Stephen Louis Grush

Meet the Artist

Stephen Louis Grush is making his Hartford Stage debut as King Henry.  Grush, a writer and the founding artistic director of XIII Pocket,  has performed at the Geffen Playhouse (Long Day’s Journey into Night), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Sex with Strangers) and Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Romeo & Juliet).  His television and film credits include The Alienist, Gracepoint, Chicago PD, Shreveport, and At Any Price. Watch Video…

Stephen Louis Grush

Baron Vaughn

Meet the Artist

Stand-up comic  Baron Vaughn is making his debut at Hartford Stage as Fluellen and Mistress Quickly. Vaughn is a regular on the popular Netflix series Grace and Frankie, with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.  His other television appearances include Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Hampton Deville. His theatre credits include Damn Yankees at New York City Center and Drowning Crow at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Watch Video…

Baron Vaughn

Staging Henry V in a Restless World


Winter 1598: Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, loses their lease on their longtime venue, The Theatre. Their response? Dismantle the playhouse in the dead of night, and use the timber to build the Globe Theatre… Read more…

The Path to Gender Parity on Shakespearean Stages


When Shakespeare first wrote his plays in late Elizabethan England, all professional actors were male. In the centuries since, theatre artists have challenged tradition and opened up the Shakespearean canon for actors of all genders to claim in diverse ways, enabling audiences to see Shakespeare with ever-fresh eyes. Read more…

Gender Parity in Shakespeare

Who’s Who in Henry V

The cast of characters with brief descriptions of each. Read more…

Hartford Stage’s Fifth Annual Sensory Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol

Hartford Stage’s sensory friendly performance of A Christmas Carol creates a welcoming theatre environment and experience for children with autism and other special needs.. Read more…

A Christmas Carol

Stage One

Stage One Board Member Brendan Howes

Brendan Howes is one of the newest Stage One members, although he has a history with Hartford Stage. Howes was a Trinity College 360 intern at Hartford Stage for a full semester and has been one of the strongest advocates for StagePass, the theatre’s subscription for modern audiences.. Read more…

Brendan Howe

Meet the Staff

Kati Hensel, Manager of Major Gifts and Planned Giving

“I am native to Connecticut. I was raised in Windsor Locks and am currently residing in East Granby.  My husband and I have a 4-year-old daughter and 19-year-old son.  I attended the University of Hartford, majoring in English Literature and Creative Writing.” Read more…

Meet Sherry Boyd

Education and Community Programs Fellow

Sherry Boyd wants to help students find their path in theatre on stage and behind the scenes. As Hartford Stage’s first Education and Community Programs Fellow, Boyd, a college professor in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Texas, has been immersing herself in various aspects of the theatre with vigor and enthusiasm. Read more…

Sherry Boyd

Meet the Apprentices

The 2018/19 Season

Every year, Hartford Stage brings in a class of apprentices across all departments. This year, there are 11 early career professionals from all over—as nearby as Connecticut and all the way to China. Throughout the course of the nine-month season, each apprentice gains hands-on experience learning new skills and working closely with professionals in their chosen areas. Read more…


Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

A look at our lobby; Golf tournament; Amara McNeil awarded American Theatre Wing scholarship; Tiny Tim food drive; Kaneza Schaal at BAM; The Inheritance on the West End; A Christmas Carol. Read more…