Kate Hamill

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Kate Hamill is an American actress and playwright.

Hamill is known for her innovative, contemporary adaptations of classic novels for the stage. The Wall Street Journal named her "Playwright of the Year" in 2017.

Childhood and education[edit]

Hamill grew up in a farmhouse in Lansing, New York.[1] '

Sense and Sensibility[edit]

Hamill's ''Sense and Sensibility premiered in a short run at New York City's Bedlam theater Company in November 2014.[2] It had a longer run in 2016 directed by Eric Tucker, also at Bedlam.[3] Hamill played Marianne Dashwood.[3]

Vanity Fair[edit]

Vanity Fair was produced by Manhattan's Pearl Theater in 2017, with Ms. Hamill playing Becky Sharp.[4]

Pride and Prejudice[edit]

Hamill's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice premiered at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in 2017.[1] The production, in which Hamill and her long-term partner, Jason O'Connell, play the leading roles of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, transferred to Manhattan's Primary Stages.[5]


  1. ^ a b Murphy, Mary Jo (29 June 2017). "A Madcap 'Pride & Prejudice' in the Hudson Valley". New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Brantley, Ben (26 November 2014). "'Seagull' and 'Sense and Sensibility,' From Bedlam Company". New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Brantley, Ben (4 February 2016). "A Whirlwind of Delicious Gossip in 'Sense & Sensibility'". New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ Soloski, Alexis (3 April 2017). "A Hectic 'Vanity Fair,' Starring That Nasty Woman". New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ Soloski, Alexis (19 November 2017). "In This 'Pride and Prejudice,' Love Is a Zero-Sum Game". New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.