Adult Studio Classes

Adult Classes

Audition Workshop

Instructor: Rachel Alderman

Tuesday, March 26

6:00 - 9:00 PM


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Actors, are you preparing your auditions for next season? This three-hour intensive workshop will give you a laboratory to work your pieces, and learn valuable do’s and don’ts in the rehearsal room. Explore audition etiquette and keys to confidence. Please come with one or two memorized monologues.

Intro to Improv

Instructor: Casey Grambo

Mondays, April 1 – May 20

7:00 - 9:00 PM


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This introduction to the basics of improvisation is led by Casey Grambo of Sea Tea Improv. Enjoy exciting, fast-paced games designed to develop quick, creative and spontaneous thinking. Improvisation is a great tool for actors, sales people, teachers, public speakers – anyone who wants to gain confidence while enjoying (and inspiring) some laughs. Come play – all levels welcome!

Casey Grambo

Casey GramboCasey Grambo is a comedian and theatre artist that performs improvisational and sketch comedy with your neighborhood, friendly improv company — Sea Tea Improv! Casey teaches improv at Sea Tea Improv Studios and at Hartford Stage. She directed Sea Tea Improv’s first scripted production, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! in November 2014 which was revived at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater in June 2017. Casey is a graduate of the long form improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC and holds a BA in Theatre from Fairfield University. She has had the pleasure of working with many Connecticut theatre companies in multiple capacities including Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, Sharon Playhouse, Theatre 4, and The Goshen Players. You can follow her stunningly creative Twitter @caseygrambo, visit her website, or just speak to her in person.

Intro to Acting

Instructor: Hunter Parker

Tuesdays, April 16 - June 4

7:00 - 9:00 PM


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This course provides a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors. Through improvisation, monologues and games, actors will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. No previous experience needed!

Hunter Parker

Hunter ParkerHunter Parker is thrilled to return to Hartford Stage! She has taught classes here and at a number of studios, colleges, and schools around the country. Hunter is known for her positivity and enthusiasm in the classroom, along with a supportive and practical approach to the craft of acting. As a director and actress, she has worked on productions around the country. She recently moved back to Connecticut to teach acting at Hall High School in West Hartford, where she runs the theatre program.