A Midsummer Night’s Dream

StageNotes: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Scarlett Strallen

Meet the Artist

English stage actress Scarlett Strallen plays Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and Titania, the Fairy Queen, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Strallen, a two-time Olivier Award nominee, assumed the role of Sibella in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway in 2015. Read more…

Scarlett Strallen

Costume Designer Joshua Pearson

An Artist to Artist Interview

Joshua Pearson has previously designed costumes for both Private Lives and  La Dispute here at Hartford Stage. With A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he works with director Darko Tresnjak (also his husband) to take us on a journey through the many worlds of Shakespeare’s delightful Dream. Read more…

Josh Pearson

The Inspiration Behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream at some point between 1594 and 1596, around the same time as Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and The Comedy of Errors. England was recovering from a season of natural disasters, and London’s theatres were just re-opening following a forced closure during the plague. Read more…


Shakespeare in American Communities

The Lead Sponsor for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare in American Communities supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities for middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States. Read more…

Shakespeare in American Communities


Changing Students’ Lives, One Show at a Time

Each year, InterACT exposes hundreds of underserved students, grades 9-12, to professional theatre by inviting them to participate in the Student Performance Series, Hartford Stage’s matinee program, free of charge. Read more…


Summer Youth Studio and Looking Toward Fall

Education @ Hartford Stage

Education at Hartford Stage Summer Studio just wrapped up its biggest year to-date!  With nearly 300 students ages 3-17 participating in 10 different programs, the halls of Classical Magnet School were filled with excitement. Read more…


Meet the Staff

Elinor “Brit” Watts, Assistant Costume Shop Manager

Elinor “Brit” Watts is the Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Hartford Stage. Brit has worked at Hartford Stage for 10 years and was honored at Hartford Stage’s Annual Meeting last June with the “Barry Award” in recognition of her character, service, and dedication to our art.. Read more…

Elinor Watts

Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

A look at our lobby; Meet our restaurant partner, V’s Trattoria; Pride & Plays; Breakdancing Shakespeare; Up next: SederRead more…