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David Hansen

David Hansen is a playwright living in Cleveland Heights. Recent works include Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles (available through Playscripts, Inc.), On the Dark Side of Twilight, and most recently Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) which was presented at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. This holiday season his newest work, Adventures In Slumberland, inspired by the characters of Winsor McCay, will debut at Talespinner Children’s Theatre. Other works include And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years), The Vampyres, and his award-winning solo performance on stillbirth, I Hate This (a play without the baby) which he has performed in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Louisville, Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, OH, and a seven-date tour of Great Britain.  David is Education Outreach Associate for Great Lakes Theater, a member of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights’ Unit and the Dramatists Guild. David was a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellow, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Contact Info: pengo@davidhansen.org

Plays by David Hansen on Indie Theater Now

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  • And+Then+You+Die+(How+I+Ran+a+Marathon+in+26.2+Years) AND THEN YOU DIE (HOW I RAN A MARATHON IN 26.2 YEARS)
    By David Hansen
    Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.
  • Double+Heart+(The+Courtship+of+Beatrice+and+Benedick) DOUBLE HEART (THE COURTSHIP OF BEATRICE AND BENEDICK)
    By David Hansen
    This prequel to Shakespeare's classic "Much Ado About Nothing" imagines the early, sparks-flying courtship of sharp-tongued lovers Beatrice and Benedick, chronicling love -- and its opposite.
  • I+Hate+This+(a+play+without+the+baby) I HATE THIS (A PLAY WITHOUT THE BABY)
    By David Hansen
    Join David for a trip from when his son was stillborn and through the year that follows ... but not in that order.
  • On+the+Dark+Side+of+Twilight ON THE DARK SIDE OF TWILIGHT
    By David Hansen
    An homage to four pivotal moments in the history of classic vampire literature, this work describes the complete, two century epic of the vampire Aubrey Porlock.

Latest News About David Hansen

New play published: Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)
This prequel to Shakespeare's classic "Much Ado About Nothing" imagines the early, sparks-flying courtship of sharp-tongued lovers Beatrice and Benedick, chronicling love -- and its opposite. By: David Hansen
posted by Indie Theater Now Feb 17, 2014

David Hansen
Playwright Eric Coble profiles his colleague David Hansen in this Indie Theater Companion article.
posted by Indie Theater Now Jan 14, 2014

Great Lakes Theater to Tour SEVEN AGES Begin. 2/11
SEVEN AGES is a one-act play comprised of seven tales written by seven NE Ohio playwrights (incl. ITN member David Hansen) scheduled to visit 22 neighborhood venues throughout NE Ohio, Feb 11 - Mar 6.
posted by David Hansen Jan 12, 2014

New play published: I Hate This (a play without the baby)
Join David for a trip from when his son was stillborn and through the year that follows ... but not in that order. By: David Hansen
posted by Indie Theater Now Jan 10, 2014

David Hansen's "Adventures in Slumberland" opens Saturday
Talespinner Children's Theatre presents David Hansen's new play, “Adventures in Slumberland” based on the characters of comic strip artist Winsor McCay, Nov 30 through Dec 22 at the Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland.
posted by David Hansen Nov 24, 2013

New play published: And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years)
Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out. By: David Hansen
posted by Indie Theater Now Nov 21, 2013

New play published: On the Dark Side of Twilight
An homage to four pivotal moments in the history of classic vampire literature, this work describes the complete, two century epic of the vampire Aubrey Porlock. By: David Hansen
posted by Indie Theater Now Nov 21, 2013

David Hansen now on ITN
Learn more about David and watch for AND THEN YOU DIE (HOW I RAN A MARATHON IN 26.2 YEARS) coming soon to ITN.
posted by Indie Theater Now Oct 24, 2013