Kate Hennig

Kate is a diverse, multi-award-winning theatre artist, with over thirty-five years of professional experience as a performer, including seasons on Broadway, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and with both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals. Kate received the 2015 Christopher Plummer Award for Excellence in Classical Theatre. Kate is currently writing two companion pieces to The Last Wife: The Virgin Trial (which will premiere at the Stratford Festival in 2017) and Father's Daughter. The trilogy is a contemporary feminist imagining of the Tudor queens Katherine Parr, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. Kate’s other playwriting includes: Wilde Tales - an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, premiering at the Shaw Festival in 2017; The Eleventh David - based on 9th century Japanese poetess Ono No Komachi; Waterworks - an epic family drama about the infectious nature of lies, set during the flu pandemic of 1918; More - a pre-industrial-age story of the culture of infertility.Kate lives and writes in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. www.katehennig.com