Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Actor Training

Music Theatre

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.

We are distinguished by its 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.

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 shows.

The Spotlight Awaits

Productions

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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, and Julius Caesar

Partnerships in Training

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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, and Cape Cod’s Monomoy Theater.  

Guest Artists

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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.)

Study Abroad

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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.

Theatre Faculty & Staff

Alan Rust
Professor of Theatre; Director, Theatre Division
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Annmarie Davis
Artist Teacher
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Robert H. Davis
Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean For Evaluation & Student Success
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Robert Felstein
Senior Artist Teacher
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Kristin Huffman
Artist Teacher
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Mark Planner
Senior Artist Teacher
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Jeanine Pardey Levine
Artist Teacher
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Tracey Marble
Artist Teacher
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Debbie Markowitz
Production Stage Manager
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Diana Moller-Marino
Associate Professor of Theatre
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Tracey Moore
Professor of Theatre
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Johanna Morrison
Senior Artist Teacher
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Carolyn Paulus
Senior Artist Teacher
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Ralph Perkins
Assistant Professor of Dance and Music Theatre
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John Pike
Artist Teacher
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Mark Planner
Senior Artist Teacher
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Larry Raiken
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Janelle Robinson
Voice Faculty; Artist Teacher
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Eric Trudel
Artist Teacher
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David Watson
Associate Professor of Theatre
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Christopher Webb
Theater Division Administrator
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Joni Weisfeld
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Mark Womack
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Jamaal Fields-Green

BFA, Music Theatre, 2018

Alumnus Jamaal Fields-Green ‘18 has landed the roles of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Chicago cast of Hamilton playing at the CIBC Theatre

I feel at home on the stage and because of my training I was able to jump right into this show, and take everything they threw at me, which was a lot.

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