90 Taylor Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520
The Ophelia Project seeks to investigate gender roles through creative analysis of the character Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Soprano Shelby VanNordstrand and choreographer Jeremy Blair bring awareness to historic gender roles and the repercussions of specific gender expectations while promoting gender equality. The artists explore Ophelia’s story through many mediums including music of Shostakovich, Strauss, Thomas, and American composer Jake Heggie.