By Patty Kim Hamilton

Part of 37 Plays, a national playwriting project to create a series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.


Re: Jane Doe is a play about intimacy, consent, and our language around boundaries, assault, and healing.

Examining the current state of discourse after #MeToo, the text uses personal stories from a myriad of characters to highlight the universal experiences of negotiating needs and desires.

One through-line (Jane Doe and John Doe) follows a woman after an assault, as she tries to communicate, experience and process her closest relationships and her own relationship to herself.

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Playwright age category: 18+


David Threlfall, Actor

"An outstanding play that managed to really take the temperature of where we're at with consent, respect, desire, lust."

About the playwright

Patty Kim Hamilton is a playwright, performance maker, teacher and director. In the 23-24 theatre season she is Playwright in Residence at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. Her play Schmerz Camp will have its world premiere at Theater Bremen in November 2023. Her play Peeling Oranges, about a Korean American family and their ghosts, won prizes in both Germany and the United States. She is represented by Suhrkamp

In partnership with York Theatre Royal