Script Consulting and Development
For theatre, TV and film

I've worked as a new play director and dramaturg for over 10 years; supporting, cultivating and championing new work. I've worked in literary offices in New York and regularly serve as a reader for theatres and competitions around the country. I consult with writers of diverse backgrounds and levels of experiences and develop scripts, pilots and screenplays in a wide variety of genres, forms and styles. I work with the writer to develop their work towards the story they want to tell.

A consultation with me can include:

  • A discussion and detailed note session about the work and the writer's goals.
  • Dramaturgical engagement with an early idea or draft.
  • A list of possible submission opportunity for the writer and their work.
  • Draft polishing for submissions.

Contact me for more information and rates.

"I've worked with Hannah on new plays in a number of capacities — we've developed concepts from the ground-up together; devised, as well as worked in more traditional new play workshop models. No matter the context, Hannah's script notes have led me to make big discoveries, honor my impulses while pushing past them into uncharted territory, and find the best version of what the play wants to be. Hannah approaches script work with a dramaturg's curious heart and a director's meticulous eye. I can't recommend her highly enough."
-Kimberly Belflower

"I've had Hannah's eye on several projects, and every single time I get notes from her I marvel at her precise and kind eye. In both the rehearsal room and one-on-one sessions, she has a knack for analyzing status that's penetrating and clarifying. Working on readings, she's come in with casting proposals that have helped me understand my own characters better; in notes sessions, she searches for the beautiful question instead of pushing for answers."
-Paz Pardo

"Hannah is incredibly insightful, with a real eye toward nuance. She has the knack for asking just the right question to crack open a character, scene, or theme, and the sensitivity to recognize when you need a little bit of space to reconsider your ideas. What has impressed me most is the wide range of writers and scripts that seem to fit in her "wheelhouse" -- she has a wide-ranging curiosity that is reflected in her work."
-Jenny Connell Davis

"Hannah’s wonderful eye has helped me hone a number of plays. She's an avid dramaturg and deeply understands inclusive storytelling."
-Lydia Blaisdell

"Hannah is a director and dramaturg with a knack for spotting playable, active scenes in a script. While reading, she thinks deeply about the intentions of characters and the internal logic of a play, making sure the audience always has multiple windows into the story. She is thoughtful, diligent, honest and gives the writer an essential director's eye at all stages of their process."
-William Glick