Kate Hamill

DRACULA

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DRACULA

by KATE HAMILL

 In this new adaptation of Dracula from Kate Hamill, the playwright-actor confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker's original work, turning it into a feminist revenge fantasy.



Production Notes:

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

6 women, 3 men

DOCTOR VAN HELSING: 40s+. American. A female vampire hunter. She takes no crap from anybody. She is badass– and 19th century men do not, as a rule, appreciate it. 

MINA HARKER: 20s-30s. Very smart. Caring. Loyal. Wants to do the right thing. 

LUCY WESTENRA: 20s-30s Bright, funny, vivacious, playful, and mischievous. 

MARILLA / as cast: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human. 

DRUSILLA / as cast: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human.  

MERCHANT – a merchant looking to make a sale.

RENFIELD: any age: a madwoman. Worships Dracula. Believes that if she can earn his approval, she will be free. 

DRACULA / as cast (late 30s – late 50s.): A physically imposing man. He is....  extremely confident. Strong. Funny. Charming. Sexy. You’d like him, reader - no, really, you  would.

 JONATHAN HARKER (20s-40s): A nice man. A truly decent man. A lawyer; a man of letters; a slight man; a slightly fussy man. If being unkind, one could say he’s delicate. 

DOCTOR GEORGE SEWARD: (30s – 40s): The head physician of a lunatic asylum. 


Author

Kate Hamill

Playwright of the Year, 2017 - Wall Street Journal

One of the most-produced playwrights in America for 3 seasons running (2017-2020); wrote 2 of the top 10 most-produced plays of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

"inventive" - Ben Brantley, New York Times

"ingenious" - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“dauntless” - The New Yorker

Kate Hamill's plays have been produced off-Broadway (with Primary Stages, Classic Stage Company, Bedlam, and the Pearl); at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A.R.T., the Guthrie, ...[FULL BIO]