December 25th, 2016
A funny holiday scene from the story of Mrs. Hawking!
November 18th, 2016
The Mrs. Hawking series now has its own Instagram account!
Follows us to check out how we document the process of bringing part 2: Vivat Regina and part 3: Base Instruments to life onstage this January at Arisia 2017!
October 21st, 2016
New blog post! “True Gentleman”— a scene from the back story of Mrs. Hawking, an early moment in the courtship of Nathaniel and Clara.
October 14th, 2016
New blog post! We’ve begun work writing Mrs. Hawking part 4 and it’s posing some real challenges as a colonial story.
October 7th, 2016
September 30th, 2016
August 12th, 2016
New blog post! The special prop in Base Instruments is a cylinder gramophone! How in the world are we going to build one?
August 5th, 2016
New blog post! New production, new challenges! Let’s take a look at what we’re going to figure out with the staging of part three, Base Instruments.
July 29th, 2016
New blog post! As we bid goodbye to our friend and collaborator Frances Kimpel, we enthusiastically welcome Cari Keebaugh to the role of Mrs. Hawking!
June 28th, 2016
June 13th, 2016
June 9th, 2016
New blog post! We had our last rehearsal for the staged reading of part three, Base Instruments, on June 10th, and we planned our talkback and the contest to see who can guess Whodunnit!
May 25th, 2016
May 16th, 2016
New show video posted! Need to catch up on the Hawking story before you attend the staged reading of part three, Base Instruments, on June 10th? We now have a full-length video recording posted of our production of part one, Mrs. Hawking!
May 13th, 2016
New blog post! Here’s what new and exciting directions the story takes in the staged reading of Base Instruments with Bare Bones this June 10th!
May 11th, 2016
May 2nd, 2016
After you catch part 1 Mrs. Hawking and part 2 Vivat Regina at the Watch City Steampunk Festival, this weekend, check out this staged reading of part 3 Base Instruments this June with Bare Bones!
April 24th, 2016
Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina are at 2pm and 6pm respectively on the schedule for the Watch City Steampunk Festival ’16!
April 18th, 2016
We have times and a location for our performances at the Watch City Steampunk Festival!
April 15th, 2016
A series means characters grow and change over the course of many stories. Check out Mary’s character journey when we get to part 2, Vivat Regina.
April 8th, 2016
March 30th, 2016
March 18th, 2016
March 14th, 2016
There was a very specific color palette in the costuming of Vivat Regina. Learn how it helps tell the story!
March 4th, 2016
February 29th, 2016
Catch this creator interview about the Hawking series on Dr. Chris’s Radio of Horror!
February 26th, 2016
Considering joining the Mrs. Hawking cast or crew? Here’s the Team Hawking promise we offer to ensure a good experience with everyone we work with.
February 22nd, 2016
February 19th, 2016
February 5th, 2016
Mrs. Hawking TV pilot script available! Did you see Mrs. Hawking and think it would work on film? Well, now there is a version of the script adapted as a pilot for a TV show!
January 29th, 2016
New blog post! They say when the fan fiction starts, you’ve arrived. “Fan Fanwork spotlight – a Mrs. Hawking roleplaying game”
January 19th, 2016
January 5th, 2016
December 29th, 2015
December 18th, 2015
December 14th, 2015
Want to catch our shows but don’t have a membership to Arisia? We’re raffling off a full membership to Arisia 2016!
December 11th, 2015
Mrs. Hawking on the radio 12PM on 12/12! Catch the stars of Mrs. Hawking talking about our upcoming shows on Beyond the Horizon Radio at noon on Saturday, December 12th!
Character page added, The Clients.
December 4th, 2015
New blog post! Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina have been scheduled at Arisia 2016!
November 27th, 2015
New blog post! Meet Circe Rowan, the actress portraying our hero Mary Stone in Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina.
November 20th, 2015
New Mrs. Hawking story posted!!!
November 13th, 2015
New blog post! In true Sherlock Holmes tradition, all our cases come from the women of London crying out for a hero.
November 6th, 2015
New blog post! We love to create the illusion of a world with our storytelling. But what do you do to make things work when you discover a mistake like there is in Vivat Regina?
October 30th, 2015
New blog post! Vivat Regina will be continuing all our heroes’ character arcs. Here’s a preview of the journey of Mrs. Hawking.
