Hannah Manikowski is a Georgia-born, nationally recognized new play artist who holds a BFA in Directing from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. Hannah loves women in both the lesbian sense and the feminist sense, and she especially loves writing plays by, for, and about them. She is a 2020 O'Neill finalist, the winner of the 2018 - 2019 Judith Barlow Prize, and is also a proud alumna of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Horizon Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival, and the inaugural Tepper Semester Playwriting Program, where she studied under Antoinette Nwandu. Her most recent work, The Sunrise from the Moon, has upcoming readings through both San Francisco Playhouse and the MACH 33 Festival (a collaboration between Pasadena Playhouse and CalTech).


Hannah has a special love for fiction podcasts. Her own, A Dyke and a Drag Queen Survive the End of Days, is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all other corners of the web where a fiction podcast might conceivably burrow itself and make a home. You can also read her plays on NPX.

When not in the rehearsal room, Hannah can likely be found volunteering at the local rabbit rescue (it's a thing!), leading a yoga class, or sending a friend unsolicited links to online personality tests. (In case you were wondering: she's an Enneagream 2w3, a Scorpio sun/Capricorn moon/Pisces rising, and a Hufflepuff/Slytherin cusp.)