Hana S. Sharif is a director, playwright and producer.
Theatres: Regional: Director, The Christians, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Pride and Prejudice (Baltimore Center Stage); The Whipping Man, Gem of the Ocean, Gee’s Bend (Hartford Stage ); Next Stop Africa, Cassie, The Drum (Midtown Arts).
International: IFdentity (UNESCO / ITI World Congress, Madrid).
Playwright: All the Women I Used to Be, The Rise and Fall of Day, The Sprott Cycle Trilogy.
Other credits: Currently Associate Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage. Upcoming Artistic Director, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Previous positions: former Associate Artistic Director, Director of New Play Development and Artistic Producer at Hartford Stage; Program Manager of the ArtsEmerson Ambassador Program; Developmental Producer/Tour Manager of Progress Theatre’s musical The Burnin’; Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Nasir Productions.
Awards: DCArts: Best Director/Best New Play (Pride and Prejudice); Gem of the Ocean (six Connecticut Critics Circle nominations); Connecticut Critics Circle Award Best Ensemble, two nominations (Gee’s Bend). Recipient of the 2009–10 Aetna New Voices Fellowship and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) New Generations Fellowship; serves on the board of directors for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Sprott Foundation.
Education: MFA, University of Houston; BA, Spelman College.