Hartford Stage Company
Hartford Stage was founded in 1963 and has been known for innovative revivals of classics and the development of important new works, including 65 world or American premieres. Recent work includes Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which debuted Off-Broadway in New York City; Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle, which ran at the Signature Theatre in New York during the 2009-2010 season; a landmark production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; the premieres of Michael Kramer’s Divine Rivalry and Daniel Beaty’s Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night). Hartford Stage’s education programs have reached more than 21,000 students.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Hartford Stage Company presented student matinees of Macbeth directed by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, as part of their Student Performance Series. The company provided related educational activities, including post-show talkbacks, pre- and post-performance workshops, and a study guide. They reached more than 3,000 students from 53 schools located in Connecticut and Massachusetts.