DRACULA: A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY REALLY
By Kate Hamill
from the novel by Bram Stoker
Directed by Rebecca Rovezzi
October 14, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Performed at the Historic Firehouse
at the Parks at Walter Reed
Kate Hamill boldly reimagines Bram Stoker’s classic tale of vampires and finds new monsters just beneath the skin. The gothic tropes of villains who wear evil on their sleeve and damsels in distress are replaced by all-too-human monsters and ferocious women who stab at the heart of the patriarchy itself.
Credit: Ryan Maxwell Photography
This past Fall, I had the opportunity to sink my teeth into Rorschach Theatre's Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy Really, which was a project unlike anything I've done before! I got the chance to play three distinct roles, have fake blood drip out of my mouth (surprisingly minty!), and die not once, but TWICE on the firehouse floor. The cast and creative team were some of the loveliest people I've had the opportunity to work with, and this show truly pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Do You Feel Anger?
By Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Directed by Kelly Colburn
May 18-June 11, 2022
Sofia was recently hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency—and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. While they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen. An outrageous comedy about the danger—and absurdity—of a world where some people’s feelings matter more than others’.
Last Spring, I took on one of the most challenging but fulfilling roles I've ever played as Eva in Do You Feel Anger? The journey I got to take with her every night and her growth I got to partake in throughout the play helped me examine a lot of areas in my own life.
In early 2023, I had the absolute honor of receiving a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play for this role.