Hilary Chaplain

Performer, Teacher, Queen


Since 2005, Hilary Chaplain has been touring internationally with her award winning solo show A LIFE IN HER DAY, directed by Avner Eisenberg, and in variety shows worldwide with her short comic numbers. In 2018 she created a show in collaboration with other artists called THE LAST RAT OF THERESIENSTADT which won the top four awards when it premiered at the Lalka Tez Cztowiek Puppet Festival in Warsaw, Poland.… Read More


Hilary has been teaching Theatre Clown, Physical Comedy and Hospital Clowning since before the turn of the century at festivals, universities, hospital clown programs, corporations, schools worldwide.  Having studied with many of the world’s best teachers in the field, she has crafted her own method of teaching people to be authentic and vulnerable, playful and funny, daring and skillful. Her years on stage and on hospital floors have given… Read More



Last Rat of Theresienstadt

A Life in Her Day


Photo Credits

  • Michelle Bates
  • David Bishop
  • Ira Chaplain
  • Kaisa Chmura
  • John Huntington
  • Kirk Marsh
  • Stefan Schmidt
  • Tom Schultz
  • Geoffrey Squier Silver
  • Stefan Schmidt
  • Tomek Taracha


“Chaplain has opened herself wide and by sharing generously of her dreams and magical view of the world, encourages us to see the potential that is all around “
NY Theatre
“Mae West herself would have snorted with laughter.”
“Sort of a Lucy Ricardo – Little Tramp hybrid”
TimeOut NY
“It’s a piece on human condition… It’s about my struggle maintaining my dignity, and being taken seriously as a woman, while stumbling upon minor stumbling blocks and always coming out the winner.”
Ithaca Times
“Chaplain manages to go beyond mere slapstick and develops a sympathetic character that the audience can latch on to.”
Time Out New York


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