Hannah Banister

Hannah Banister

Director- This Is Art by Charlene James

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I am a freelance theatre director who is most excited about working on ambitious projects which have at the heart of them an extraordinary story. I love new writing, re-imagined classics, comedy, sketch comedy, verbatim, non fiction, adventure, fantasy. Anything you might consider to be a bit rock and roll in theatre. 

I am currently directing This Is Art By Charlene James at Proud Archivist in Haggerston

Hannah Banister was a finalist for the JMK young Directors' award 2014 

Hannah’s work as a Director includes Strings (in development), I Killed Rasputin by Richard Herring (Assembly), Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated (Pleasance, Fringe First Award Winner), Crimble (Old Red Lion), Trapp (Old Vic) and Best Men (Southwark Playhouse). As Associate Director, her credits include The Absence of War (Headlong), Tiger Country(Hampstead Theatre), Another Country (Trafalgar Studios). As assistant director her credits include The Angry Brigade (The Bush, Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Tempest (The Globe Theatre), Longing (Hampstead Theatre) and Jumpy (Royal Court Theatre and West End)

 

Work History

Associate Director - Headlong

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Assistant Director - Paines Plough

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Associate Director - Hampstead Theatre

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Director - Avalon

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Associate Director - Fiery Angel/Theatre Royal Bath

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

Assistant Director - Chichester Festival Theatre/Theatre Royal Bath

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Assistant Director - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013

Director - Undeb Theatre/Pleasance

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Workshop Assistant Director - Royal Shakespeare Company

May 2013 - May 2013

Assistant Director - Hampstead Theatre

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Assistant Director - ATG/Royal Court Theatre

Jul 2012 - Nov 2012

Director - Old Vic New Voices

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012

Assistant Director - Royal Court Theatre

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Assistant Director - Hampstead Theatre

Mar 2011 - May 2011

Assistant Director - Hampstead Theatre

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011

Education

Acting - BA (hons) - Central School of Speech and Drama

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

History - A2 - St Gregory's Comprehensive School

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

Communication Studies - A2 - St Gregory's Comprehensive School

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

Drama and Theatre Studies - A2 - St Gregory's Comprehensive School

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

English Literature - A2 - St Gregory's Comprehensive School

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

Skills

  • Theatre

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