when it hurts // this body is just a house

“I wasn’t a girl, or a boy. I was me. Or both. Or neither. And so were they.”

Written by Patty Kim Hamilton

Directed by Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo


  • Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time

Language: English

Website: Facebook Event


when it hurts // this body is just a house is about two children living in the fantastical world of an adult relationship. It is about the childlike experience that accompanies intimacy, and the pain that can be infused in this sort of experience. It is a reflection on gender queerness, mental illness and drug abuse - a meditation on dependence, distance and care. Throughout the course of the play we see the fragmented memories of the growth and unraveling of Shoelace and K's relationship, as they fall in and out of love in their private world in the forest.

About the Playwright

Patty Kim Hamilton is currently in her masters in Playwriting at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Her Play, Peeling Oranges (developed as Playwright in Residence at the Shakespeare Academy Stratford) is the recipient of the Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2021 Radio Play Prize (produced through the SWR), received a Special Mention at the Autorentheatertage (Deutsches Theater Berlin), was read at the Bechdel Group, was published in Bella Triste literary magazine and was finalist for the Kleist Preis and semifinalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Award and Blue Ink Playwriting Award.


Alenka Kraigher
Megan Ermilio

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