Hannah Hauer-King



Hannah is an Olivier nominated and award winning director and dramaturg, with a focus on new writing, plays with songs, musicals and work focused on the female or LGBTQ+ experience. She started her career as Resident Assistant Director at Soho Theatre, and went on to form all women theatre company Damsel Productions, who recently produced sell-out show The Ministry Of Lesbian Affairs at Soho Theatre.  Alongside her work with Damsel, she also works as a freelance theatre director, and has worked at venues including the Kiln Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Traverse Theatre, Theatre 503 and Jermyn Street Theatre. As a dramaturg she has supported the Soho Young Writer's Lab, and as a reader she has read for the Verity Bargate Award, the National Theatre's script reading panel and the Women's Playwrighting Prize.

Hannah is currently the Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. The Swell was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre at the 2024 Olivier Awards. The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria won the Offie Award for Best Ensemble.

Directing work includes: Olivier nominated The Swell (Orange Tree Theatre), Offie winning The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria (Arcola Theatre/ New York transfer), The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (Soho Theatre), The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse & UK Tour 2019), Circle Game (Southwark Playhouse), Fabric (Soho Theatre), Call Me Fury (Hope Theatre) The Amber Trap (Theatre 503), Grotty (Bunker Theatre), Fury (Soho Theatre), The Swell (Hightide Festival), Breathe (Bunker Theatre), Revolt She Said Revolt Again (RCSSD), Clay (Pleasance Theatre), and Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre).

Cabaret and Comedy Work includes: Witt n Camp (Soho Theatre), Siblings (Crazy Coqs) and Lilith (Bunker Theatre).

Associate/Assistant work includes: Fiddler On The Roof (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), The Wife Of Willesden (Kiln Theatre, ART Boston and BAM NY), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe), Daytona (Park Theatre & Theatre Royal Haymarket), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre) and Titus Andronicus (Greenwich Theatre).