Hannah & Shardae Hasan, co-founders


Epoch Tribe is a Black woman-owned and operated production & consulting company that honors and illuminates the stories of Black people. Founded by North Carolina sisters, Hannah and Shardae Hasan, Epoch Tribe produces live on-stage original productions that share real stories of real people and real communities. Their work is rooted in home, legacy, sisterhood, Blackness, faith, freedom, and community. 

In 2021, Epoch Tribe was the founding organization that led the efforts for a groundbreaking week of arts, culture, and community-based organizations to celebrate Black women in Charlotte, Queen Charlotte Week. This included presenting Epoch Tribes’ widely celebrated and acclaimed production, I Am Queen: Charlotte, which–to date- has been performed for thousands in Charlotte’s most notable theaters. 

Since 2008, Epoch Tribe has produced an array of shows that highlight the true experiences of the people and places that call historically Black communities home. This work includes the award-winning storytelling series, Muddy Turtle Talks and This Land Is My Land. In addition to these shows, Epoch Tribe has been commissioned to develop and present storytelling productions virtually and in cities throughout the United States.

Shardae Hasan, M.Ed.

Shardae Hasan is a dynamic creative director who manages costume creation and design, set design, and the creative vision for Epoch Tribe. Her design aesthetic is rooted in Black, southern culture. In addition to envisioning and creating many of the visual and scenic elements for Epoch Tribe’s productions, she also creates the designs that are utilized for promotion, marketing, and communication of all productions and programming. 

Hannah Hasan, MFA

Hannah Hasan is a powerful playwright who writes all of the stories that become scripts that are performed in Epoch Tribe productions. Through an intentional interviewing, writing, and editing process; Hannah creates stories that honor the lived experiences of real people. In addition to her work as a writer, Hannah is a connector and relationship manager for Epoch Tribe in the community.

Epoch Tribe thrives with the help and support of artists, freelancers, and creative professionals who help the productions come to life on stage. Epoch Tribe has been supported through grant funding, corporate sponsorship, and other awards and in-kind gifts. As the company grows, it will continue to produce art that honors the stories and experiences of people and communities that are rich in culture, love, living history, and living legacy.

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