Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.
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New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Sean Harris

[Directing]

Sean Harris is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where he has also directed Metamorphoses, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, the World Premiere musical Mama-Tomcat, and the upcoming productions of The Clowns and Cabaret. Last summer he also directed The Last Train to Nibroc as the inaugural play of Fifth Letter Productions.  As an actor he has performed on the POP stage in The Complet Wks Of Willm Shakspere (Abridged), Art, and The Mystery of Irma Vep.  Regional Theatres include: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.  NYC Theatres include: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth, 29th Street Rep, Playhouse 22.  Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over twelve years and is currently the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford, which has been selected as one of the top 40 High School theatre programs in North America by the American High School Theatre Festival and invited to perform in Edinburgh Scotland three of the past four years.

Sean Harris has worked at many regional theatres throughout the country including Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and the Roxy Regional Theatre. He is currently the Artistic Director for Playhouse on Park in West Hartford Ct which was recently selected as Best Professional Theatre in CT by broadwayworld.  At Playhouse on Park, his directing credits include Metamorphoses, Of Mice and Men, and the upcoming Cabaret.  He also has directed for Fifth Letter Productions (Last Train to Nibroc, Another August) as well as various college productions throughout the y  His NYC Theatre credits include Dinner with Friends (Tom), Hamlet (Laertes), Much Ado about Nothing (Claudio), and Blood Wedding (Bridegroom).  Sean has his BA in Acting and directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over twelve years and is currently the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford, which was selected to represent the United States as part of the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Scotland three out of the past four years

 

 

 

 


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