Hannah Fox

Hannah Fox

Professor, Dance and Theatre

Brownson Hall, Wing 6
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(914) 323-3169
Big Apple Playback Theatre

About Me

In addition to teaching full time at Manhattanville College, Prof. Fox is the artistic director of Big Apple Playback Theatre (BAPT), a multi-cultural New York City improv troupe in which actors perform audience members' life stories. BAPT brings empathy-building and entertainment to local schools, nonprofit agencies, conferences, colleges, prisons, domestic violence shelters, diversity programs, and public theaters. BAPT has performed for the Casey Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Institute at Princeton University, Ernst and Young, Hunter College, New York University's Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Medical School, New York City's Administration for Children's Services, Sickle Cell Association, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, JFK Customs and Border Patrol agency, and at the United Nations for the State Department. BAPT offers its interactive anti-bullying program, Keep the Peace!, to local schools around the metro area. At Manhattanville College, Prof. Fox has had the opportunity to direct, devise, and choreograph. She has had articles published in TDR (The Drama Review) (2007), Contact Quarterly (2009), and Utne Reader (2010), as well as chapters in several anthologies. Her book, “Zoomy Zoomy: Improv Games and Exercises for Groups” (2010), is being used throughout the world by theater practitioners and educators. She is the daughter of the founders of Playback Theatre and a certified yoga instructor. When not at Manhattanville or performing with BAPT, she teaches and performs internationally, most recently in China, Cuba, Canada, Germany, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Germany, and West Africa, as well as around the United States. She will be teaching and performing in Brazil in June 2017.

Current Courses
Senior Seminar
Modern Technique I
Creative Process
Performance Studies, Master of Arts, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon
Feature Publications

Book December 12, 2010

“Zoomy Zoomy: Improv Games and Exercises for Groups”

Article January 01, 2010

“The Spontaneous Self: Free your body—and the mind will follow,”

Utne Reader

Article January 01, 2009

“Memories in Motion: An Interview with Nina Wise”

Contact Quarterly

January 01, 2007

“Playback Theatre"

Chapter of Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance

Article January 01, 2007

“Playback Theatre: Inciting Dialogue and Building Community Through Personal Story”

The Drama Review