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Hannah Wolf

Hannah Wolf is a director, dramaturg and educator, originally from Juneau Alaska. She’s worked and trained with SITI Company, Perseverance Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Superhero Clubhouse, MOZAWA, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, The Secret City, Writopia Lab and The Kennedy Center. She’s a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and is currently on a Fulbright grant in Bucharest Romania, where she’s directing, teaching and relearning how to eat meat. You can follow her adventures at Romania plus Hannah equals a Blog. Everything she writes is her own opinion and does not represent Fulbright, the US or Romanian governments. 

International cultural exchange is impossible…
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International cultural exchange is impossible…

9 June 2014

So what has the drive to make work in Romania taught me? I learned that art that has nothing to lose makes for theater that is fierce and always has something to say.

Postcards from Romania
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Postcards from Romania

Crossing the Audience Border

24 March 2014

I sit in theaters today and I question who this contemporary audience is and if they find themselves represented onstage. The demographics of the audience are different, theater to theater, town to town; the National Theater attracts older audience members who go to be seen, the independent spaces usually play towards a younger crowd, similar to the Broadway, independent and regional audiences in the US. But the one unifying factor is that the work isn’t made for the audience, it’s made for the artist.

National Theatre Festival logo.
Postcards from Romania, Part Two
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Postcards from Romania, Part Two

Theater and “Planet Money”

7 January 2014

In the middle of the National Theater Festival and National Independent Theater Festival in Bucharest, the divide between idependent theatre and state theatre—artistic freedom and money—becomes clear.

A Romanian political rally.
Postcards from Romania, Part One
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Postcards from Romania, Part One

4 November 2013

Hannah Wolf introduces her position as an American in Romania, teaching and researching at the University of Theatre and Cinema in Bucharest.

Postcards from Romania
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Postcards from Romania

This four-part series documents the experiences of a young, Fulbright fellow, avidly exploring theatre and life in Bucharest, Romania.