Louise Hamill (she/her/hers) has been an artist in Boston for over a decade, and co-founded Fresh Ink Theatre Company eight years ago alongside Jessie Baxter. She is currently Fresh Ink's Artistic Director, and although she identifies primarily as an actor and arts administrator, she also dabbles (heavily) in costume history and runs her life like a stage manager.
Louise believes in the power and urgency of new work and likes to say inflammatory things about canonical dead white male playwrights. She says, "running a theatre company has been one of the best challenges of my life to date and has made me a much better and more compassionate person too."
Her nominator agreed, telling StageSource, "Louise is perhaps one of the most dedicated and hard working individuals in the Boston theatre scene. Beyond being incredible at producing work, she also is able to treat everyone with kindness and compassion, truly creating a community wherever she goes!"
Up next for Louise (as in right now) is a weekend of new play readings! Fresh Ink is producing their first ever Ink Spot Festival which will showcase four new diverse plays in one weekend, Nov 2-4. She will also be acting in one of the plays--Idawalley by Maggie Kearnan and living her best life as a tough New England lighthouse keeper!
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