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Will Wilhelm

trans/non-binary actor and queer crusader (they/them)

Will Wilhelm is a Chicago-based actor whose credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Children's Theatre, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre, and Williamstown Theater Festival. They won a BroadwayWorld Chicago award for their performance as Angel in RENT at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

In their free time, they enjoy board game nights, dancing in their collection of platform heels, and eating the gender binary for breakfast.

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Gender is Performance
Essay

Gender is Performance

Why Trans* Actors Should Transcend the Character Breakdown

24 February 2020

Will Wilhelm argues that trans* actors are particularly skilled at performing gender and questions why it is so rare to see them perform on large stages.