HANNAH S. WOLLAND is a lighting designer currently residing in Dallas, TX. She is a first-year MFA in Stage Design candidate at Southern Methodist University. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo (UB) with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology (May 2020). Past lighting design credits include RENT at Perry-Mansfield School & Camp for the Arts, Everybody and Pippin at UB, and Lumagination, a site-specific installation at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Hannah has programmed many shows using ETC Eos consoles, including American Idiot at UB and Richard II, Taming of the Shrew, and The Heart of Robin Hood at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Her site-specific work has been featured in UBNow, the University at Buffalo’s alumni newsletter.
Hannah has worked as an Ambassador to the College of Arts and Sciences at UB, where she has represented the Department of Theatre and Dance at various admissions and community outreach events. She has received KCACTF Recognition for Outstanding Work in Stage Management for her work on Guys and Dolls at UB. Hannah was also a student of the University Honors College.
Hannah's recent case study "Lumagination- Site Specific Design and Community Engagement", co-authored with Professor Lynne Koscielniak, will be included in Routledge's forthcoming book Undergraduate Research in Theatre.