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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 entreprenuers 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 & Staff

Kevin Ramsey
Theater Division Director; Assistant Professor of Theater
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Robert H. Davis
Professor of Theatre
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Annmarie Davis
Assistant Professor
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Robert Felstein
Senior Artist Teacher
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Kristin Huffman
Artist Teacher
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Jeanine Pardey Levine
Artist Teacher
HCD Theatre
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Debbie Markowitz
Production Stage Manager; Director of Stage Management
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Johanna Morrison
Senior Artist Teacher
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Ricky Oliver
Actor Training Coordinator; Artists Teacher
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Carolyn Paulus
Senior Artist Teacher
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Ralph Perkins
Associate Professor of Dance and Music Theatre; Director of Dance for Hartt Theatre
Dance
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John Pike
Artist Teacher
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Mark Planner
Senior Artist Teacher
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Larry Raiken
Artist Teacher
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Janelle Robinson
Voice Faculty; Artist Teacher
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Eric Trudel
Artist Teacher
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Kit Webb
Audience Services Manager
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Joni Weisfeld
Artist Teacher
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Mark Womack
Artist Teacher
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