“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

Voiceover Workshop

sold-outMondays: March 14 – April 18
7:00-9:00 PM

Students will develop confidence working with text in front of a microphone, explore the many different ways in which voiceover artists can earn a living, and gain insight into the voiceover business at large. All experience levels welcome.

Audition Intensive

Mondays: April 25 – June 6  (No class Memorial Day 5/30)
7:00-9:00 PM

Learn techniques for choosing monologues, bring in material you’ve worked on, and learn in-the-room audition techniques to help you book the job! Students will be asked to find their own material and do some work outside of class.

Adult Performance Project

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24, 26, 31, June 2, 7, 9 (6:30-9 pm)
Performance: Thursday, June 9 at 8 pm
Instructor: Former Hartford Stage Teaching Artist Hunter Parker

It’s back! Adult Performance Project - Students will have an opportunity to rehearse and perform a one-act play while improving their acting with new friends. This special opportunity  is available  to any student who has previously taken one of our adult studio classes. The show will be an ensemble-based play, announced after auditions. All who register will have a role; auditions are for casting within the ensemble only. Directed by Former Hartford Stage Teaching Artist Hunter Parker! 

Hunter ParkerHunter Parker is a freelance teaching artist, director, and acting coach. She currently lives in her hometown of Richmond, VA, where she was recently the Director of Education-Training at SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.) Prior to this, she worked at Hartford Stage as the Education Associate for Adult Programs. Hunter has been a guest artist and faculty member at a number of colleges, high schools, and elementary schools on the east coast.  She loves teaching students of all ages and can’t wait to return to Hartford to work with some of her favorite adult actors! While in Connecticut, she will also be directing a production of Doubt at Chestnut Street Playhouse in Norwich. Hunter is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, where she earned a BA in Theatre (acting) and a MFA in Dramatic Media (directing).  www.hunterparker.net