Greetings!

I am a professional theatre artist based in Iowa. I collaborate with people at all levels of experience to spark creativity, inspire confidence, cultivate empathy, build community, and engage in the greater conversations of life. 

My primary areas of specialization are voice, speech, and movement for the actor, with additional expertise in dialect study, musical theatre, Shakespeare, new play development, and theatre for social change.

I earned my BA in Theatre: Performance from the University of Northern Iowa and my MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University, and now I live in a small town in the Eastern Iowa Corridor with my husband Bill and our son Jack. My work takes me all over the state on a regular basis to perform, teach, direct, and coach. 

For more about what I have done, what I am currently doing, and what I will be doing next, please look around!

ACTING

Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
Directed by Adam Knight
Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA
Gilbert Street Space
September 13-October 6, 2019

“This is as naked and fully human an Uncle Vanya as we’re likely to see.” – The New York Times

Anton Chekhov’s “scenes from a country life” tells the story of Vanya and his niece Sonya, who devoted their rural lives to support the academic work of Sonya’s father, a retired professor. But when the professor’s new, young wife appears on the scene, bucolic harmony is thrown into discord. A new version by celebrated playwright Richard Nelson and preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

For more information, visit Riverside Theatre’s website.


DIRECTING

The Wolves
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Katy Hahn
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Kimmel Theatre Stage
December 12 – 15, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK!

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.”
– The New York Times

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. 

“The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer…DeLappe’s dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-out humor to pain […] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It’s a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again.”
– The Village Voice

For more information, visit Cornell Theatre’s website.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Katy Hahn
City Circle Theatre Company, Coralville, IA
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
May 1-10, 2020

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery based on the adored movie. Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal.

Tickets go on sale March 3, 2020 at noon. For more information, visit City Circle’s website.


DIALECT COACHING

University of Northern Iowa

  • Cabaret 
  • You Can’t Take it With You

Theatre Cedar Rapids

  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Dracula
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Kinky Boots

TEACHING

University of Northern Iowa

  • Foundations of Theatre (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
  • Intro to Reading Playscripts (Spring 2020)

Coe College

  • Introduction to Theatre (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
  • Voice and Diction (Fall 2019)

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Email: katy.a.hahn@gmail.com
Phone: 641-512-0125

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SEPTEMBER 2019

Caroline Price

This month I am featuring my good friend Caroline! From the first time I met her she impressed me as an exceptionally intelligent, talented, and well-rounded theatre artist, and the longer I have known her the more my respect for her has grown. I admire Caroline’s fearlessness and honesty, and I have seen firsthand how she excels as a director, educator, and actor. She is the model of professionalism and living proof that we can have high standards for ourselves and the people around us without ever coming across as a jerk. I am grateful to call Caroline a friend and colleague, and am excited to collaborate with her this season at Cornell College! Knowing her has made me a better artist and a better person.

From Caroline’s website:

“Ms. Price is an actor, director, and theatre instructor.  She has studied with Playwrights Theatre of New York, School for Film and Television, American Globe Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Stratford Company, MICHA, The Great Lakes Chekhov Consortium, and The Moscow Art Theatre.  Caroline received her MFA in Acting from Wayne State University in 2009 with the Hilberry Repertory Company. 

Since graduating Caroline has worked primarily in Detroit, Boston, Alabama, and now Iowa.  Her favorite roles include Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Rosalind (As You Like It), Gertrude (Hamlet), Eurydice (Eurydice), Nell Gwynn (Stage Beauty), Sarah (Translations), Black Stache (Peter and the Star Catcher), and Barbara (August: Osage County).  

She was nominated for Independent Reviewer of New England (IRNE) award for Best Actress in a Drama for her work in Walt McGough’s Priscilla Dreams the Answer (2011) and Paper City Phoenix (2013).

Caroline can be seen in ABC Family’s “The Makeover”,  The Hallmark Channel’s “Smooch”, “Staying in Boston”, and many web series and commercials. She is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.

From 2014-2016 Caroline served as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Jacksonville State University in Alabama and as Director of The Governor’s School of Virginia’s Theatre program at Radford University. 

Currently she resides in Cedar Rapids, IA and is the Head of Acting at Cornell College.”

Come back next month to see which artist-friend I am featuring!


PAST MONTHS’ FEATURED FRIENDS

August 2019
Jennifer 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