“They are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time: after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.” – Hamlet, II.ii
Hannah Noelle moved to Chicago from Seattle last July. On the way across the country, she stopped in Lenox, MA to train with Shakespeare and Co. While deepening her love of the Bard, Hannah discovered the power of vulnerability while performing Shakespeare and how that vulnerability speaks to an intimate audience. A couple of weeks after training, she had the pleasure of watching her roommate AC perform in Mercury Hamlet. Hannah fell in love with the double accessibility of that performance–for both performers and audience. Now, her journey will come full circle as Hannah shares the stage in company with the actors she so admired.
Elizabeth McAnulty Quilter is a Masters graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. A classically trained actor and clown, she has spent the last three years in Chicago performing, writing, and devising her own work. Most recently, Elizabeth wrote and performed in The First Fox, exploring the folklore of foxes, women and witches. She is an SAFD certified actor combatant, and a trained singer and dancer. Past roles include: Hamlet; Hamlet, Dromio of Ephesus/Syracuse; Comedy of Errors (Hampshire Shakespeare) Queen Elizabeth, Richard III (Backroom Shakespeare Project); Masha, Three Sisters (One Year Chekhov); and Sam Wainwright in Ayn Rand’s It’s a Wonderful Life (The Conspirators).