Hannah Kumari's roles
Hannah is a writer, director and performer from Warwickshire, now based between London and Bristol. She writes about mixed heritage identity, addiction and the intersection between class and race, often through the lens of football.
Hannah’s acclaimed one woman show ENG-ER-LAND, which she wrote and performs, has toured to over 30 venues since February 2022, funded by Arts Council England and The Football Supporter’s Association. ENG-ER-LAND is inspired by Hannah’s experiences as a teenage football fan of mixed heritage growing up in the 90s. She has been invited on to BBC Newsnight, BBC Squad Goals, Talk Sport: The Hawksbee and Jacob Show, Talk Radio with Bob Mills, BBC Sportshour and numerous podcasts to talk about the show. ENG-ER-LAND was nominated for Best Stage Production at this year's Asian Media Awards and continues to be requested by theatres and football clubs alike.
Hannah’s debut short film Devi – देवी which she wrote and stars in alongside Nina Wadia and Jonny Fines was commissioned by Sky Arts, Coventry City of Culture, The Space Arts, Shoot Festival and Arts Council England, and was broadcast on Sky Arts in May 2022.
Directing credits include SPINNING WHEEL (Theatre on the Downs) THE PLACES WE’VE BEEN (Exeter Northcott), as Assistant Director GODS OF THE GAME: A FOOTBALL OPERA (Sky Arts, Grange Park Opera, Factory Films) and as Associate Performance Director GREASE: THE LIVE EXPERIENCE (Secret Cinema).