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Here is the link to my latest Bucks County Women’s Journal Article.
Writing in the Winter
By Anne M. Hamilton, MFA
I find it very easy to be creative when it’s very cold or very hot outside. I consider myself lucky to live in a four season climate, where I can experience the changing temperatures as well as the differences in light, which stimulate my senses.
This winter, my muse has been working overtime and I’ve completed a new full-length play as well as a 10-minute play and some poetry.
Something about extreme weather inspires me to delve deeply into my imagination and my emotions, and pull out whatever has gotten stuck there, or happens to be emerging into consciousness. I try to go with the flow, and harness my body’s natural rhythms, rather than fighting them by struggling to write, for instance, a comedy or a drama.
As a practice, I stop what I’m doing and sit down to write whenever I am struck by the muse, which I experience as a phrase, or a scene in my head that I can simply write down. For me, it is like going into a meditative state and transcribing the scene that is occurring to me.
For those who are new to playwriting, or are fine-tuning their writing process, it is possible to gradually train the mind to reveal its stories. This can be done by sitting silently for as little as fifteen minutes at a time, and writing down what appears in the mind’s eye. Then the time can be lengthened. It is useful to look over the writing on a regular basis and try to find a pattern that can be made into a monologue or a short play.
I think that it is very important for a playwright to give herself time to go into “the deep mind” as I call it – a meditative form of reflection which allows hidden gems to emerge.
By nurturing my creative spirit and enabling my imagination to leap in its own direction, I am building a pathway for fluent expression.
Anne Hamilton has 24 years of experience as a dramaturg. She is available for script consultations and career advising through firstname.lastname@example.org. Her play WHO’S ANDY WARHOL? was performed at The Lost Theatre in London in October, 2014. She will teach a playwriting workshop at the Philadelphia Writers Conference in June 12-14, 2015.
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On January 21st, I will speak on a panel for a book launch to be held at my alma mater, Columbia University School of the Arts. Please join us!
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“Anne has worked with GPTC playwrights for several years and has been lauded for her commitment, care and insight. She brings a great body of experience and a love of the theatre to every script that she works on.”
-Kevin Lawler, Artistic Director, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. USA.
GPTC 2015 IS SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 23 – SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015!
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It’s up! A video of the production of my short play WHO’S ANDY WARHOL?, which was performed at the Lost Theatre in Wandsworth, London on October 24th. This is one of the 10 winning plays from the British Theatre Challenge. the International New Writing Competition by the Sky Blue Theatre Company of Cambridge, England.
WHO’S ANDY WARHOL? portrays a medical crisis which redefines the relationship between two lovers when one contracts transient global amnesia.
I am very happy with the production, especially the actors Chris Towner-Jones as Matt, and Lizzie Stanton as Sarah. What a joy it is to watch my words come to life! I hope that you enjoy this piece produced by Mini Mammoth Films. This is the first of the winning plays to be posted on youtube.
Special thanks to Anne Bartram of Sky Blue, and Rah Petherbridge, the UK-based photographer who took these wonderful stills below.
If you would like to read the play, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you for watching!
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La MaMa Presents Urban Indigenous Arts & Culture Symposium
“Don’t Feed the Indians” -
A Divine Comedy Pageant
Friday November 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM
To see this performance Live on your computer
CLICK HERE: www.culturehub.org/live
Please stay tuned afterward with a discussion with the cast
Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery. A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante’s Inferno. A comedic look at the negative marginalization of Indigenous Peoples and the appropriation of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.
Directed and written by:
Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock), Director “Safe Harbors”
Indigenous Arts/Theater Collective at La MaMa Theatre.
(Choctaw, Creek, Delaware)
Henu Josephine Tarrant
(Kuna, Rappahanock, Hopi, Hochunk)
Choreographer – Nic Billey
Musical Design- Branden Tubby (Choctaw )
Scribe and Production Consultant- Timothy Dorsey
Musical Director- Kevin Tarrant
Costume/set design- Maggie Rice (Pawnee)
Piano and Historical Musical Design- Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile (Shinnecock) and The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
Production Apprentice- Kimberly Terrance (Mohawk Akwesasne)
Henu Josephine Tarrant
Tonya Gonnella Frichner based on her preliminary report on the Doctrine of Discovery
La MaMa Theatre in collaboration with the Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts and First Peoples Fund and the Ford Foundation through a grant from the FPF Our Nations Spaces Program.
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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.