Hannah Stecklein

Mechanical Designer

Hannah Stecklein joined EPS in 2023. With both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a MFA in Stage Automation, Hannah brings a perfect blend of technical expertise and theatre craft to their position as Mechanical Designer. They gained experience in automation for several university and professional productions, serving in carpentry, operation, and technical direction roles. Hannah has applied their knowledge of engineering for numerous automated staging effects from trap doors to moving wagons to tracking wall systems, and they bring that inventiveness to serving EPS’ clients.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University

MFA in Stage Automation, University of North Carolina School of The Arts

First introduction to the industry:

I grew up performing in community theatre, but in high school I went on a school trip to NYC and got standing room tickets to see Newsies. That was my first time seeing automated scenery and realizing how engineering could be used in entertainment, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.

What I listen to at work:

Taylor Swift or audiobooks.

Dream Vacation:

I haven’t been outside of the country since 5th grade, and I would love to explore the world a little bit. Seeing a West End show is on my bucket list, so I think London would be a good place to start with that.

When I'm not at work...

I’m running, at a trivia night, watching a movie, or reading a good book.