How to Defend Yourself

Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: February 22, 2023
Opening date: March 13, 2023
Closing date: April 2, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In a DIY self-defense class, college students learn to use their bodies as weapons. They learn to fend off attackers. They learn “not to be a victim.” Self-defense becomes a channel for their rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma and desire—lots of desire.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
Liliana Padilla Playwright
Rachel Chavkin Co-Director
Liliana Padilla Co-Director
Steph Paul Co-Director
Rocío Mendez Fight Director
Ann C. James Intimacy Coordinator
You-Shin Chen Set Designer
Izumi Inaba Costume Designer
Stacey Derosier Lighting Designer
Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer
Katie Young Stage Manager
Erica Hart Casting
Nicholas Petrovich Casting
Cindy Tolan Casting
Dawn-Elin Fraser Vocal Coach

Actor Role
Amaya Braganza N/A
Sebastian Delascasas N/A
Jayson Lee N/A
Ariana Mahallati N/A
Teagan Meredith N/A
Gabriela Ortega N/A
Sarah Marie Rodriguez N/A
Talia Ryder N/A
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2023 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Sound Design Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer
2 NOMINATED 2023 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Fight Choreography Rocío Mendez Fight Director