Founded in 2001 by Steven Raider-Ginsburg, Julia B. Rosenblatt and Gregory R. Tate (1952-2012), HartBeat Ensemble creates provocative theater that connects our community beyond traditional barriers of class, race, geography and gender. HartBeat’s resident home is the Carriage House Theater located on Farmington Avenue in Hartford.
HartBeat Ensemble’s plays have been seen at festivals and theaters throughout the region, such as the NY International Fringe Festival (awarded 2012 Best Ensemble), Boston University, Central Connecticut State University, Charter Oak Cultural Center, among others. HartBeat’s educational workshops and residencies have been offered in over 50 institutions in the area, including public schools, universities, unions, correctional facilities and treatment centers.
In 2013, HartBeat moved into the Carriage House Theater in Hartford. Our home will provide an opportunity for HartBeat to produce a season of events that extends beyond our mainstage and education productions. Our goal is to offer our community consistently dynamic live presentations by HartBeat Ensemble as well as other Connecticut-based artists and companies. We are dedicated to supporting the creative community in our area by providing a fully-equipped professional theater for local groups to perform, rehearse and meet at a subsidized rate.