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World Premiere

Imogen Says Nothing

January 20–February 11, 2017

By Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by Laurie Woolery
Commissioned by Yale Rep

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street


All the world’s a stage, but in Elizabethan England, all the roles are given to men. Enter Imogen, who seizes a wordless walk-on in Shakespeare’s new comedy and recasts herself in a ferocious real-life leading role. Imogen Says Nothing is the wildly theatrical and subversively funny tale of an unforgettable creature refusing to let history erase her part.

Imogen Says Nothing is the recipient of a 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Development and production support are provided by Yale's Binger Center for New Theatre.

The Artists

Creative Team

Aditi Brennan Kapil

“Imogen grew from a typo, a remnant of a thought found in the first folio of a Shakespeare play, a cut. For me she's the voices absent from our canon: I needed to write her into the world. Humans are a story-based life form—stories are how we understand our reality, but also how we create new ones. Which is a fearsome power that belongs to everyone, even Imogen.”

Aditi Brennan Kapil


Laurie Woolery

“Aditi is a wicked smart writer who is not afraid to go into the dark, scary places where humor can be found despite its painful reality. Imogen is an exquisitely unique SHEro who absolutely refuses to be silenced.” 

Laurie Woolery


Cast Members

Ricardo DávilaRicardo Dávila

Nicholas Tooley, Fluffy 2

Christopher GearyChristopher Geary

Alexander Cooke, Fluffy 1

Christopher Ryan GrantChristopher Ryan Grant

John Heminges, Ned Whiting

Ben HornerBen Horner

Crier, Isaac

Thom SesmaThom Sesma

Richard Burbage, Harry Hunks

Daisuke TsujiDaisuke Tsuji

WIlliam Shakespeare, Warden

Zenzi WilliamsZenzi Williams

Anna Roos, Bear on Ice