Photo by Sub/Urban Photography

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Hannah Ripp-Dieter, a native of Madison, WI, currently resides in New York City. She holds her degree in acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Outside of her artistic career Hannah is known for her love of dogs and stupid internet memes. She has never met a dog she didn't like (although she has met memes she doesn't like). Outside of her work she spends any spare moment she can reading, snuggling her 13 year old cat, Tink, or "studying" shows on Netflix. A Wisconsin girl at heart, she loves ice cream more than any human being should (though maybe not more than Joe Biden (whom Hannah Also loves)) and wishes NYC would wise up and get fried cheese curds already. 

Within her artistic career she has worked with companies such as American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI; Forward Theater Company, Children's Theatre of Madison, Theatre LILA, Four Seasons Theatre, Music Theatre of Madison, and University Theatre in Madison, WI; Luminous Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. In NYC Hannah has performed in We Invited Ourselves, the debut concert of up-and-coming composers Nicholas Connors and Michael Wysong at The Duplex, The Cranky Cabaret, and in Held: A Musical Fantasy at the New York Fringe Festival. Hannah also wrote Housebound, an original one-act musical, with co-writers Meghan Rose and Jake Ripp-Dieter, which she produced and performed in 2014. She Most recently appeared as Korin in Held: A Musical Fantasy in a staged reading with the New York Musical Festival.

Hannah has a passion for new works, quirky musical theatre, and plays about strong women accomplishing great things. Because of this, all her favorite past roles will always include anything she has ever played that was originally intended for a man.