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Hamilton Clancy (producer/director/actor/ theatre maker) Mr. Clancy has been making theatre in and around Manhattan for the last 25 years and is the current/founding artistic director of The Drilling Company where he oversees both Shakespeare in the Parking Lot as well as Bryant Park Shakespeare . Additionally Mr. Clancy is the artistic director of the Chekov International Theatre Festival in Ridgefield, CT. Mr. Clancy began working with Wynn Handmann at The American Place Theatre in the early 1990’s and was an original member of the interactive experimental Offerings, also at The American Place Theatre. After working regionally and with several other downtown troupes, Mr. Clancy founded the Drilling Company in 1999.With The Drilling Company Mr. Clancy has commissioned and developed over 350 new short plays, producing 21 projects over the past 15 years celebrating playwrights of social conscience. Brian Dykstra, P Seth Bauer, Eric Henry Sanders, C. Denby Swanson, Trish Harnetiaux, Will Eno,and Vern Theissen are a few of the outstanding writers Mr. Clancy has had the privilege to commission, produce and direct. Additionally Mr. Clancy has developed and produced produced 9 world premieres including the 2013 NY Times Critic’s Pick, The Norwegians, which was originally produced and developed by Mr. Clancy, and now published by DPS. Mr. Clancy is responsible for FREE Shakespeare in the Parking Lot now entering is 22nd season in Lower Manhattan, offering full productions of Shakespeare plays in a parking lot on the Lower East Side. Additionally Mr. Clancy is responsible for inaugural and current productions of Bryant Park Shakespeare , now in its third season, and for seven years over saw the development of new works at The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays on 78th Street in Manhattan. Mr. Clancy has written and received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural affairs, Brad and Melissa Coolidge Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Select Equity Group.
Feature film and television credits include HBO’s WIZARD OF LIES (2016) BILLIONS (2016), Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015), Coen Brothers’ BURN AFTER READING, AMERICAN GANGSTER,THE BETTER ANGELS and EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE Hamilton can be seen as Kowalski in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK on Netflix. Additional television credits include GOTHAM, ALPHA HOUSE, THE LEFTOVERS, CROSSBONES, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, THIRD WATCH, LIFE ON MARS, THE UNUSUALS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES and ALL MY CHILDREN. Off -Broadway: THE RETRIBUTIONISTS (Playwrights Horizons), DOG LOGIC w/Lois Smith (The American Place Theatre) C. Denby Swanson’s THE NORWEGIANS (The Drilling Company Theatre) , ATOMIC FARMGIRL (The Drilling Company). NY World Premiere Directing credits include : P Seth Bauer’s OVER THE LINE , Ed MacDonald’s MUTANT SEX PARTY, RESERVOIR by Eric Henry Sanders, EL VIAJE DE BEATRICE by Andrea Moon, BIRD BRAIN by Vern Theissen and WILD CHILDREN by Vincent Pastore (Sopranos). He has directed MEASURE FOR MEASURE, AS YOU LIKE IT, TWELFTH NIGHT, HAMLET, CYMBELINE, CORIOLANUS, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, RICHARD THE THIRD, JULIUS CAESAR, and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA as well as played several roles including Hamlet, Iago, Henry the Fifth and Benedick among many others. He was raised in New Orleans, La and is the proud father of Joseph and husband to the remarkable Karen Kitz-Clancy.