What you Will 

(or Twelfth Night)

a Project Nongenue production, written by Shakespeare

Original Production

The Actors Company, West Hollywood

Co-produced by Ann Slote, Olivia Buntaine, & Robert Angell

Lighting Design by Ann Slote

Directed by Olivia Buntaine

Choreography by Marie Osterman

Scenic Design by Richard Fong

About

What You Will is what happens when Shakespeare's beloved Twelfth Night goes through the Nongenue machine. In this shipwreck of identity, Project Nongenue marries movement, classical text, and the contemporary realities of gender and sexuality in an ecstatic, heartbreaking and unpredictable deconstruction of this famous comedy. 

What you Will -- revived workshop

After a successful run at the Actor's Company, the piece was deconstructed to be revived in a workshop setting at A Noise Within, Pasadena. This altered version added projection design, and reduced scenic and lighting design to its absolute minimum form. Instead of generic stage-lighting, a complex lighting rig was set up on rovers on the stage floor -- to be altered, colored, and dimmed each scene by the actors themselves. 

Unfortunately the revival was halted during tech due to Covid-19. Some examples of the projection content are shown below.

A Noise Within, Pasadena

Co-produced by Ann Slote, Olivia Buntaine, & Robert Angell

Lighting and Projection Design by Ann Slote

Directed by Olivia Buntaine

Choreography by Marie Osterman

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