October 23rd, 2015
New blog post! The best thing about doing a serial story? You have that much more chance to show the characters developing before the audience.
October 16th, 2015
New blog post! We have two casts and a crew for Mrs. Hawking and Vivat Regina at Arisia 2016!
October 12th, 2015
September 5th, 2015
New blog post! To enrich the world and engage the following of the series, check out the small continuity nods to be found in part 3, Base Instruments!
August 27th, 2015
New blog post! Base Instruments is drafted, bringing us a complete first trilogy for the Mrs. Hawking saga!
July 25th, 2015
Musing about how interesting back story can be once you start really getting to know characters in “What if the Colonel did black ops?”
July 17th, 2015
I’ve learned so much about how truly mean and socially maladjusted my hero is thanks to examining Early Installment Weirdness.
July 9th, 2015
Drafting has begun in earnest for the next Mrs. Hawking story! Get a look at how Base Instruments is coming together.
June 19th, 2015
Get a glimpse of Mary’s character journey in Base Instruments with this early draft of a scene!
June 10th, 2015
Working away on the third Mrs. Hawking play, Base Instruments. Turns out there’s a lot of story to pack into this whodunnit piece!
June 4th, 2015
Haven’t read the script for Mrs. Hawking yet, but need a little help picturing the action? Now the script is illustrated with images from our most recent production at the Watch City Steampunk Festival.
June 2nd, 2015
Costume designer Jennifer Giorno talks about how she MacGyvered Mary’s Victorian ballgown out of odds and ends.
May 29th, 2015
There’s a lot of meaning in the carefully-chosen color palette in our production of Mrs. Hawking.
May 26th, 2015
Interview with costume designer Jennifer Giorno on the Victorian menswear of Mrs. Hawking.
May 22nd, 2015
Gallery of Act II pictures now posted from Mrs. Hawking at the Watch City Steampunk Festival ’15! Thanks to John Benfield!
May 18th, 2015
New gallery of pictures taken during the performance of Mrs. Hawking at the Watch City Steampunk Festival ’15 by John Benfield! Act I now posted.
May 15th, 2015
May 7th, 2015
Mrs. Hawking goes up THIS SATURDAY at the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham!
May 4th, 2015
She likes big bustles and she cannot lie! Check the costuming for this Saturday’s performance of Mrs. Hawking!
May 2nd, 2015
Phoebe Roberts gives an interview for the NE New Play Alliance about what’s unique, fun, and original about our upcoming production of Mrs. Hawking!
April 29th, 2015
Tired of the same old tropes of superhero and action-adventure stories? Check out how Mrs. Hawking is specifically designed to buck the played out old conventions of the genres.
April 21st, 2015
Steampunk design choices are not just to add texture and character to our production. They can actually help get the message and meaning of the piece across to the audience.
April 18th, 2015
Mrs. Hawking is now proud to be featured on the complete schedule for events at the Watch City Steampunk Festival!
April 14th, 2015
Want a sneak peek of our production? Check out our new theatrical trailer for Mrs. Hawking!
April 10th, 2015
Do you write for the arts, theater, or general geekery? We’re looking for reviewers to come write about our upcoming performance!
April 8th, 2015
Steampunk involves turning conventions of the Victorian caper genre on its head. It’s only fitting that we take the conventions of the superhero team and do the same.
April 3rd, 2015
When you do an encore performance, there’s a lot you can do to reimagine the production the second time around.
March 27th, 2015
We have a cast list for our production of Mrs. Hawking at the Watch City Steampunk Festival!
March 26th, 2015
Like a Loss staged reading TONIGHT with Bare Bones 8PM at 6 William Street in Somerville, MA!
March 23rd, 2015
TWO REMINDERS! Auditions for Mrs. Hawking 7-9PM on March 23rd and 24th at Watertown Public Library! AND Staged reading of Like a Loss with Bare Bones at 8PM on March 25th at 6 William Street in Somerville, MA!
March 20th, 2015
Check out our performance space for our production of Mrs Hawking at the Watch City Steampunk Festival ’15!
March 15th, 2015
It’s challenging to convey emotional dimension through a proper military Victorian stiff upper lip! Check out how our rehearsal for Like a Loss at Bare Bones went!
