Hannah Williams currently works with The National Women’s Theatre Festival (NWTF) in Raleigh, NC and Theatrical Intimacy Eduction while freelance directing and producing around Western North Carolina and the Southeaster US. As a director, she seeks out work that opens the minds of it audience and confronts our understanding of what it means to be human. She has directed a section of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s THE MAD ONES as a member of their groundbreaking digital lab, Romeo and Juliet (Samuel-Lancaster Productions) ; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Montford Park Players); The History of the Devil (Brainchild Creative); and assistant directing Green Day’s American Idiot (Encore Theatrical Company). Hannah holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University. Her performance work includes Sibella in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Parkway Playhouse), Percy in The Spitfire Grill (Dunes Summer Theatre), and Hilda in Plain and Fancy (The Round Barn Theatre). Other professional studies for Hannah include new play development, intimacy choreography, and collaborative approaches. Hannah focuses on enforcing safe spaces in her practice with the goal of creating brave spaces. Pictures of her cats can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @mshannahcat.