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Dec 2, 2017 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT or EVERYTHING IS P.R. at Northern State University Aberdeen South Dakota
Oct 28, 2017 THE EVA TRILOGY at The Magic Theatre, San Francisco San Francisco California
Sep 26, 2017 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT or EVERYTHING IS P.R. at UVA-Charlottesville
Aug 25, 2017 Visible from Four States at Creede Repertory Theatres Creede Colorado US
Aug 3, 2017 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT or EVERYTHING IS P.R. at Kent Station Kent Washington US
Jun 25, 2017 VISIBLE FROM FOUR STATES at Theatre Squared Fayetteville Arkansas
Sep 20, 2016 VISIBLE FROM FOUR STATES at New Dramatists
Jun 3, 2016 Terra Firma at the Royal Court London UK
Apr, 2016 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT or EVERYTHING IS P.R. at Emerson College
Feb 16, 2016 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT or EVERYTHING IS P.R. at Duke University Durham North Carolina USA
Oct 30, 2015 TERRA FIRMA at New Dramatists
Jul 6, 2015 WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at Contemporary American Theatre Festival
Mar 4, 2014 Visible from Four States at New Dramatists New York New York
Feb 28, 2014 Yale Play Festival New Haven Connecticut
Dec 12, 2013 Visible from Four States at Playtime New York New York
May 30, 2013 unveiling THE EVA TRILOGY New York New York
Feb 16, 2013 Yale Play Festival New Haven Connecticut

Mentor playwright for student playwright.  Two day festival of new work.

Jan 11, 2013 The Great Walk New York New York

January 9-11th.  Three day workshop for The Great Walk, the third play in The Eva Trilogy, hosted by New Dramatists.

Jan 10, 2013 Opera America New York New York

This evening of new music compositions included the Hennessey/Hammond collaboration "That's What I Recall".

Jan 7, 2013 Enter the Roar New York New York

A one day workshop of Enter the Roar, the second play in The Eva Trilogy.

Dec 6, 2012 Opera America New York New York

This evening of Martin Hennessey's work included the Hammond/Hennessey collaboration "That's What I Recall"

Jun 22, 2012 CREATIVITY FUND - THE EVA TRILOGY New York New York

New Dramatists hosted week of workshops for the three plays in the Eva trilogy:  Eva the Chaste, Enter the Roar and The Great Walk.

May 8, 2012 EVA THE CHASTE read by Barbara Hammond New York New York

Invited author reading of Eva the Chaste with post-show reception hosted by Steve Jones.

Apr 22, 2012 SUMMERLAND New York New York

New Dramatists-hosted staged reading of SUMMERLAND, directed by Kevin Kittle.

Feb 21, 2012 Composer/Librettist Performance New York New York USA

Performances of all compositions from the two-week Composer/Librettist studio featured five new Hammond collaborations, with composers Mike Iveson, Jr., David Mallamud, Peter Stopschinsky and Martin Hennessy.

Jan 7, 2012 Enter the Roar and The Great Walk New York New York Uni

New Dramatists hosted week of workshops for two plays from the Eva trilogy:  Enter the Roar and The Great Walk.

Sep 12, 2011 New Dramatists Welcome Event New York New York

Excerpts from five Hammond plays performed by Charlotte Parry and Tom Hammond

Jul 6, 2011 Clurman Theatre New York New York USA

Of-Broadway run of Eva the Chaste, produced by Fallen Angel Theatre Company, starring Aedin Moloney and directed by John Keating.  

Jan 27, 2011 The National Arts Club Gala
Jan 9, 2011 American Irish Historical Society New York New York
Sep 27, 2010 Eva the Chaste, Blacks London

Mark Reynolds from the London magazine, The Drawbridge, hosted this intimate reading at Black's on Dean Street in Soho, opposite the Groucho Club.  Audience members came from as far as Munich for the reading, and it was gratifying and special to share Eva with a London audience.  

The discussion and drinking that followed lasted late into the night...

Sep 19, 2010 Eva the Chaste at Shakespeare & Company Paris

Aedin stormed Paris with her entourage and her chutzpah and gathered an audience to her bosom for the whole of the 75-minute piece.  Who can compete with the lights of Paris and the sun setting over Notre Dame?  Aedin Moloney, that's who.


