Hannah Fox, M.A.Associate Professor
Biography In addition to teaching full time at Manhattanville College, Hannah conducts dance and theatre workshops internationally, most recently teaching and performing in Cuba, Germany, 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), a New York City based improv 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 has performed for the Casey Foundation, the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson Institute, NYU's Medical School, Hunter College, New York University's Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York City's Administration for Children's Services, Leadership Transformation Group, the Sickle Cell Association, the Buck Foundation, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and at the United Nations for the State Department. BAPT brings its unique interactive anti-bullying program, Keep the Peace!, to local schools all over the metro area.
At Manhattanville College, Hannah has had the opportunity direct, devise and choreograph with shows including: 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), and the Laramie Project.
In 2003 Hannah received her Masters degree from New York University with a concentration in Performance Studies. Hannah has had articles published in TDR (The Drama Review) (2007), Contact Quarterly (2009), and Utne Reader (2010), as well chapters in anthologies. Hannah's most recent book is 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.
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