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The Hartt Theatre Division prides itself on its commitment to offer a theatre education of the highest quality for talented undergraduates pursuing a performance-oriented theatre experience. Hartt's theatre curriculum has created a focused studio experience designed to support a young actor's needs. A solid foundation of fundamentals is laid in the freshman year. The two tracks begin to diverge in the second year, with each concentrating on its area of specialization. Hartt juxtaposes the traditional theatrical repertoire with the performance of new works through its annual Festival of New Plays and Musicals.

Training in the Theatre Division is a challenging and stimulating combination of classes and performance. The faculty firmly believes in the unique imagination that drives each actor to give an intensely personal performance.

The Hartt School Theatre Division is distinguished by its professional connections. All members of the faculty are artists who maintain their contacts with regional theatres, Broadway, film, and television. The School regularly invites guest directors, agents, managers, and casting directors to enhance the work done in each of the programs. It also has a unique "Partnership in Training" with the Tony Award-winning theatres,

Hartford Stage
Goodspeed Musicals.

The Theatre Division employs many guest teachers and directors who provide coaching and stage our productions.