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Teacakes & Tarot: Will & Bill
An encore episode! 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, Bill Rauch (he/him).

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)

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Dec 10, 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.
Bill Rauch (he/him)
Guest
Bill Rauch (he/him) is the inaugural Artistic Director of The Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts. His work as a director has been seen across the nation, from low-income community centers to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Robert Schenkkan’s “All The Way” and its sequel “The Great Society.” From 2007-2019, Bill was Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bill is also co-founder of Cornerstone Theater Company where he served as artistic director from 1986-2006. Awards include: Independent Reviewers of New England, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Los Angeles Weekly, and nominations from Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Ivy Bethune Award from Actors’ Equity Association for his commitment to diversity in casting and producing. He has taught at UC Irvine, USC, and U.C.L.A. Bill was educated at Harvard College. He lives in NYC with his husband Christopher Liam Moore and their two children, Liam and Xava Rauch-Moore.