Hannah Vaughn Head Shot

I’m a Brooklyn-based playwright originally from Richmond, Virginia. My full-length plays include Away From, The Unfathomable Blue and Look Up. Away From was work-shopped at Dixon Place in 2015 with director Ilana Becker and in 2016 with director Nikki Rothenberg for Live Source Theatre Group. Look Up, or Why We Don’t Go Camping Anymore was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Artist Retreat. The Unfathomable Blue was part of Paper Kraine, a night of new works at The Kraine Theatre and The Navigators’ Dark Matter Reading Series. My short play, Officially Unofficial, premiered at the Players Theatre. My short play M and the Water Man premiered in The Navigators Lift Off Festival. The Morning After Alex Leaves premiered at Left Coast Theatre Company. Alongside Leigh Poulos, I am a co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of the hit web series, Dates Like This

I write plays about the future, climate change, women, LGBTQ families, isolation, and how we deal with trauma. I’m interested in imagining the future looks like and how that affects our individuality and social structures. I like exploring how we isolate ourselves and how we pull ourselves back into society.


My play, A House of Tiny, will have a workshop reading at Dixon Place on September 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

M and the Water Man was selected for the Midwest Dramatists Conference 2018.



Headshots by Tim Goodwin Photography.