AKA The Wacky Adventures of Will!
In November, I was very excited to be in the short film We Boy Scout, written and directed by Kyle Friedman and produced by Ben Brown and Shannon King! The film also features my dear friends Mayson Sonntag, Emily Mesa, and Elizah Knight!
In October, I was humbled and honored to direct and dramaturg Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (featuring Kathleen Mulligan and Craig MacDonald) for On the Verge, a collaborative organization between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Literatures in English at Ithaca College. The production was produced at the Cherry Artspace and was stage managed by Christina Johns!
Design by Casey Ingraham
I was absolutely thrilled and beyond grateful to play Hernando in House of Desires by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, directed by Marc Gomes and stage managed by Zach De Brino!! I was also incredibly excited to be the Fight Captain for this production!
I had the immense privilege and honor to be chosen as part of the ensemble for Chautauqua Theatre Company's virtual academy! Under the leadership of Andrew Borba and Stori Ayers, our ensemble participated in a series of workshops and classes from incredible folks like Budi Miller, Arlene Hutton, Sarah Wansley, Steve H. Broadnax, and Tia James! This experience changed my life, and I can never say enough how grateful I am for all of the people involved, for the friendships that I made, and the wonderful guidance and mentorship I recieved!
I was very grateful to return home to Louisville to play the Dauphin in Henry V with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, directed by Amy Attaway and stage managed by Rachel Pelgen!
In May, I was humbled to have my research paper published in the literary magazine Zoetic! "Taming Desire: Streetcar on Film" is an essay examining the key differences between the 1947 theatrical manuscript of A Streetcar Named Desire and the 1951 film adaptation, with special interest drawn to the performance of Vivien Leigh. I was also honored to receive the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership.
In March, I was humbled and honored to play Talthybius in Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of The Trojan Women by Euripides at Ithaca College Theatre Arts! The production was directed by Dean Robinson and stage managed by Brian Hanshaw! The in-person socially distant performance was later streamed on Broadway on Demand on March 20th! I also served as Text Coach on the CFC Arts production of The Seagull, directed by Willie E. Jones III and stage managed by Dawn West!
In November, I was ecstatic to play the Messenger in On the Verge's production of Euripides' Medea, directed by Claire Gleitman and stage managed by Christina Johns!
In October, I was immensely grateful and humbled to play Sam in the world premiere of Aaliyah Warrington's Gather Ye Children at Ithaca College Theatre Arts, directed by Marc Gomes and stage managed by Carolyn Ruby! I also played Whey-Face in Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's site specific production of Macbeth, directed by Matt Wallace and stage managed by Mollie Murk!
In September, I was beyond honored and beyond thrilled to play Crispino in The Cherry Arts production of Carlo Golodoni's The Fan, adapted and directed by Samuel Buggeln and stage managed by Maggie Lapinski!
In the Summer of 2020 during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I collaborated with Willie Jones on devising Muse of Fire, a four-part cycle play chronicling the entire Shakespeare and Marlowe history cycle. I directed the third part of the cycle, Wars of the Roses, as a radio drama, which I also dramaturged and sound designed. The production was assistant directed by Carolyn Best and Jessica Brock, and can be accessed here!
Design by Sally Shaw
This May, I was absolutely ecstatic to play Joseph II in a Zoom production of David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette at Ithaca College, directed by Dean Robinson and stage managed by Kayla Owen! I also produced and had a hand in directing the first Collegiate Quarantine Virtual Reading, presented by the Quarantine Bake Offs, inspired by the bake offs of Paula Vogel to help foster creativity during COVID-19. The show can be accessed here!
In December, I taught a series of workshops on playing Shakespeare at Floyd Central High School. In addition to this, I co-founded Strange Players, where I also serve as Co-Artistic Director!
In November, I served as production dramaturg for the IC Second Stage production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Rio Kohler and stage managed by Brenna Comeau!
I was absolutely humbled and beyond words to have played Somebody in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody at Ithaca College, directed by Cynthia Henderson and stage managed by Kayla Owen!
I returned home to Louisville, Kentucky, to take part in the mainstage repertory of the 59th Season of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, the longest running free Shakespeare festival in the United States!
I was immensely grateful to play Megs in the IC Second Stage production of Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe, directed by Elias Husiak and stage managed by Miranda Williams!
Photography by Josh Jensen
I was incredibly grateful to play Toby in Gian Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium, directed by Norm Johnson and stage managed by Krissy Burke at Ithaca College Theatre Arts!
In December 2018, I assistant directed and served as production dramaturg for Ithaca College Theatre Collective's production of We're Gonna Be Okay, directed by Friday Anderson with a creative team consisting of Friday, me, and Brielle Logan, who also served as production stage manager!
Photography by Lucy Gladstone
In October 2018, I understudied the roles of Sebastian, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Curio in the Ithaca College Theatre Arts production of Twelfth Night, directed by Catherine Weidner and stage managed by Amanda Balter!
In August 2018, I began pursuing my B.F.A. in Acting at Ithaca College, located in Ithaca, New York!