“I feel that the classes I have taken at the Hartford Stage have helped me with my public speaking skills. I have also enjoyed learning from other students' perspective on the shared topics and objectives. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable  and interesting!”
–Mark White (Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Improv)


“I love theatre. I was raised going to shows, but I never took the family path. I became a nurse. Now as I am a new nurse manager. I understood even more the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in front of large groups. Hartford Stage is giving me that confidence, and so much more. They have brought me back to a childhood connection that I loved and didn't even realize how much I missed!!”
–Tory Murtha (Introduction to Acting)

For more information please contact Erin Frederick, 860-520-7244, efrederick@hartfordstage.org

Adult Studio Classes

Introduction to Acting

Monday, September 21 – October 26
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Instructor: Aurelia Clunie
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This six-week course will provide a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors.  Students will learn how to explore breath and body awareness, pursue strong actions and objectives, and find truth in imaginary circumstances.  No prior experience required! 

Introduction to Improv

Monday, November 2 – December 7
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Instructor: Casey Grambo
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This class will get you out of your shell and thinking on your feet.  Students will learn to sharpen listening skills, heighten their awareness and work as part of an ensemble to create colorful characters and memorable scenes.  Perfect for actors, educators or anyone who wants to feel more confident in front of people.  No prior experience required!