March 6, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Two witty and seductive plays about three salacious wordsmiths: Will Shakespeare, Kit Marlowe, and Aphra Behn.

Written by Liz Duffy Adams. Directed by Zoe Burke (OR,) & Antonio Miniño (BORN WITH TEETH)

What do William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Aphra Behn, King Charles II, and Nell Gwynne have in common? They appear in one of the two plays in repertory written by Liz Duffy Adams.

OR,, directed by Zoe Burke, is set against a background of a long, drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism; the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy about the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and first professional female playwright. 

Born With Teeth, directed by Antonio Miniño, is set against the backdrop of an aging ruler, an oppressive police state, and a restless, polarized people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the marvelous Kit Marlowe and up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other. 

OR, RUNTIME: 90 Minutes


Week 1
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm (OR,OPENING NIGHT)
Saturday, March 9, 2 pm (OR,)
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETHOPENING NIGHT)
Sunday, March 10, 2 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)

Week 2
Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Saturday, March 16, 2 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Saturday, March 16, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Sunday, March 17, 2 pm (OR,)

Week 3
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Friday, March 22, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Saturday, March 23, 2 pm (OR,)
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Sunday, March 24, 2 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)

Week 4
Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Friday, March 29, 7:30 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Saturday, March 30, 2 pm (BORN WITH TEETH)
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm (OR,)
Sunday, March 31, 2 pm (OR,)


March 6 & 7: Pay-What-You-Will Performances
March 8, 7:30 pm: Opening Night of OR,
March 9, 7:30 pm: Opening Night of BORN WITH TEETH
May 23, 2 pm: Pride Day: Or, (followed by Community Talk)
May 23, 7:30 pm: Pride Day: Born With Teeth (followed by Reception)


  • Suitable for ages 13+ 
  • Adult Language (including derogatory terms) and Themes
  • Choreographed Intimacy
  • Use of Haze
  • Choreographed Violence (Born With Teeth)
  • Partial Nudity – Torso (Born With Teeth)
  • Flashing Lights (Born With Teeth)
  • Use of Prop Gun (Or,)
  • Gunshot Sounds (Or,)


Breshaun-Birene JoynerAphra Behn (OR,)View Bio
Patrick Janssen
Patrick JanssenCharles II / William Scot / Jailer (OR,)View Bio
Chloe CarsonNell Gwynne / Maria / Lady Davenant (OR,)View Bio
David StallingsWilliam Shakespeare (BORN WITH TEETH)View Bio
Marc SinowayChristopher "Kit" Marlowe (BORN WITH TEETH)View Bio | View Website

Artistic and Production Team

PlaywrightLiz Duffy AdamsView Bio | View Website
Director (OR,)Zoe BurkeView Bio
Director (BORN WITH TEETH)Antonio MiniñoView Bio | View Website
Scenic DesignerJames W. JohnsonView Bio
Costume DesignerLisa Reneé JordanView Bio | View Website
Kolby Clarke
Lighting DesignerKolby ClarkeView Bio | View Website
Sound DesignerJorge OlivoView Bio
Props DesignerEmily RankinView Bio
Intimacy Director / Dialect CoachAdi CabralView Bio | View Website
Fight Director (Born With Teeth)Sydney SchwindtView Bio
Stage Manager (OR,)Allison GoetzmanView Bio
Stage Manager (BORN WITH TEETH)Harirai KhalsaView Bio


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