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Teacakes & Tarot: Will & MJ
Join us as we investigate the intersections of Tarot, gender, and Shakespeare's canon. Theatre-maker Will Wilhelm (they/them) leads a bite-sized interactive live-streamed Zoom session that will entertain, inspire, and enlighten! This time, we're excited to welcome our artistic crush, MJ Kaufman.

Created by Will Wilhelm (they/them) and Erin Murray (she/her) as development for their collaborative project, "Gender Play"
“Scenic” Design by Kathryn Lynn Morgen (they/them)

NOVEMBER LINEUP:
Wednesday, November 11: Sara Bruner (she/her)
Thursday, November 12: MJ Kaufman (they/them)
Friday, November 13: Meme García (they/them)

PAY WHAT YOU WILL DONATIONS ENCOURAGED at https://islandshakespearefest.org/JoinUs/Donate.html

Nov 12, 2020 06:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Will Wilhelm (they/them)
Co-Creator & Host
Will Wilhelm (they/them) is a trans/non-binary actor, writer, and educator based in Chicago. As a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, they reimagined genderqueer characters in As You Like It, Macbeth, and Bill Rauch's Oklahoma! Other professional highlights include Straight White Men (Steppenwolf Theatre), written and directed by Young Jean Lee, and RENT (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre) for which Will's performance as Angel received a BroadwayWorld Chicago Award. They have also had the pleasure of working with Victory Gardens, Northlight Theatre, Teatro Vista, About Face Theatre, American Theater Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Will is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and is represented by Gray Talent Group. With Erin Murray, they are the co-creator of Teacakes & Tarot and their debut solo show: Gender Play.
MJ Kaufman (they/them)
Guest
MJ Kaufman (they/them) is a playwright from Portland, OR. Their play MASCULINITY MAX was commissioned by the Public Theater where it also had a Public Studio production. MJ’s plays have been produced around the country as well as in Russia and Australia. MJ was a member of WP Theater’s Lab and has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, New Museum and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Along with Kit Yan, founded Trans Lab Fellowship, a program to support emerging transgender theater artists. MJ currently lives in Brooklyn with their dog, Milkshake and really loves to cook.