Jessica Hanna is a Los Angeles based Theater Maker.  BFA in Acting from the Theater School at DePaul University in Chicago.  She has worked as an actor, director, choreographer and producer all over Los Angeles with many companies and spaces including, Open Fist, Sacred Fools, Evidence Room, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Greenway Court, Abundant Sugar, Occidental College, Atwater Village Theatre, Furious Theatre, Mine is Yours Theatre Co., B-Flat Productions, Center Theatre Group, Mutant Collective and Circle X. She has also had the pleasure of working with Anne Bogart and the SITI Co. as an actor at the Getty Villa twice. She has trained in Suzuki & Viewpoints since 2002. In June 2006 she co-founded Bootleg Theater and has been the Producing & Managing Director ever since.  At Bootleg she has produced and worked with hundreds of artists and companies, overseeing production of all the theatrical and dance performances at Bootleg.  Her focus has been on new work development with local artists. Recent directing credits include: Lisa Dring's DEATH PLAY, for the Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival and Circle X Theatre (full production). NO HOMO, at Hollywood Fringe (Winner Best Director, Ensemble Theater, World Premiere and Golden Playwright), New York Fringe and Atwater Village Theatres, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN by John Ross Bowie at Bootleg, Nia Orm's' solo sketch show WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE at the Downtown Independent and I CARRY YOUR HEART by Georgette Kelly at Bootleg, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, the musical, at Celebration Theatre, THE WILLOWS by Kerri-Ann McCalla at Bootleg and most recently BLUE GOLD & BUTTERFLIES by Stephanie Batiste as part of the Bootleg Creation Residency.




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