March 13th, 2015
Mrs. Hawking is a kind of superhero, and hers is in many ways a superhero story. So isn’t it kind of strange that she doesn’t seem to have a name for her superhero identity?
March 7th, 2015
PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCEMENT! Encore performance of Mrs. Hawking to go up at the 2015 Watch City Steampunk Festival!
February 20th, 2015
Check out the beautiful costuming on our supporting cast for the production of Mrs. Hawking at Arisia 2015!
February 13th, 2015
February 7th, 2015
February 6th, 2015
“Like a Loss”, the ten-minute play about Colonel Reginald Prescott Hawking, will have a staged reading with Bare Bones 16: At War!
January 28th, 2014
You don’t really know you have a solid script until it succeeds in performance. Here’s what I learned about the Mrs. Hawking script from the production at Arisia.
January 23rd, 2014
Mrs. Hawking now has a page on TV Tropes! What literary devices do you think should be on the wiki?
January 20th, 2014
We built this set. In five days. Outside. In twenty degree weather. In the rain and snow. And look how beautiful it turned out! Check out the set for our production of Mrs. Hawking at Arisia 2015!
January 18th, 2014
We have accomplished our production of Mrs. Hawking at Arisia 2015!
January 9th, 2014
Arisia production update! We’re exactly one week away from Mrs. Hawking’s debut! And did you know you can purchase a Friday day pass to Arisia that will allow you to come see the show?
January 8th, 2014
Arisia production update! What’s the fun of a superhero story if they don’t kick a little ass? Check out the awesome fight choreography for our big badass heroes.
January 2nd, 2014
Arisia production update! A huge part of the appeal of period drama, Victoriana and steampunk in particular, is the flash and pagentry of the costuming. See how our characters are going about dressing the parts!
December 20th, 2014
Arisia production update! There is so much drama to be had from the dissonance between our heroes intense feelings and their typically English stiff upper lips.
December 16th, 2014
Arisia production update! Want to support our production of Mrs. Hawking? If you’re so inclined, here’s some ways you can help.
December 14th, 2014
Arisia production update! More prop creativity in how I made Cedric Brockton’s walking stick.
December 12th, 2014
Arisia production update! How I go about making a dynamic stage with the rehearsal process for Mrs. Hawking at Arisia!
December 5th, 2014
Arisia production update! Tonight’s read through marks the official beginning of rehearsals for Mrs. Hawking at Arisia!
December 4th, 2014
Quick production update! I made prop gas lamps for the set of Mrs. Hawking at Arisia!
December 1st, 2014
Quick production update! We have a portrait for the Colonel!
November 28th, 2014
The dialogue in a play is only part of the story. The rest is conveyed by carefully designing the physical storytelling.
November 21st, 2014
Production update! We’re going to have to distinguish our locations with bold, declarative touches. That’s why I want to do a good job with
the Colonel’s portrait for the set.
November 16th, 2014
Production update! Building a load-bearing set on a budget can be tough. But a little creativity can make that a lot easier.
November 13th, 2014
Cast announcement! We have a cast for Mrs. Hawking at Arisia ’15!
November 7th, 2014
Production update! Jumping in on the Arisia ’15 production of Mrs. Hawking!
November 4th, 2014
October 31st, 2014
New blog post! The client in the upcoming Mrs. Hawking story Base Instruments will be a Siberian ballet dancer. Here’s a scene draft working out her character.
October 10th, 2014
New blog post! Mrs. Hawking is a woman of remarkable talents, and rather glaring deficiencies. Learn about her strengths and weaknesses as a covert operative.
October 3rd, 2014
Our staged reading of Vivat Regina is accomplished! Here’s what I learned about the piece in the process!
October 2nd, 2014
Tonight is the night of Vivat Regina’s staged reading with Bare Bones!
See this video interview with Elizabeth Hunter, voice of Mrs. Hawking in the upcoming staged reading of Vivat Regina!
September 22nd, 2014
Mrs. Hawking now has a fan page on Facebook! Be sure to like us today.
September 19th, 2014
New blog post! Exploring the Rewards and challenges of serialized drama for the upcoming staged reading of Vivat Regina.
New blog post! Gabrielle Geller talks about playing Mary Stone in the upcoming staged reading of Vivat Regina!
September 5th, 2014
New blog post! The cast has been announced for the upcoming staged reading of Vivat Regina!
