In her first few years as an actor and voiceover artist in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hannah has performed roles as various as Joan in Caryl Churchill's Far Away, Alais in The Lion in Winter, and Ophelia in Hamlet - and in venues as diverse as Concannon Winery, the EXIT Theatre, and the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts.
Hannah is a company member of Precarious Theatre Ensemble in San Francisco, where she played Rosamunda Dewthistle in Chemical Imbalance: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in spring 2007. The group spent 2008 developing an original musical based on "The History of Cardenio", a section of Cervantes' Don Quixote. In the play, which premiered in October 2008 as I'm Yours! or, Deranged by Love, Hannah originated the role of Luscinda, the young noblewoman both Cardenio and his best friend, Don Fernando, hope to marry. Since then, Precarious has partnered with BRAVA! For Women in the Arts to produce The Kitchen Series, one-night-only staged readings of plays directed by Artistic Director Matthew Graham Smith on BRAVA!'s mainstage. Each evening included food, wine, and the play itself. In the 2009-10 season, Hannah performed roles in three of the Kitchen Series readings: Claire Zachanassian's butler and Anton Schill's wife in Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit; Marnie in Adam Bock's The Drunken City; and Natasha in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters; as well as Isabella/Debbie in Ken Slattery's Truffaldino Says No and Cecily in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest during the 2010-11 season. In spring 2012, Precarious participated in the Bay One Acts Festival, performing Ken Slattery's Death to the Audience, in which Hannah played Minerva.
Besides her work with Precarious, Hannah has performed around the Bay, most recently with Berkeley Playhouse, playing Bonnie Boylan and several others in Annie. Last spring, she performed in her first show with 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco, playing multiple roles in the Cole Porter musical Silk Stockings. In Boxcar Theatre's 2010 Tennessee Williams festival, she played Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, rotating between the two roles in rep. She also joined the ensemble of the musical Oliver! at Berkeley Playhouse, after playing Elma in William Inge's American classic, Bus Stop, at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
A Bay Area native, Hannah developed an early passion for Shakespeare, training intensively with the California Shakespeare Theater and later becoming an Artistic Associate with Shakespeare's Associates in Livermore, California. Under the direction of SA Artistic Director Lisa A. Tromovitch, Hannah took on the roles of Celia in As You Like It, Helena in All's Well That Ends Well, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, in addition to playing Della in the musical The Gifts of the Magi and Nina in The Seagull. Other roles with the company include Catherine in Proof, directed by Virginia Reed.
No stranger to new play development, Hannah has participated in several Matchbox Workshops with Crowded Fire Theater Company, as well as originating the role of Ellen Webb in the world premiere production of The Chinese Angle by Hal Savage.
Before immersing herself in acting, Hannah took a detour into arts administration, first as Crowded Fire Theater Company's Managing Director and then as Valley Shakespeare Festival's Development Associate.
Hannah holds a Bachelor's degree in French and Theater Theory & Performance from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She later trained in voiceover with VoiceOne in San Francisco, and has since recorded several radio and television spots.