Chair of the Performing Arts Department and OBIE award-winner Melia Bensussen was named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage this week, the first woman to hold this position. Bensussen has directed at acclaimed theaters around the country and will begin her work with Hartford Stage this June.
“I am honored and thrilled to be appointed Hartford Stage’s next Artistic Director, and I look forward to following in the footsteps of distinguished and committed artists who have previously served as Artistic Directors at Hartford Stage. Hartford Stage’s national reputation, its history of bringing world class artists to Hartford, and its extraordinary commitment to education in this region all make for a thriving institution. I look forward to working with a great staff and board to further develop Hartford Stage’s high profile, as well as to increase community engagement and further expand its importance to the city of Hartford and environs.”