New blog post! Of course you’re going to compare our heroine to the SECOND most remarkable “Victoria” in Britain. “The two Victorias.”
New blog post! When fighting the patriarchy, it’s useful to embody it in a patriarch. Meet Nathaniel’s dad, “Mr. Ambrose Hawking”.
New blog post! What’s coming up for our heroes in the third installment of the story? Get a look in “Early development for Mrs. Hawking 3”.
New blog post! A look at the shape of the Mrs. Hawking uber-plot in “The arc-cycles that make up the story,”
New blog post! How ballet could be used as a metaphor to explore our hero’s inner life in future stories.
New blog entry! The unique contributions Mary brings to the table in “The talent for finding talent.”
New blog entry! Imagining how Nathaniel’s brother might appear in “Prowl After the Help — scribbling on a future inclusion of Justin.”
New blog entry! How to balance a main character’s aspirational quality with human believability in “A female power fantasy.
New blog entry! How Mrs. Hawking keeps at the top of her game in “Practicing” — scribbling on honing the craft.
New blog entry! Check out the announcement for “Auditions for Mrs. Hawking reading at McKinney Repertory Theater!”
New blog entry! Get a sense of the story chronology with “The Hawking timeline.”
New blog entry! Figuring out the Hawking boys in “After the Funeral”– some scribbling on Nathaniel and Justin.
New blog entry! Musings on a favorite part of the character creation process in “The art of names.”
New blog entry! Some development of the Colonel and his brother in “The Leftenant’s Daughter” — scribbling on the backstory of Reginald and Ambrose.
New blog entry! Everyone loves a crossover. Musing on blending fictional worlds and storylines “Across the universes.”
New blog entry! Pondering if the subplot to Vivat Regina is properly “how to introduce Clara.”
New blog entry! The first-ever scene written with Nathaniel’s wife. “The Other Mrs. Hawking”– scribblings about Clara.
New blog entry! Early version of a scene to appear in Vivat Regina– “I wonder… did she ever tell the Colonel?”
New blog entry! Check out the opening scene of the first sequel, Vivat Regina– Reading the Signs.
New blog entry! Even Batman got old eventually. Explore how Mrs. Hawking will handle that inevitability in Hawking, Incorporated.
New blog entry! Mrs. Hawking carries a lot of baggage that has shaped the unusual person she is today. Check out one of the major influences in On the theoretical “Gabriel Hawking”.
New blog entry! A ten-minute play set in the Hawking-verse, starring the mysterious Colonel Reginald Hawking, in his first-ever onstage appearance! Check out “Like a Loss”!
New blog entry! Large, close-knit families are an excellent source of drama! And in Victorian England, they were all the rage. Learn about the drama in our big close-knit Victorian family in The Hawking family tree.
New blog entry! A big part of the appeal of the Victorian period is the LOOK. See how we get the look of my imagination in Mrs. Hawking’s widow’s weeds.
New blog entry! Every brilliant Sherlock Holmes needs their Moriarty. What would our hero’s be like? Find out with An anti-Mrs. Hawking.
New blog post! Our hero doesn’t relate to many things most people consider normal, and it colors her view of the world. A major one of these is Mrs. Hawking’s asexuality, and its peculiar effect on her outlook.
New blog post! Class, money, and position in society are an important theme in our story Learn more about how it affects the lives of our characters in What Nathaniel does for a living, and other middle-class folks page!
A new page has been added to the site! Would you like a clear introduction to the characters in our piece? Need a reminder to help you keep them straight? Our Heroes now have informative profiles on the new Characters page!
New blog post! Mary Stone’s whole world has been expanded by being drawn into Mrs. Hawking’s– and now there’s no stopping her. Musing on what’s next for her in Mary’s big future.
New blog post! Learn about how Mrs. Hawking and Mary are supposed to represent the differing forces of radical and intersectional feminism.
New blog post! Victorian stories tend to be one of these two genres– here they are blended together! Read about Combining the Parlor Drama with the Caper for the stage!
New blog post! What is the most interesting thing about Mrs. Hawking’s name? The fact that it isn’t really her.
New blog post! Read the very first text for our story ever committed to paper in its original form in Mrs. Hawking, Act 1, Scene 1, Version 1.
Mrshawking.com, the official website for the story of Victoria Hawking and Mary Stone, goes live!