Posted on Aug 29, 2018
Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright, librettist and TV writer. Her work for the stage includes East of Berlin, This is War, Little One, The Russian Play, Infinity, Bunny, What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and her opera with Lembit Beecher I have no stories to tell you.
She’s been widely produced in Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan. Hannah’s been honoured with numerous awards, including multiple Dora Awards, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Trillium Book Award, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale. She’s been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and twice for the Siminovitch Prize. This past spring, Hannah was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical after Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story toured to New York, playing off-Broadway for seven weeks.
This fall, Hannah’s opera with Lembit Beecher and Joanna Settle, Sky on Swings, premieres at Opera Philadelphia, and she debuts her first confessional work for the stage, Secret Life of a Mother, at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. Her music-theatre hybrid Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, with Ben Caplan and Christian Barry, continues to tour internationally: upcoming stops include Toronto, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong.
Hannah is a Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.