101 Stage Adaptations

16 - DRACULA by Kate Hamill (Ep. 50)

November 30, 2023 Kate Hamill Episode 50
101 Stage Adaptations
16 - DRACULA by Kate Hamill (Ep. 50)
Show Notes

Kate Hamill stops by the show to talk about Dracula, one of her many stage adpatations. This conversation is a full meal on taking risks, making writing fun, advocacy, and feminism.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Kate became a playwright on a bet with her friend
  • The dramatic question she crafted for Dracula and some of her other works
  • Intentionally writing fun characters and feminist plays
  • Advocacy, unions, and surviving toxic behavior in the industry

And more!

Resources Mentioned
Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really
Dracula is playing through December 24, 2023 at Portland Center Stage

About Our Guest
 Kate Hamill is an actor/playwright and she was the 2017 Wall Street Journal Playwright of the Year. Her work includes her play Pride & Prejudice, at Primary Stages / HVSF, Sense & Sensibility at Bedlam; Vanity Fair at the Pearl Theatre, Mansfield Park at Northlight , Little Women at Primary Stages and the Jungle Theatre, Dracula at Classic Stage Company, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B at Kansas City Rep, Emma at the Guthrie, and The Scarlet Letter. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway, at A.R.T., the Guthrie, Seattle Rep, PlayMaker’s, Folger, OSF, Trinity Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Dorset Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Dallas Theater Center, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf, A.C.T., Actors Theater of Louisville, & others. Her play The Little Fellow (or: The Queen of Tarts Tells All) is currently at the Cygnet Theater, and Emma at the Denver Center next year. She is currently developing a new adaptation of The Odyssey, a Christmas play called Scrooge for Senate; and several original plays including The Piper and The Light and The Dark. Kate has been one of the most-produced playwrights nationwide every season from 2017-2023.

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