Hannah is an Ottawa based professional playwright, actor and theatre director. Her most recent project was Safe As Houses, a public workshop presentation by Evolution Theatre in August of 2019. A co-founder and Artistic Director of Pretty Ugly Theatre Productions, her credits include: Rachel and Zoe at the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2014, Underneath It All, Ottawa Fringe 2017, and Rachel and Zoe: Uncorked and Uncensored, Ottawa and Vancouver Fringe 2018. Other performances include: Beneath with NW9 Collective, Duet with Punchbag Playhouse, The Poe Show, with Vanity Project, and Snake Oil, with Blacksheep Theatre 2014.
From 2018 to 2021, Hannah has been the Artistic Director of the Algonquin Scriptwriting Program ’s Hothouse, an annual performance of original works by students in the Scriptwriting Program, School of Media and Design. Prior to 2018, she was an active performer in Hothouse and continues to perform in the current series.
Hannah is a graduate of The Ottawa Theatre School three year Acting Conservatory program, and an Honour roll graduate of the Algonquin College Theatre Arts Program, School of Media and Design. She began her teaching career in 2005 at the Theatre School of Ottawa, and moved on to The Ottawa School of Speech and Drama (O.S.S.D) in 2011. At O.S.S.D., Hannah worked with students and adults in after school programming on a variety of skills including: voice, movement, character development, performance creation, audition preparation, public speaking and more. Her passion for teaching led her to dedicating her summers to Theatre summer camps for students at O.S.S.D. Hannah has been an instructor in the Performing Arts Program at Algonquin College since the fall of 2019.