The Dashwood sisters are in a precarious position (and, the center of gossip) after the sudden death of their father. Practical Elinor and playful Marianne must both find husbands to secure their finances and social standing. But finding love in a society where appearances are everything can be...well, it's complicated. Jane Austen's beloved novel is brought to life with a sparkling contemporary voice in Kate Hamill's bold, theatrical adaptation.


Kate Hamill, an NYC-based playwright and actor, is originally from the farms and fields of upstate New York. She lives in Queens with her partner, Jason O'Connell. She’s in her mid-30s. As a writer, Kate specializes in stories about people who struggle to reconcile the demands of society with the dictates of their consciences. As an actor, she tends to play truth-tellers, oddballs and misfits. In 2014, her adaptation of Sense and Sensibility (in which she originated the role of Marianne) premiered off-off-Broadway. S&S was named to the Top 10 Theater of 2014 by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and the Huffington Post, which called it “the greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.” It was remounted off-Broadway in 2016, with Kate reprising her role. The remount was extended 4 times, running 265+ performances. It was nominated for best revival by the Drama League and 2 Lortels, and won the off-Bway Alliance Award for best unique theatrical performance. Kate is a member of Oscar-nominee Jose Rivera's writing/development group. Kate will be in the casts of 2017 off-Bway productions of her plays Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice, the Pearl and Primary Stages.

Cast + Crew

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Marcie Millard

Mrs. Dashwood, Anne Steele, Gossip

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Rachel Mewbron

Fanny, Gossip, Ms. Grady

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Robert Lee Hindsman

Mrs. Jennings, Gossip, Doctor

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Shelli Delgado

Elinor Dashwood

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Marcello Audino

Willoughby, Gossip, Thomas

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Michelle Pokopac

Margaret, Lucy, Gossip

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J.L. Reed

John Dashwood, Gossip, Sir John Middleton

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Jennifer Schottstaedt

Marianne Dashwood

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Bryant Smith

Colonel Brandon, Gossip

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Justin Walker

Edward, Robert, Gossip

Matt Brohammer

Master Carpenter

Lizz Dorsey

Technical Director/Scenic Painter

Laura Soldati, The [L] Agency, LLC

Public Relations

Cortney Loner

Production Management

Cody Russell

Properties Design

Karl Dickey

Scenic Painter/Carpenter

Pam Cole, Jennifer Jenkins


Josh Campbell, Sam Schaefer, Pat Young


Adam Bell

Master Electrician

Tom Priester, Cody Smith, Elisabeth Cooper


D. Connor McVey

Lighting Design

Haddon Kime


Rob Brooksher

Sound Design

Jordan Jaked Carrier

Scenic Design/Costume Design

Trevor Carrier

Scenic Design

Cole Spivia

Associate Costume Designer

Monica Cook

Stage Management

Ashley Anderson

Assistant Director/Co-Movement Designer

Anicka Austin

Choreographer/Co-Movement Designer

Kathy Janich


Jerry Siegal


Angela Aquino

Graphic Designer

Jan Wikstrom

Dialect Consultant

Kiernan Matts

Assistant Stage Manager

Dr. Christine Cozzens, Dr. Peggy Thompson

Austen Experts