Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


STATE OF THE UNION – UNDRESSED

My ten-minute comedy STATE OF THE UNION – UNDRESSED will be read at Writing The Election, a non-partisan gathering featuring new writing about the upcoming election. Many thanks to Yvette Heyliger for giving me the opportunity to have my work read in Harlem. Unfortunately, I had a prior commitment to read my poetry at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village at the very same time, and won’t be able to attend. There’s still plenty of room at the event, though! Enjoy!

Description: It’s Saturday night at the White House. The Obamas are in a romantic mood.  But why is there a podium in the bedroom?

Download the flyer here: Writing the Election October 29 NYC

Twinbiz presents a non-partisan community event…

Writing the Election

Writers of all stripes celebrate the joy of the political process and Freedom of Speech in a quest to inspire citizens to Get Out The Vote on Election Day.

at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s

National Black Theatre

Monday, October 29th

7:00-10:00pm

2031-33 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

(between 125th and 126th Streets)

FREE and Open to the Public

For Information and to RSVP: writingtheelection2012@aol.com

This message has been endorsed by New Black Fest, Classical Theatre of Harlem and Blackboard Plays.

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



TheatreNow! Podcast with Margo Jefferson

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.  You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com

Interview with Margo Jefferson, Theatre and Cultural Critic

(Season 3, Episode 3, Recorded June 26, 2012)

Dowload the podcast here:

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Podcast with Margo Jefferson

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic who wrote about books, theatre, and the arts for The New York Times for 13 years. Her writing has also appeared in Bookforum, Salon, The Nation, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Vogue, and Newsweek, among other publications. Her book On Michael Jackson was published by Pantheon in 2005 and Vintage in 2006. And the essay she wrote on Michelle Obama, “Movin’ On Up”, was published in Best African American Essays: 2010. She also wrote and performed SIXTY MINUTES IN NEGROLAND at The Cherry Lane Theater and The Culture Project.

Download the transcript here:

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Margo Jefferson

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.



TheatreNow! Podcast with Rae Smith

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.  You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com

Interview with Rae Smith, Set and Costume Designer

(Season 3, Episode 2, Recorded January 13, 2012)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Podcast with Rae Smith

Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! This is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today. I am your host, Anne Hamilton. Today, our guest is Rae Smith. This Olivier and OBIE award-winning British designer works regularly in a wide variety of styles and genres. This diversity has taken her from Slovenia to Broadway. Her theatre designs are frequently seen in Britain in the West End, at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre de Complicité and in a variety of experimental theatre companies. She also works regularly in some of the world’s great opera houses. She won the 2012 Tony ® Award for Best Scenic Design of a play for WAR HORSE.

Download the transcript here:

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Rae Smith

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.



TheatreNow! Interview with Margo Jefferson

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.  You may listen to the podcasts and read the transcripts at http://hamiltondramaturgystheatrenow.com

 Interview with Margo Jefferson, Theatre and Cultural Critic

(Season 3, Episode 3, Recorded June 26, 2012)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Margo Jefferson

Anne Hamilton: Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! This is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artists working in the theatre today. I’m your host, Anne Hamilton. Today, our guest is Margo Jefferson. Miss Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic who wrote about books, theatre, and the arts for The New York Times for 13 years. Her writing has also appeared in Bookforum, Salon, The Nation, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Vogue, and Newsweek, among other publications. Her book On Michael Jackson was published by Pantheon in 2005 and Vintage in 2006. And the essay she wrote on Michelle Obama, “Movin’ On Up”, was published in Best African American Essays: 2010. She also wrote and performed SIXTY MINUTES IN NEGROLAND at The Cherry Lane Theater and The Culture Project.

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.



Anne to Read Her Poetry at the Cherry Lane

http://offbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/PJ-Gibson-Carol-Hall-More-Join-WOMENS-WORDS-at-Cherry-Lane-Theatre-1029-20121008

Please come hear me read some new poetry at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on October 29th at 7:30pm. I’ll be joining some terrific colleagues in this performance, which is a League of Professional Theatre Women event.

Please read the Broadway World article, and come on along!



Tom Cavanaugh Wins Lionheart Prize

Congratulations to my long-time client and TALF (Theatre Artist I Love to Follow) Tom Cavanaugh, whose ADAM & YOSHI has won the Lionheart Theatre’s Make the House Roar Prize for 2012. I enjoyed dramaturging ADAM & YOSHI, and am proud that it has gained so much attention in such a short time.

ADAM & YOSHI is a full-length serio-comedy. It features a young lawyer who is studying for the bar exam and falling deeper in love with Yoshi, a woman who dresses as a superhero. Adam bears with his unhappy home and career, but he learns from Yoshi how to envision a different reality for himself. Themes of masking, unmasking, complacency and bravery are interwoven as Adam’s all-American family adopts a change in values.

Tom, a Los Angeles playwright, holds an M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has been awarded numerous prizes and his works have been produced across the country. Highlights among these include: THE CIRCUS STILL COMES TO TOWN, produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC); DINER TALK, awarded first prize and produced in the 2001 Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival; ICONS and STARS IN CEMENT, produced in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s, Hollywood Boulevard Playwriting Competition at the Actors Playpen in Hollywood, California; ACE OF HEARTS, a commissioned work produced by Twilight Productions produced in Gilbertsville, Kentucky; BEHOLD, a 2010 finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and one of three winners of the 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting; and WONDER winner of the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from FirstStage Los Angeles in 2010.

Featured as a “Writer to Watch” in the March/April 2006 issue of “Script” magazine, Tom’s screenplays include HARVEST, a short erotic thriller, won third prize in Toucan Films Short Screenplay Competition in Burbank, CA., THE HEROES OF ’76, a semi-finalist in the 2003 Sundance Institute Feature Film Development Project, and THE WILDNESS TREATMENT, one of twenty scripts to receive Honorable Mention at the 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards.

In addition to winning the Lionheart Theatre prize, ADAM & YOSHI, has won second place in the McKinney Repertory New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas and is one of seven finalists at The New American Playwrights Program at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City Utah.



CONK AND BONE
October 1, 2012, 12:01 am
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Here is a message from Joe Musso, a playwright whom I met at this year’s Great Plains Theatre Festival. He’s one of my TALFs  (Theatre Artist I Love to Follow). His new play CONK AND BONE has two productions happening simultaneously in two different regions of the country. Congratulations, Joe.

Message from Joe Musso:

Below is a picture of the first rehearsal of the L.A. production my full-length play CONK AND BONE, which opens on October 19 and runs three weekends. The show is being produced by Mutineer Theatre Company and will be held at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre in the Pasadena Playhouse. Here is the website: http://www.mutineertheatre.com/2012/09/15/conk-and-bone/

You can follow Mutineer Theatre’s progress via Twitter at @mutineertheatre and/or #conkandbone. Rehearsal photos and productions shots will be posted.

Raconteur Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio, is also producing the play on the same dates. Its production will be held in the Club Diversity theatre space. Here is the website: http://raconteurtheatre.com/.