Women Playing Hamlet

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she's somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she's a woman. How can Jessica figure out "to be or not to be," when she can't even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Woman Playing Hamlet is rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.

The Workhouse Performing Arts production of Women Playing Hamlet will be helmed by director Sarah Byrons while Joseph Wallen (WAF’s Director of Performing Arts) and Liz Colandene (WAF’s Performing Arts Coordinator) will be serving as the show’s producers.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
70 minutes


Actor 1/Gwen US
Actor 2/Jessica US
Swing for Actors 1 and 3
Rowan Campbell, Non-AEA, Swing for Actor 2

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master