VIRGINIA WOOLF’S ORLANDO is a new, evening-length performance inspired by the Virginia Woolf novel, with music by Shara Nova (formerly Shara Worden) and a libretto by Andrew Ondrejcak, who will also direct and design the production. Ms. Nova will play the title role. The character of Orlando lives through multiple centuries, embodying the fashion and customs of the day. Born a biological male, Orlando mysteriously switches genders in the novel and continues evolving – through sexes and occupations, circumstances of love, boredom, despair, and hope. 

Composer and lead performer Shara Nova                                         Librettist, director and designer Andrew Ondrejcak                       Dramaturge Joseph Cermatori                                                             Costumes by Andrew Ondrejcak 
Motion Graphics Thomas Eberwein

Performed by:
Shara Nova
Michael McElroy
Jodie Landau
James McVinnie
Brennan Hall
Liam Byrne

Developed at:
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy
Thread with support Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Senegal

Photo documentation by Tom Roelofs