Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Season Two of TheatreNow! Launches

Kamilah Forbes, the award-winning artist and the Artistic Director of the Hip Hop Theatre Festival, appears as the first guest in Season Two of TheatreNow!

Please tune in by clicking here: Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Kamilah Forbes.

You can read a transcript of the interview here.

Upcoming guests include Laura Maria Censabella, Maria Alexandria Beech and Linsey Bostwick.

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ScriptForward! #22 – A Specialty Newsletter for Scriptwriting Professionals

Greetings!

Click here to read Hamilton Dramaturgy’s ScriptForward! #22

Welcome to the June 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 month’s features:
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 http://www.penandbrush.org through September 3rd.

Anne Hamilton Reads a Monologue from ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT

Ludovica Villar-Hauser, a director/dramaturg, writes an article about Works by Women, a new theatre-going advocacy group she created in New York City.

My audio podcast series TheatreNow!, an oral history of leading American female theatre artists, is available at
https://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com. Guests include: Quiara Alegria Hudes, Ruth Margraff, Kristin Marting, Catherine Filloux, Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Heyliger, Valentina Fratti, and Claire Lautier.

My Burning An[swer] segment features advice on how a college student can train to become a dramaturg.

My “Recent Successes” section features many new collaborations!- Tina Andrews, George Marcy, Bob Goldstone, and Warren Bodow.

I hope that this issue of ScriptForward! will be useful to you and I welcome your feedback



TheatreNow! Interview – Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Farrow (Twinbiz) – Parts I and II

TheatreNow!’s newest podcast features twin sisters whose artistry encompasses practically every talent needed to succeed in show business. Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Farrow are founders of Twinbiz,  a company whose mission is to write, direct and produce original works for stage, television and film. The interview was recorded on May 30, 2010, a few days after Yvette received her M.F.A. in playwrighting from Queens College in New York City.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Farrow – Part I

Please also visit Part II,  by clicking below. (For a faster download, please close out Part I and be patient – it will load.)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Yvette Heyliger and Yvonne Farrow – Part II

Yvette Heyliger is a playwright, a director and a producing artist based in New York City.  Her book, What A Piece of Work Is Man!: Plays for Leading Women by Yvette Heyliger is due out in the Fall of 2010.

Yvonne Farrow is an actress, writer, filmmaker, model, and choralographer. She is based in Los Angeles. She wrote, produced, co-directed and starred in the award-winning short film I’d Rather Be Dancing. Please visit her website at www.gotchoralography.com

The twins often collaborate. Yvonne starred in Yvette’s award-winning play WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?, which completed a sold out run at the Billie Holliday Theatre in Brooklyn this Spring. It is a fearless drama which explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the African-American community. You can reach them through www.twinbiz.com

Anne interviewed Yvette and Yvonne in May.

CORRECTION: Please note that Danai Gurira is the actor and writer’s name. I pronounced it incorrectly in the segment. -Anne

Anne Hamilton, Dramaturg and Playwright. www.hamiltonlit.com hamiltonlit@hotmail.com

TheatreNow! Staff: Anne Hamilton, Producer and Host; Linsey Bostwick, Editor



Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Catherine Filloux, Parts I and II

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for the past twenty years.  Her plays, and music theater pieces, have been produced in New York and around the world.

TheatreNow! Interview with Catherine Filloux – Part I

Please also visit Part II, below. (For a faster download, please close out Part I first.)

TheatreNow! Interview with Catherine Filloux – Part II

Anne Hamilton  interviewed her on June 3, 2010.

Catherine made the following statement at the NO PASSPORT conference in New York City. You can also download it  here:  Between You and Me by Catherine Filloux.

