Merely Players' As You Like It
Merely Players is a passion project- a group of actors who are producing our own work so that we have the time and freedom to take our "play" seriously, working deeply with trust, honesty, and joy.
Founder Jen Alison Lewis spent January 2015 in training at Shakespeare and Company, an experience of intense collaboration and truthfulness. As You Like It is her effort to continue that complexity and clarity of work, sharing it with like-minded colleagues including director Dev Luthra . Focused on channeling universal truths through an open body and voice, our rehearsal process will incorporate some techniques of Shakespeare & Company to challenge the actors within our supportive ensemble. We will share this joyful and brave work with the public in two beautiful outdoor settings in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
As You Like It features fancy people roughing it in the woods- and discovering who they are when they can suddenly be anyone at all. It's a gender-bending romantic comedy full of vicious wit, silly philosophy, uncomfortable truths, bawdy jokes and (true?) love.
Your donation will go directly towards:
- actor stipends: so we can be paid for our work;
- minimal technical needs: so you can see us; and
- marketing: so we can bring this work to a wide
audience free of charge
Donating early helps us as we buy costumes and pay insurance, but a donation at any time is welcome! A few fun incentives are below...
Please join us at the parks in August, and help spread the word! Thank you for supporting us as we take the reins of our own work and play with- and for- you.