Class Schedules now posted for Spring 2024 by location. Click the Summer Session buttons for our summer offerings.
Playhouse Theatre Academy is dedicated to offering professional theatre programs for emerging artists of all ages and abilities. All students will learn from expert faculty who will share their exceptional abilities and love of theatre. Managed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse Theatre Academy is able to provide access to professional artists, productions and opportunities through our affiliation with Playhouse on Park. Whether your goal is to be a professional actor or to explore your imagination and creativity in a new way, the Playhouse Theatre Academy is a home for quality theatre instruction.
Need-based scholarships are available! To learn more,
please email Education@playhousetheatregroup.org
Education is offered in multiple locations, dependent on scheduling availability. In addition to Playhouse on Park, we conduct classes as Simsmore Square in Simsbury, CT and the 224 Ecospace in Hartford, CT. Learn more about our locations.
Director of Education
Jill Zarcone brings almost nineteen years of experience in performance, scene studies, playwriting, auditioning techniques, Shakespeare, comedy, puppetry and directing to Playhouse on Park as their Director of Education. She is a BFA Performance graduate of Eastern CT State University and has MFA accreditation from the University of North Carolina, with a focus on Theatre for Youth. She has previously worked with theaters such as Hartford Children’s Theatre, Flock Theatre, Newington Childrens, Little Theatre of Manchester, and the Greensboro City Arts Drama Center. She also had the amazing experience of interning with puppeteers from Jim Henson’s Muppet Co, for two summers! She’s had her plays produced and performed throughout CT, and she is the proud co-founder of the WTG Playwrights. Besides being a teaching artist for Playhouse, Jill also assistant directs for Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts after school theatre program!
Sadie is a first year graduate student in the Puppet Arts Program with the UConn Department of Dramatic Arts. Her artist's philosophy is as follows: "Often, I am guided by the mantra: people over product. To support this, I work to create a space that allows people to be human before artisans- fostering safety to allow art to shine alongside the person creating it."
Our teaching artists provide the highest quality instruction to our students. Read about them here.