Hannah Lee DeFrates

Hannah Lee DeFrates

Hannah Lee DeFrates is a playwright and performer from New Jersey.
She is interested in creating works from the soul that experiment with theatre, imagination, and the surreal.

Plays

  • The Last Spin Cycle
    [10 Minute] Imprisoned and disgraced from their surreal society of plague doctors, Meadowlark and Caraway seek escapism to escape the unescapable, even if for just one moment.
  • Where The Lost Children Play
    [Full Length] In a society of chaos and order, five young people establish a constant, their own secret Neverland.
  • Prior Engagement (or the Stairwell Death Play)
    [One Act] Poppy, Violet, Daff, and Chrys have been planning to leave their society of plague doctors for months. On the day they are to finally carry out their big plan, they meet in their safe place - a stairwell nicknamed “Willowhaven” - for the last time, but the past is not quite ready to let go of them and the plan isn’t what it seems.
  • Magic Wand (A Lost Children Story)
    [5 Minutes] Snap tries to show his sister, Chrys how to break a Glo-Stick. But doesn’t he know it’s what’s inside that counts?
  • Beyond Neverland (A Lost Children Story)
    [10 Minute] Unable to sleep, Poppy and Willow come to terms with the passage of time.
  • The Science of Never Letting Go of You (A Lost Children Story)
    [10 Minute] Overwhelmed by the potential negative outcomes of life, two women discover a way to never have to face anything alone.
  • Weather or Not (A Lost Children Story)
    [10 Minute] On the anniversary of the night they left “The Order,” Daff and Chrys celebrate with a tradition that honors the ones they left behind. If only the weather would cooperate.
  • The Garden Party
    [One Act] Welcome to The Garden, where everything is peaches and cream...except when it isn't. Grow where you are planted, and all will be right as rain. But careful not to stray from the path...lest you want to find out how our Garden grows…
  • All The Pretty Colored Bottles Under The Sink
    [10 Minute] Every night, Audrey and Vanessa go to the same party. All it would take to end it all would be for Audrey to say the words everyone else already knows, but it’s more complicated than that.
  • Nina and Drew in a Little Canoe
    [One Act] “A boy took a girl in a little canoe, with the moon shining all around. As he applied to his paddle, you couldn’t even hear a sound. So they talked, and they talked ‘til the moon grew dim, and he said ‘You better kiss me or get out and swim.’ So what’cha gonna do in a little canoe, with the moon shining all around?”
    Former lovers, Nina and Drew reflect on their past and the ways in which they...
    [One Act] “A boy took a girl in a little canoe, with the moon shining all around. As he applied to his paddle, you couldn’t even hear a sound. So they talked, and they talked ‘til the moon grew dim, and he said ‘You better kiss me or get out and swim.’ So what’cha gonna do in a little canoe, with the moon shining all around?”
    Former lovers, Nina and Drew reflect on their past and the ways in which they fell out of love.
  • Not But In Mistaking
    [One Act] Cece and Henry are in love. But when the maid of honor’s meddling sister unveils a scandal affecting the bride and groom, will all be ruined, or will Henry and Cece find a way to still exchange "much I do’s”?
  • Just as Sweet
    [10 Minute] Alex has spelled Coquelicot’s name wrong… again.
  • Better Than Normal
    [10 Minute] This Halloween, Coquelicot has a trick and a treat for her friend, Alex.
  • Right As Rain
    [10 Minute] Siblings, Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Mo have spent their whole lives, as far as they can recall, waiting for the fall of prophesied rain. But unbeknownst to them there is a price to pay for the fulfilment of the promise.
  • Lollipop, Lollipop
    [10 Minute] On the run from mysterious Men-in-Yellow, Polly, Lucy, and Sandy stop at a diner to figure out the rest of their escape plan. The only problem? Sandy’s a lollipop.
  • The Day
    [10 Minute] It is The Day. Sage and Sathete are content enjoying the tradition as usual, but Mara has her own idea for how this year should go.