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Kenah Is a Great Theatre Critic
Postmarks  October 30, 2006
"...Dear Editor, I just wanted to drop a line to say that Hannah Kenah is the sharpest, most keenly intelligent theatre critic I have read in 20 years of following the Chronicle, which is saying something. Her observations of performances are consistently penetrating and thoughtful..."

Salvage Vanguard Theater's With Great Difficulty Alice Sits
Hannah Kenah's new play presents an unsettling battle of wills between a mother and daughter before birth
Arts Review  November 17, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...At the beginning of the show, we see a very pregnant Alice (Hannah Kenah, also the playwright) slowly descend the stairs to sit in a chair. She's so pregnant, she must not have seen her feet in a few months..."

Guest by Courtesy
Etiquette takes a pratfall in this comic battle for control between cousins
Arts Review  November 11, 2011, by Barry Pineo
"...But with a little Googling, you'll find that the show is considerably less pedestrian than it might seem at first glance. Hannah Kenah, the writer of the piece who also plays one of the two female roles, most likely drew her inspiration from the book Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home by none other than that keeper of the flame of politeness, Emily Post..."

Delighted Lee
Actor Lee Eddy is back onstage in Austin after five years away, and boy, is she happy
Arts Story  February 5, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...And the return to Austin has also meant a return to the stage for Eddy. She's already rejoined the Knuckleball Now for several shows, and this week she opens her first show with Physical Plant Theater since Not Clown, playing a mail-order bride dealing with a pair of knuckleheaded servants (played by Jeffery Mills and Michael Joplin) in Everything Is Established, a new play by Rude Mech Hannah Kenah..."

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2016
Uncommon combinations – dance with horses, music with robots, drama with a Tesla coil – made the year unforgettable
Arts Story  December 29, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...4) WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY ALICE SITS (Salvage Vanguard Theater) Hannah Kenah's surreal tragi-sitcom about a pregnant woman who's expecting, and expecting, and expecting a baby that just doesn't want to be born was like a combo of the funnier parts of Beckett and the bleaker parts of Seinfeld as directed by David Lynch. With Jenny Larson's staging, Kenah as the titular preggo, and some astonishing magical realism among the props and set design, the whole thing is a weird and cherished stain on my memory...."

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide
There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief
Arts Review  April 14, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...The production pulls some narrative elements from the novel: The father, Fyodor (Lowell Bartholomee), and his son Dmitri (Lana Lesley) are both chasing the same woman, Grushenka (Hannah Kenah), who has one of the better and more ridiculous wigs I've seen onstage (costumes by Aaron Flynn). Dmitri's brother Alexei (also Kenah), a spiritual man, is in deep with a local monk, and some other things are happening with his brothers Ivan (Thomas Graves), an intellectual atheist, and Smerdyakov (Robert S..."

Agnes and Alfred
A beautiful play that lightly traces the journey of two well-meaning, imperfect people
Arts Review  October 5, 2012, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...Both prove to be stragglers in getting their lives back on track, a mutual flaw which practically writes the rest of their stories. Alfred (Thomas Graves) is a dreamer, Agnes (Hannah Kenah) is generally pissed off at everything – but he makes her laugh, and they enjoy a shared sense of mischief...."

All Over Creation: Occupied World Seat
The doors to the theatre don't keep the world out, and that can be a good thing
Arts Column  December 2, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...It's just that when I went to see 360 and Guest, I wasn't any more looking to make that connection than I think Steven Dietz or Hannah Kenah were looking to Zuccotti Park for inspiration when they wrote their respective plays. In both Dietz's updated and Americanized take on Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen and the Emily Post-inspired comedy of manners that Kenah conceived with co-star Jenny Larson, the class struggles seemed broader in scope, less grounded in the specifics of a set situation or time..."

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
Arts Story  December 31, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...Just to see gifted actors Lee Eddy, Jeffery Mills, and Michael Joplin play off one another was a joy, but to see them play strange games and lose their identities to an absent master in Hannah Kenah's Beckettian fling was both a joy and unnerving. 7) Cenicienta (Zach Theatre/Teatro Vivo)..."

