R+J: A Reimagination of Romeo and Juliet.

“The future is here. And it’s female.” 

Hypokrit Theatre Company and Access Theater present R + J, a female/genderqueer adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet. 

Tickets on sale now! 


ABOUT THE SHOW: R + J is set in a not-too-distant future in a society that has been purged of cisgender men. It’s 25 years past the extermination of the male sex and the government is still relying on martial law for order amongst the factions. The Montagues, the militaristic warmongers who executed the extermination, and The Capulets, the controllers of information and media, fight to regain dominance against the tightening grip of the Sovereign State. In this world of turmoil, the heirs of each faction stumble upon each other and fall in unexpected, passionate love.

Molly Houlahan’s R + J examines what happens when a new society relies upon the patriarchal structures of the past. Can a better world truly be reimagined anew if it relies on old systems of power, money, and love? Houlahan uses Romeo and Juliet to explore mainstream feminism and those who are in danger of being left behind in its wake.

Join us September 27th through October 14th at Access Theater for the revolution! 


Romeo: Charlie Aleman 
Juliet: Briana Sakamoto
Benvolio/Capulet: Chelsea Fryer
Mercutio/Paris/Montague/Apothecary: Ania Upstill
Friar/Tybalt/Lady Capulet: Tsebiyah Mishael
Nurse/Prince/Lady Montague: Jillian Geurts 


Director: Molly Houlahan
Line Producer: Madeleine Goldsmith 
Line Producer: Taylor Norton 
Stage Manager: Deidre Works 
Stage Manager: Laura Hirschberg 
Set Designer: Marisa Kaugars
Light Designer: Dallas Estes
Costume Designer: Lux Haac
Sound Designer: Renee Yeong
Assistant Director: Hannah Lang
Assistant Producer: Rachel Nortz 
Assistant Stage Manager: Tatyana Smith 
Associate Lighting Designer: Stacey Derosier 
Graphic Design: Emily Monjaraz