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The Virtual Experience

We invite you to get an inside look at our tight-knit community of performers, creators, and educators. Explore our studios, experience our performances, and find out why Hartt is where you belong! Experience Hartt virtually!

 

The Hartt Theatre Division is proud to provide a theatre education of the highest level for talented undergraduates. Our program is performance-focused, and students will receive personal attention in studio classes that progress from the fundamentals of craft to advanced, polished performance techniques.

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The Spotlight Awaits!

Our alums emerge ready for the stage!

Check out Hartt alums now on Broadway.
  • Zach Bencal '13, Aladdin
  • Ronnie S. Bowman, '17, The Music Man
  • Juwan Crawley, '16, Aladdin
  • Aneesa Folds '14, Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Sheldon Henry, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical 
  • Douglas Lyons '09, playwright Chicken & Biscuits 
  • Charles South, Aladdin  
  • Keisha Gilles, '12, Aladdin
  • Jayke Workman, '19, Chicago
  • Dan Macke, '18, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Lesley Blake Walker, '19, Funny Girl
  • Kit Treece, Jersey Boys      
National Tours
  • Matt Faucher, '08, Jersey Boys
  • Emily Qualmann, '19, Escape to Margaritaville
  • Gabrielle Filloux, '19, The Office: A Musical Parody

Real-World Experiences

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Hartt regularly invites guest directors, agents, managers, and casting directors to enhance the work done in each of the programs.

Recent guest artists include award winning producer and alumnus, Orin Wolf ‘01,Terry Layman, and alumnus Shawn-Caulin Young ‘04, and Forrest McClendon (pictured.)

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At Hartt, we have professional relationships with regional area theaters including the Tony Award winning Hartford Stage Company, Theaterworks of Hartford, Goodspeed Musicals

Conveniently located two hours from both New York City and Boston, the city of Hartford boasts some of the finest regional theatres in the country.  Hartt students often receive complimentary tickets to productions, or take a short trip to New York to see Broadway show.

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Plays and musicals are specifically selected to serve the needs of individual classes and are directed by faculty and guest artists from the professional theatre.

Recent Hartt productions include Sweet Charity,The Cherry Orchard, Julius Caesar

 

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In the spring semester of your third year, as an actor training major, you receive approximately ten weeks of intensive Shakespeare training in England with our faculty from the professional British theatre.

Our Faculty

We are distinguished by our professional connections. All members of our renowned faculty are artists who maintain their contacts with regional theaters, Broadway, film, and television. We regularly invite guest directors and artists to enhance our student experience.

Kevin Ramsey

Director of the Theatre Division, The Hartt School

Kevin Ramsey is the new Director of the Theatre Division for the Hartt School. Mr. Ramsey is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative artist; life-long educator; and Broadway veteran of five Tony Award-winning and nominated shows. His vision for the Theatre Department is to push boundaries in training, and build collaboration and interdisciplinary work both within The Hartt School, and across the seven schools and colleges. His goal is that students develop into creative entrepreneurs and story tellers, whose acquired skills can transfer both within, and outside of, the entertainment industry. Read more about Kevin Ramsey.

I am thrilled and committed to becoming the newly appointed Theatre Division Director and to being part of an illustrious 100-year history of the Hartt School and its distinguished faculty.

Theatre Faculty

Kevin Ramsey
Chair/Theatre Division Director
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Robert Davis
Professor of Theatre
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Brian Jennings
Assistant Professor of Theatre
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Ralph Perkins
Associate Professor of Dance and Music Theatre; Theatre Dance Administrator
Dance
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John Pike
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
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Gregory Babal
Piano and Theatre Faculty
HCD Music
Instrumental Studies
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Joan Baker
Theater Faculty
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David Bell
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration; Theatre Faculty
Dean's Office for Hartt
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Calvin Bittner
Theater Faculty
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Aaron Bleck
Theater Faculty
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Paula Bleck
Theatre Faculty; Scenic Painter
Technical Theater Services
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Jonathan Dewberry
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Taniesha Duggan
Theater Faculty
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Robert Felstein
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Rebecca Goodheart
Theater Faculty
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Grace Barton Harve
Theater Faculty
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Aaron Hochheiser
Theater Faculty; Master Electrician
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Janelle Holmes
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Kristin Huffman
Theatre and HCD Music Faculty
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Corey Hutchins
Theater Faculty
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Vanessa Justice
Adjunct Faculty
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Jane Krantz
Theater Faculty
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Rachel Landy
Theater Faculty; Sound Engineer
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Jeanine Pardey Levine
Theater Faculty
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Kamilla Mammedova
Theatre and Piano Faculty
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Tracey Marble
Theater Faculty
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Debbie Markowitz
Production Manager
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Jan Mason
Theater Faculty
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Tim Melady
Theater Faculty; Dance Faculty
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Johanna Morrison
Theater Faculty
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Michael O'Flaherty
Theater Faculty
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Carolyn Paulus
Theater Faculty
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Mark Planner
Theater Faculty
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Larry Raiken
Theater Faculty
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Phillip Rittner
Theater Faculty
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Janelle Robinson
Theatre and HCD Voice Faculty
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Hannah Roccisano
Theater Faculty
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Larry Rowe
Theatre and Dance Faculty; Director of Technical Theater Services; Acting Chair for Stage Management and Technical Theatre
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Kathryn Swanson
Theatre and Music Theory Faculty
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Jason Taylor
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Liam Toner
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Eric Trudel
Theater Faculty; Voice Faculty
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Joni Weisfeld
Theater Faculty
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Brandalyn Fulton Williams
Theater Faculty
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Ryan Winkles
Theater Faculty
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Mark Womack
Theater Faculty
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Shawn Caulin Young
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Clay Zambo
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Taylor Zappone
Theater Faculty
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