A post from the leftbankmanc's blogspot --

Sunday got even more cultural because then I went to see a play reading at Shakespeare and Company, which is a famous English bookshop that has over the years provided free accomodation and such for famous writers and poets. They do writers' workshops and stuff too that I'd really like to go but I think that may be something for After Christmas. I will definately be spending more time there though, they do performance poetry nights there and other intellectual arty things and even though I am not an Intellectual or Arty Person I like to pretend to be much in the same way I enjoy pretending to be French in musuems and on park benches.

The play, Eva the Chaste by Barbara Hammond, was a monologue about an Irish woman who has lived in Paris for twenty years and has to return home to look after her sick mother. The actress managed to hold the audience, made up of au pairs, literary folk, tourists and drunk passers by, for seventy five minutes which I think is pretty amazing. Everyone was gazing up at her like it was storytime at nursery. My favourite part was when the sirens of a passing fire engine seemed to go on forever and were in danger of spoiling the moment. She said the line 'That's not her now is it?' and gazed into the middle distance. Then a moment later, as the sirens continued to disrupt the atmosphere, she said 'No, it's just the fire brigade.'

It was very, very good and I felt very, very Cultured sat on the pavement in the Latin Quarter of Paris , listening to somebody else's memories as the sun went down...

Sep 13, 2010 Eva the Chaste, Cafe Hilde, Prenzlauer Berg Berlin

My friend the artist Andrea Ventura and my procurer, the translator/book fest talent Siobhan O'Leary gathered their forces to pull an audience to Cafe Hilde on a cold and wet September evening in Berlin for a reading of Eva the Chaste.  It was great fun, and imagine my surprise to discover the Cafe's owner Cristina worked for years at Dublin's famous Marx Brothers Cafe, where this play had its beginnings in my mind when I was seventeen...

Here is a blog someone did about the reading:

Berlin LitFest: Barbara Hammond and Harald Martenstein

So Berlin Literature Festival has kicked off, and we’ve attended two very different events so far.

Barbara HammondOn Wednesday evening Barbara Hammond read her dramatic monologue Eva the Chaste at Cafe Hilde. Eva has returned to Dublin after 20 years abroad to look after her dying mother. In that hour when night turns to dawn, Eva speaks about everything from the Catholic guilt and sexual repression of her childhood to her sexual promiscuity as an adult.

Her monologue is frank, peppered with dark humour and interesting turns of phrase. At its heart is her dysfunctional relationship with her mother, and the drama builds layer upon layer, towards its inevitable end.

Hammond herself read the monologue, although it is usually performed by actress Aedin Moloney. Eva the Chaste previously toured in New York living rooms, so having a group of about 15 people (including a very well-behaved baby) gathered around her armchair at the intimate Cafe Hilde seemed apt. She did not get distracted by the fact that the noise from the cafe was a bit too loud at the beginning – testament to the fact that she is an actress as well as a playwright and director - and read with an authentic, confident voice and fluidity throughout.

She seemed pleased, even a little surprised, that people had turned up to see her, and hung around to answer questions afterwards. During the conversation that followed, she explained that the character of Eva had just started talking to her one day, as characters sometimes do, and as Eva had yet more to say she was considering making the piece longer and turning it into a novella.

Sep 10, 2010 Eva the Chaste in Teatro Anghiari Tuscany Ita

Check out the photos on the Photos page to see just how beautiful this theatre is, and just how fortunate I was to read Eva the Chaste there.  Kim and Paolo Ventura invited me to Anghiari, and Artistic Directors Andrea Merendelli and Paolo Pennacchini of Teatro Anghiari constructed an evening I will never forget, with an audience mix of ex-pats who spoke English and Italian theatre professionals from as far as Arezzo.  Dinner, wine and song followed...I want to write another play quickly just so I can ask to be invited back.

Jul 8, 2010 Eva the Chaste at Theatre for a New City New York New York

This was a packed house on a hot summer's night in the East Village and I sat in the back and you could have heard the sweat beads forming on our foreheads as Aedin carried this play from first word to last.  The reception from the audience was overwhelming and made the news that we were headed to Paris even sweeter.

