Hannah Jarrell: Associate Director, Ensemble
Hannah Jarrell began working with the company in 2006. She most recently created and performed the role of the Giantess in Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro, which premiered in March 2018 at Peak Performances at Montclair State University, and she further developed this role in DE’s Fall Spectacle, Leonora’s World. Jarrell has developed roles in numerous Summer Spectacle performances, including the Hoopoe in Shahrazad and Penelope in The Odyssey, and delights in incorporating stilts and flying in her performance work. She is also a training leader for Double Edge’s student programs and leads K-12 programming. In this capacity, she directed local youth in the Ashfield Town Spectacle and led a major part of the parade.
Prior to Double Edge, Jarrell was Managing Director and Performer with Time & Space Limited, an experimental theatre group and community arts organization in upstate New York, where she spent four years. She is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where she received her BA in Theatre, German, and Spanish, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.