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
Arts Story  December 31, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...When the script is written and directed by Hannah Kenah and performed by Lee Eddy, Michael Joplin, and Jeffery Mills for Physical Plant at the Off Center, an audience can – when not laughing their asses off at the absurd, character-driven hijinks and Looney Tunes-level physical comedy onstage – be almost smug about the quality of original work fully created in the ATX. 4) Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (Mary Moody Northen Theatre)..."

Everything Is Established
Physical Plant's new work is a fast, funny, disturbing example of great Austin playmaking
Arts Review  February 19, 2015, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...Some of it is that the play, written and directed by Hannah Kenah for Physical Plant Theater, follows a similar structure and aesthetic to those of other collaborative theatre groups working in Austin right now. It begins with a direct-address declaration of what at first seems to be the entire meaning of the play, and the joy is in discovering how the details unfold and what they reveal..."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
Arts Story  May 24, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...Hannah Kenah, Agnes and Alfred..."

Agnes & Alfred: A Relationship Forged in Fire
Steve Moore and Carlos Treviño's Physical Plant Theatre Returns
DAILY Chronolog  September 24, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...What there is, is three actors: Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, and Katie Van Winkle – with Graves' and Kenah's characters as the focus of attention while their lovely, painful, anxious, funny, malicious, and complexly all-too-human relationship plays out over seventeen years. It's a romantic tragedy with, as the playwright says, "the internal premise that intimacy destroys love."..."

The Method Gun
With this play about theatre and tigers, the Rude Mechs earn their stripes forever
Arts Review  May 1, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...I tell you that the Rudes have done this. The writer, the director, the designers, and especially the five performers: Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Jude Hickey, Hannah Kenah, and Lana Lesley..."

Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Staging of Fo's farce never quite musters the urgent lunacy of its Looney Tunes inspiration
Arts Review  September 21, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...Like an animated prankster, Robert Deike's Madman whips into and out of assorted personae, brandishing a different oddball voice or whacked accent for each: a German shrink; a legal scholar from the Deep South; a cranky, ancient magistrate; a rabid dog. He's more than a match for the clueless cops, as Gabriel Maldonado and Chronicle Arts writer Hannah Kenah dial down the intellects of their commissioner and inspector, respectively, to subbasement levels..."

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
Arts Story  June 7, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...Thomas Graves and Hannah Kenah, Alfred and Agnes Sehr Mutig Award..."

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
DAILY Arts  May 22, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...David Mark Cohen New Play Award Dust, Nicole Oglesby A Girl Named Sue, Christine Hoang The Hotel Vanya, or A Metaphysical-Paradigm at the End of Everythingness, Timothy Braun A Perfect Robot, Sarah Saltwick The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Allen Robertson & Damon Brown Underground, Lisa Thompson With Great Difficulty Alice Sits, Hannah Kenah Wraith Radio, Chris Fontanes..."

"Drawing Lines: Explorations of Place"
The final exhibit of this public art project shows how every district in Austin has had artists working for it
Arts Story  March 31, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...7 also included a performance element so they could document the residents' response to the gift. Posing as a news film crew, with actor/playwright Hannah Kenah of the Rude Mechanicals playing a reporter, people receiving the plants were interviewed about topics such as the state of the natural environment, property taxes, crime, and the school system. District 9: Jack Sanders, Construction Event..."

Austin’s Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival Has No Bounds In Stock
The annual juggernaut of performative hijinks returns to the ATX
DAILY Arts  August 28, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Brenner: Wait, Everything Is Established? That award-winning comedy written and directed by Hannah Kenah, produced by Physical Plant Theatre, and starring you and Lee Eddy and Jeffery Mills? That’s gonna be performed in a full production at the OOB?..."

Someone’s Got a Soul Grudge and It’s Gonna Hurt Like Whoa
Blue High Machine Mid-Southern Wrestling Coalition brings the pain
DAILY Arts  May 26, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And aren't you also a DJ, spinning vinyl around town as MANATEEMANN? And didn't we recently see you as an incarcerated felon in that intense Adrienne Dawes show Am I White? and as one-third of Hannah Kenah's hilarious Everything Is Established?..."

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