Jun 27, 2010 Eva the Chaste at Guild Hall East Hampton New York

Another evening that will not be forgotten as Guild Hall kindly opened its doors to Eva the Chaste.  Aedin took the jitney from the West Village to perform for the Hampton summer crowd as I was living in Montauk at The Barn, an artists' colony Edward Albee opened in the sixties, after his first real monetary success with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Mr. Albee attended the reading and spoke afterwards to the audience and I put Aedin back on the jitney and floated back home to finish another play.

May 16, 2010 Eva the Chaste at the Skylight Gallery Chelsea
May 5, 2010 Eva the Chaste on Central Park West
Mar 14, 2010 Eva the Chaste on West 86th Street
Mar 11, 2010 Eva the Chaste at The National Arts Club produced by Fallen Angel Theatre Company
Mar 11, 2010 Heart Of Gold International Film Festival Queensland Aus
Feb 20, 2010 New Haven Living Room
Feb 18, 2010 Riverside Drive Living Room
Jan 31, 2010 Upper West Side Living Room
Jan 30, 2010 Westport, CT Living Room
Jan 21, 2010 Lower East Side Living Room
Jan 3, 2010 Chelsea Living Room
Nov 3, 2009 Irish Repertory Theatre
Sep 13, 2009 1st Irish Theatre Festival New York New York US
Sep 12, 2009 1st Irish Theatre Festival New York New York US
Sep 11, 2009 1st Irish Theatre Festival New York New York US
Sep 10, 2009 1st Irish Theatre Festival New York New York US
Jul 21, 2009 Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College Hanover NH USA
Nov 20, 2008 NYC Short Film Festival New York NY USAA
Oct 25, 2008 Baltimore Women's Film Festival
Sep 5, 2008 Preview of Beyond the Pale
Jun 26, 2008 Henry Miller Library Summer Film Series Big Sur CA
Jun 25, 2008 The A Train Plays New York NY
Jun 13, 2008 Gad's Hill House Party New York NY
Feb 8, 2008 Gad's Hill House Party
Jan 26, 2008 Bleecker Street Theatre New York NY
Jan 22, 2008 STRAND BOOKSTORE New York NY
Oct 15, 2007 Austin Film Festival
Aug 9, 2007 SF Shorts Festival San Francisco CA
Jun 20, 2007 New World Stages
Jun 14, 2007 Irish Repertory Theatre
Apr 25, 2007 Lyttleton Senior Center
Apr 10, 2007 Front Porch
Apr 5, 2007 West Village
Mar 19, 2007 Soho House New York NY USA
Mar 12, 2007 access theatre new york NY
Oct 2, 2006 chashama/culture project NYC

recommended reading:

NEW ORLEANS STORIES:  Great Writers on the City
edited by John Miller, introduction by Andrei Codrescu
published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco
NEW ORLEANS, MON AMOUR by Andrei Codrescu
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

RED WINE MOAN, stories by Jeri Cain Rossi
published by Manic D Press, San Francisco

[a novel about one of jazz's legendary pioneers and martyrs:  Buddy Bolden]
published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, NYC

NEW ORLEANS SKETCHES by William Faulkner
edited by Carvel Collins and published by University Press of Mississippi

See 'new orleans' heading for ways to buy books and make donations.

Aug 9, 2006 Galapagos Art Space
Jul 24, 2006 Galapagos Art Space
Mar 5, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE New York NY
Feb 26, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE/talkback
Feb 19, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE/talkback
Feb 12, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE/talkback
Feb 5, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE/talkback
Feb 4, 2006 NORMAN & BEATRICE New York NY
Feb 2, 2006 Paper Tigers
Jan 26, 2006 Paper Tigers
Jan 19, 2006 Paper Tigers
Nov 12, 2005 Studio 54 Dance Party
Oct 28, 2005 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Aug 21, 2005 Filming June Weddings in Red Hook
Jun 17, 2005 New York In June
Mar 15, 2005 Bluebird Motel
Feb 23, 2005 Uncle Vanya [Barbara playing Yelena]
Feb 7, 2005 Beyond the Pale
Jan 12, 2005 Ergo Entertainment's Winter Festival
Jan 12, 2005 Ergo Entertainment's Winter Festival
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