In May, Jillian will play Ophelia in the workshop production of Nako Adodoadji's “Kill Hamlet”. The play is directed by Carl Hancock Rux and will premiere at New York's prestigious Signature Theatre.
In a twist of meta-theatrical fate, a mid-career playwright named Alexandra comes face to face with her creation, a young heroine named Ophelia, who has been tasked with killing her former lover, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. Unwittingly, Alexandra switches places with Ophelia and is forced into a world in which she has little to no control. At its core, "Kill Hamlet" probes the role of identity, loss and free will when you think you are in control of your own story and discover you're not.