TheaterWorks Hartford (TWH) presents contemporary American Theater to an audience of 36,000 in the heart of Connecticut’s capital city. We take pride in our agility, taking the past year’s pandemic as an opportunity to pivot, while still committing ourselves to important storytelling that marks the time we’re in, and engages our audiences in provocative dialogue. Since 1985, TWH has continuously produced quality LIVE theater. During the pandemic, when many theaters struggled to find a way forward we persisted, producing a full season of new, innovative, virtual work. TWH is one of the rare theaters that owns its own building on Pearl Street in Hartford. That foundation allows space for the kind of ingenuity seen in our past season, and many seasons before. Led by Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, the theater produces 5-6 productions a season in our newly renovated space. Our 188-seat theater invites some of the most exciting plays, playwrights and creative teams to share the intimacy of our modified thrust, which serves as a unique “hug” to the shared humanity on stage and in the audience. Starting in September 2020 we began a digital membership which hosts new work development, unique digital productions, concerts and other content. At TWH we have originated a number of projects that have moved on to commercial success, including: HIGH (Broadway), MAKE ME A SONG (Off-Broadway), ELLA, and RUSSIAN TROLL FARM. We recently began collaborations with the impressive likes of Sarah Gancher, Jared Mezzocchi, James Anthony Tyler, Harrison David Rivers, Awoye Timpo, Mei Ann Teo among others.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Reflect. Listen. Name. Act. Come Together.
This is the framework we are using to pursue a more just and equitable workplace. As we lean into “the work,” we continue to challenge the way “things have always been done,” reaching for a space that takes into consideration all perspectives and points of view. We try hard to listen and respond (a core tenant of good theater) acknowledging that we must include all of humanity in our collaborations. We not only name the places where work must be done, we act in accordance with these discoveries, keeping a diverse company in our sites as we shift and grow. But most importantly, we stand by the purpose of theater as a coming together–and we use that as our north star as we wade through– towards our future of an institution that is diverse, inclusive and equitable.
Please send resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and type (JOB POSITION) in the subject line. Search will remain open until the position is filled. No phone calls please. TheaterWorks Hartford is an equal opportunity employer.
Due to union guidelines, TheaterWorks is producing productions under a Fully Vaccinated Workplace agreement. All staff, cast, crew and guest artists who have any interaction with union members must be vaccinated and attest to their vaccination status.