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“I knew voting was important. But I definitely felt like an insignificant part of the process. Now after research and gaining more information, I realize that voting is an important part of the democratic process evident by how many people try to suppress the votes of marginalized populations. So voting and making sure my voice is heard is a middle finger to all those trying to silence it."   
YPI Participant, 2019 Fall Session

youth play institute (YPI)

YPI is a paid internship program in acting, playwriting, theater design or stage management for young adults between the ages of 16 and 21. In 2020, HartBeat will conduct two 8-week session and one 5-week summer program. In each session, 12-20 young people from the Greater Hartford area, with at least 50% of participants being Hartford residents, spend 60-120 hours together receiving training from working theater professionals.



Tues, Feb. 18 from 6pm-9:00pm

Thurs., Feb. 20 from 6:00pm-9pm.

Other times are available upon request.

2020 Spring Session:

Orientation: Saturday, March 7, 10am - 1pm.

Spring Session: Tues. and Thurs. from 6-9 for 8 weeks; Mar. 9 through May 4, 2020

Performances: May 2 at 7:30pm and May 3 at 2:00pm

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

For information, call  at 860-548-9144 or email