For more interviews/features on Catherine, see http://www.catherinefilloux.com/links.html

Between You and Me

By Catherine Filloux
NoPassport Conference at Nuyorican Poets Café – February 26, 2010
http://www.nuyorican.org/calendar.php?r=0&eid=350

All my plays have an American entry point.  Though “American” is not the appropriate word.  I love the United States of America: the idea that freedom is everyone’s birthright. In my play Silence of God, I exposed a secret capture plan by the U.S. to jail Pol Pot decades after the Khmer Rouge genocide.  The U.S. government always knew where Pol Pot was but was caught up in superpower politics that made it inconvenient to get him.  The U.S. government knows where Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic is (his house was just raided in Belgrade) but our priorities are elsewhere.  What is the U.S. doing in the world through its control of oil, the military complex, and its passion for fear as a tool of repression?   I think no discussion about genocide can exist without my acknowledgment of the Native American genocide. I grew up going to school in Toulon, France and my fellow students would say to me as they passed me in the hall:  “Vous avez tué les indiens.” And I would say to myself in shock and embarrassment: “I killed the Indians?” My new play involves a tribe that is suing the federal government for actions resulting in “destruction” to the tribe’s sacred cultural sites.  What’s more valuable: sacred, cultural sites or agribusiness profits?  All my plays are about my own complicity: that of being from the United States.  Rather than being some kind of punishment towards myself (or my country) I believe this work is the most hopeful, optimistic way I can find, as a theater artist, to fight repression and abuse. And to fight violence against women. The U.S. government didn’t sign the Kyoto Protocol; doesn’t believe in the ICC; waited three decades to sign Raphael Lemkin’s genocide convention; and our military pays private corporations to build land mines. It’s exactly because my immigrant parents and I loved the poetry at the heart of this nation that I am suffering at its gross misrepresentation around the world. The constitution is a document under siege. There’s only one thing holding us back from change in the U.S. and that’s the same two letters: Us.  There’s only one thing holding me back from change in the U.S. and that word also has two letters: me.

You can follow Catherine’s career at www.catherinefilloux.com

— Anne Hamilton, Dramaturg and Playwright.

www.hamiltonlit.com hamiltonlit@hotmail.com

TheatreNow! Staff: Anne Hamilton, Producer and Host; Linsey Bostwick, Editor



TheatreNow! to feature Nottage, Kauffman, Beech, and Censabella

TheatreNow!, a production of Hamilton Dramaturgy, is a podcast series featuring some of the most exciting women artist working in the theatre today. Anne Hamilton acts as Host and Producer. Linsey Bostwick serves as Editor.

In the near future, TheatreNow! will welcome guests Lynn Nottage (Playwright/Winner, 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RUINED), ad Anne Kauffman (Director), Maria Alexandria Beech (Playwright) and Laura Maria Censabella (Playwright).

These segments will be taped this summer, and posted as soon as possible.

Please write to hamiltonlit@gmail.com with suggestions for future guest theatre artists.



Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Valentina Fratti

Valentina Fratti is a theatre director and producer who was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Miranda Theatre Company, now m2 productions. On Broadway, she was the Associate Producer of  THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, which won the Tony(R) Award for Best Play. She currently teaches at The New School for Drama.

Anne Hamilton, who worked for James Lipton at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for three years,  interviewed her on May 11, 2010.

TheatreNow! Interview with Valentina Fratti

You can follow Valentina’s career at www.valentinafratti.net

— Anne Hamilton, Dramaturg and Playwright. http://www.hamiltonlit.com  hamiltonlit@hotmail.com

TheatreNow! Staff: Anne Hamilton, Producer and Host; Linsey Bostwick, Editor



Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Kristin Marting

Over the last 20 years, Kristin Marting has constructed 24 works for the stage, including 10 original hybrid works, 8 adaptations of novels & short stories and 5 classic plays. She works in a collaborative, process-driven way to fuse different disciplines into a cohesive whole.  She is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of HERE, where she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces-including 14 OBIE-award winners – for an annual audience of 45,000.

Anne Hamilton interviewed her on April 27, 2010.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! – An Interview with Kristin Marting

You can follow Kristin’s career at http://kristinmarting.worpress.com and www.here.org

HERE’s new website http://www.madehereproject.org features interviews and short videos of leading performing artists talking about work and life in New York City.

— Anne Hamilton, Dramaturg and Playwright.  http://www.hamiltonlit.com  hamiltonlit@hotmail.com

TheatreNow! Staff: Anne Hamilton, Producer and Host; Linsey Bostwick, Editor