1. A View from the Bridge at Riverside Theatre (photo by Rob Merritt, 2017)
2. The Wolves at Cornell College (photo by Olivia Houchins McCollum, 2019)
3. Aurora at Theatre Cedar Rapids Underground New Play Festival (photo by Rob Merritt, 2019)
Hi there! My name is Katy Hahn (she/her) and I am a professional theatre artist currently based in the small town of Atkins, Iowa. I make my home with my husband Bill, our son Jack, and our dog Sam, and we are excited to be welcoming another child to our family in August 2021!
While this website focuses on my work as an actor, educator, and collaborator, I use it as a platform to highlight the awesomeness of my friends and colleagues as well, so scroll all the way down to see what artist-friend I am featuring this month.
I have openings for new private students who are interested in remote and/or in-person lessons for June & July 2021.
All ages and levels of experience welcome! Topics range from acting, singing, and accent coaching to audition prep and more.
Please check out “Coaching Rates 2021” (below) and contact me via phone or email to set up a free initial consultation.
June 18th-July 3, 2021
Directed by Angie Toomsen, music directed by Janelle Lauer, choreographed by Bo Frazier, accents coached by Katy Hahn, scenic and lighting by S. Benjamin Farrar, and costumes by Joni Dee Sackett.
Music, book and story by Steve Martin and music, lyrics and story by Edie Brickell.
Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
by Lauren Gunderson
April 8-10 & 14-16
Directed by Katy Hahn
“A Comedy. A Quartet. A Revolutionary Dream Fugue. A True Story.”
Written by Lauren Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in America in the past 5 years, The Revolutionists follows four women fighting for freedom and feminism in France during the Reign of Terror. The playwright Olympe de Gouge, Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, assassin Charlotte Corday, and infamous former queen Marie-Antoinette take the audience on a wild ride, grappling with everything from art to activism. With a script written in the modern vernacular, themes of extremism and insanity resonate through the ages and leave the audience inspired, entertained…and maybe even a little terrified!
Liberté, égalité, sororité!
(This play will be the final production in the 2021-2022 theatre season at Coe College. Information on auditions coming soon!)
I have trained and worked professionally across Iowa and the U.S. as a theatre instructor, accent/dialect coach, director, and actor for stage, screen, and voice over projects.
I currently teach theatre at the University of Northern Iowa and Coe College.
As an actor, educator, and collaborator, I serve and empower people of all backgrounds and levels of experience by…
Florida Atlantic University
BA Theatre: Performance, Music
University of Northern Iowa
May 21st, 2021
Written by Jordan Ramirez Puckett, directed by Rinska Carrasco, featuring Katy Hahn, Vero Maynez, Preston Tate Jr., Juan Francisco Villa, and Angelica Fink
To Saints and Stars is a full-length play about the intersection between science and faith. It follows the lifelong friendship of Sofía, a NASA astronaut, and Zoe, the wife of a Greek Orthodox priest. Sofia and Zoe have been friends since they were children and not a day has passed where they haven’t seen or spoken to each other. Their lives and friendship are changed forever when Zoe becomes pregnant with her first child and Sofía is chosen for the first manned Mission to Mars. As the day of Sofia’s departure to Mars and Zoe’s due date approaches, their relationship becomes more strained as each woman is forced to re-evaluate what they each have prioritized in their own life and the indelible impact that they have made on each other.
Mirrorbox Theatre presents Out the Box, a free weekly reading series of fresh contemporary plays performed live and to a limited audience. Visit: mirrorboxtheatre.com/out-the-box for upcoming events in the series!
February 26th, 2021
Directed by Cavan Hallman, and featuring performances by Patrick Du Laney, Katy Hahn, Duane Larson, and Michael Stahl-David
October 16th-November 1st, 2020 (extended from October 25th)
Directed by Caroline Price, filmed and edited by Rob Merritt, and starring Katy Hahn as The Pilot
A fighter pilot becomes pregnant and is forced to give up her wings. When she is reassigned to piloting a drone for a seemingly endless war, her sense of self — and reality — comes into question. A one-woman play about duty, identity, and motherhood.
For more information about Grounded and other titles in Riverside Theatre’s Virtual Stories Series, visit https://www.riversidetheatre.org/virtual
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In the summer of 2020 I formed a Facebook group to connect with other artists who are not cis men. I was attracted to the acronym “WATT” because I liked the idea of referring to the group as something that literally meant “a unit of power.”
WATT is a group for women, trans men, and nonbinary people who are involved in the arts (in any way) and seeking to connect with others! We invite you to join us. Click the logo above!
This section is currently under construction. Check back soon to see who I am featuring for May 2021!
April 2021: Jason Alberty
March 2021: Katy McGlaughlin
February 2021: Akwi Nji
December 2020: Heather Lawler
November 2020: Noel VanDenBosch
October 2020: Katie Colletta
September 2020: Mia Fryvecind-Gimenez
August 2020: Jo Jordan
July 2020: S. Benjamin Farrar
June 2020: Crystal Stewart
May 2020: Megan Gogerty
April 2020: Adam Knight
March 2020: Genevieve Trainor
February 2020: Chris Okiishi
January 2020: Cavan Hallman
December 2019: Angie Toomsen
November 2019: Janeve West
October 2019: Jim Bray
September 2019: Caroline Price
August 2019: Jenn Sheshko Wood
July 2019: Sarah Schreiner
June 2019: Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers
May 2019: Rob Merritt
April 2019: Jennifer Fawcett
March 2019: Patrick DuLaney
February 2019: Saffron Henke
January 2019: Amy Osatinski
December 2018: Cara Viner
November 2018: Deanna Downes
October 2018: Alisabeth Von Presley