My plays are driven by an urge to represent women-led narratives and LGBTQ+ experiences. I like to experiment with form. I have developed my playwriting with Spread the Word, Ovalhouse’s Adult Company, Soho Writers’ Lab, the North Wall Art Centre’s TheatreCraft residency and Menagerie Theatre’s Young Writers’ Workshop. You can find extracts of some of my work below. I’m always open to hearing from potential collaborators – get in touch.
Camden People’s Theatre, 27th-31st July 2021
Rosie Gray and Nina Singh in Andromeda at Camden People’s Theatre. Photo: Alex Powell.
I look over at you. You’re like a statue.
But not a statue. Not rock, nor chained to a rock. Flesh. Blood. Bone.
In modern London, two girls meet under a starry sky. In ancient Ethiopia, a hero saves a princess, chained to a rock. Somewhere not quite either, first love meets its match.
Andromeda by Hannah Greenstreet reimagines a lost play, constellating ancient fragments with a contemporary queer love story. This exploration of the stories we tell each other asks what happens when a young woman falls for someone unexpected, and how to feel proud when the world tells us not to be.
What do you do when you’re stuck between a myth and a hard place?
Writer Hannah Greenstreet
Director Charlotte Vickers
Performers Rosie Gray, Nina Singh
Stage Manager Josie Shipp
Designer Verity Johnson
Dramaturg Frey Kwa Hawking
Lighting designer Martha Godfrey
Sound designer Nicola T Chang
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Nottingham Playhouse, the Oxford Playhouse, TORCH Oxford, Camden People’s Theatre and Pegasus Theatre.
Read more about the play here and the how it was made here.
‘The play easily accesses the terrible mundanity, knee-capping agony and heavenly sublimity of new love in almost every exchange…Andromeda has the great distinction of feeling true – almost as if we are witnessing two people we know well – and are rooting for them – from the start’, The Stage, 4 stars. Andromeda review – The stage
Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, 17th -18th July, 2021
When your life is surrounded by waste, how do you begin to feel valuable?
Goldfish is a new play that takes an unflinching look at the struggle to survive in a world full of trash.
Devised by the Pegasus Young Company 11-15, directed by John McCraw and written by Pegasus Spark artist Hannah Greenstreet, Goldfish is the culmination of a year’s work exploring toxicity, the need for radical change and the fight for young voices to be heard.
Over a series of devising sessions, I worked with Pegasus Young Company (aged 11-15) and director John McCraw to write a new eco-thriller for a cast of 11 young people.
I was one of 10 emerging artists chosen for Spread the Word/ Nick Field’s Pow! live literature programme of workshops. I am developing a solo show, called (Quiet) Gay, about the relationship between queerness and social anxiety, and performed a ten minute extract at a showcase at Royal Vauxhall Tavern in September 2018.
This Much I Know
Child prodigy Eadie has achieved everything her mother wanted her to. Her elder sister, Naomi, is comparatively the family ‘disappointment.’ As the two sisters start to reconnect, they begin to question the way that they were raised. Blending the format of a gameshow with naturalism, This Much I Know explores the pressures the education system puts on young people today.
Developed through the North Wall’s Theatre Craft residency and on Soho Writers’ Lab. Performed in the OUDS new writing festival, February 2018, directed by Cesca Echlin.
‘demonstrating an imaginative grasp of the intricacies of the human heart that suggests the sky’s the limit in future for this very considerable talent’, Oxford Daily Info
Punch and Fleur are the premier feminist puppeteers in Thanet. Then again, Thanet isn’t exactly a hotbed of subversive puppetry. It’s hard to pinpoint what stands in the way of them and their hand puppets, Dog and Sid, defeating the male-dominated literary canon. Could it be their attempts to heat a beach hut in November? The man from Thanet District Council, who just walked in waving an eviction notice? The ‘creative differences’ brewing between the puppeteers themselves?
Comic and tender, Canon Warriors navigates the erosion of a lesbian relationship. It is a play about finding a place – to live, to create, to love – in a hostile political climate.
Performed at the Edinburgh fringe 2016 and as part of the Oxford University Drama Society new writing festival 2016, where it won the award for Best Production. Directed by Ell Potter.
‘a brilliantly crafted piece of new writing’, Three Weeks
‘So funny, so poignant, and so brilliantly clever’, Oxford Opening Night
Historical drama based on the life of transgender American civil war veteran, Albert Cashier. Performed at the Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford in February 2016, directed by Anna Hagen.
‘a fascinating story handled beautifully’, Oxford Daily Info