Patty Kim Hamilton
Patty Kim Hamilton writes words for people and worlds that do not yet exist.
Her play Peeling Oranges, published in BELLA Triste magazine, received the SWR2 Radio Play Prize at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt 2021, the Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting, and received special mention at the Autor:innentheatertage 2021 at DT Berlin. At the HfMT Hamburg and at the Wildwuchs Festival (Theaterdiskounter Berlin) she developed her play Sex Play, which was invited by the European Theater Convention as part of the ENGAGE Festival. Her play when it hurts // this body is just a house was part of the playwright's workshop Cimientos 2021 at IATI Theater NY. She wrote A Letter To My Brother in the writers' workshop Unconventional Signs at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. In 2018, she produced and choreographed the immersive performance installation the crane wives, which premiered at SomoS Art House Berlin. Simultaneously, she directed the drag collective, JUICY!, performed in several venues in Berlin and New York, and accompanied Christopher Adams-Cohen's Hecate House at Theater im Delphie as dramaturg. She has also worked as an assistant for Netflix and Gob Squad, among others.
At Stanford University, she graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in Theater and Performance Studies, and received the Sherifa Omade Edoga Prize for Work Addressing Social Issues. She is currently studying Scenic Writing at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Her work operates at the intersection of the intimate and the political – reflecting on the body, language, and memory in her texts and works. Her artistic practice encompasses dramaturgy, directing, performance and writing, and is above all raw, delicate and poetic.