Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Catherine Filloux’s DOG AND WOLF Meets the Community in NYC

Dog and Wolf Meets the Community

Watson Arts will present 7 readings of Catherine Filloux’s new play, Dog and Wolf. When Jasmina, a political refugee seeking asylum in the U.S., suddenly disappears, her lawyer must track her down. Who is the dog? Who is the wolf? A psychological and political play of intrigue, identity and pursuit. The full schedule can be found below.  The readings run one hour, are followed by discussion, and everything is free. These presentations are part of an innovative effort by the playwright, to bring a theater experience to areas where theatergoing isn’t necessarily part of the everyday culture, and to focus on the neighborhood’s feelings and concerns surrounding issues raised in the play. Childcare and refreshments will be provided at some venues.  The play is directed by Jean Randich and performed by a company of actors including: Snezana Bogdanovic, Nadia Bowers, Aysan Celik, Lynn Cohen, John Daggett, Daniela Dakic, Elizabeth Hess and Antoinette LaVecchia.  Production manager: Sarah E. Peterson and stage manager: Jes Levine.  Dog and Wolf was produced earlier this year in a sold-out run at 59E59 Theaters in NYC.   The first community reading was at Still Waters in a Storm in Brooklyn this summer.  Please feel free to request a copy of the script or call/email with any questions.

Download the flier here: DOG MEETS WOLF COMMUNITY PROJECTS
November 5, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Rita’s Refugee Center
2342 Andrews Ave # 1, Bronx, NY 10468
https://a069-webapps3.nyc.gov/dsial/Agency_Detail.aspx?id=272

November 9, 2010 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Culturehub
In association with Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Sarajevo, Bosnia
47 Great Jones St. 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012
http://www.culturehub.org/home http://www.cjr.ba/en/

November 12, 2010 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Independence Care System New York
In association with the NYC-Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society & Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
25 Elm Place, 5th Floor (between Livingston Street and Fulton Mall) Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://www.icsny.org/building-a-community/events/dog-and-wolf/

November 14, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. YM & YWHA of Washington Heights, Inwood
With People’s Theatre Project 54 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10040
http://www.peoplestheatreproject.org/Peoples_Theatre_Project/Dog_and_Wolf_Series.html

November 16, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Hour Children @ Immaculate Conception School
179-14 Dalny Road, Jamaica, NY 11432   http://www.hourchildren.org/index.php

November 18, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Isabella Geriatric Center
With People’s Theatre Project 525 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10040
http://www.peoplestheatreproject.org/Peoples_Theatre_Project/Dog_and_Wolf_Series.html

December 1, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Anne Frank Center
38 Crosby Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013  http://www.annefrank.com/

Listen to: TheatreNow! Interview with Catherine Filloux – Part I -Thursday, 03 June 2010

Listen to: TheatreNow! Interview with Catherine Filloux – Part II – Thursday, 03 June 2010

See more Interviews and Features about Catherine on her website:  http://www.catherinefilloux.com/links.html

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THE STACY PLAY places in the top 100 – Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
October 17, 2010, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Playwrighting Awards, Theatre | Tags:

Writer’s Digest has just sent notification that THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE POEM – VOLUME I has placed in the top 100 entries in the Stage Play category of its 79th Annual Writing Competition. The play will be listed in the December 2010 issue of the magazine.



THE STACY PLAY to Appear in Julia’s Reading Room December 14th

On December 14th, I will direct a reading of my play THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I at Julia’s Reading Room in NYC. Held at the home of legendary producer Julia Miles, JRR is a program of the League of Professional Theatre Women. As a special treat, I will also direct and present a performance of my clown play BOUDOIR BENCH, which introduces a new archetype: the beautiful female clown. Please email me for more details at hamiltonlit@hotmail.com.

THE STACY PLAY was originally written as a one-act named AND THEN I WENT INSIDE. Kathleen Chalfant premiered the role of Stacy at the LPTW’s New Play Festival last November. THE STACY PLAY appeared last summer in TRANSITIONS, a juried Virtual Exhibition created by Pen and Brush, the legendary New York City women’s art collective. I have read scenes from the play at Pen and Brush and the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. It recently placed in the top 100 entries for the Stage Play category of the 79th Writer’s Digest competition.



THE BREAD OF FORGETFULNESS to be read October 19th
October 16, 2010, 1:01 am
Filed under: About Anne, Anne Reads from Her Work, NO PASSPORT, NYC Theatre
  • I am a member of NO PASSPORT, I have read from my work in our monthly reading series featuring fine writers like Carida Svich, Midaglia Cruz, Alejandro Morales, and Randy Gener. If you’re in NYC, please come to our next event on October 19th. NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press and INTAR, in collaboration with the Nuyorican Poets Café, will present HIBERNATING RATTLESNAKES: DEMONIOS – An Evening of Demons, Chupacabras . . . and things that go HISS in the night. I will read my play THE BREAD OF FORGETFULNESS. Description: A bakery, a Memory Haunting and a writer’s imagination collide over a Pan De Muerto on the Day of the Dead. Please join us at 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236. E. 3rd Street (Avenues B/C) in NYC (www.nuyorican. org).Suggested admission is $5. Bring Friends!


