Hildegard: A New Musical by Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk

With a Machete Productions | Chicago Fringe Festival


Photo Credit: Thomas Bock Photography

Hildegard is an ongoing collaboration between writer/composers Ethan Krupp and Davyd Reddyk and director Elizabeth Swanson. The musical follows Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century nun and saint who wrote the first recorded opera and who tried to reform the church from within.


Creative Team

Writers: Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk

Director: Elizabeth Swanson

Music Director: Davyd Reddyk

Producer: Taylor Walters-Chapman

Stage Manager: Lucas Hart


The artistic team presented Act I of the musical at the Chicago Fringe Festival in Jefferson Park in September 2018. Hildegard was sold out for each performance, winning Unlimited Pass Choice Award and Top Seller Award for our venue.

Reddyk & Krupp are currently writing Act II.