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Maggie hannan


Resuscitation Theatre is an innovative group conceived, and directed by Maggie Hannan. Its aim is to articulate classic texts through visual forms. Resuscitation Theatre adaptations use the whole space to cultivate the relationships between visual art, performance art and theatre. It performs innovative works in intimate settings, drawing the audience into the world of the characters through physical expression and interaction.

Resuscitation theatre began life a in 2002 as part of a community/college collaboration supported by an Awards For All grant from the National Lottery. Its first production, The Cocktail Party, was performed at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley, UK. Subsequent productions in the UK included The Seagull at Brighton Festival in 2003 and Kingston in 2004 and an all-female Hamlet that was conceived and performed as part of the V-Day (Until The Violence Stops) campaign in 2005. In Abu Dhabi both Hamlet (2009) and The Seagull (2011) enjoyed revivals. The Cocktail Party was recently reworked and performed at the One to One Hotel. The Rivals, performed as part of Abu Dhabi Festival (2012), marked an Arab-English initiative to promote better cross-cultural understanding in the multi-cultural environment in Abu Dhabi. Its unique style has set a trend for all future Resuscitation Theatre�s adaptations.

Maggie Hannan

Maggie Hannan grew up in NYC and has been involved in professional theatre since the age of fifteen. Her performing credits include a Broadway National Tour, off-Broadway Theatre, Regional Ballet Companies, Las Vegas Cabaret and a variety of community performance groups at various venues across the Middle East. She continued on to become Head of Drama and Dance in a variety of schools in the UK and was a Drama and Theatre Studies examiner for Edexcel. She lectured in Theatre studies at the British School Al Khubairat and currently in Theatre Studies at the New York Film Academy.
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