Hannah Fox, M.A.Associate Professor
Hannah conducts dance and theatre workshops internationally, teaching and performing in Cuba, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Germany, West Africa, as well as all over the United States. Hannah is the artistic director of Big Apple Playback Theatre (BAPT), an improvisational physical theatre troupe in which actors perform audience members' life stories. BAPT brings connection, reflection and entertainment to local schools, non-profit agencies, conferences, colleges, prisons, domestic violence shelters, diversity programs, and public theaters. BAPT performs for the Casey Foundation, the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson Institute, Hunter College's School of Social Work, New York University's Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York City's Administration for Children's Services, Leadership Transformation Group, the Buck Foundation, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and most recently at the United Nations for the State Department.BAPT has recently implemented an anti-bullying program, called Keep the Peace!, in local schools. At Manhattanville College, Hannah has had the opportunity direct, devise and choreograph: In Our Own Voice (original piece), The Crucible, Queens Boulevard, What Is (original), Icarus (dance), Lie Over Love to Death (dance), and Home Is (original piece). In 2003 Hannah received her Masters degree from New York University with a concentration in Performance Studies. Her mentors included Richard Schechner, Deb Margolin, Chris Vine, Helen White, Judith Sloan, and Lenora Champagne. Hannah has had articles published in TDR (The Drama Review) (2007), Contact Quarterly (2009), and Utne Reader (2010). Hannah recently published a book called, Zoomy Zoomy: Improv Games and Exercises for Groups (2010). Hannah is the daughter of the founders of Playback Theatre and a certified yoga instructor.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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