Kate Hennig is a playwright, actor, teacher, and director. Her play The Last Wife premiered at the Stratford Festival in 2015 and has since had more than ten productions across Canada and the United States, and will premiere in Sydney, Australia, in September 2019. The Virgin Trial won the 2017 Carol Bolt Award for Best New Play, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, and has had several subsequent regional productions. For the Shaw Festival, Kate has translated and adapted Cyrano de Bergerac and Oscar Wilde's stories for children, Wilde Tales. Kate is Associate Artistic Director at the Shaw Festival and resides in Stratford, Ontario.
"Hennig's genius lies in taking us on a historical journey with the added bliss of some sharp right--and left--turns of her own devising." --Laurie Fyffe, Capital Critics' Circle