Kate Hamill


This title is now available worldwide, with some restrictions.



based on the novel by JANE AUSTEN

A playful twist on a classic

Emma Woodhouse prides herself on being a matchmaker with an impeccable track record, much to the chagrin of her dear friend Mr. Knightley. Her latest scheme revolves around the sweet Harriet Smith, whom Emma advises to reject a perfectly good marriage proposal in favor of another eligible bachelor. However, her best-laid plans are turned upside down by unpredictable displays of affection, unexpected rivals and Emma’s sudden realization that true love may have been under her nose all along.

With screwball comedy and surprises aplenty, this fresh, fast-paced world premiere interprets the Jane Austen classic with delightfully unconventional flair.

Production Notes:

EMMA is currently restricted in some areas, but open for applications for performance.

See Kate Hamill's EMMA at one of the great regional theatres in the world, The Guthrie. EMMA will play June 18-Aug 21, 2022. Click HERE for information and tickets.


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]

Sanctuary City Review

TRW Press Release

TRW Plays Announces New Acquisitions: SANCTUARY CITY, SELLING KABUL, ELEANOR and EMMA.


New York, NY

Leading theatrical licensor, TRW Plays, announces a slate of new acquisitions including Martyna Majok’s SANCTUARY CITY, SELLING KABUL by Sylvia Khoury, ELEANOR by Mark St. German, and Kate Hamill’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s EMMA. In taking on the exclusive representation of these premiere titles, Lysna Marzani, Executive Director of TRW Plays, said

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