The Yale Herald wrote, “The Yale Dramat’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Stephen Kaliski, is a glorious, candy-colored technical wonder. A wall of lamps illuminates the theater, a disco ball sparkles, and a fluorescent moon changes colors overhead; the set becomes by turns a high school cafeteria, yoga studio, and stage for an impromptu rap battle. This is an eccentric and exuberant Midsummer, unabashedly ambitious in scale and directorial vision. It is a production which embraces the fundamental strangeness of the play, its psychosexual ambiguity and uneasy negotiation of the boundaries between dreams and reality...And indeed, the show is a dreamy feast for the senses, with stunning and memorable visual moments in every scene...Artistically, the production is a triumph, and its wit, inventiveness, and visual eloquence make one want to linger in this Dream long after the curtain has fallen.”
Thanks to my glorious cast of actors and my peerless designers: Jason Sherwood, sets; Marisa Kaugars, costumes; Christina Watanabe, lights; and Matt Sherwin, sound and music.