My Brooklyn Hamlet
Written and Performed by Brenda Adelman
DIrected by Charles Peters
Filmed and Edited by Ted Leib
Streaming April 23 – 25 and April 30 – May 2
A real-life Shakespearean tragedy in modern day Brooklyn…with some humor twisted in.
Part family comedy, part Greek tragedy – My Brooklyn Hamlet is Brenda Adelman’s acclaimed one-woman show about family, murder, love, betrayal and the awesome power of forgiveness. In 1995, Adelman’s mother was shot and killed by her father and within months he married her aunt. This is a story about love and hate, passion and numbness, and how to find joy after you’ve lost everything.
A co-production with Oceanside Theatre Company
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Cast & Team
Brenda Adelman received a best actor award from Zaki Gordan Institute for “Daddy’s Girl,” a short film based on her one-woman show, My Brooklyn Hamlet: A Meshugenah True Story, a best actress nomination at The Orlando International Fringe Festival and a Critics Pick at The Orlando and San Diego Fringe Festival. She also performed her critically acclaimed solo-show, My Brooklyn Hamlet for the Best of the Fest held by The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.. She’s performed MBH at The New End Theatre in London, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Michigan, Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, The Marsh, San Francisco, for Coalitions against Domestic Violence in NY, AZ and NM, for women prisoners in Los Angeles, spiritual communities (Church of Religious Science, Center for Spiritual Living, Unity Church and Jewish Communities) in HI, CA, AZ, and OK, at theatres, women’s groups, for college students and faculty in NY, AZ, MI and HI, for the US Air Force and at International Theatre Festivals in England and Austria. She is the recipient of a Hero of Forgiveness award from The Hawaii International Forgiveness Project and has been interviewed on Fox TV morning news and NPR.
Charles Peters (Director) began his professional career at age ten when he was cast to star in a television pilot. After appearing in several short films he studied for two years at the Dallas Film Actors Lab. Moving to Los Angeles, Charles landed roles in feature films, commercials and television shows including a brief appearance on General Hospital. Charles then starred on stage in Triple Espresso, touring nationally with the show for almost 2,000 performances. In addition to film, Charles’ stage experience includes over 250 plays and 4,000 variety performances in such places as Singapore, South Africa and Hawaii. Recent SRT directing credits include Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (2018), Return Engagements (2019), and Italian American Reconciliation (2020)
Ted Leib (Videographer / Editor) earned an MA in Film, Television and New Media from SDSU and has numerous video projects under his belt, including the recent SRT/OTC filmed play Donna Orbits The Moon. Also a director and actor, Ted is currently artistic director of Oceanside Theatre Company.