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What You Will

Presented with Project Nongenue
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What You Will

Shakespeare's beloved Twelfth Night goes through the Nongenue machine

Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15

The remaining Noise Now performances through April have been canceled. We are working to reschedule our March and April Noise Now events for a later date. For more information, click here.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night begins with a shipwreck that disrupts everything – creating a leading lady who crossdresses for survival, social elites who accidentally fall in love with members of the “wrong” gender, a servant who courts a duchess, and other social anarchies. While previous productions have sometimes regarded the instances of queerness and gender non-conforming behavior in this play as the butt of a joke, What You Will centers an earnest exploration of these unconventional desires, bodies and identities. This production sheds light on the often-invisible machinations of gender and sexuality, and challenge us to consider what our own desires might look like in a world with less restrictive norms.

 

Running Time: 2 hours with an intermission


 

A limited number of $10 tickets are made available for all Noise Now events and are released at 10am ten days prior to each event. To purchase a $10 ticket, simply visit our website at 10am on the ticket release date and select the $10 ticket option. If $10 tickets are not visible online, then all available tickets have already been claimed.

 

For both performances of What You Will, these tickets will be made available at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 4.

 


A limited number of complimentary tickets are held for all Noise Now events. Please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at jmunozproulx@anoisewithin.org to check availability for this event.

artists + cast

Creative

  • Director: Olivia Buntaine
  • Associate Director & Movement Director: Marie Osterman
  • Stage Manager & Text Coach: Taylor Jackson Ross
  • Design Lead: Ann Slote
  • Design Consultant: Richard Fong
  • Music Lead: Clint Blakely
  • Company Manager: Al Washburn
  • Internal Support Lead: Robert Arthur Angell IV
  • Dramaturg: Mimi Ruth Stiver
  • Community Engagement Lead: Gabrielle Sigrist
  • Graphic Designer: Janelle Ketcher
  • Fight Choreographer: Caitlyn Grace

Cast

  • Sebastian : Robert Arthur Angell IV
  • Orsino : Ryan Brophy
  • Sir Toby Belch : Carlo Figlio
  • Feste: Max Havas
  • Antonio : Darius Levanté
  • Malvolio : Erin Manker
  • Viola : Kyra Morling
  • Olivia : Tiana Carol
  • Jack : Gabrielle Sigrist
  • Maria : Emily Jasmin Tuñon
  • Andrew Aguecheek: Noga Yechieli

Project Nongenue centralizes the voices of women and other marginalized identities within productions of classical theater and mythology. We aim to revitalize and reframe the role of vulnerable populations in some of our oldest stories by creating accessible theater imbued with the political and identity-based realities of our time. We want to break open the confines of the ingenue to see what is revealed, and what new we can build.