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So, I’m visiting the local grocery store, and I’m stopped in my tracks by this image: two six-foot-long tables heaped with Halloween candy, placed directly in front of the Diabetes Center. I invite you to #DramatizeThis!
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Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today. Anne Hamilton is the producer and host. You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com
Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!
Interview with Murielle Borst Tarrant
Playwright, Director and Producer
(Season 3, Episode 5, Recorded July 12, 2012)
Anne Hamilton: Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! This is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting female artists working in the theatre today. I’m your host, Anne Hamilton. Today our guest is Murielle Borst Tarrant.
Murielle is a member of the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations. She is an author, playwright, director, producer, cultural artist, educator, and human rights activist. She comes from a long line of cultural activism with her family’s theater company, the world famous Spiderwoman Theater, located in New York City. For four years she served as the Special Assistant and liaison to Tonya Gonnella Frichner, the North American Regional representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Finally, she is the director of “Safe Harbors” Indigenous Arts/Theatre Collective at La Mama ETC.
Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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Playwright Kia Corthron gave a terrific speech as the Honored Playwright at the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference. We are privileged to post it here. It is a must-read! Thank you so much, Kia.
Kia Corthron was awarded a 2014 Windham Campbell Literature Prize. She is a contributing writer of Steel Hammer performed by Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, developed through ATL/Humana 2014 and premiering at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. Corthron’s Life by Asphyxiation, previously produced by Playwrights Horizons, inaugurated the Public Theater’s Public Forum Drama Club last October.
Other plays include A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick (Playwrights Horizons coproduction with The Play Company and the Culture Project), Trickle (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon), Moot the Messenger (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival), Light Raise the Roof (New York Theatre Workshop), Snapshot Silhouette (Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre), Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (ATL Humana, Mark Taper Forum), The Venus de Milo Is Armed (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Breath, Boom (London’s Royal Court Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre and elsewhere), Force Continuum (Atlantic Theater Company), Splash Hatch on the E Going Down (New York Stage and Film, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Yale Rep, London’s Donmar Warehouse), Seeking the Genesis (Goodman Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club), Digging Eleven (Hartford Stage Company), Wake Up Lou Riser (Delaware Theatre Company), Come Down Burning (American Place Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre), Cage Rhythm (Sightlines/The Point in the Bronx).
Awards and fellowships include the 2012 Lee Reynolds Award (League of Professional Theatre Women), Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Creative Arts Residency (Italy), Dora Maar Residency (France), MacDowell Colony, Siena Arts Institute Visiting Artist (Italy), Playwrights Center’s McKnight National Residency, Masterwork Productions Award, the Wachtmeister Award, Columbia College/Goodman Theatre Fellowship, Barbara Barondess MacLean Foundation Award, AT&T On Stage Award, Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, Mark Taper Forum’s Fadiman Award, National Endowment for the Arts/TCG, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, New Professional Theatre Playwriting Award, Callaway Award, and in television a Writers Guild Outstanding Drama Series Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Wire.
Most recently Kia has written two new plays, Megastasis and Slingshot, and a novel. She currently serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, is a member of the Writers Guild of America, and is an alumnus of New Dramatists.
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Congratulations to TheatreNow! guest Fran Tarr, who continues to create theatre all over the world. She has just returned from a working trip to South Africa. A theatre piece written by her young female collaborators with will appear in the EstroGenius Festival this month.
A message from Fran Tarr:
Our Young Women Artists & The EstroGenius Play Festival
An amazing opportunity to showcase the writing and performing talents of our young breaking walls women is happening at the renowned EstroGenius Play Festival on October 31st from 7:00pm to 8:30pm!!!
WOMEN SPEAK/WORLD LISTEN is a one-night theater event written by our young breaking walls women from Brooklyn, Bethlehem, Berlin and Cape Town and will be performed by Helen Beyene, Sofie Walker, Lexie Tompkins, Geri Nikole Love, Maggie Borlando and Margy Love under the direction of Chivonne Michelle.
All proceeds will support our breaking walls 2015 Barcelona initiative – so bring a friend or two, and if you will not be able to join us, please consider making a contribution via EventBrite. Tickets are $25.00 online and $30 (cash only) at the door.
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The TheatreNow! Archive is currently a work-in-progress and will feature all the Season Three’s podcasts in the upcoming month.
2014 has been a building year. We have expanded our staff with the addition of Danica Rodriguez and Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro. Our global outreach has increased with representatives in the US, UK, Asia, and South America, and we have plans to translate our interviews into Korean and Portuguese. We also have a Young Adult Representative to help us build more interest in the theatre profession, especially among young women.
Season Four will be dedicated to creating an oral history of six leading dramaturgs and theatre critics active on the American scene, with specialties in new play development, new musical development, dance, opera, women’s studies, journalism, and cultural criticism . In the interviews, I will explore questions such as: How can we take advantage of advances in technology to push the dramaturgical profession forward? How have others done so? Do leading practitioners in the arts of dramaturgy and theatre criticism have anything in common? What is it? How can I expand my own practice to become an independent curator, journalist and advocate in a meaningful way? How can I advance the gender parity movement among theatre artists? How can I add content to the current movement for archiving theatre artists’ and companies’ works? How can I help the public to meet and recognize female theatrical experts across all disciplines? And, How can I use my dramaturgical skills and access to help young adults become interested in pursuing any of the theatrical professions?
Anne Hamilton, Producer and Host
Otto Bost, Sound Designer
Cate Cammarata, US Representative
Walter Byongsok Chon, Asia Representative
Natalie Pandya, UK Representative
Danica Rodriguez, Young Adult Representative
Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro, South America Representative
Nancy Ford, Composer, TheatreNow! Theme
Helaine Gawlica, Digital Archivist and Website Creator
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I am thrilled to announce the publication of my article, “Freelance dramaturgs in the twenty-first century: journalists, advocates, and curators” in the ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO DRAMATURGY (ISBN: 978-0-415-65849-2,published on July 29, 2014), edited by Magda Romanska. My chapter is the only one on freelance dramaturgy in the book.
The article details the creation and development of Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!, as well as other tools I have used to utilize technology, cultural interconnectedness, and entrepreneurship to expand the role of the dramaturg in the 21st century.
It appears as the 18th chapter of the book, in the Age of Globalization section. TheatreNow’s Asia Representative Walter Byongsok Chon also contributed a chapter in the same section, entitled, “Intercultural dramaturgy: dramaturg as cultural liaison”.
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Congratulations to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!’s Inaugural Podcast guest Quiara Alegria Hudes. She leads off the cover story of this month’s THE DRAMATIST magazine with an article on “Subject”.