About Us

Jennifer Hamburg, Founder and Creative Director (...with Mathis and Hazel)

Jennifer is a children's television writer and story editor whose work can be seen on PBS, Nick Jr., Noggin, and Playhouse Disney. Some shows include “Little Einsteins,” “Super Why!,” “Jack’s Big Music Show,” “Blues Room,” and “Between the Lions,” for which she received 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series.

Prior to her television career, Jennifer worked for several years teaching and writing plays for children. Her book Four Parody Plays was published by Meriwether Publishing. Her first picture book A Moose That Says Moo will be published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux in 2012.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she studied children’s creative and cognitive development.

THE STORY

Dramatic Fanatic was an idea inspired by an acting student of mine in Austin, Texas, who asked me to help her put on a play for her 9th birthday party. I asked her which play she wanted to do, and she said (in one breath), "I want to do Annie and want my friends to be the orphans and for me to be Annie and for my sister to be Miss Hannigan and for you to tell us what to say and do." Made sense to me. The party was a smashing success (the kids wanted to go on tour with their show). And Dramatic Fanatic was born. Since then we’ve created dozens more kits and are working on more each day. Our future plans include more scripts, parties, interactive theater kits, and a continued dedication to finding new ways of bringing dramatic fun to your kids. Jennifer lives in Houston with her husband Jeremy and her two young (dramatic) children, Mathis and Hazel.

We're glad you found us!

—Jennifer

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