Hannah Williams currently works with Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) in Raleigh, NC, as a director, Managing Director, and proud producer of the talk show Theatre’s NOT Dead! with Keyanna Alexander. She most recently directed Our Black Death by Lindsay Carpenter and Gertie and Alice by the Sea by Caridad Svich for WTF’s annual staged reading festival, Occupy the Stage. Virtually, she has directed a section of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s THE MAD ONES as a member of their groundbreaking digital lab. Other favorite previous directing work includes Love and Information by Carol Churchill for WTVirtualFringe 2020; The Trojan Women by Euripides for Montford Park Players; The History of the Devil by Clive Barker with Brainchild Creative; and assistant directing Green Day’s American Idiot with 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 workshops, Intimacy Choreography, decolonization practice, 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. 

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