Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

Anne Hamilton, Contributor to Open To Hope

Anne has been a contributor to the grief support website OPEN TO HOPE for almost two years.

Anne Hamilton lost her best friend Curtis in a head-on car accident in 1979, two weeks after his high school graduation. Her emotional life became frozen and she has spent the last thirty years exploring all areas of self-expression, particularly through stage plays, poetry, theatre, art, and music. She is currently developing her own chamber-play-with-dance entitled ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT, about the way that grief moves through the body. Kathleen Chalfant performed her one-woman short play AND THEN I WENT INSIDE, about Stacy Lee Madison, an artist and scholar coming to terms with the triumphs and losses in her life. With Kathleen’s encouragement, Anne expanded that piece into the full-length play THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE POEM.

As a professional dramaturg and script developer in New York City for the past 19 years, Anne has helped leading writers and performers in all fields to express their grief, loss, hope and recovery in works of art through her website

Recent dramaturgy projects have included: Israeli filmmaker Judd Ne’eman’s STONE DANCER, about the human, personal cost of the Vietnam War and its aftereffects, and Enrique Menendez’s AboutFace, a short film about Enrique’s experience of living with HIV/AIDS. AboutFace was screened at the 2007 New York AIDS Film Festival.

Anne is an award-winning Columbia University graduate and the principal of Hamilton Dramaturgy. To ask Anne for help on developing your own play, screenplay, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, please contact her at

She has developed a one-day, experiential workshop on HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS that is available for hospitals, schools, and other organizations. Please inquire about it at

STAGE DIRECTIONS MAGAZINE Names Anne Hamilton an American “Trailblazer”
April 10, 2010, 12:00 pm
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Lisa Mulcahey’s article, “The Diversity of Dramaturgy” features Walt Disney Theatrical’s dramaturg Ken Cernigia, Playwright/Translator Carolyn Balducci, and Anne Hamilton.

The article features Anne’s working process and names her an American “trailblazer”.

Read the article here:

STAGE DIRECTIONS article featuring Anne Hamilton