Anne Hamilton

Anne Hamilton lost her best friend Curtis in a head-on car accident in 1979, two weeks after his high school graduation. Her emotional life became frozen and she has spent the last thirty-two years exploring all areas of self-expression, particularly through stage plays, poetry, theatre, art, and music. She is currently developing her own chamber-play-with-dance entitled ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT, about the way that grief moves through the body. As a professional dramaturg and script developer in New York City for the past 20 years, Anne has helped leading writers and performers in all fields to express their grief, loss, hope and recovery in works of art through her website and her blog She wrote a full-length play called THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – VOLUME I which features a character who loses her teenage love interest in a car accident. Kathleen Chalfant played Stacy in an excerpt from the play in NYC in 2009. The play has since won places in an international juried literary exhibition and a national playwrighting competition. Anne is currently adapting it into a screenplay. Anne is an award-winning Columbia University graduate and the Founder of Hamilton Dramaturgy. To ask Anne for help on developing your own play, screenplay, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, please contact her at [email protected]


Finding the Good Stuff on Father’s Day, 10 Jun 2015

Thoughts on 9/11: Holding onto Hope, 12 Sep 2014

On Robin Williams’ Death, 14 Aug 2014

Caregiving Strategy: Taking It Easy When I Can, 04 Mar 2013

Accepting Help from Others, 25 Feb 2013

New Year, New Mindset, 19 Feb 2013

Being Available to Others While Conserving My Strength, 11 Feb 2013

A Forever Decision, Part 11, 02 Jan 2013

A Forever Decision, Part 10, 28 Dec 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 9, 05 Dec 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 8, 01 Dec 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 7, 04 Nov 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 6, 30 Oct 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 5, 16 Oct 2012

A Forever Decision, Part 4, 08 Oct 2012

A Forever Decision: Part 3, 20 Sep 2012

A Forever Decision: Part Two, 20 Sep 2012

A Forever Decision: Letting Go of a Dog, 20 Sep 2012

Choosing to Say Goodbye, 29 Jun 2012

Losing My Mentor: Remembering Romulus Linney, 29 Jan 2011

Revisiting Loss 30 Years Later ‘Refreshing’, 30 Jul 2010

Script-writing Helps Her Understand Meaning of Loss, 28 Jul 2010

Writing Poetry Helps Decades After Friend’s Death, 24 Jul 2010

Maintaining Emotional Fluency through Artistic Expression, 29 May 2010

Accepting Loss as a Fact of Life, 25 Oct 2009

The Mathematics of Hope – When Two Plus Two Has to Equal Five, 25 Oct 2009

Celebrating the Celebrity – Recognizing Our Own Power, 27 Jun 2009

Losing the ‘Father of My Heart’, 05 Mar 2009

Sharing Infant Death Survivor Stories, 23 Mar 2007