Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Hamilton Dramaturgy Press Releases Two New Titles

Hamilton Dramaturgy Press has published two anthologies of plays and poetry. ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT And Other Plays and Poetry is a collection written in 2009. THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I was written in 2010. I had written such a large number of plays, short plays, monologues, clown plays and poetry, that I decided to publish it as a celebration of my twentieth year working as a dramaturg. The anthologies are available through www.lulu.com as paperbacks and Ebooks. I plan to publish one volume of my writing each year as a record of my literary muse.

The great American actress Kathleen Chalfant starred as my character Stacy Lee Madison in a production of AND THEN I WENT INSIDE in 2009. She encouraged me to expand the play, and so I turned it into the full-length THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I. It has been read and developed in many venues in New York City and Philadelphia.

In addition, I wrote almost twenty short plays and monologues in the last half of 2010, featuring such characters as a 9-point buck  (HEARTSHOT), an aid worker in Darfur (THE ONE), an animal shelter worker with a very long last name (THE HYPHENATA), and a transgendering youth who insists on creating his own identity (PRONOUNS). I also wrote five plays for clowns, four of them starring females.

I hope that you’ll enjoy these editions. Happy reading!

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Anne Now Appearing in L.A. Theatre Works Web Bonus Segment

Anne Hamilton is now appearing through January 15th as a theatrical expert in L.A. Theatre Works’  broadcast of THE LION IN WINTER, starring Alfred Molina and Kathleen Chalfant.

The interview covers the topic of “Dueling Families”.  Anne comments  on various aspects of family dynamics in HENRY IV and MAJOR BARBARA. Ethan McSweeney and Gavin Witt also serve as commentators.

Anne appeared in L.A. Theatre Works’ programming in July when she commented on Mothers and Sons in conjunction with the broadcast of GOING TO ST. IVES.

L.A. Theatre Works broadcasts recordings of classic and modern plays over nearly 20 NPR stations nationwide. Please check for local listings at http://www.bigcontact.com/latw .

Station Affiliates

CJSF 90.1 FM, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Jefferson Public Radio, Eugene, OR
KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco, CA
KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City, MO
KMUN 91.9 FM, Astoria, OR
KNPR 88.9 FM, Las Vegas, NV
KPCC 89.3 FM, Pasadena, CA
KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA
KRCB 91.1 FM, Rohnert Park, CA
KUCR 88.3 FM, Riverside, CA
KUNM 89.9 FM, Albuquerque, NM
KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle, WA
KUT-HD, Austin, TX
Spokane Public Radio, Spokane, WA
WABE 90.1 FM, Atlanta, GA
WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago, IL
WCPN 90.3 FM, Cleveland, OH
WGBH 89.7 FM, Boston, MA
WHFC 91.1 FM, Bel Air, MD
WMNF HD3, Tampa, FL
WNJR 91.7 FM, Washington, PA
WRVO 89.9 FM, Oswego, NY

Thank you, again L.A. Theatre Works, for this great opportunity.



Anne’s Plays and Poetry Win a Place in TRANSITIONS, Pen and Brush’s Juried Exhibition

ANNE READS EXCERPTS FROM HER WINNING PLAYS ON JUNE 9TH AT PEN AND BRUSH

Click into the Virtual Exhibit here: http://www.penandbrush.org.

Anne Hamilton’s plays and poetry 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) will appear in the Virtual Event at www.penandbrush.org from June 3rd through August 31st.

The exhibition had its real-time opening at the Pen and Brush studios on June 3rd between 6pm and 9pm at 16 East 10th Street near Washington Square Park in New York City. Anne read SHARON’s first monologue from ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT and STACY’s last monologue from THE STACY PLAY. She also read colleague Leah Kornfeld Friedman’s play I STOOD WITH MY SATCHEL. A previous Pen and Brush award-winner, Leah had a prior engagement and could not attend the opening.

AND THEN I WENT INSIDE starred Kathleen Chalfant at the Cherry Lane Theatre (NYC) in November, 2009. With Kathy’s encouragement, and with her voice in mind, Anne expanded the play into THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG. In March, Anne performed AND THEN I WENT INSIDE (PART II of THE STACY PLAY) in Philadelphia at the Green Light Arts debut event, and read YOU ARE HERE – PART I, with Christopher Gliege as Jonathan, at the Hibernating Rattlesnakes event at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.



Healing Through the Arts – Maintaining Emotional Fluency Through Artistic Expression

The Open to Hope Foundation website has featured my article, “Maintaining Emotional Fluency Through Artistic Expression”.

It can be found at:

http://opentohope.com/dealing-with-loss/death-of-a-friend/maintaining-emotional-fluency-through-artistic-expression/

Last year, when the 30th anniversary of Curtis’ death was coming up, I set out on a journey of healing…one of the results has been my play AND THEN I WENT INSIDE. The first line came from a realization I had after I gave an interview on the “Healing The Grieving Heart” radio program.



ScriptForward! #20 – SPECIAL ISSUE – Serving Playwrights for Five Years

Greetings!
Welcome to the February issue of ScriptForward!, a specialty E-newsletter prepared for professional and aspiring scriptwriters by Hamilton Dramaturgy. With nineteen years of experience in New York, across the nation, and internationally, I offer this newsletter as a means of support and information to the worldwide scriptwriting community.
This issue features two articles: “Playwrighting – My Life-Changing Journey”, which shares lessons learned from working with Kathleen Chalfant on a production of my play AND THEN I WENT INSIDE, and “Ode to Rom – Learning from Romulus Linney”, a tribute to the man who taught me everything I know about being a dramaturg.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s ScriptForward! #20 Special Issue



Hamilton Dramaturgy’s ScriptForward! #19

Greetings!
Welcome to the November issue of ScriptForward!, a specialty E-newsletter prepared for professional and aspiring scriptwriters by Hamilton Dramaturgy. With eighteen years of experience in New York, across the nation, and internationally, I offer this newsletter as a means of support and information to the worldwide scriptwriting  community.
The big news is that Kathleen Chalfant will perform my one-woman play AND THEN I WENT INSIDE on November 9th at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan. This issue’s related feature article is, “From Dramaturg to Playwright in Thirty Short Years”.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s ScriptForward! #19