Hamilton Dramaturgy's TheatreNow!


Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!

Thank you so much for your interest in TheatreNow!

On TheatreNow! I interview important contemporary female theatre artists, and I would like to make this series a seminal program that people from all over the world will listen to in the years to come. The podcasts  are also posted on my blog at http://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com

TheatreNow! creates an online presence and library of female theatre experts’ ideas and opinions. I serve as Producer and Host, and Linsey Bostwick serves as Editor.

I’ve already posted conversations with: Quiara Alegria Hudes (playwright/librettist); Kristin Marting (director/artistic director); Claire Lautier (actor); Valentina Fratti (director/playwright); Ruth Margraff (musician/composer/writer); Yvette Heyliger (playwright) and Yvonne Farrow (actor/choralographer).

Others who have agreed to appear: Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright), Danai Guriri (actor/playwright), Laura Maria Censabella (playwright), Kamilah Forbes (writer/producer/curator), Alexandra Maria Beech (playwright)  and Anne Kauffman (director).

Rather than be a series focusing on biographical details, I conduct the interviews in such a way as to focus on each woman’s early artistic influences, her own assessment of her contribution to the professional theatre, and her artistic process. I also plan to post a written bio (also in digital form) from each subject on my blog http://hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress. com near the podcast.

I am very excited to create a lasting and seminal podcast series which ensure that women theatre artists can reveal and discuss their creative processes and influences.

Sincerely, Anne Hamilton – Producer and Host

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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 -Thursday, 03 June 2010

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

TheatreNow! Interview with Catherine Filloux – Part II – Thursday, 03 June 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, an Essay 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

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

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



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.

Please click here to hear the podcast on our companion blog, hamiltondramaturgy.wordpress.com.

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 TheatreNow! Interview with Actress Claire Lautier

Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s site.

This audio interview with Claire Lautier is the second in my TheatreNow! podcast series of important contemporary female theatre artists.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Interview with Claire Lautier

You can learn more about Claire’s career at http://clairelautier.workbooklive. com.

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

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



Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! with Ruth Margraff

Welcome to Hamilton Dramaturgy’s site.

This interview with musican/composer/writer Ruth Margraff It is part of my TheatreNow! podcast series of important contemporary female theatre artists.

Hamilton Dramaturgy’sTheatreNow! with Ruth Margraff

You can follow Ruth’s career at www.ruthmargraff.com

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

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



Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Inaugural Podcast with Quiara Alegria Hudes

Welcome to the inaugural interview in my TheatreNow! podcast series of important contemporary female theatre artists. Ms. Hudes is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee (2007, ELLIOT: A SOLDIER’S FUGUE and 2008, Book Writer for IN THE HEIGHTS) and a Tony-Award nominee (2008, IN THE HEIGHTS). She shares with us her early artistic influences and artistic process. Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! Inaugural Podcast with Quiara Alegria Hudes You can follow Quiara’s career at www.quiara.com

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

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