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Kate Hamill



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Kate Hamill (playwright/Lydia Bennet, Lady Catherine) is an actor/playwright. She was last seen at Syracuse Stage in Noises Off. She was named Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year, 2017. Her work includes her play Pride and Prejudice at Primary Stages and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (in which she originated the role of Lizzy; nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award). Other plays include Sense and Sensibility (originated the role of Marianne. Winner, Off-Broadway Alliance Award; nominee, Drama League Award, 265+ performances Off-Broadway); Vanity Fair at the Pearl Theatre (in which she originated the role of Becky Sharp; nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award), Mansfield Park at Northlight (originated role of Mary Crawford), Little Women (Jungle Theater). Additional acting credits include: Cyrano (Amphibian Stage; “Outstanding Performance by An Actress” - DFW Critics’ Forum), The Seagull (Bedlam), Dreams of…Marsupial Girl (PearlDamour), General from America (HVSF). Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at American Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Dallas Theater Center, PlayMakers, Folger, Arvada Center, Trinity Rep, Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Dorset Theatre Festival and others; upcoming at Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Dallas Theater Center, Kansas City Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, and more. She is currently developing new adaptations of The Odyssey, The Scarlet Letter, and a Christmas play called Scrooge for Senate, as well as several original plays (Prostitute Play, In the Mines [developing with The Bengsons], The Piper). Next up: Little Women at Primary Stages; Kate will play Meg. Kate was one of the top 10 most-produced playwrights in 2017-2018, and one of the top five most-produced playwrights nationwide in 2018-2019. She lives in NYC with her fiancé, Jason O’Connell. http://www.kate-hamill.com

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