What You Will

Bristol Riverside Theatre

2007
$120,000-first-time grantee

Bristol Riverside Theatre used Center support to develop and produce of a new rendition of Twelfth Night, created by Artistic Director Keith Baker and choreographer Donald Byrd in collaboration with hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari and a company of 13 versatile performers, including Miriam A. Hyman as Olivia. This project, entitled What You Will, explored Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; or, What You Will using a contemporary hip hop aesthetic. The production took place in February 2009.

Photo by Christine McMullen.