Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

October 31, 2011, 6:57 pm
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Here’s a message from my good friend and fellow Columbia SOA graduate, Stacy Davidowitz, who is writing up a storm:

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SECTOR SEVEN as part of #serials@theflea

Thursday – Saturday at 11 PM

Tickets go on sale each night at 10, and they often sell out by 10:30.  If you plan on coming Thursday, you can now reserve tix at Things I can promise: glitter, gold, hero-coke, gynecology, a Latin lover, secret lesbians, a pop star, drama. You really don’t want to miss this one. Love, Stacy



In #serials@theflea, five teams of Bats perform original ten-minute episodic plays. The audience will vote for its three favorite pieces, which return the next week with a new installment. The teams with the two least popular stories must likewise come back the following week, but with entirely different serialized plays.

 Where: The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, Soho, NYC

When:  Thursday, Nov. 3; Friday, Nov. 4; Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 11 pm


My good friends Carolyn Balducci and Mira Spektor have created a commedia dell’arte musical for actors and puppets based on an Italian folk tale. It will have a staged reading in New York City this Sunday. I gave them some dramaturgical support during the development of this wonderful piece. All are invited!


A commedia dell’arte musical

Sunday October 30th @ 7 pm

In the ABINGDON THEATER’s Sunday Night Reading Series

312 West 36th Street (Bet 8th 7 & 9 Ave).



Encore Staged Reading of this Summer’s SRO at the Montauk Library in Montauk NY

Starring: Lilah Gosman, Dominique Grelsamer, Bill Krakauer, Dory Schultz & Mark Singer

Stage Director: Gary Swanson – Music Director & Piano: Barbara Ames

Location: June Havoc Theater – 312 WEST 36TH STREET (Bet 8th & 9th Ave)

Tickets $25 – call: 212-868-2005 –

A Message from Fran Tarr
October 18, 2011, 12:01 pm
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As a direct result of the message of my documentary, brooklyn bridges- to bethlehem & back, the Brooklyn cast members – Ryan, Shan & Fabie – have been selected to represent the United States at the United Nations International Year of the Youth “Take the Leadership” Conference. The Conference happens this year in Jerusalem from November 20 through 23.

Ryan, Shan & Fabie will join youth leaders from over twenty countries in lectures, workshops over the course of the four days, and the group will issue a culminating statement on the positive influence youth leaders can have on their own communities and the larger world.

There are three weeks left for us to raise the funds for the trip to the Conference via Indiegogo, and this is where I am hoping you will help by making a donation and spreading the word to folks you feel may also understand hope amazing this opportunity is for Ryan, Shan & Fabie.

Here is our Indiegogo link: (It’s so, so easy to use)

To get a better look at what brooklyn bridges is all about you can also check-out our website at:

Many thanks,

Fran Tarr

Fabie, Shan and Ryan

Now Playing – TheatreNow! Podcast with Paule Constable

Paule Constable is a UK-based lighting designer. She won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Design for A Play for her design work on WAR HORSE. In 2005, she became the first woman to win an Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design, which she followed shortly with two more wins. This season, her designs will appear in three Metropolitan Opera Productions: DON GIOVANNI, ANNA BOLENA, and SATYAGRAHA. Welcome, Paule.

(Season Two, Episode Three, Recorded August 6, 2011)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! with Paule Constable

Please enjoy the interview!

2011 Tony-Award Winner for Best Lighting Design for a Play - WAR HORSE

Paule Constable, Lighting Designer

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Paule Constable

A Message from Quiara Alegria Hudes

Here is some great news from Quiara Alegria Hudes, TheatreNow!’s first guest artist.

Dear friends and colleagues,

In 2006, my play (and proudest piece of writing) Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, was produced in New York, directed by Davis McCallum and featuring the outstanding Armando Riesco as Elliot and Zabryna Guevara as Ginny.

The story now continues with the second play in this triolgy. Please join me at Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut for the world premiere of Water By the Spoonful, part two of Elliot’s journey. The role of Elliot will once again be played by Riesco, and Guevara returns, this time as Ginny’s niece, Yazmin. Davis McCallum’s directing looks to be even more engrossing and exciting than last time.

Water By the Spoonful is about addiction, recovery, adoption, and choosing your adult path, all set to John Coltrane’s jazz. It is a large, sprawling piece of work set in Japan, Philly, San Diego, and Puerto Rico. I am very proud of this one.

Here are the details:

Water By the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

directed by Davis McCallum

Hartford Stage Company

October 20-November 13

Featuring Matthew Boston, Liza Colon-Zayas, Demosthenes Chrysan, Zabryna Guevara, Teresa Lim, Armando Riesco, and Ray Anthony Thomas.

For tickets and the performance schedule visit the Hartford Stage Company’s website here. For travel, both the Amtrak Hartford Station and the Megabus Hartford Stations are close to the theater.

Thanks, and I hope to see you there,



Fran Tarr is screening her documentary BROOKLYN BRIDGES- TO BETHLEHEM AND BACK tonight in NYC at 7pm. Please join the celebration. Fran revealed the inspiration and process behind the documentary in TheatreNow’s fourth episode  of Season Two last month. Brava, Fran! Photos are by Alex Nizich.

Watch nine teens' artistic journey

WHERE: Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 at 330 West 16th Street

(between 8th & 9th Avenues)

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 4 @ 7pm

RSVP:      Fran at or call her @ 212-989-7353

Teen writers and performers featured in the documentary
BROOKLYN BRIDGES- TO BETHLEHEM AND BACK – the writers and performers