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SPOTLIGHT: Hanna Cheek

Name: Hanna Cheek

Where were you born: Born and raised in NYC with a high school stint in LA

Siblings: One older sister

College: Sarah Lawrence College

First show you ever saw: Definitely wasn’t the first, but Bill Irwin in Fool Moon blew my little mind.

Nickname(s): Cheek, Nanner, Banana

What was your first Waterwell experience: Fuenteovejuna. They replaced me with a puppet.

Pet peeves: Overuse of the word “genius.”

Favorite play/musical: I can never choose…it’s ever changing.

Favorite New York spot: The Highline before it was open to the public.

What are you reading right now: Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

What is your philosophy of art: I think art should leave a person at least a little bit changed, a little more open, more present and inspired than they were before experiencing it, and make them hungry for more.

Where do you see yourself in ten years: Who knows! Master of my domain. And in awe that 10 years has past.

Give us one piece of advice: Now is all you’ve got so enjoy it!