Playwriting

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.

Current projects:

Andromeda

Camden People’s Theatre, 5th-9th May 2020

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Graphics: Soofiya

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Ashling O’Shea and Rosie Gray in rehearsal at Nottingham Playhouse. Image credit: Fraser Youngson.

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 skyIn ancient Ethiopia, a hero saves a princess, chained to a rock. Somewhere not quite either, first love meets its match. 

Andromedby Hannah Greenstreet reimagines a lost play, constellating ancient fragments with a contemporary queer love storyThis 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
Producer Elisha Owen
Designer Verity Johnson
Dramaturg Frey Kwa Hawking
PR Krish Jeyakumar

With Rosie Gray and Ashling O’Shea

Graphics by Soofiya

Developed with support from Arts Council England, Nottingham Playhouse, the Oxford Playhouse, TORCH Oxford, Camden People’s Theatre and Pegasus Theatre. 

Book tickets here

Read more about the play here and the how it was made here.

(Quiet) Gay

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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.

Past projects:

This Much I Know

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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

Script extract

Canon Warriors

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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

Script excerpt

Cashiered

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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