Hannah Ii-Epstein

(Co-Artisitc Director) 

Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hannah (she/her) is currently attending The Graduate School at Northwestern University's Writing for the Screen and Stage MFA Program. In 2015 Hannah graduated summa cum laude with a B.A in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. She is a writer of fiction, poetry, screenplays, plays, and musicals. She is a Co-Artistic Director, Board Member, and Founding Member of Nothing Without a Company. Since 2007, over ten of her plays and musicals have been produced in Hawaii by Kumu Kahua Theatre and in Chicago by Nothing Without a Company, Fury Theatre's SAST, Mary-Arrchie's Abbie Fest, and Nothing Special Production's Fight Night. Hannah has participated as a writer in many 24 Hour Fests for Nothing Without a Company, Silent Theatre, Columbia College Chicago, and Northwestern University. She was awarded 30 under 30 in Windy City Times in 2014. Hannah's film, Sweet, won Best Film Runner Up in Chicago's 48 Hour Film Project in 2015. In 2016 Hannah and her play, Not One Batu, was honored by Hawai'i State Theatre Council Po'okela Awards in the categories of Non-Resident Guest Artist and Overall Play. Catch Not One Batu in the summer of 2018 in Chicago produced by Nothing Without a Company and in partnership with Lanialoha Lee and Aloha Center Chicago.