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Japanese-Canadian Theatre Practitioner
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About the Artist

Hannah is a proud fourth generation Japanese Canadian raised on Treaty 7 Territory within Blackfoot Confederacy lands (Calgary, Alberta). She is a neurodivergent artist and a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community who identifies as pansexual. These identities, as well as her Japanese Canadian heritage, inform her artistic practice and place equity and accessibility at the centre. Through her work, Hannah seeks to engage audiences with positive representations of Japanese culture, as well as challenge them through a variety of theatrical practices. Hannah is a member of UNIMA West.

Hannah is a director, creator, and puppeteer, as well as a graduate of UVic's Theatre program (2019); she directed her first devised play, Kansha, as part of Intrepid Theatre’s YOU Show (2018) with support from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the National Association of Japanese Canadians Young Leader Fund. In 2019, Hannah joined Theatre SKAM as a Production Intern, and has since worked across multiple departments in production and dramaturgy. As one of SKAM's Co-Artistic Producers, Hannah is committed to helping improve representation for underrepresented communities in Victoria.

  • Ethnic Origins

    East Asian , Other

  • Languages


  • My Disciplines

    Performing Arts, Theatre

  • Artist Statement

    Hannah's goal as a theatre artist is to engage different communities through positive representations of Japanese culture, as well as challenge audience perspectives through a variety of theatrical practices.

  • What I'm Creating

    Going All the Way - Theatre SKAM, July/August 2023 and Momotaro - Hapax Theatre, 2023