Hana S. Sharif’s (she/her) multi-faceted theatre career includes roles as an artistic leader, director, playwright and producer. Beginning her professional career at Hartford Stage in 2003, she rose from an entry-level artistic assistant to the associate artistic director within seven years. During that time, Hana also served as Hartford Stage’s director of new play development. Starting in 2012, she served as program manager at ArtsEmerson, a leading world theatre company based at Boston’s Emerson College.
Hana was Baltimore Center Stage’s associate artistic director since 2014, directing acclaimed productions of Pride and Prejudice, The Christians and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Her other achievements at Baltimore Center Stage include strengthening community engagement, producing multiple world and regional premieres and helping to guide the theatre through a multi-million dollar building renovation and rebranding effort. Since 2019 she is the Augustin Family Artistic Director at the St. Louis Repertory Theatre.