have imagined, or even hoped, to have something like this happen: a moment when, out of the blue, and seemingly for no reason at all, the world falls into place and you finally experience love at first sight. After all, it seems to happen in most Disney movies and romcoms, and it seems so much easier than…