Hannah Benitez

Hannah Benitez

Hannah Benitez is managed for film/tv by Writ Large and represented by Verve (LA). Her theatrical agent is Elaine Devlin Literary Inc (NYC)

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
Gringolandia, a full-length play, premieres with Zoetic Stage Jan 14-30, 2022.
*English & Spanish language.

RECENT
2021 Finalist for American Shakespeare Centers 'New Shakespeare's...
Hannah Benitez is managed for film/tv by Writ Large and represented by Verve (LA). Her theatrical agent is Elaine Devlin Literary Inc (NYC)

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
Gringolandia, a full-length play, premieres with Zoetic Stage Jan 14-30, 2022.
*English & Spanish language.

RECENT
2021 Finalist for American Shakespeare Centers 'New Shakespeare's Contemporaries' contest with her comedy, "The 6th, or, The Patriots"- an farcical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry the 6th".

Her all-female-cast play "Dike" was workshoped with The New York Theater Workshop for director Tatiana Pandiani's 2050 Fellowship project. Dike subsequently received further development and an 8-week run at Urbanite Theater

ABOUT
Recipient of the Playwright Development Program (2 year grant cycle). Studied playwriting under Tarell Alvin McCraney & Marco Ramirez at New World School of the Arts High School. B.F.A in Acting from FSU.

Plays

  • GringoLandia
    Returning to the country he escaped from 50 years ago, a man returns to Cuba in search of a family heirloom. Accompanied by his non Spanish-speaking son and fluent daughter, the family commences on a journey of closure, truth, and an examination of their cultural identities.
  • B1TC0N
    In the subtly dystopian future of 2060, media and internet is reserved for the privileged. Alexis, a top-ranked computer engineering student turned hacker, risks everything to bring free information back to the people. After the sudden death of her mother, she hunkers down in a basement for nine months, engaging in digital warfare with the government. Visited only by her step-sister Jessica, the two women...
    In the subtly dystopian future of 2060, media and internet is reserved for the privileged. Alexis, a top-ranked computer engineering student turned hacker, risks everything to bring free information back to the people. After the sudden death of her mother, she hunkers down in a basement for nine months, engaging in digital warfare with the government. Visited only by her step-sister Jessica, the two women challenge each other on what it means to be a true patriot. B1TC)N is subtly science fiction. So subtle that we question if B1TC0N is the world in which we are already living.

    An intimate, high-action two-character play.

    2 women
    90 minutes
  • Adaptive Radiation
    Four young adults are catapulted into whimsical chaos by a strange, contagious, other-worldly spec of light.
    An energetic, alternative rom-com adventure. 90 mins.

    ​ "In evolutionary biology, adaptive radiation is the process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms."-science

    New York premiere with Denizen Theater
  • The Weight of the Water
    A Play. A Ritual.
    In the Miami area of Little Haiti, a Cuban immigrant struggles to free her cousin from servitude to a gang. Elements of Afro-Cuban mysticism propel the conflict forward, putting into question the reality, rules and world of the play.
    2 hours. Intermission.
    English, Spanish, Creole language
    *1 LatinX child (male or female)
  • Death Benefits
    A woman participates in a reality TV show in order to save her dying husband.
    He has plans of his own.
  • Ashe In Johannesburg
    1973. Johannesburg. The tail-end of apartheid. African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe journeys to South Africa despite being denied a visa and a wide-spread boycott of the country. He finds himself at a tea-party amongst the white South African elite, and in the middle of what becomes a legendary, history-changing debate.
    90 mins.
    Commissioned for Burning Coal Theatre, UPCOMING premiere Jan. 24-Feb 10th, 2019.
  • Goy Toy
    Micah finally sneaks his girlfriend into his room after hours. Without a lock on the door, two teens attempt something they've been planning forever, only to clash against the very Judaic custom that tore Micah's parents apart years ago.
    *Explicit Content. Adult language. Mosh pits.*
    An aggressive challenge of tradition and family.
    90 minutes
    3 Ashkenazim characters and 1...
    Micah finally sneaks his girlfriend into his room after hours. Without a lock on the door, two teens attempt something they've been planning forever, only to clash against the very Judaic custom that tore Micah's parents apart years ago.
    *Explicit Content. Adult language. Mosh pits.*
    An aggressive challenge of tradition and family.
    90 minutes
    3 Ashkenazim characters and 1 mixed Ashkenazim/Asian or African American Actress
  • The No-No Box
    Two young sisters; one home from college and the other trapped in high school, grapple over the mysterious disappearance of an embarrassing item.

    A 2-character 10 minute comedy
  • Whitewashed
    After finding a last-minute replacement for a play, a white male director finds himself at war.
    Who gets to represent your people? And more importantly, who decides that?
  • Dike
    After two years of separation, a pair of sisters from an ecclesiastical family reunite to navigate the murky waters of identity. The four millennial women united by this reunion struggle for clarity in their most significant relationships; those with God, those with lovers, those with family. A wrenching exploration of love, sexuality, and sisterhood, Dike questions the walls religion and social conditioning build in us.
  • Gray Mare
    A dark period piece, reminiscent of a Lorca or Steinbeck story.
    On an isolated farm, a family struggles to adapt to famine.
    The arrival of an outsider propels a challenge of family structure, gender dynamics and education traditions.
    Puppetry. Graphic violence and explicit content.
    90 minutes