Hannah Manikowski is a Georgia-born, nationally recognized new play artist who holds a BFA in Directing from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. As a writer/director, Hannah’s work leans equally on “camp” and “authenticity.” Everything she creates is infused with a specific brand of almost- too-intimate hospitality that comes pre-installed in the DNA of Southerners.
Hannah loves women in both the lesbian sense and the feminist sense, and she especially loves writing plays by, for, and about them. She is a 2020 O’Neill finalist, the winner of the 2018 – 2019 Judith Barlow Prize, and is also a proud alumna of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Horizon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival, and the inaugural Tepper Semester Playwriting Program, where she studied under Antoinette Nwandu. Additionally, Hannah has developed a profound affection for writing/directing fiction podcasts, for teaching yoga to artists, and for fostering homeless bunny rabbits.