as U like it

adapted by Em Weinstein & Michael Breslin with original music by Julian Hornik

With music, drag, and dance, this new immersive adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies imagines a world where we can live and love as each of us likes it.



A 9-minute film by Em Weinstein and Stella Baker filmed in August of 2017 and completed December 2017. Candace has played at film festivals all over the world. Visit for a press kit and more information.


Slave Play

By Jeremy O. Harris

Em directed the first developmental production of Jeremy O' Harris's new play Slave Play at Yale School of Drama as a part of the Langston Hughes Festival. in October 2017.


Stinney: an American Execution

By Frances Pollock

Em co-directed this developmental staging of Frances Pollock’s new opera with Jeremy O. Harris for the Prototype Festival


Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Em's all-female, pop-infused Romeo & Juliet took place in a Catholic School and featured songs by No Doubt, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Radiohead, West Side Story, and Zefferelli's iconic film score.


By Peter Weiss

This immersive take on Peter Weiss’s classic was set in a Juvenile Detention Center for girls and featured an all female cast. The audience entered through metal detectors and prison checkpoints, before walking into the prison shower room where the play took place.


A new immersive production created by Em Weinstein

What kind of dream would you like to have tonight? You are led to into a room. Inside you might find a teenager’s bedroom in the midst of a game of truth or dare, or the boiler room of a mysterious ship, or a Victorian prison cell. DREAMLAND is an immersive installation experienced one at a time. Each dream belongs entirely to each participant. You can play as you choose.


Come My Beloved

By Em Weinstein

Come My Beloved is a new play about race, intimacy, and Detroit, Michigan. The play chronicles one Friday night in the lives of three Black and Jewish couples, based on one real family: communists Solomon and Sophie (1930s), Noah, a PhD student, and Susan, a classical violinist passing as white (1970s), and Maya and Julia, recently relocated Brooklynites (now). Through glimpses into lives of these three couples, Come My Beloved explores the downfall and resurgence of one of America’s most important cities and the vastly different trajectories of two communities within it.

by Madeline Burrows

Em directed the 18-month national tour of Mom Baby God, which looks at the anti-abortion movement through the eyes of a 15 year old pro-life activist coming to terms with her sexuality.

By Noel Coward

This production of Noel Coward’s notoriously witty play was performed in the spring of 2012 at Smith College.

By Em Weinstein and Emma Kelley

This original interactive production explores the issues faces by young people before the 2012 presidential election. The show was set in four separate spaces within one building: a classroom, a farm kitchen, a prison and a massive map of the United States. The audience traveled between the rooms, led by actors and musicians.