Following the success of acclaimed singer/songwriter Shaina Taub’s adaptation of Twelfth Night for America’s Public Theater, she turned her attention to As You Like It. The Public kicked off its 2017-18 season with their free Public Works musical adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, directed by Laurie Woolery. As You Like It featured over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Adapted by Taub and Woolery, with music and lyrics by Taub, the production was choreographed by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Public Works is The Public's local and national initiative that invites diverse communities from across New York to join in creating ambitious works of participatory theater.