Hanna Kime

Hanna Kime

Hanna Kime (she/her) is a Chicago-based playwright, dramaturg, and teaching artist. Recent works include THE TARGETED (2020 O’Neill Finalist, 2021 BAPF Semifinalist, Selected for Broken Nose’s “Off/Nights” Development Series), THE BEST DAMN THING (2021 O’Neill Semifinalist, Selected for the Up: Renewal Reading Series), and NOW MORE THAN EVER (Produced by St. Louis Actors Studio, Winner of Oklahoma City Rep’s...
Hanna Kime (she/her) is a Chicago-based playwright, dramaturg, and teaching artist. Recent works include THE TARGETED (2020 O’Neill Finalist, 2021 BAPF Semifinalist, Selected for Broken Nose’s “Off/Nights” Development Series), THE BEST DAMN THING (2021 O’Neill Semifinalist, Selected for the Up: Renewal Reading Series), and NOW MORE THAN EVER (Produced by St. Louis Actors Studio, Winner of Oklahoma City Rep’s Stage@Home New Voices Contest). Her full length works have been read or developed with Steep Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, The New Colony, Broken Nose Theatre, and First Floor Theater, where she currently serves as Literary Manager. She was the first place recipient of the 2018 David Blair McLaughlin Prize in Nonfiction Writing. She is a member of the Wampus Cat Collective. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2018 with degrees in English and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Plays

  • Next Door
    Something horrible has happened next door. With those children. And their parents. And the chains. So Sheila, then Helen, then Erica, Cathy, Kathy, Miranda, Patty, Julie, Linda, Allison, Martha and Bebe just stopped by to check in, drop off some comfort food, and hear how Brenda’s holding up. I mean, she couldn’t have known. Right? NEXT DOOR is an explosive, darkly comedic, and layered (like lasagna) dissection...
    Something horrible has happened next door. With those children. And their parents. And the chains. So Sheila, then Helen, then Erica, Cathy, Kathy, Miranda, Patty, Julie, Linda, Allison, Martha and Bebe just stopped by to check in, drop off some comfort food, and hear how Brenda’s holding up. I mean, she couldn’t have known. Right? NEXT DOOR is an explosive, darkly comedic, and layered (like lasagna) dissection of pseudo-feminist self-actualization rhetoric and the pleasures to be found in proximity to pain.
  • The Best Damn Thing
    In 2002 the Lord sent us a prophet. A Canadian Queen who waged war against the status quo one loose necktie at a time. A rebel with a soft side. A Pop Punk Princess with an army of disciples who believed in earnest that ordinariness was death and that a red “X” on the sleeve of their leather jacket was life. We refused to listen to her, and look where we are now. Enter: Ellie, a lonely teenager growing up in...
    In 2002 the Lord sent us a prophet. A Canadian Queen who waged war against the status quo one loose necktie at a time. A rebel with a soft side. A Pop Punk Princess with an army of disciples who believed in earnest that ordinariness was death and that a red “X” on the sleeve of their leather jacket was life. We refused to listen to her, and look where we are now. Enter: Ellie, a lonely teenager growing up in Missouri, who knows with all her heart that Avril Lavigne's message must be heard. So, for her savior, she has written what just might be the best jukebox musical ever conceived. She’s ready to share it with the world, starting with her former best friend Rachel, their theatre teacher’s favorite, who she thinks can help her pitch it for their school’s spring musical. The Best Damn Thing is a boldly theatrical exploration of young women’s genius and power in the face of a society hellbent on holding them back.
  • The Targeted
    Welcome to the Unity and Hope Conference. A gathering of the most persecuted, tortured, and misunderstood people in the entire world. They call themselves Targeted Individuals, and they are victims of a vast and covert program of systematic torture, surveillance, and harassment by global intergovernmental powers. Over the course of this weekend in the woods outside of Boston they will discuss strategies to take...
    Welcome to the Unity and Hope Conference. A gathering of the most persecuted, tortured, and misunderstood people in the entire world. They call themselves Targeted Individuals, and they are victims of a vast and covert program of systematic torture, surveillance, and harassment by global intergovernmental powers. Over the course of this weekend in the woods outside of Boston they will discuss strategies to take down the deep state perps, bring awareness to their plight, and despite their suffering stay human. The Targeted is a comedy about connection, denial, the ideas we let consume us, and the itches we just can’t scratch.
  • Now More Than Ever
    After the coronavirus crisis forces a major regional theatre to go remote and lay off half their staff, their remaining box office associates must attend an emergency Zoom training session from marketing on how to cold call patrons to solicit donations while promoting the theatre’s thrilling new slate of online content.
  • Drop
    A woman’s day goes from bad to worse when paint starts inexplicably falling from the sky. A stranger she meets in the park may or may not be to blame. In a colorful, violent struggle over whose words have power, the woman fights to discover the trick to make the paint drop, but does the man even know the trick himself? What power does language wield—in the theater and the world—and how might that power change hands?
  • Two Quick Shots
    Millie works for an in-home pet euthanasia service. As she waits outside her friend's home preparing to do something awful, she thinks back on the pain she's witnessed, the pain she's caused, and her efforts towards recovery. A story about addiction, dead pets, mothers, daughters and our attempts and failures at being our best selves.
  • Put to Bed
    Miriam Lewis is braindead. Against every doctor’s advice her daughter, Rosemary, has kept her on life support for over a year and hidden her behind a shower curtain in the living room.