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Theatre

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.

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.

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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.

 

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.

Meet the Faculty

Our supportive faculty members are here to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Tracey Moore

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.

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Theatre Faculty & Staff

Robert H. Davis
Interim Artistic Director, Professor of Theatre
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Annmarie Davis
Artist Teacher
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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
HCD Theatre
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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
Artist Teacher
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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
Artist Teacher
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Mark Womack
Artist Teacher
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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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