“A tour de force and a must-see! …a forceful and captivating performance” ★★★★★
“Delightfully, unapologetically queer…"
Awards & Nominations
Equity Jeff Awards
Nominated for "Best New Work" (Will Wilhelm & Erin Murray), "Best Solo Performance" (Will Wilhelm), and "Best Lighting Design" (Gabrielle Strong).
MEDIA & PHOTOS
Chicago Theater Review
“This incredibly original theatrical production isn’t exactly a play. It’s more like a Happening or an Event… filled with fun, festivities and flights of fantasy.” RECOMMENDED
"Will and Will" by Colin Douglas
“A glimmering tour de force through some of Shakespeare’s most compelling characters and real-life lovers… Gender Play, or what you Will is an exuberant celebration of the potential of storytelling, filled with decadent costume reveals, surprise dance parties, a robust mastery of Shakespeare’s work, and the talent that is Will Wilhelm.”
"A Triumph of Will in ‘Gender Play’ at About Face Theatre" by Regina Victor
“Delightfully, unapologetically queer… Whether you’re a Shakespeare devotee like me or would normally pass on his work, do yourself a favor and come see this show. It’s something truly special.”
Interviews & PODCASTS
American Theater Magazine
An podcast interview by Theatrical Mustang host and non-binary performer K. Woodzick and Will Wilhelm titled "Will Wilhelm Lives Out Loud." Also available wherever you get your podcasts. Published April 2023.
An article titled "In a victory for actors who do not identify as male or female, a growing number of awards - including Chicago's Jeff's - are combining best actor and best actress to form one gender-neutral category" by Nara Schoenberg featuring an interview with Will Wilhelm. Published August 2020.
Actors TheatRE of Louisville
A Zoom panel discussion with non-binary actors conducted by The Actors Theatre of Louisville titled "Actors Theater Direct: Non-Binary Actors in A Binary World" featuring Will Wilhelm. Published May 2020.