Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Great Plains Theatre Conference Announces Playwright Selections

Once again, I will attend the GPTC in Omaha, Nebraska as a Guest Artist, to give my dramaturgical feedback to the selected playwrights and their new works below. I will appear on panels with Kia Corthron, who is the 2014 Honored Playwright. My fellow dramaturg respondents are Walter Byongsok Chon and Heather Helinsky. The conference will take place from May 24th to May 31st.

MainStage

  • Matthew Bennett, The Cause — Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cody Daigle, In the Bones — Scott, LA
  • David Hilder, Drown — New York, NY
  • John Morogiello, Civilizing Lusby — Montgomery Village, MD
  • Josh Wilder, Leftovers — Minneapolis, MN

PlayLab

  • Tiffany Antone, Twigs and Bone — Waco, TX
  • Claudia Barnett, Witches Vanish — Lascassas, TN
  • Anne Bertram, The Good Fight — Minneapolis, MN
  • James Christy, Egyptian Song — Princeton, NJ
  • Murphi Cook, Birds of America — Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nancy Cooper Frank, Daniil Kharms: A Life in One Act and Several Dozen Eggs — San Francisco, CA
  • Jennifer Faletto, Bathroom Hate — Boulder, CO
  • Lindsey Ferrentino, Ugly Lies the Bone — Merritt Island, FL
  • Daniel Giles, Sea Change — Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jessica Lewis, Knock Off — Brooklyn, NY
  • Bonnie Metzgar, You Lost Me — Chicago, IL
  • Tira Palmquist, Two Degrees — Irvine, CA
  • Robert Plowman, The Route 19 Roadside Choir Of Dead Babies Invites You To Visit “The Fountain of Youth” Museum & Gift Shop — Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Dean Poynor, Together We are Making A Poem In Honor Of Life — New York, NY
  • Cecelia Raker, Skinwalking — Brighton, MA
  • Amy Schleunes, IHOP Is No Rent-A-Center — Granada, Nicaragua
  • Jordan Seavey, The Third Thing — Brooklyn, NY
  • Celine Song, The Feast — Brooklyn, NY
  • Eva Suter, We Only Go Home in Retrograde — Austin, TX
  • Michael Tooher, The Perfect Sameness of Our Days — Portland, ME
  • Evan Twohy, Permission — Brooklyn, NY
  • Jennie Webb, Crazy Bitch — Los Angeles, CA
  • Nia Witherspoon, The Messiah Complex — Tallahassee, FL
  • Michael Yichao, Goose — Burbank, CA
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THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO DRAMATURGY – Coming soon

I’m very excited that my article, “Freelance Dramaturgs in the 21st Century: Journalists, Advocates and Curators” will appear in this new textbook, edited by Magda Romanska.

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http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415658492/

It’s available for pre-order now.

Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of “play making.” Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years, and it now permeates all kinds of narrative forms and structures: from opera to performance art; from dance and multi-media to filmmaking and robotics.

In our global, mediated context of multi-national group collaborations that dissolve traditional divisions of roles as well as unbend previously intransigent rules of time and space, the dramaturg is also the ultimate globalist: inter-cultural mediator, information and research manager, media content analyst, inter-disciplinary negotiator, social media strategist.

This collection focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes.

The contributions survey the field through eight main lenses:

  • world dramaturgy and global perspective
  • dramaturgy as function, verb and skill
  • dramaturgical leadership and season planning
  • production dramaturgy in translation
  • adaptation and new play development
  • interdisciplinary dramaturgy
  • play analysis in postdramatic and new media dramaturgy
  • social media and audience outreach.

Magda Romanska is Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dramaturgy at Emerson College, and Dramaturg for Boston Lyric Opera. Her books include The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor(2012), Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology (2012), and Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2014).



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