Teenage Dick

Teenage Dick

January 6 - February 4, 2019
Morrison Stage

By Mike Lew
Directed by Josh Hecht

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


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.

Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


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



Mike Lew
Josh Hecht

Production Team

Peter Ksander
Scenic & Projection Designer
Sarah Gahagan
Costume Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Sharath Patel
Sound Designer
Kemba Shannon
Jonathan Cole
Fight Choreographer
Amanda K Cole
Intimacy Consultant
Eric Lyness
Props Master
Pancho Savery
Luan Schooler
Karen M. Hill
Stage Manager
Alan Cline
Associate Projection Designer
Megan Moll
Production Assistant
Jason Coffey
Board Op


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