HANNAH DAVIES (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)
Hannah is a writer, theatre-maker and multi slam-winning spoken word artist based in York. She trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and since graduating in 2001 has appeared in theatre, radio and TV. She studied playwriting at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Her first play was performed as part of the Royal Court Young Writers Festival in 2007. Since then she has worked with companies including: York Theatre Royal, Dry Write, Company of Angels, Trestle, Ice&Fire. Hannah regularly performs her poetry at spoken word nights across the country. She is the winner of the Great Northern Slam March 2016, Bristol Poetry Festival Slam 2016, Say Owt Anti-Slam 2016, Axis Crewe Slam 2017, and is the Word War Four Champion. She was an Edfringe Slam finalist 2017 and competed in the Hammer & Tongue National Finals 2018. She has an MA in Theatre and a PhD by Creative Practice in Playwriting from the University of York.