Hannah Cabell, actor

Born to a family of stage performers, Hannah Cabell fell into her role as an actor at an early age – five years old to be exact. She walked onstage and threw her arms around an actor playing her grandfather in the play They Knew What They Wanted. She’s been enthralled by the stage life ever since. Hannah attended Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) and majored in Russian Literature and Theater, spent time in Moscow studying at the Moscow Art Theater, and pursued her dream of becoming a working actor by attending graduate school at New York University. In 2010 she co-starred with Mandy Patinkin in Rinne Groff’s Compulsion at The Public Theater. With the fellowship, Hannah workshopped new plays at Williamstown, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, and the O’Neill; studied on-camera acting; took a character and clown class with one of the top British physical theater actors in London; performed in Boston and New Haven in a new David Adjmi play, Marie Antoinette, co-produced by American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre; joined a fledgling theater company called Dream Lab headed by Niegel Smith; completed the screenplay for a work of her own; and continued to secure support for a full staging in the West End of another play which she co-wrote. For her work in George Brant’s Grounded, she was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Solo Performance) and the United Solo Festival Special Award. In 2016, she performed as Laura, opposite Frank Langella, in the Broadway production of The Father.

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