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Kathryn Hamilton is a British director who is now based in New York City. In addition to independent work, she is the Artistic Director of Sister Sylvester. For Sister Sylvester, she has directedThe Ventriloquist Circle at Dixon Place; Look Back In, an adaptation of John Osborne’s classic Look Back in Anger; a New York City tour of The Box Man; a site specific production ofPlay America at Saint Cecilia’s Convent. She and the company are currently developing Hideouts for Time, or The Whale. Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company recently invited her to present at their AsidesLive Symposium on Site Specific and Immersive Theatre.
Stefanie is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a plawright-in-residence at The Women’s Project Theater, and the recipient of a 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. Her plays have been produced/developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Lark New Play Development Center,The Women’s Project, Working Theater, Play Penn, Theater J, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and The Playwrights Realm.
Awards & Fellowships include: NYFA Fellowship, a NYSCA Artists Grant, The Lark Playwright Fellowship,Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference Fellowship, Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, WAMCo Collaboration Award, and the Helen Merrill Award. Stefanie is alumnus of the Women’s Project Lab and the Playwrights Workshop at The Lark. She graduated from Connecticut College and teaches playwriting at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twin sons.
Emma Weinstein is a New York and Oakland based director focusing on devised and immersive theatre. Emma attended Smith College and the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. In New York City, Emma’s work has been seen at the Occupy the Empty Space Festival, The Alchemical Theatre, The Emerging Artists Theatre, Paradise Factory, The Galapagos Space and regionally at the Access Theatre and Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle, Refuge PDX in Portland Oregon, The Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre in Northampton, The Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, the Washington DC Arts Center, The Davis Square Theatre in Boston and The Haymarket Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska. Emma’s production, Mom Baby God, an undercover look at the pro-life movement, is touring to theatres and festivals across the United States. Emma was a 2014 Drama League Classical Directing Fellow in residency at Shakespeare and Company and The Old Globe. Website: www.emmaweinsteindirector.com
Come My Beloved is a new play about race, intimacy and Detroit, Michigan. The play chronicles one Friday night in the lives of three Black and Jewish couples, all based on one real family. They are: communists Solomon and Sophie (1932); Noah, a PhD student, and Susan, an undergrad passing as white (1972); and Maya and Julia, recently relocated Brooklyn artists (2012). Through glimpses into the lives of these three couples, Come My Beloved explores the downfall and resurgence of one of America’s most important cities and the vastly different trajectories of two communities within it.