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“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).


About Face TheatrE

Two videos featuring behind the scene footage and interviews with co-creators Will Wilhelm and Erin Murray and the artistic team along with official production 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

Chicago Reader

"[A] charming one-enby show."

"The Gender Play's The Thing" by Kimzyn Campbell


“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

Around The Town

“A tour de force and a must-see! …a forceful and captivating performance” ★★★★★

“Gender Play, or What You Will” reviewed by Julia W. Rath

SPLASH Magazine

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.”

"Gender Play, or What You Will – A Transformative Performance" by Jessie Bond

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 interview titled "An Interview with Will Wilhelm: Shakespeare, Tarot, and Creating Queer Spaces in Art" by Regina Victor. Published July 2021.

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.

Howlround Theatre Commons

An article titled "Gender is Performance: Why Trans* Actors Should Transcend the Character Breakdown" written by Will Wilhelm. Published February 2020.

An Actor's Arc

An interview with Shawn Douglass and Will Wilhelm available to watch on YouTube, to listen to through the podcast's home page or wherever you get your podcasts. Recorded July 2023.

The Daily North-western

"Q&A: Northwestern alum Will Wilhelm brings solo performance to campus" written by Rayna Song. Published January 2020.

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