New York Theatre Workshop is currently presenting How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla, co-directed by Rachel Chavkin, Liliana Padilla, and Steph Paul. How to Defend Yourself will run through Sunday, April 2, 2023. This funny and honest play is set in a DIY self-defense class, where college students are learning to use their bodies as weapons. The cast of How to Defend Yourself includes Amaya Braganza (The King and I), Sebastian Delascasas (“Promise”), Jayson Lee (Hooded: or being black for dummies), Ariana Mahallati (The Sky's Forest), Teagan Meredith (“The Calling”), Gabriela Ortega (“Safe Haven”), Sarah Marie Rodriguez (“Manifest”) and Talia Ryder (Do Revenge). BroadwayWorld spoke with Liliana Padilla about the process of bringing How to Defend Yourself to the stage, co-directing the piece, and more. What inspired you to write How to Defend Yourself? I'm not sure I'd use the word ‘inspired', I actually ran like hell from this play. I think it was a play that was living in my body for a long time and existed underneath every other play that I wrote, but I was too consumed by fear and shame to be ready to share that story until the fall of 2016. I was in graduate school at UC San Diego, and I had the support of a wonderful community of peers, excellent teachers, and medical coverage, many […] How to Defend Yourself will run through Sunday, April 2, 2023, at New York Theatre Workshop. Show Info Get Tickets Tickets from $51.50 Cast Photos Videos
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