Leah Hamos

Literary Agent

2008 Alumni

Biography

Theater Studies and Sociology, 2008
New York City, NY
M.A., Dramaturgy and Theatre Management, NYU
Junior Agent, Abrams Artist Agency

Since Emory

I spent a year working as Assistant to the Artistic Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington DC. After that, I attended NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and obtained my Master's degree in Dramaturgy and Theatre Management, with a concentration in New Play Development. Through my time at Gallatin, I interned at the Lark Play Development Center (where I still read for their open submission Playwright's Week as part of the Literary Wing reading committee) and at the New York Theatre Workshop.  

Through my time at the Lark and NYTW, I met my current bosses at Abrams Artists Agency, where I work as an assistant to two literary agents, Beth Blickers and Morgan Jenness. I'm currently working towards becoming a junior agent and taking on clients of my own, slowly but surely.

Current activities

Besides the above, I am actively working on a freelance project with a play entitled The Capables, which will premiere in New York next summer (2013) after starting as a small project as part of my NYU Master's Thesis.

Highlights at Emory

Reading for Performance with Michael Evenden and Aesthetics and Criticism (hard as it was) with Alice Benston as classes. Theatrically, I'll say that working on Spring Awakening with Tim McDonough was a highlight, since it was my first experience with Theater Emory and the world of applying dramaturgy to a production. Working with and then leading SAP as Artistic Director (where I started as an ASM) was a particular joy for me during my time at Emory as well.

In retrospect

I continue to be amazed at the breadth of knowledge with which Theater at Emory students walk away. Truly. We are well-rounded, versatile, and multi-disciplinary artists from having been exposed to a range of experiences and subjects (from acting to tech to dramaturgy, directing and producing). We're lucky and, believe me, you'll notice the difference between yourselves and other artists once you are outside of Emory.