Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


CityWrights in Miami June 14-17

Here’s a worthy event that came across my desk:

What:     CityWrights: A Professional Weekend for Playwrights:  A project of City Theatre, & part of its 17th Annual Summer Shorts Festival
When:    June 14-17, 2012
Where:   Hosted at the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami, Florida
For more info:  http://www.citytheatre.com  – CityWrights

Kick off the summer season at CityWrights! This exciting and informative weekend symposium of creative and professional development, provides training, inspiration, mentorship and support for playwrights of all levels of experience, with award-winning master artists and theatre industry leaders, in the heart of Miami.

Read the details here: CityWrights in Miami

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Anne to Speak on Panel in NYC

I’m looking forward to speaking on a Theatre Resources Unlimited panel in New York City next Tuesday. Here’s the information. All are invited.

Tuesday April 24th, 7:30pm (networking at 7pm)
The Forgotten Members of Your Production Team:
Casting Director, Dialect Coach, Dramaturg, Fight Coach and Others

With Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian & Robin Carus, Partners/Casting Directors, J&R Creative; Anne Hamilton, Founder, Hamilton Dramaturgy; designer/technical director Nadine Charlsen; fight coordinator David Dean Hastings (currently on the Stage Combat Faculty at AMDA, NY); dramaturg and casting director Catherine Lamm; dialect coach Amy Stoller of Stoller System: Dialect Coaching and Design.

Even when producing on a limited budget, can you afford not to have all the members of your team on board? Sometimes the extra cost is worth it for the finished product. And sometimes you’ll simply get yourself into more trouble than it’s worth if you don’t have experts advising and helping create the show you envision. You might have to juggle your budget, but don’t short-change your art. Know when a casting director can help you find the best talent. Consider how a dramaturg and a dialect coach can keep an eye on authenticity and offer social and political contexts to support the drama on stage. Learn the strict union rules about something as simple as a stage slap, and how a fight coordinator might be legally essential. And don’t forget your technical director and sound designer! We’ll also look at what the standard fees are for these invaluable team members, and how to work with each of them most effectively.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUnltd@aol.com

Location: The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor, NYC



Quiara Alegria Hudes Wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to Quiara Alegria Hudes, who has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She served as our guest for the inaugural podcast for Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!

The Pulitzer Prize in Drama is given for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life. The award is for WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, an imaginative play about the search for meaning by a returning Iraq war veteran working in a sandwich shop in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Congratulations, Quiara.

Please listen to Quiara speak about her early artistic influences and her artistic process here: Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Inaugural Podcast with Quiara Alegria Hudes.

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.



Now Playing – TheatreNow! Podcast with Jennifer Tipton

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. Jennifer Tipton is the final guest in Season Two. You may listen to podcasts and read the transcripts at http://theatrenow.wordpress.com.

 Jennifer Tipton

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!

Interview with Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer

(Season Two, Episode Five, Recorded October 29, 2011)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Podcast with Jennifer Tipton

Jennifer Tipton is well-known for her work in theatre, dance, and opera. In theatre, her recent work includes AUTUMN SONATA by Ingmar Bergman, directed by Robert Woodruff at Yale Repertory Theatre, and The Wooster Group’s version of Tennessee Williams’ VIEUX CARRÉ. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s THE NUTCRACKER for American Ballet Theater and Paul Taylor’s THE UNCOMMITTED. Her recent work in opera includes Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE directed by Bartlett Sher at La Scala and LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the Festival in Aix-en-Provence directed by David McVicar. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003, and in April 2004, the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008, she was made a United States Artist “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

You may read the interview here: http://theatrenow.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/theatrenow-interview-with-jennifer-tipton-lighting-designer/

This episode is dedicated to David Rogers.

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.



Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship

Great news! Fractured Atlas has accepted Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! for fiscal sponsorship. This means that listeners may now donate to help keep the series going. Your contributions will pay for necessary costs such as travel to the artist’s location, transcriptions, sound editing, and marketing. Your contribution will help create the next podcast!

You may donate online by credit card, with no additional fee for credit card processing, by visiting https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate/5901.

From now on, you’ll be seeing the following statement connected with all of our listings of interviews and podcasts.

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.

I’ve attached my Fractured Atlas application statement, which gives a great overview of the series. I am Anne Hamilton, your producer and host. Thank you for listening.

Fractured Atlas Application Statement

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! is a podcast series featuring some of the most important contemporary theatre women working in America. The series has been disseminated for free since 2009.I serve as the Producer and Host, and I have a staff including a Sound Designer, a theme Composer and two Program Assistants. With TheatreNow!, have expanded the free programming offered by Hamilton Dramaturgy, my international consulting firm, in order to promote the careers of other theatre women. Guests have included: Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jennifer Tipton, Kristin Marting, Paule Constable, Kamilah Forbes, and Catherine Filloux. The podcasts available for free on my blog http://theatrenow.wordpress.com and my website at www.hamiltonlit.com . I began the series in 2009 to provide the public with an oral history of the artistic influences and processes of influential contemporary theatre women working in America. TheatreNow!’s intention is to provide an equal presence of women working in the theatre so that any media program or documentarian can readily find female theatre experts to interview and feature. Season One featured seven episodes, some comprised of two parts. Season Two, which I am currently completing, features five episodes. The women featured are of many races and nationalities: Latina, African-American, French/Algerian, French-American, Italian-American, and British. Prominent playwrights, librettists, directors, curators, lighting designers, actors and producers have been featured. Season Three guests will include a British costume and set designer, a South African director, and a Venezuelan-American playwright. The podcast series is designed to highlight the careers of veteran theatre women and influential early career professionals. In February, 2012, I will post the podcasts on iTunes for greater exposure.

Freelance Dramaturg Anne Hamilton

www.hamiltonlit.com

hamiltonlit@hotmail.com

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Now Playing – TheatreNow! Podcast with Fran Tarr
Hamilton Dramaturgy's TheatreNow! - Season Two, Episode Four
Fran Tarr, Playwright, Filmmaker and Educator
(Season Two, Episode Four)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Podcast with Fran Tarr

Please enjoy the interview!

Fran Tarr is a writer, independent documentary filmmaker, and the Founder and Director of BREAKING WALLS. She was Education Director for the Women’s Project and Productions, and currently serves as the Education Coordinator at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Since 2006, she has volunteered leading play-making workshops in Israel, Liberia, and Palestine. She is based in New York City.

You may read the interview here: http://theatrenow.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/interview-with-fran-tarr-playwright-filmmaker-and-educator/

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.