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Who Can I Be Now?

Well, I'm uh. I'm Will. If the whole, "name of the website thing" didn't give it away too easily. I'm a deeply curious, semi-adventurous goofball with a penchant for following my passions wherever they may lead me. Born and raised on the banks of the Ohio River, I fell instantly in love with the performing arts, and... I've been doing this ever since!

 

As an actor, I am drawn to heightened text, developing new work, and trying to swim in the deep end of the swimming pool. Some favorites from the past year include working my way through the Shakespeare canon (only 24 to go!), workshopping, developing, and premiering a new piece with Daniel Passer (Cirque du Soleil), directed by Beth Milles (Broadway, Actor's Gang) which is touring the country in the coming months, and acting in some short films.

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As a director, I’ve worked regionally with organizations including The Schoolhouse Theater, On the Verge/The Cherry Arts, Strange Players, and I run a production collective with my partner. I have been lucky enough to assistant direct Seret Scott, Owen Thompson, and am gearing up to assistant direct Austin Pendleton on a new play this May. I am drawn to re-contextualizing canonical texts, developing new voices, and asking impossible questions. Sound fun?

Some Personal Faves

Font: Futura

Movies: Phantom Thread, Chimes at Midnight, Ran, The Royal Tenenbaums, Drive My Car

Books (Fiction): The Count of Monte Cristo, The Nickel Boys, Brave New World, The Brothers Karamazov, What We Lose

Books (Non-Fiction): ZealotLord Strange's Men and their Plays, Passing StrangeThe Dawn of Everything, The Aesthetics of the Oppressed

Plays: Henry IV Part 2, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Where the Mountains Meet the Sea, Downstate, We're Gonna Die

Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, William Blake, Artemisia Gentileschi, Kehinde Wiley, Marina Abramovic

Musicians: David Bowie, Mitski, Yves Tumor, Tom Waits, Scott Walker

Bands: The Magnetic Fields, Black Country New Roads, Death Grips

Portraits of Shakespeare: Sanders, Hilliard, Chess Players, Chandos, Buttery

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