One Woman Hamlet
Shake(speare) the stigma surrounding mental health
One Woman Hamlet is a glimpse into the mind of Kate, the show’s creator, which has been written over three and a half years, supervised by mental health professionals, and from the heart of a creative who has dealt with mental health struggles her whole life.
Watch Hamlet come to life anew and break the stigma surrounding mental health, with the use of loop stations, puppets, projections, music, and audience interaction (with the option to wear a safety token should you wish not to participate), and of course, fun. Together, we can realize that It’s O.K Not To Be O.K. O
Admission is free (but donations are appreciated), since One Woman Hamlet is independently funded and any additional support makes a huge difference. Your contributions will make it possible for Kate to bring One Woman Hamlet throughout Chicago (6 free performances in various locations), and eventually, into Chicago Public Schools under the supervision of the show’s partner Hope For The Day, an organization that achieves suicide prevention through mental health education and outreach.
About The Creator.
Like so many others, Kate has had an intense journey with her own mental health and has lost many friends to suicide and depression. All of this inspired her to create One Woman Hamlet to create art that educates people and inspires conversation surrounding mental health. Her hope is that people can can better understand their own mental health and find the same peace and freedom she has found through art and education.
Kate works as a Community Outreach Coordinator with her company, One Year Chekhov, and has been fostering a relationship with Hope For The Day through this company for the past year.
Kate holds a B.A. in theater and a minor in music. Since arriving in Chicago seven years ago, she has continued her training extensively, working mainly as a classical performer throughout the city. You may have seen her most recent work in Chicago Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew. But One Woman Hamlet will be her most personal and uplifting performance yet, as she shares training and love of puppets, Shakespeare, music, and mental health with you.