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Kyna Hamill

Kyna Hamill received her PhD in Theatre History from Tufts University and is a Senior Lecturer in Boston University's Core Curriculum and School of Theatre. She specializes in the visual culture of the Commedia dell’arte tradition. She has published articles in HowlRound, Print Quarterly, Theatre Symposium, and The Performance of Violence in Contemporary Ireland. She also edited They Fight: Classical to Contemporary Stage Fight Scenes, a collection of dramatic stage-combat scenes. Kyna is the co-founder of Two Roads Performance Projects and wrote Letters to Medford: A Play About the Past According to the Future. She also moderates the Spotlight Symposium Series at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown.

Theatre History Podcast # 16
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast # 16

Exploring the Surprising—and Disturbing—Origins of “Jingle Bells” with Kyna Hamill

19 December 2016

Michael Lueger talks with Dr. Kyna Hamill about her research into the background of the holiday carol "Jingle Bells."

Staging Local, Staying Small
Essay

Staging Local, Staying Small

25 September 2016

Kyna Hamill and Brianna Randolph discuss crafting Letters to Medford, a theatre performance by Two Roads Performance Projects in Massachusetts. 

Blood is Ancient, Blood is In
Essay

Blood is Ancient, Blood is In

5 January 2014

Kyna Hamill interviews Casey Kaleba—a certified fight instructor with Society of American Fight Directors and blood expert—about the secrets to using blood in production. 

Homer’s Trojan War on Boston Stages
Essay

Homer’s Trojan War on Boston Stages

4 August 2013

Kyna Hamill investigates the implications of addressing war on stage and shares a brief overview of Theatre of War.