From our Founder & Artistic Director Bonnie G
March 31, 2022
Meet Eugene Hamilton! Lifelong East Ender, and well known to so many across the Twin Forks for his creative spirit and healing energy. Eugene is a trained massage therapist as well as a multi-faceted artist. In The Agitators, Eugene portrays Frederick Douglass’s inner creative spirit and voice. Here’s just some of Eugene’s amazing biography:
Behind the Curtain: Eugene Hamilton
Born in Southampton Hospital and raised in Quiogue New York, Eugene Hamilton is a multifaceted East End talent. Actor, artist, musician, fisherman and writer, he published his first story “The Green Gorilla” in 1973 as a first grader. More recently he self-published “The Hampton Etiquette” book and “Concepts for Better East End Living.” Eugene’s been active in the East End music scene as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He started the “Acoustic Monday Nights” at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, along with “FishStock” a benefit for the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery. He’s currently recording his sixth album. As an actor, Eugene was featured in the role of Crooks in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at the Southampton Cultural Center, a production that also featured boots on the ground theater’s founder Bonnie Grice. He’s excited to be part of The Agitators honoring one of his lifelong heroes Frederick Douglass.
“Frederick Douglass has been a role model for bravery, tenacity, and the belief in human justice and human rights. He has also inspired me by his use of the pen as well as his voice with the power of words to transform minds, hearts and souls! And that perseverance always wins.”
Don’t miss Eugene in The Agitators April 8-16!
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
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