Mary Elizabeth Hamilton will make her Off-Broadway playwriting debut next month with her new play SMART. Exploring how we let technology into our homes and our lives, the play will run March 30–April 23 with opening night set for April 6 at at 545 West 52nd Street.
Directed by Matt Dickson, SMART follows an ailing, aging mother, her exhausted daughter, and the companion smart device that allows them to communicate from afar. The cast will feature Christine Farrell, Francesca Fernandez, and Kea Trevett.
Hamilton is a Brooklyn-based playwright and Ensemble Studio Theatre Sloan Commission recipient. She was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at The Juilliard School, a Jerome New York Fellow at The Lark, and has participated in The O’Neill Theater Conference, New Georges’ The Jam, and more. Hamilton's play 16 Winters won the American Shakespeare Center’s New Contemporaries Award in 2018, and she has developed work with Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick, Studio Theater, EST, Page 73, and Ars Nova.
SMART is produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in association with the EST Youngblood program. SMART has already been optioned by AMC.
Additional creative team information will be released at a later date.