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August Hakvaag (they/them) is a queer theatre artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA. They received a BA in Theatre, Concentration in Acting, and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies from Temple University. They were a Princess Grace Fellowship Award semi-finalist, a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee, and is a proud member of the Ring of Keys Collective. They have worked internationally as an actor, director, and playwright. Highlights include working with Moxie Arts NY, 24 Hour Plays, Gamiotics, Richmond Triangle Players, Theatre Exile, Tokyo International Players, and Aporia Artists Collective, of which they are a founding member. When they aren't immersed in theater, they're probably playing TTRPGS.

"A butch Greta Gerwig for the modern era" 
- Hannah Postlewait, Director, on Acute Exposure



As I Was, Not As I Am is making its Off-Broadway premiere at the WP Theater as part of the Moxie Arts NY Incubation Lab. Written by August Hakvaag, directed by Annabel Heacock, starring Phoenix Ra, Sophia Radix, Sara Rahman, and Tori Ashley Matos. Tickets available here!

I am excited to be a member of PlayPenn's Inaugural Playwriting Cohort for 2023-24! Details on the program here.


Wing Women - a TTRPG podcast about killing Nazis, being gay, and surviving World War II. Featuring Kevin McCann, Madison Cadullo, August Hakvaag, Julianne Kastner, and Elsa Kegelman. Socials and where to listen here.

“Because of her talents, she can offer an artistic experience in which the words are concrete, but open. Close to our lives, but moving out to new angles of reality. And maybe, just maybe, giving us a word. An experience. That can begin to speak to us in our exhausted coping…. And so we meet [August], from Wellsboro in Tioga County, who has natural gifts, but who was given a great gift as well, by her family: a grounding in the power of words and stories and theatre, to help her make sense of life. And through her work in theatre, to help us try to make sense of life, and to try and help make life better, even in small ways." - Erica Funke for Art Scene on NPR



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