"Hamlet" (2018)
Hired by Providence College, RI
Wrote entre-acte music
Wrote underscore
Sound design
Composed songs for Ophelia
Worked a week in RI to implement music

and make adjustments

“The Myth of Pegasus” (2014 and 2017)
By Katy Williams and Hannah Young
Senior Project by Katy Williams at the University of Denver
Composed orchestral music for acts I, II, III, and IV
Performed and recorded by students at the University of Denver
Restaged and Lengthen (2017)
Fringe Festival 
Performed in Ft. Collins, CO

“WASP” (2014)
By Steve Martin
Senior Project by Cheyenne Michaels
Composed “Theme Song” – orchestral
Performed and recorded by students at the University of Denver

“THIS” (2014)
By Mellissa James Gibson
Transcribed Jazz piano music
Recorded piano music for live production

“Frankenstein” (2013)
Script by Nick Dear (from the novel by Mary Shelly)
Senior Project by Lauren LaCasse at the University of Denver
Composed small ensemble music for entr’acte, prelude, and postlude.
Performed by

Violin: Nicole Rafferty
Musical Saw: Caroline McCaskey
Piano: Skylar Anderson
Percussion: Chantise Hunt

Theatre Music

In "Hamlet" performed at Providence College (2018), Hannah Y Greene was asked to compose an "Ophelia Theme." This theme was re-worked for different scenes including a "Love Scene" between her and Hamlet early in the play; a "Dream Ballet" when she's dreaming about Hamlet; a "Fight Scene" when Hamlet tells her to get to a nunnery; and a "Funeral" theme after she kills herself.

Composer | Orchestrator | Teacher 

Past Theatre Projects:

Every Project is Unique

To discuss what you need for your project (instrumentation, cost, timeline...) Please contact Hannah Y Greene through the Contact Page

In "Hamlet" performed at Providence College (2018), Hannah Greene was asked to compose songs for Ophelia. In the play, Ophelia goes crazy and recites these poems. In this staged rendition the Director wanted them written into songs, as if they are songs from her childhood that have resurfaced due to her extreme sadness loosing her father and her love, Hamlet.

Musical Examples from the staged production of "Hamlet"

  • Providence College (2018)
  • Directed by John Garrity
  • Music by Hannah Y Greene
  • Worked alongside Paul Perry (Sound Designer)

Hannah Y Greene has worked extensively with live theatre productions. Having done acting since childhood, worked as a House Manager at the University of Denver and Directed a children's group for multiple years, she has limelight and back-stage experience and therefore understands the process and needs of the theatre.

Composing music for a live production requires a very different thought process. Most of the time, the blocking has not been finished yet, so as a composer, she must work closely with the Director to get a sense of their vision so that Hannah can work out how long each piece of music should be, where, and what kind. 

Music within the play must be flexible for live mistakes, speed changes, and other things that might happen - this requires the the music to be easily cut short or looped as necessary. 

Entre-acte music is written to help dictate a change in location, time, or other ways to help move the story into the next scene. These usually need to be very short but help cover the "black ninjas" as they make scene changes on stage.