Hannah Vaughn

Hannah Vaughn

Hannah Vaughn’s full-length plays include Away From, The Unfathomable Blue, and Look Up or Why We Don’t Go Camping Anymore. Away From was work-shopped at Dixon Place with director Ilana Becker and for Live Source Theatre Group. Look Up, or Why We Don’t Go Camping Anymore was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Artist Retreat in 2016. In 2017, The Unfathomable Blue had a staged reading as part of Paper Kraine...
Hannah Vaughn’s full-length plays include Away From, The Unfathomable Blue, and Look Up or Why We Don’t Go Camping Anymore. Away From was work-shopped at Dixon Place with director Ilana Becker and for Live Source Theatre Group. Look Up, or Why We Don’t Go Camping Anymore was developed at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Artist Retreat in 2016. In 2017, The Unfathomable Blue had a staged reading as part of Paper Kraine and was part of The Navigators’ Dark Matter Reading Series. Her one-act plays include Officially Unofficial, The Morning After Alex Leaves, M and The Water Man, and Violet Clifford’s Senior Prank Extravaganza. Her plays have been produced by The Players Theatre, The Navigators, Left Coast Theatre Company, and Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz. She is the co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of the hit web series, Dates Like This.

Plays

  • Look Up, Or Why We Don't Go Camping Anymore
    Old college friends reunite on a camping trip, but the weekend quickly goes awry when Jen comes out to her husband, James, and he goes missing in the woods.
    Jen and her best friend, Michelle, hide his disappearance from the rest of the group: Eddie, Patrick, and Emily, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter who has come on the trip with him. When James has still not returned by the next morning, Michelle, Jen,...
    Old college friends reunite on a camping trip, but the weekend quickly goes awry when Jen comes out to her husband, James, and he goes missing in the woods.
    Jen and her best friend, Michelle, hide his disappearance from the rest of the group: Eddie, Patrick, and Emily, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter who has come on the trip with him. When James has still not returned by the next morning, Michelle, Jen, and Patrick go out to search for him, leaving Eddie and Emily alone. As Eddie and Emily talk, their conversation turns weirdly flirtatious and they kiss. The next day the group awakes eager to continue their search for James, only to discover his dead, mangled body on a nearby cliff. The shock of James’ death leads to terrible decisions and the remaining friendships shatter 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...
    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...
    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.