In November of 2013, I served as the production dramaturg and (to a lesser extent) an assistant director to Shipwrecked! An Entertainment- The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) at Theatre UCF in Orlando, FL. It was my fifth and last year in college so I was soaking up every bit of the experience I could. I had not often spent significant time on “the other side of the table”, from the auditions all the way through tech week. It was a a lesson in just how much time and effort goes into a play, from all aspects of the production. Truly a remarkable process that I took a lot from and relished wholeheartedly.
NOW, I am SUPER ecstatic about “BroadwayWorld- Orlando” recognizing Shipwrecked! in three different categories:
Best Play (Non-Professional)
Best Direction of a Play (Non-Professional) for the one-and-only Mark Brotherton.
Best Lead Actor in a Play (Non-Professional) for the ever-classy Eric Early.
They, and Theatre UCF, deserve every bit of recognition that comes their way, and I am only too proud and thankful to have been able to play my part on the team. CONGRATULATIONS!
The 2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards
I am proud and thankful to have been a part of Leveling Up this past year at Theatre UCF, that allowed me to showcase all the work I had achieved during my undergraduate career. The show was a milestone for me as I got to work with some of the most talented people I know- and now call good friends. Praise and thanks to Mark Routhier for his electric staging that just seemed instinctual. To Patrick Sylvester and Patrick Mounce with whom I’ve never had more fun with in a play just being dudes in a basement and my sparring partner Gracie Winchester who always kept me on my toes. And of course, Deborah Zoe Laufer for writing a play that says so much more about the way we live than most. Check it out wherever and whenever you can!
Now the theatre critic for the Orlando Sentinel, Matt Palm, has named Leveling Up as one of his top ten plays of the year and that, my friends, reflects the wealth of talent I was surrounded by last winter. Let the good times roll!
I am super excited to share the trailer to the short film, The Fool, from Mischief Films! Directed by my brother Max Hannam, we co-produced this beauty last spring and are currently submitting it to film festivals across the country. We have high hopes, so check it out for yourself!
This weekend marks the closing of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Commonweal Theatre after an incredible summer. Now with the cooler nights and changing leaves, it is time to bring ARCADIA to life. I will be playing “Gus” and “Lord Augustus” and can’t wait for opening on September 19th!
As part of the apprenticeship at the Commonweal, we perform a completely self-produced play of our choosing. I am over the moon to announce that with Anna Murray and director Megan K. Pence, we will be bringing the beautiful and moving World War I love story of MARY’S WEDDING to life this March!
This month I experience a special feat: as an actor I am opening ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, as a director my show THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE opens, and as a writer I have SHARKNAMI: THE MUSICAL? opening. All of these have been the products of love, labor, and a little luck. I can’t wait to see them go!
Upon graduation from UCF, Vincent will be an apprentice with the Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro, Minnesota for the coming year. While there, you can catch him as Officer Klein in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring, and Gus/Augustus in Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA.