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LaMaMa Presents LUZ

Congratulations to Season One guest Catherine Filloux, whose play LUZ will be performed at LaMaMa in New York City this Fall.

September 28 – October 14, 2012


Wed – Friday at 7:30pm, Sat at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm

*Opens Friday, September 28

 By Catherine Filloux

Directed by Jose Zayas

Music by Sergio R. Reyes

A Watson Arts Project

From the garbage dump in Guatemala City, to the tent cities in Haiti, to the toxic oil ponds where birds expire, Luz, Helene and Zia -survivors of targeted violence-with the help of human rights lawyer Alexandra search for hope in the unlikeliest, in-between places. LUZ is a play that is at once volatile and tender, entertaining and surreal.

For more information visit www.watsonarts.org

Stage Manager: Courtney James*

Set Designer: Maruti Evans

Lighting Designer: Yi Zhao

Costume Designer: Carla Bellisio

Sound Designer: David Lawson

Puppet Design: Emily DeCola and The Puppet Kitchen

Starring Kim Brockington*, Peter Jay Fernandez*, Lynnette R. Freeman*, Bobby Plasencia*, Kimber Riddle*, Steven Rishard*, Julissa Roman,  and Teresa Yenque*

* Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, (212) 475-7710, 74A East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue & The Bowery)  lamama.org

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Anne Hamilton Interviewed on Cultural Weekly

There’s a great article on my thoughts on dramaturgy posted on Cultural Weekly’s website. Jaz Dorsey interviewed me. Read on at http://www.culturalweekly.com/theatre-dramaturgs-profession.html

Excerpt:

I describe myself as a literary and historical advisor to the playwright, director, or theatre company I am working with.

Just like an actor or an artist, I believe that the dramaturg’s position in the field derives from her output.

Dramaturgy is a practical profession. We give advice and support to help the playwright advance her play to its next level. We provide and share research in pre-production, and write program notes. We translate and adapt.

Almost everyone in the theatre profession performs dramaturgical duties…