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Jennie Hahn

Jennie Hahn is an interdisciplinary theater producer, director, and performer with a focus on community engagement and civic dialogue. Deeply committed to the vitality of community life in her home state of Maine, Jennie’s work explores the impact of economic, demographic, and land use changes on rural identity and culture.

Jennie’s projects include Farms & Fables, an original play created in collaboration with Maine farmers and Choirspeak: The Maine Woods, developed from fifty interviews conducted in five Maine towns.  In 2014, Jennie developed a partnership with Stephanie Gilbert of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.  Jennie and Stephanie designed and co-facilitated three farmland preservation meetings, innovating policy development practices by engaging stakeholders’ hearts and minds. Since 2015, Jennie has curated In Kinship, a multi-year and multi-partner civic performance project investigating environmental stewardship in the Penobscot River Watershed.

Jennie's work has been supported by the Kindling Fund (Space Gallery), Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, MAP Fund, Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.

IN KINSHIP
Essay

IN KINSHIP

A River and Recovery in Many Acts

19 September 2017

Maine artist Jennie Hahn explores environmental stewardship in Maine’s Penobscot River Watershed with the performance project IN KINSHIP and shares her three guiding principles for making art in a time of climate change.