Hannah Vaughn

Hannah Vaughn

Hannah Vaughn’s work includes Away From, The Unfathomable Blue and Look Up. Away From was workshopped at Dixon Place with director Ilana Becker and with director Nikki Rothenberg for Live Source Theatre Group. Look Up was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Artist Retreat. Her one-act, Officially Unofficial, premiered at the Player’s Theatre Short Play Festival. She is the co-creator, co-writer, and co-star...
Hannah Vaughn’s work includes Away From, The Unfathomable Blue and Look Up. Away From was workshopped at Dixon Place with director Ilana Becker and with director Nikki Rothenberg for Live Source Theatre Group. Look Up was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Artist Retreat. Her one-act, Officially Unofficial, premiered at the Player’s Theatre Short Play Festival. She is the co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of the hit web series, Dates Like This. She has written several short films and created and developed two one-act historical plays for the Anne Frank Center. She is a member of The Pool writers group.

Plays

  • Look Up, Or Why We Don't Go Camping Anymore
    MICHELLE has been avoiding her college friends’ camping trips for years. When her best friend JEN decides to come out to her husband on this year’s trip, Michelle shows up to support her. After Jen comes out, her husband JAMES walks off into the woods in shock. Jen and Michelle hide his disappearance from their friends EDDIE and PATRICK and EMILY, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter who has come on the trip...
    MICHELLE has been avoiding her college friends’ camping trips for years. When her best friend JEN decides to come out to her husband on this year’s trip, Michelle shows up to support her. After Jen comes out, her husband JAMES walks off into the woods in shock. Jen and Michelle hide his disappearance from their friends EDDIE and PATRICK and EMILY, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter who has come on the trip with him. By next morning, James’ disappearance is noticeable. Michelle, Jen and Patrick search for him, leaving Eddie and Emily behind. Eddie gets Emily to open up and their conversation turns from flirtatious to dangerous when Eddie and Emily kiss. Returning empty-handed from their search, Jen questions her decision to come out and fears how it will affect her life when she returns home. The next day the group awakes, ready to search for James, only to discover his mangled, dead body fallen on a nearby cliff. Jen, Patrick and Michelle get help from a Park Ranger to remove the body, leaving Eddie and Emily alone again. In the shocking aftermath of death, Eddie takes Emily to his tent and they have sex. Michelle returns and hears them. When Patrick and Jen return, Michelle reveals everything and the remaining friendships splinter apart.
  • The Unfathomable Blue
    In The Unfathomable Blue, life on the surface of the earth has been uninhabitable for nearly a century, compelling humans to live their re-colonized lives in Dome societies deep under the ocean. The Dome societies are structured into class systems, which define the job stratas that keep life within running smoothly. On Molly’s first day as the youngest female Dome Guard in history, she clashes with her...
    In The Unfathomable Blue, life on the surface of the earth has been uninhabitable for nearly a century, compelling humans to live their re-colonized lives in Dome societies deep under the ocean. The Dome societies are structured into class systems, which define the job stratas that keep life within running smoothly. On Molly’s first day as the youngest female Dome Guard in history, she clashes with her guard partner, Greg, an overconfident goon from a higher class. Despite their initial friction, Molly and Greg soon bond over their love of exploring the simulation rooms in the Terra Museum, their disdain for parents, and Molly’s ability to save Greg’s butt. After a seemingly routine guard assignment, Molly discovers a large crack in the glass dome that protects her home and the lives within. When Molly’s brother Zach, a Dome Sanitation worker, reveals that he also knows of the crack, Molly brings Greg in on the terrifying secret. With the future of the world hanging in the balance, they scheme to uncover the cause of the crack and stop it from its growing path towards their doom.
  • Away From
    MAL has just arrived in India to pick up her estranged twin sister FAYE’s ashes. Upon arrival, she is mistaken for her sister by Faye’s fiancé, NIKHIL, who has not yet learned that Faye has died in a bomb blast. As weeks pass, Mal remains closed off, while Nikhil, sick with grief, tries to make a connection with her. On the twins’ birthday, Nikhil appears, attempting to connect with Mal and to extract the...
    MAL has just arrived in India to pick up her estranged twin sister FAYE’s ashes. Upon arrival, she is mistaken for her sister by Faye’s fiancé, NIKHIL, who has not yet learned that Faye has died in a bomb blast. As weeks pass, Mal remains closed off, while Nikhil, sick with grief, tries to make a connection with her. On the twins’ birthday, Nikhil appears, attempting to connect with Mal and to extract the full story of the incident that caused the sisters’ seven-year estrangement. While Mal is grieving in India, Faye shows up in Nebraska, alive and searching for Mal. Confronting the implications of her long absence from home, Faye is paralyzed by the responsibilities that Mal has been bearing, especially caring for their mentally absent father. Faye makes a series of rash decisions, including pulling her father out of the mental home. In India, Mal goes into a tailspin when she learns that her father has been removed from the home without her permission. She and Nikhil race back to the States to find him. As the twins confront each other for the first time in years, the affect on their father and their future is uncertain.
  • Officially Unofficial
    With Christmas break looming, college sophomore Nisha distracts herself by continuing to hook up with her longtime friend, Josh. As they sort through their unofficial status, Nisha’s family issues complicate their relationship.
  • Violet Clifford's Senior Prank Extravaganza
    On an early summer night at the end of the senior year, Lucy shows up to help her old friend Violet with a senior prank. When Violet reveals that they will be dumping blood, not Jell-O, into their teacher’s pool, Lucy starts to suspect that the prank is much more serious than she imagined. When Violet reveals her true motives, the night takes an unusual turn.
  • M and The Water Man
    The Earth’s spin has slowed and the sun is scorching relentlessly as The Water Man makes his last delivery to M, a recluse living in the desert. When The Water Man invites M to join him in the remaining underground community, M must decide if she wants to live or die.
  • The Morning After Alex Leaves
    Alex has gone away to college leaving nothing but an emotional void in her mothers' lives. But the morning after Alex's first night away, empty-nesters Lori and Sandy attempt to cope with this new separation in very different ways.