Barbara Hammond

Resident Playwright

2011 -- 2018

Hammond is a New Dramatists resident playwright (Class of 2018) and is currently under commission from both the Royal Court Theatre and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival.
Awards and recognitions: 2014 Seven Devils Theatre Conference; the 2012 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award; 2010-2014 Yale Playwrights Festival mentor; a 2011 Edward Albee Foundation Fellow; Tyrone Guthrie Centre repeat resident in Annaghmakerrig; finalist at the Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Festival and the Kerouac Project; Special Jury Award, First Irish 2009 Theatre Festival. She is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, and was named one of the Influential Women of 2011 by the Irish Voice.
Playlist: Visible from Four States; The Eva Trilogy: Eva the Chaste, Enter the Roar and No Coast Road; Beyond the Pale; Summerland; Norman and Beatrice; Paper Tigers and a collection of three one-acts entitled New York in June.
Clips, photos and reviews at www.barbarahammond.com.

ND Activity
  • Composer-Librettist Studio

    Composer-Librettist Studio

    Our annual Composer-Librettist Studio focuses simultaneously on music-theatre development and the principles of collaboration, teaming five writers with five composers and five performers to develop brand-new works of musical theatre. At the end of the Studio, each playwright has worked with each composer and 25 new music-theatre pieces have been created by the group.

  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    Launched in 2002, the PlayTime Developmental Studio provides five New Dramatists writers with a two-week writers' retreat, right in the heart of New York City. PlayTime is a laboratory designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive resident company of actors, directors, stage managers, staff, and fellow playwrights.

Read Sample

an excerpt from Eva the Chaste

-- laid on the floor beside her bed I was staring up at her belly or what’s left of it -- and, imprinted in my DNA –. That’s where I’m from. She could have gone to outer space and I’d a gone with her -- that belly there is where I grew lungs and heart and liver, where I formed my form, where she fed me through and through I shat inside her and breath like gills and lived pre-thought pre-belief pre-fear. Quiet and protected never hungry no trouble there. Til I came out. I lay my head on that shrunken belly and kissed it and whispered thank you thank you for the use of you, thank you for your body’s time. I’m glad to be alive. I am glad for every minute.

Contact Info

Susan Gurman
The Susan Gurman Agency
1501 Broadway
30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212)749-4618 fax (212) 864-5055
susan@gurmanagency.com

info@barbarahammond.com

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