DIRECTING

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

Directed by Gretchen Hahn

Costume, Scenic, and Lighting Design by Gretchen Hahn

November 16th - 18th 2015

"Collaborating with Gretchen Hahn for This Is Our Youth was a dream. She is effective and creative - she establishes the parameters of the world of the characters and enables actors to explore and discover. A supporter of actor impetus, a meticulous mind for detail, and a vision for a voice that reaches far beyond the body, Gretchen is a powerful and compelling artist and director. Each project is fueled by her spunk and fiery need to explore human relationships." - Blake Lee, Actor

"Gretchen's gift as a director is her ability to bring out the absolute best performance in her actors. She lets you follow your instincts, but is always there as a guiding hand to help you. There is never a moment onstage that you don't feel 100% supported by her."

- Alyssa Van Hooser, Actor

RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS

Directed by Gretchen Hahn

Costume and Scenic Design by Gretchen Hahn

Lighting Design by Caitlin Coffin

April 27th - 30th 2016

Gretchen received the Rupel J. Jones Directing award for the 2015-2016 University and Lab Theatre Season for her work on Recent Tragic Events.

"Recent Tragic Events was one of the smoothest artistic processes that I have ever been a part of. Gretchen's preparation as a director allowed me and my fellow actors to explore and create in an environment that was open, encouraging and safe. As an actor under Gretchen's direction, I knew that I was in good company, and a part of something special." - Tommy Stuart, Actor

"Working with Gretchen on Recent Tragic Events was an eye opening experience. She has a great vocabulary when discussing theatrical elements with both designers and actors. Gretchen has such an imaginative mind and overall ease when it comes to exploring the world of the play with actors. I would absolutely work with her again."

- Jon Yawn, Assistant to the Director

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