Playhouse on Park is managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Playhouse on Park opened its doors in the fall of 2009 and with the hard work and generosity of countless volunteers, donors and our first audiences, presented a full season of plays, musicals, comedy nights, improv, children's shows and dance. We are proud to be entering our fifth season of professional, affordable entertainment in the greater Hartford area.

OUR MISSION

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. at Playhouse on Park is dedicated to:

- provide quality entertainment at affordable costs to as broad an audience as possible
- embrace and provide opportunity for professional, emerging and community artists
- offer educational and outreach opportunities through visiting and/or resident artists and educators
- create and/or explore opportunities to collaborate with other existing arts organizations
- be fiscally responsible and accountable at all times
- continue to be an integral member of the West Hartford community

CO-FOUNDERS  
TRACY FLATER, Executive Director [email Tracy]
After an extensive career in the for-profit restaurant business, Tracy merged her passion for the performing arts and knowledge of business management to become an arts administrator in the non-profit sector. Tracy co-founded Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company in May of 2009 along with Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. She serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director for Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Just prior to this, she spent four years (2004 - 2009) serving as Director of Off Campus Programs and Facilities for The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford. In addition to Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Tracy currently serves on the board of directors for the following non-profit organizations: The Hartt School of the University of Hartford; the Connecticut Dance Alliance; and Simsbury Main Street Partnership.
SEAN HARRIS, Artistic Director [email Sean]
Sean is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park, where he has directed Of Mice and Men, Metamorphoses, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Cabaret among others.  Other recent regional directing credits include The Last Train to Nibroc and Another August for Fifth Letter Productions and Alice in Wonderland at Western CT State University.  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.
DARLENE ZOLLER, Artistic Director [email Darlene]
Darlene is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed and choreographed CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World) SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING among others.  She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its eleventh year.  She IS Mama D of MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event-exclusive to the Playhouse. Darlene is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School and a teacher for the Hartt Community Division.  She is on the faculty at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Musical Theatre Division and she teaches fitness at Big Sky in Vernon.  Past experience includes: Director of Jazz and Tap-Tidewater Ballet Association/Virginia Ballet, Tidewater Dinner Theater, Norfolk's Gifted and Talented Program, Dance Plus, East Hartford, Studio East, Glastonbury, Aprille's Danceprints, Ellington, Glastonbury Dance Center, Little Theater of Manchester, Manchester Musical Players, Mark Twain Masquers, CT Cabaret Theater, Mark Twain the Musical, Hall High School Pops 'n Jazz,

 

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  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Officers:

    Bonnie Gauthier, Co-President

    Carol McCabe, Co-President

    Julianne Roth, Vice President

    Matthew Bragg, Treasurer
    Robert Slifka, Secretary

     

  • Board Members:
    Cheyney Barrieau
    Andrei Brel
    Stephen Carrabba
    Judy Casperson
    Julie Goldman
    Jitu Huntley
    Erin Matino
    Robert Rowlson
    Richard Rubenstein
    Joseph Waxman
  • Board Member Emeritus
    Chuck Coursey
    , Founding Vice Chair
    Ron Roy
    David Wurzer
    , Founding Chair
  • PLAYHOUSE STAFF


  • Tracy Flater,
    co-founder/executive director

    Sean Harris,
    co-founder/artistic director

    Darlene Zoller,
    co-founder/artistic director

    Dawn Loveland,
    director of education

    technical director
    Ryan Kelly

    production manager
    Tate Burmeister

    company manager/business manager
    David Addis

    subscriber relations
    Spencer Pond

    office administrator
    Carole Wagner

    house managers
    Amelia Flater, Ali Forman, James Denton

    box office volunteers
    James Denton, Eileen O’Connor, Jon Slifka, Kim Townsend, Carole Wagner

    interns
    Caitlin Griffin, Spencer Pond

    grants
    Amanda Pawlik

    sponsorship
    Michelle Sansevero

    housing coordinator
    Julie Ridenour

    e-newsletter
    Lisa Steier

    playhouse website
    Rick Fountain

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