Hannah Greenstreet is playwright, theatre critic and academic.
She is currently researching her PhD at Jesus College, Oxford. Her thesis is entitled ‘Realism and feminism in contemporary women’s theatre in Britain’ and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 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 Platform.
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 is a SPARK supported artist at Pegasus Theatre 2019-20 and was shortlisted for Jerwood-Arvon mentoring scheme 2019 in the Playwriting category. She is currently working on a queer reimagining of Euripides’ fragmentary tragedy Andromeda, a scratch of which was performed at Nottingham Playhouse as part of Amplify Festival following an Arts Council-funded R&D. You can find out more about her playwriting here.
Follow her on Twitter @hgreenstreet1