StageNotes - Make Believe

Bess Wohl and Jackson Gay

Meet the Artists

I was interested in looking at family trauma from the point of view of children, and in seeing the similarities and differences between the ways we process and interpret traumatic events, as children, and as adults.” Read more…

Jackson Gay and Bess Wohl

Make Believe Playwright Bess Wohl

A Video Interview

“I had never worked with children before, and I wanted to see if it was possible to make a play for adults performed by children.” Watch Video…

Bess Wohl

Arnold Greenberg and the Cabbage Patch Kids

Hartford Stage Life Trustee

For anyone who lived through the 1980s, Cabbage Patch Kids are quintessential pop culture artifacts. With their homely features, unique names, hairstyles, and outfits, they were the “it” toy of the decade. But did you know they had a Hartford connection? Read more…

Arnold Greenberg

Student Matinee Preview

Education @ Hartford Stage

“It’s a rich season for students. They’ll get to experience a range of stories, voices, and styles over the course of the year. These young people are our next generation of theatre-goers.” Read more…

Student Matinee Preview

Summer Studio Recap

A Look Back at a Successful Summer Studio

For the Education Department at Hartford Stage, the summer weeks between July 2 and August 17 consisted of over 300 students, 20 teaching artists, five productions (on two different stages), and more than 2,000 audience members. Read more…


A Look at Theatre in the Round

The Staging of Henry V

Hartford Stage is changing its stage—to a shape you might not have seen before. Its upcoming production of Henry V marks only the second time in its 55-year history that Hartford Stage has staged a show in the round. Read more…

Henry V

Meet the Staff

Jennifer Levine, Donor Events and Corporate Relations Manager

“My mother will tell you I have been seeing Broadway shows since before I could walk, but sadly I don’t have any lucid memories of those times! The first show that I recall having any impact on me was Rent.” Read more…

Jennifer Levine

Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

Lobby display, support for Make Believe, renovations, Anastasia on tour, Darko at the Met, Mona Golabek returns, new youth programs in Avon, Library Pass, and Henry VRead more…