Recent Successes – Autumn 2010

Playwrighting

  • My play THE DELIVERY appeared in the 2010 Emerging Female Voices Festival on October 11th. This festival features 21 original works and is being produced by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project. The short comedy features a subway car, a maternity ward, and one determined little girl. Lori Wolter-Hudson directed.
  • I am a member of NO PASSPORT, I have read from my work in our monthly reading series featuring fine writers like Carida Svich, Midaglia Cruz, Alejandro Morales, and Randy Gener. If you’re in NYC, please come to our next event on October 19th. NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press and INTAR, in collaboration with the Nuyorican Poets Café, will present HIBERNATING RATTLESNAKES: DEMONIOS – An Evening of Demons, Chupacabras . . . and things that go HISS in the night. I will read my play THE BREAD OF FORGETFULNESS. Description: A bakery, a Memory Haunting and a writer’s imagination collide over a Pan De Muerto on the Day of the Dead. Please join us at 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236. E. 3rd Street (Avenues B/C) in NYC (www.nuyorican. org).Suggested admission is $5. Bring Friends!
  • On December 14th, I will direct a reading of my play THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I at Julia’s Reading Room in NYC. Held at the home of legendary producer Julia Miles, JRR is a program of the League of Professional Theatre Women. As a special treat, I will also direct and present a performance of my clown play BOUDOIR BENCH, which introduces a new archetype: the beautiful female clown.

Anne On the Air

  • On July 24th, I served as a guest commentator for the L.A. Theatreworks audio presentation of Lee Blessing’s GOING TO ST. IVES. The topic was Mothers and Sons in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and ALL MY SONS. The segment was aired nationwide on NPR as a companion piece to the broadcast of the play. An audio of the play and segment can be ordered at http://audio-sales1.amazonwebstore.com/Going-to-St.-Ives-Library-Edition/M/1580812791.htm

L.A. Theatreworks has a large catalog of audio recordings of important plays performed by leading actors. Its website is a terrific resource at www.latw.org.

  • Season One of my audio podcast series TheatreNow!, an oral history of leading American female theatre artists is complete. You can find it at https://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com . The inaugural segment features playwright and librettist Quiara Allegria Hudes, who wrote ELIOTT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE, and the libretto for IN THE HEIGHTS (2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee). Please listen to additional guests already online including: Ruth Margraff, Claire Lautier, Valentina Fratti, and Catherine Filloux, Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Farrow. Yvette Heyliger speaks about her play WWJD?, which has been nominated for nine Audelco Awards. (www.twinbiz.com). Listen to more Interviews and Features on Catherine Filloux at http://www.catherinefilloux.com/links.html .

Dramaturgy

  • I am currently approaching theatres hoping to locate a producer for Warren Bodow’s drama FRONTING THE ORDER, which I also dramaturged. The five character ensemble piece explores the ethics and practicality of using deception to gain a short term profit, and we see a premonition of the conflicts of our 21st century information age. Please send all inquiries to me at: hamiltonlit@hotmail.com . Warren is the retired President of radio stations WQXR and WQEW and received great reviews from The New York Times for RACE MUSIC last year on Theatre Row. He presented a very well-received staged reading at the Abingdon Theatre on September 29th.
  • Tom Cavanaugh, a long-time client, was given a staged reading of his play BEHOLD at the Utah Shakespearean Festival this summer. The drama, about a family’s disintegration after its son/brother was killed in a Columbine-type school shooting. Its plot hinges upon the very topical subject of peer bullying and violence. The play was very well received. Please contact me at hamiltonlit@hotmail.com for a press packet and copy of the script.
  • Broadway legend George Marcy performed his musical play THE BALLAD OF GEORGIE PORGIE (co-written with Bob Goldstone, who also serves as Musical Director) on September 12th at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. Here are his comments: “Anne Hamilton, with her insight, creativity and knowledge, is responsible for guiding THE BALLAD OF GEORGIE PORGIE to where it is today.” Bravo, George!
  • I still serve on the LPTW’s Mentoring Committee under Chairwoman Margery Klain. The committee is dedicated to providing mentoring opportunities to female theatre artists who are members of the League. Please see www.theatrewomen.org for an application.
  • Two plays which I dramaturged in the past appeared as readings in NYC this fall: Carrie Robbins’ THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, and Cheryl L. Davis’ SWIMMING UPTOWN (at the Abingdon Theatre’s 2010-2011 Staged Reading Series).

Publications

  • The Bucks County Women’s Journal published my article, “Advocacy for Women Playwrights” in my Page & Stage column (October/November). In the July/August issue I completed my profile of Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright.
  • The Open to Hope Foundation published four of my articles on Healing Through the Arts on its website www.opentohope.com. The series, on Maintaining Emotional Fluency Through Artistic Expression, revealed my healing journeys as a writer. “Writing Poetry Helps Thirty Years After Friend’s Death”, discusses how I discovered my internal soul-shift while writing the poem “Summer Storm”.

Public Workshops

  • I’ve been invited to teach a workshop of playwrighting and screenwriting at the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference next June. Please sign up at: http://www.pwcwriters.org/index.html


ScriptForward! #23 – A Specialty E-newsletter for Scriptwriters

This issue features a guest column by Paula Cizmar about SEVEN, a documentary play that honors courageous women activists from seven countries. She discusses the collaboration between seven female playwrights, and the continuing life of the play as it travels across the world

And please look over the “Recent Successes” section to see all the exciting events which are taking place.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s ScriptForward! #23



THE DELIVERY read in the 2010 Emerging Voices Fest/NYC
October 11, 2010, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Anne Reads from Her Work, NYC Theatre, Recent Successes, Works by Women
  • My play THE DELIVERY appeared in the 2010 Emerging Female Voices Festival on October 11th. This festival features 21 original works and is being produced by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project through November 22nd. The short comedy features a subway car, a maternity ward, and one determined little girl. Lori Wolter-Hudson directed.