Catherine Hanna is an Applied Theater Practitioner, which brings together her roles as a humanitarian, educator, performer and writer.
She has a Master’s in Educational Theater from New York University and a BA in Sociology and International Development. As a facilitator, she works independently and with local and international organizations, such as the La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Performance of a Lifetime and The Global Immersion Project. Her work emphasizes performance-based teaching and learning methods in professional, educational and community contexts. She offers original creative programming custom-designed to meet the needs of the community she is servicing with topics such as community-building, communication, theater and storytelling, and conflict resolution.
Catherine spent six years developing and directing Invisible Children’s Teacher Exchange program, which brought educators from northern Uganda and North America into a collaborative teaching relationship. She also started Arts for Life, a girl’s empowerment through arts program in Kibera, Kenya.
As an artist that works independently and collaboratively, she creates original work for publication and performance around themes of reconciliation, connection and humanizing storytelling.