Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Listen to Anne on NPR on July 24th and Purchase online at LATW.org

7/24/2010: Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing. Starring L. Scott Caldwell and Caroline Goodall

L.A. Theatre Works is now rebroadcasting  GOING TO ST. IVES in its Radio Theatre Series. Anne is featured a guest commentator on the topic of Mothers and Sons in GOING TO ST. IVES PART II (after the end of the play), and the GOING TO ST. IVES WEB BONUS, available at http://www.bigcontact.com/latw . Anne comments on  ST. IVES, THE  GLASS MENAGERIE, and ALL MY SONS. The segment is now playing online. It played on 19 NPR station affiliates listed below on July 24th.  Click here to be directed to the L.A. Theatre Works website. Enjoy!

Station Affiliates

KCPB 90.9 FM, Warrenton, OR
KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City, MO
KMUN 91.9 FM, Astoria, OR
KNPR 88.9 HD-3, Las Vegas, NV
KPBX 91.1 FM, Spokane, WA
KPCC 89.3 FM, Los Angeles, CA
KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA
KRCB 91.1 FM, North Bay (SF)
KUNM 89.9 FM, Albuquerque, NM
KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle, WA
KUT2 HD, Austin, TX
KVNO 90.7 FM, Omaha, NE
WABE 90.1 FM, Atlanta, GA
WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago, IL
WCPN 90.3 FM, Cleveland, OH
WGBH 89.7 FM, Boston, MA
WICA 91.5 FM, Traverse City, MI
WMNF HD3, Tampa, FL
WRVO 89.9 FM, Oswego, NY



Recent Successes: Playwrighting Awards, Anne on The Air, Dramaturgy, and LPTW

Playwrighting

  • Two of my plays and a poem have been selected for the juried exhibition TRANSITIONS at Pen and Brush, Inc. in NYC. ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT (play), THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I (play) and GONDOLIER (poem) are appearing in the virtual exhibit at www.penandbrush.org through September 3rd. I read excerpts from both plays at the exhibition’s opening on June 3rd. THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I is an expansion of AND THEN I WENT INSIDE, premiered by Kathleen Chalfant at the Cherry Lane Theatre last November. Thank you, Pen and Brush. I am truly honored.
  • As a playwright member of NO PASSPORT, an unincorporated theatre alliance and press, I have read from my work in our monthly HIBERNATING RATTLESNAKES event. Plays include: ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT, THE STACY PLAY, as well as TYRONE’S SLIDE RIDE, a short, humorous/dangerous tale of gentrification in Brooklyn. Please join us at future HR events at the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236. E. 3rd Street (Avenues B/C) in NYC ( http://www.nuyorican.org).Suggested admission is $5.

Anne On the Air

  • My blog https://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com features TheatreNow! podcasts as well as my columns on Healing through the Arts for opentohope.com and interviews given to various stations.
  • On June 24th, I served as a guest commentator for the upcoming L.A. Theatreworks audio presentation of Lee Blessing’s GOING TO ST. IVES. The topic was Mothers and Sons in Blessing’s play, OEDIPUS REX, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and ALL MY SONS. The segment will be aired on NPR as a companion piece to the rebroadcast of the play, set for July 24th. Check my blog and website for the exact times and member station call numbers.

L.A. Theatreworks has a large catalog of audio recordings of important plays performed by leading actors. Its website is a terrific resource at www.latw.org.

  • I launched the audio podcast series TheatreNow!, an oral history of leading American female theatre artists, at https://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com . The inaugural segment features playwright and librettist Quiara Allegria Hudes, who wrote ELIOTT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE, and the libretto for IN THE HEIGHTS (2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee). Please listen to additional guests already online including: Ruth Margraff, Claire Lautier, Valentina Fratti, and Catherine Filloux, Yvette Heyliger, and Yvonne Farrow.  Upcoming guests include:  Lynn Nottage, Anne Kauffman, Kamilah Forbes,  and Maria Alexandria Beech.

Dramaturgy

  • I served as a script development consultant to Tina Andrews for her groundbreaking period drama CHARLOTTE SOPHIA, about the wife of King George III. Please see the Testimonials section for Tina’s comments on this wonderful collaboration.
  • I am currently approaching theatres hoping to gain a production for Warren Bodow’s drama FRONTING THE ORDER, which I also dramaturged. The five character ensemble piece explores the ethics and practicality of using deception to gain a short term profit, and we see a premonition of the conflicts of our 21st century information age. Please send all inquiries to me at: hamiltonlit@hotmail.com . Warren is the retired President of radio stations WQXR and WQEW and received great reviews from The New York Times for RACE MUSIC last year on Theatre Row. The Cherry Lane Theatre will  present a staged reading of his new play later this summer.
  • Broadway legend George Marcy performed his musical play THE BALLAD OF GEORGIE PORGIE (co-written with Bob Goldstone, who also serves as Musical Director) on June 9th at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. Carol Lawrence and Chita Rivera were in attendance. George will perform the show again at DTM at 8pm on September 9th. Here are his comments: “Anne Hamilton, with her insight, creativity and knowledge, is responsible for guiding THE BALLAD OF GEORGIE PORGIE to where it is today.” Tickets are $20 through www.donttellmamanyc.com This show is terrific! Don’t miss it!

LPTW Activities

  • After a whirlwind year of serving as Co-Secretary of the League of Professional Theatre Women, I have resigned in order to focus on hosting and producing a new League oral history podcast series. I will interview League members in the audio series LPTW Voices: Women Have Their Say. Many thanks to the League for this opportunity, and also to all the Officers and Board members who serve our constituency so faithfully. I treasure my League membership.
  • I still serve on the LPTW’s Mentoring Committee under Chairwoman Margery Klain. The committee is dedicated to providing mentoring opportunities to female theatre artists who are members of the League. Please see www.theatrewomen.org for an application.


Anne Interviewed by L.A. Theatre Works for NPR Show

On June 24th, Anne served as a guest commentator for the upcoming L.A. Theatre Works audio presentation of Lee Blessing’s GOING TO ST. IVES. The topic was Mothers and Sons in Blessing’s play, OEDIPUS REX, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and ALL MY SONS. The segment will be aired on NPR as a companion piece to the rebroadcast of the lay.

The broadcast is set for July 24th. Check this blog for an update with the exact times and member station call numbers.

LA Theatre Works has a large catalog of audio recordings of important plays performed by leading actors.Its website is a terrific resource at www.latw.org.

Lee Blessing’s compelling drama tells the story of the dignified mother of  a ruthless Central African dictator who travels to England seeking surgery for her failing eyes by an eminent opthalmologist. But her real motive triggers a profound moral dilemma and a bloody chain reaction of events with personal and political reverberations.

The performance features Caroline Goodall and L. Scott Caldwell.