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 show.
The Spotlight Awaits
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
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.)
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.
Meet the Faculty
Tracey is known for her work with new musicals. She created the role of Mary Magdalene in the Pre-Broadway workshop of Kevorkian Café, and workshopped the role of Red for The People in the Picture, which opened on Broadway in 2011. She has developed roles at the BMI Musical Theatre workshop, the ASCAP Music Theatre Workshop, and the NYU Musical Theatre Writing program. She has been selected three times as a performer for the prestigious Composer/Librettist Studio at New Dramatists. A CD featuring music by up-and-coming musical theatre writers, entitled “Workshop, Volume I,” is available on the Original Cast Records label.
Theatre Faculty & Staff
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.