Hannah Kenah is a member of the Rude Mechs and has been developing work, performing, and touring with the company since 2008, including The Method Gun, Stop Hitting Yourself, I've Never Been So Happy, and a reconstruction of Dionysus in '69. She served as the writer and a performer for Rude Mechs' Now Now Oh Now which recently completed a six-city national tour. She is performing in and co-writing the Rude Mechs' Field Guide, currently in development, commissioned by Yale Rep. With Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT), Hannah was a co-creator, performer, and writer on Guest by Courtesy which was selected for Fusebox Festival 2013 and has since traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria and was produced by Brooklyn Yard in summer 2016. In the fall of 2016, SVT produced and Hannah performed in her play With Great Difficulty Alice Sits. In 2015 Hannah directed her play Everything is Established for Physical Plant; the play received an honorable mention on the 2015 Kilroys List. Hannah holds a BA in drama from Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Dell'Arte International. Hannah is currently studying playwriting as a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
Everything is Established
Two hapless servants continue to inhabit the home of their master Mr. Albert even after his death. All is freedom until the arrival of Sally, a mail-order bride, ordered shortly before the master died.
“Part farce, part theater of the absurd, part ghost story…Anyone familiar with Kenah's work will recognize the artist's signature intensity and humor in this show…Not a moment is wasted.” – Austin American-Statesman
With Great Difficulty Alice Sits
Alice and Heath are a pregnant couple trapped in the most joyful time of their lives. They are expecting – and expecting and expecting and expecting and expecting. The longer they wait, the further they slip into anxiety and despair, and their possible daughter becomes an instrument of torment.
“A surreal, hallucinatory landscape where plot, reality, and characterization all come apart…A fever dream that leaves the audience constantly on edge.” –Austin American-Statesman
Guest by Courtesy
A pair of cousins wage their bizarre relationship over the course of a failing afternoon tea. Shuttling between high physicality and sheer vulgarity, this high octane romp plumbs the dime-turning depths of duration and desperation.
“A comedic battle for control…Larson and Kenah, with perfect comic timing and tempo, keep us laughing for a good solid hour.” – Austin Chronicle