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Kate Hamill
Kate Hamill

The Odyssey

Behind the Scenes


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Writer and performer Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility)—Wall Street Journal’s 2017 Playwright of the Year and one of the 10 most produced playwrights for the last three consecutive seasons—talks with A.R.T.’s Director of Artistic Programs & Dramaturg Ryan McKittrick about adapting Homer’s The Odyssey, reexamining classic texts through a feminist lens, and centering complex female characters in her plays. Experience a scene from her new play, hear about the images, events, and research that have inspired her adaptation, and discover why she feels she has always been meant to adapt The Odyssey.

Hamill’s adaptation of The Odyssey engages with some of the most pressing questions surrounding the trauma of war, asking how we decide who our heroes are, and how we can learn to embrace healing and forgiveness to end cycles of violence.

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