Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Kitty Chen’s ROWING TO AMERICA
November 5, 2011, 10:35 am
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Leviathan Lab presents

Dark Nights Reading Series

Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC

November 19, 2 pm

ROWING TO AMERICA, a short play by Kitty Chen

With Leah Jacobs and Jodi Lin, directed by Awoye Timpo

A young girl is rowing to America in the moonlight. As she sings to herself, she recalls her older sister, who remains in the old world. . . and dreams of the unknown new world that lies before her.



Women In Stage Entertainment

Thank you to Women In Stage Entertainment (WISE) for posting my article, “Why I Created TheatreNow!” and my interview with Paule Constable. WISE was co-founded by Paule Constable and serves theatre professionals across the world. Membership is free.

http://members.wiseonline.org/page/features

Mission statement: WiSE is a networking and professional development organization for women in the stage entertainment industry. We strive to provide a dynamic forum where members can share information, opportunities and support while promoting equity, equality, and sustainability across the industry.

WiSE Objectives:

1. To offer women at all stages of their careers support, mentorship, internships and life long learning opportunities

2. To lobby to remove the barriers that women face in their daily working lives so they can flourish and thrive in their chosen careers

3. To ensure successful women in the industry are more visible and provide positive role models.

4. To illustrate ways in which women can continue to work in the industry once they settle down and / or have families.

5. To encourage the industry to look at working hours and conditions, childcare facilities, jobshare potential, continuous learning, re- entry access points.

6. To carry out funded research into the issues that affect women in stage entertainment industry and the ongoing effects those issues can have.

WISE is an organization that deals with the serious issues which currently profoundly affect a woman’s career choices head on. All contributions, ideas, suggestions are welcome.



Niegel Smith Part of the Joe’s Pub New Voices Series
November 3, 2011, 2:23 pm
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My prolific friend Niegel Smith is directing a new show starring Lady Rizo at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in NYC. Niegel and I worked on Andrew Barrett’s award-winning play RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS for the NY Fringe Festival. It was later published by Samuel French as CIRCUITRY. Niegel’s new musical show features the talents of Lady Rizo.

Shows: 9:30 PM – November 04; 9:30 PM – November 11; 9:30 PM – November 18; 7:00 PM – November 16. Price: $20 in Advance; $25 at Door.

Show Description: Lady Rizo has recently been ordained by the temple of glitter. Aggressively feminine and possessing a distinct absence of inhibition, she will lead you in a night praising the power of song, giggles, madness and glamorous glances in this new collaboration with director Niegel Smith (Assistant Director of FELA).

The ‘Cabaret Superstar‘ (New York Magazine), comedienne and chanteuse revives the genre by creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo & the Assettes in 2005 and has been in residence with Joe’s Pub with her sold out monthly show for over two years. She has collaborated on albums with Moby and Yo Yo Ma; and in 2010 won her first Grammy on an album with the acclaimed cellist. She is the Mistress of Ceremonies for current hotspot The Darby, a decadent modern supper club in the West Village.



Kitty Chen’s MISSUS MUSTARD
November 1, 2011, 1:28 pm
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Leviathan Lab presents

Dark Nights Reading Series

Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC

November 12, 2 pm

MISSUS MUSTARD, a brand-new draft for those of you who have come, or will come, to know and love her.

With Robert Baumgartner, Kitty Chen, Lynn Cohen, Ron Cohen, and Kurt Uy

Irascible, and a compulsive wiseguy, Missus M lives alone in a ramshackle cottage, hiking the woods and carrying on long conversations with her estranged son, Billy Lee. She gets by with a little help from her friends, but it becomes increasingly difficult for her to manage. With the help of social worker Betty Sung, Missus M tries to “clean up her act” so she can remain in her own home. But when Billy arrives out of the blue, a difficult situation becomes more complicated and emotionally charged, as mother and son confront their ancient grief. A mostly comedy.