Department of Theatre and Dance
To Thine Own Self Be True:
Gender, Sexuality, and the Bard
Written by William Shakespeare
Conceived and Directed by Brad Myers
Streaming February 19 - 27, 2021
The genius of William Shakespeare has brought fresh insights into the human condition for over four centuries. Recognizing the timelessness of Shakespeare’s works, this production will explore modern day LGBTQ perspectives and confront gender stereotypes through a re-imagining of Shakespearean scenes, monologues and sonnets. Our portrayals will include famous love scenes played by same-sex couples; gender reversals in Julius Caesar, a non-binary Cleopatra; and so much more.
The cast includes Brianne Avina, Diego Barba, David Bourtros, Cecilia Cantu, Lexie Castellanos, Joshua Clark, Jimmy Haynie, Molly Heng, Duncan Hoge, Teya Juarez, Krishan Joshi, Emily King, Cassidy LeClair, Rachel Marie Maciel, Ethan MaGill, Andrew Mickelson, Tyler Murphy, Kara Nist, Isabella O'Keefe, Rebecca Elise Packard, R.L. Preheim, Julia Prieto, Samantha Ramos, Carlos Sanchez, Andy Souk, Anthnoy teNyehuis, Andrew Trevino, and Jenna Valencia.
The production was rehearsed and filmed following strict Federal, State, and University protocols to ensure a safe, clean, and socially-distant production environment.