Dr Hannah Greenstreet is a playwright, theatre critic and academic. She is Lecturer in Creative Writing: Stage and Screen in the Department of English at the University of Liverpool.
In May 2021, she was awarded her DPhil on ‘Experiments with Realism in Contemporary Feminist Theatre in Britain’ by the University of Oxford. She was joint winner of the Swapna Dev Memorial Book Prize for best thesis in the Faculty of English in 2021. Previously, she studied at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.
Hannah won the Theatre and Performance Research Association postgraduate essay prize in 2016 for her research on storytelling in contemporary Irish drama, which has been published in Studies in Theatre and Performance. Her academic work has also been published in Contemporary Theatre Review, Platform and English Review Magazine.
Hannah regularly reviews theatre for Exeunt Magazine and The Stage. She is Co-Reviews Editor (with Alice Saville and Ben Kulvichit) of Exeunt Magazine. She was critic-in-residence at Alchymy Festival 2019 at the North Wall, and in 2019 was shortlisted for theartsdesk/ h Club Young Influencer of the Year award. You can read more examples of her work on her sporadically-updated blog. Hannah is available for freelance writing commissions.
As a playwright, she has developed her writing with Spread the Word, Ovalhouse Adult Company, Soho Writers’ Lab, the North Wall’s Theatre Craft residency and Menagerie Theatre Company. She was a SPARK supported artist at Pegasus Theatre 2019-20 and was shortlisted for Jerwood-Arvon mentoring scheme 2019 in the Playwriting category. Her queer reimagining of Euripides’ fragmentary tragedy Andromeda, co-created with director Charlotte Vickers, was staged at Camden People’s Theatre in July 2021. You can find out more about her playwriting here.
Follow her on Twitter @hgreenstreet1