“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

Contemporary Scene Study

Instructor: Aurelia Clunie
Mondays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 19
7:00 – 9:00pm

Want to hone your acting skills? Practice breaking down the text, freeing your imagination, and making strong choices onstage. Students will rehearse and perform scenes for a share for family and friends.

Shakespeare Scene Study

Instructor: Scott Bartelson
Mondays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 27
7:00 – 9:00pm

By exploring one play, we will examine Shakespeare’s rich language, deep characters, and dramatic structure through the lens of the playwright, director, actor, and audience. Breaking down, analyzing, and rehearsing the play act by act and scene by scene,  we will add confidence and strength to your ability to tackle any play in Shakespeare’s canon!

Getting Started in Show Business

Instructor: Aurelia Clunie and guest panelists
Mondays, Mar. 6 – Apr. 10
7:00 – 9:00pm
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Eager to dip your toes into the acting world? This class will equip you with foundations for entering the business. Learn the professional theater terrain, tips for headshots and resumes, and do’s and don’ts from a panel of professionals. Bring two contrasting monologues to rehearse, and complete the class with an audition ready to go!

Strengthening the Voice

Mondays, Apr. 17 – May 22
Instructor: TBD
7:00 – 9:00pm
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The voice is one of the actor’s most important tools. Develop your actor’s voice by exploring breath, resonance and articulation. Explore exercises to stay on top of your instrument!