The Last Wife
September 21 - December 18, 2016Read More
KATE HENNIG wrote THE LAST WIFE. She began playwriting in 2003 as an expansion of her flourishing career as a theatre artist and teacher. THE LAST WIFE had its world premiere at the Stratford Festival in July 2015 and she is currently writing two companion pieces: THE VIRGIN TRIAL and FATHER’S DAUGHTER. This Queenmaker Trilogy views the Tudor queens Katherine Parr, Mary I, and Elizabeth I through a contemporary lens and dramatizes the complex relationship between women and power. Kate’s other plays include THE ELEVENTH DAVID, WATERWORKS and MORE. She is a diverse, multi-award-winning theatre artist, with more than 30 years of professional experience as a performer, including seasons on Broadway, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and with both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals. She has received two Dora Awards (RATBAG, BILLY ELLIOT); a Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (BILLY ELLIOT); three Betty Mitchell Awards (CABARET, BEAUTY QUEENE OF LEENANE, COSI); two Dora Award nominations (RIFLES, THE DANISH PLAY); two Betty Mitchell Award nominations (BERLIN TO BROADWAY, THE BLUE LIGHT); and a Genie Award nomination (32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD). She has an MA degree (Distinction) in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has recently taught at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, and Sheridan College. For more information, please visit katehennig.com.