Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


THE GUARDIAN Posts Research on UK Women in Theatre

“Women in theatre: how the ‘2:1 problem’ breaks down”

How well are women represented in theatre? New research by the Guardian in collaboration with Elizabeth Freestone shows a mixed picture. Find the full research results here.

(Excerpt)

Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage – but how well does the theatre really represent women?

New research by the Guardian, in collaboration with Elizabeth Freestone of Pentabus Theatre, shows that women are still badly under represented, with a persistent 2:1 male-to-female ratio.

The research, concentrating on the top 10 subsidised theatres for 2012-13, looked at female representation in a variety of areas from actors employed to the number of playwrights commissioned for the financial year 2011-12. Board of directors, chief executives and creative teams were also examined…

(c) The Guardian.



ADAM & YOSHI in L.A.

Congratulations to my long-time client and collaborator Tom Cavanaugh, whose play ADAM & YOSHI has been selected to be read at Play Club West in Los Angeles. The reading will take place on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 pm at Rise Up TheatreSky Lounge (formerly known as NoHo Stages) 4930 Lankershim, North Hollywood. I worked as a dramaturg on the play in November, and am proud that it is receiving attention so quickly.

ADAM & YOSHI is a full-length drama which features a young lawyer who is studying for the bar exam and falling deeper in love with Yoshi, 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.

Mr. Cavanaugh is a playwright whose BEHOLD was given a developmental workshop at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He won the Irene Bashore Playwrighting Award from L.A.’s FirstStage for his one-act play WONDER. He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Congratulations, Tom.