Jennie Hahn is a civic performance artist working at the intersections of environmental stewardship, ecological arts practice, and public dialogue in her home state of Maine. Jennie’s methodologies are rooted in early community-based theater training with Cornerstone Theater Company, and influenced by her participation in the Catalyst Initiative, a program of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.
Projects include Farms & Fables, an original play created in collaboration with Maine farmers, Choirspeak: The Maine Woods, developed from 50 interviews conducted in five Maine towns, and a co-designed partnership to incorporate performance techniques into policy development practices with Stephanie Gilbert of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. Since 2015, Jennie has curated In Kinship, a collection of collaborative civic performance works focused on environmental resilience and ecological recovery in the Penobscot River Watershed. Jennie’s work has been supported by the Kindling Fund (Space Gallery), Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, Multi-Arts Production Fund, Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.