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Hannah Rodger

Writer - Television / Theatre

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Hannah is a screenwriter and playwright. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at City University and is currently working on original ideas for TV Drama and Children’s Television. She has written for the Monkeywood Theatre in Manchester and her play ‘Happy Never After’ was performed at the the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh and also had a run at the Pleasance Theatre London. She was selected for the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange. She has also taken part in the Young Writer’s Courses at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Paines Plough and Soho Theatre. Hannah is currently Head of Development for live action drama at the Disney Channel.

Work

Television/Theatre Writing Credits

'The Blonde Club' & 'Spirited' (2016-2017)

Hannah is currently working on two original drama series ideas, ‘The Blonde Club’ a 6 x 60 min series and ‘Spirited’, a pilot for a 13 x 30 minute children’s series.

Night Swimming (2015)
CBBC

Commissioned to write pilot for new CBBC Drama series.

Uprising (2015)
Monkeywood Theatre

Hannah was selected for the Uprising scheme run by Monkeywood Theatre in Manchester. During the placement Hannah wrote a draft of her new play ‘The Lock-in’ which received a rehearsed reading at The Lowry in June 2015.

Happy Never After (2013)
Edinburgh Festival

Full Length Play. A newly married young couple are forced to face up to life changing events. performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Pleasance Courtyard,
Director: Luke Sheppard.

Lisa The Believer (2013)
Octagon Theatre

Short play performed at the Octagon Theatre Bolton, as part of ‘The Love Inn’.
Director: Elizabeth Newman

Every Now and Then (2013)
Arcola Theatre

Short play performed at the Arcola Theatre, part of ‘The Miniaturists’,
Director: Gabriel Bisset-Smith

Saturday Girl (2013)
Pleasance Theatre - London

Short comedy performed as part of the ‘Laugh Your Farce Off’ showcase.
Director: Rob Watt

Old Mother Hubbard (2012)
Richmix

Short play performed in London, as part of the Soundbites showcase, directed by Alex Brown

Mother of all Knowledge (2012)
Theatre 503

Short play performed for the ‘Blast Off!’ series of plays. Directed by Marcus Roche.

This is Not the Story of Our Life (2012)
Soho Theatre

This full length play received a rehearsed reading, produced by Old Vic New Voices

1000 Days (2011)
Rosemary Branch Theatre

Short play performed at Rosemary Branch Theatre. Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward

Beware Soft Mud (2011)
Vineyard Theatre - New York

Performed as part of the TS Eliot US/UK Exchange.
Director: Luke Sheppard

I Won’t Kneel (2011)
Old Vic Tunnels

Short play performed in the Old Vic Tunnels.
Director: Natalie Ibu.

Under the Culvert (2010)
Theatre Royal Stratford East

Rehearsed reading at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

The Interview (2008)
Tabard Theatre

Performed at Tabard Theatre by Disclosure Theatre.

A Safe Emergency (2008)

Arch 365 (Site-responsive).
Director: Rob Watt

Kangaroo Court (2008)
Barons Court Theatre

Barons Court Theatre.
Director: Rob Watt

Television Development

Disney Channel (2017)
Head of Development

Currently working to develop new and existing live action projects for the Disney Channel.

CBBC -Drama (2014-2015)
Development Producer

Working with writers to develop new scripts and ideas for children’s drama and also providing editorial assistance on CBBC in-house drama productions.