Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy Intensive in Omaha

On May 23rd and 24th I’ll be joining UNO Professor of Theatre Cindy Melby Phaneuf, Walter Byongsok Chon and Heather Helinksy in teaching a dramaturgy intensive at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. I met Cindy last May while I was serving as a dramaturg at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She has put together a terrific intensive workshop, which will be led primarily by Walter. I will teach a section on dramaturging classics, using Carolyn Balducci’s adaptation of LYSISTRATA as a text.

This intensive is open to University of Nebraska – Omaha students only. If you are interested in the topic, please contact me at, and I will try to accommodate you in the future.

Attached is information on a 2 day intensive part of this summer’s offering for undergraduate and graduate students through the department of Theatre.  There will be 3 professional dramaturgs with MFAs from Yale, Columbia, and Harvard teaching this class with me.  We will meet for 2 intensive days on May 23 and 24—and then the students will participate in the Great Plains Theatre Conference for one day during the week following to see dramaturgs in action.  If a student can find 3 days in May—they can take advantage of this exciting learning opportunity.  The course is THEA 8000 for 3 credit hours—and beyond the days in May—the course will be completed as an independent project.

Questions—email or call Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf, 402.554.2552


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 –