After an apprenticeship as a bookseller, Johanna Hasse studied theater and film studies, journalism and sociology in Erlangen and at the Free University of Berlin. She was part of the leadership team of Theaterdock in Kulturfabrik Berlin and then worked as an assistant director at Ulmer Theater and at Hans Otto Theater Potsdam. She has worked as an independent director with productions for independent as well as municipal theater in, amongst other, Berlin, Munich, Naumburg and Meiningen. The focus of her artistic work rests in the areas of classical and contemporary plays, scenic concerts, research projects and new play development. In addition, she has worked for, amongst others, dm-drogerie mark, the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, Bayreuther Festspiele, 3sat as well as a dramaturg for independent theater productions.