Hi, I'm Hilary
I'm a Chicago-based Actor, Writer, and Filmmaker represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent Inc. I've had the immense pleasure of working on stage with many Chicago theatre companies, some of which include The Hypocrites, LifeLine, Rivendell Ensemble, Steep Theatre, New Colony, Broken Nose, and Northlight. I am a company member of Bramble Theatre. I can be seen on television in Chicago Fire, as well as the films Older Children and Dad Man Walking. My work in film behind the camera began with my first short, atoms of ashes. I co-wrote, co-producer, and provided art direction for the film. It was accepted into 7 film festivals and the Best of the Midwest Award for Best Editing and Women of Now Anniversary Showcase Judges Choice Award. Timeout Chicago called the film “an exhilarating journey through cycles of love, loss, and rebirth that seems to encapsulate the entire universe in just seven minutes.” My other work has been as co-art direction for the short “My Name is Alex,” and writer/actor on the short films, “But Not Like That,” “803 Krug Park,” and “Curiously Lydia Prosper.”
As an educator, I have taught solo performance, autobiographical writing, acting, and Shakespeare with Storycatchers (for incarcerated and court-affiliated youth), Still Point (for incarcerated women), and Shakespeare Behind Bars (at IYC-Chicago). I also teach sexual assault prevention and harm reduction with Catharsis Productions.
COVID has been a wild ride for artists, but I am lucky to have worked this fall with Broken Nose Theatre on MARE by Michael Turrentine, and with The New Colony on Untitled Queer Romance or The Subject of You also written by Michael Turrentine and this winter on Down in the Holler by Val Dun, directed by Lexy Leuslzer with Mirrorbox.
Catch me on Season 8 of Chicago Fire: Episode 9
And the short film, Dad Man Walking.