WHO WE ARE
Now entering it's 13th year and under the direction of Lori Solak, CFT is increasingly recognized as a leading teaching theatre in the state.
From the beginner to the more advanced performer, there is something for everyone at CFT. Not only are we a place where children
can learn about theatre but we are a place where children and their families experience an environment where they are welcomed, accepted
for who they are and, most of all, they are family. We take pride in the fact that the majority of our students have been with us since we first opened
our doors. These students, who, just a few years ago, walked on stage for the very first time, are now wonderful role models and mentors to our newer
students, now taking their first steps.
Many students have taken what they have learned at CFT and have gone on to perform in commercials, in film and even on Broadway.
Many have also gone or are going on to study their craft in college, some majoring in theatre and music education. Several student alumni have
returned to CFT to give back and share their knowledge as instructors themselves.
We are proud and we are humbled, knowing that we inspire our students to challenge themselves, to take risks, to become teachers
and, most of all, to follow their passion. We strongly believe that, whether our students choose to pursue careers in the performing
arts or not, the skills they gain - teamwork, leadership, commitment, public speaking, self-expression, creative thinking,
to name just a few, are valuable in any endeavor and will last a lifetime.
WHAT WE DO
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Performance Training For YOUth ages 6-18.
Spring - Summer - Fall
Want to be involved but don’t want to perform?
Ask about our technical theatre opportunities!
Visit our class description page to learn more about our classes and programs.
CFT is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new home located at
58 South Street in West Hartford!
We created many, many wonderful memories at 20 Jefferson Avenue and the studio served us well; however,
we needed room to grow. Our new 3500 sq. ft. building will allow us to expand our programs and offer even more opportunity
to our young performers. Our first steps in renovations are complete and we are up and running!
It has always been our dream to have a performance venue and that dream is becoming an reality thanks to the tremendous
support of our CFT family. We have a tremendous vision for the future of CFT and we are working hard to create a space
where our budding young artists will thrive!
With your continued support, the possibilities are endless......
For information on how you can help keep the magic alive at CFT
visit our Support CFT Page.
The Connecticut Family Theatre, Inc. has been established with the mission
to provide theatre education and performance opportunities to children of all ages and abilities
in a safe, familiar, non-competitive atmosphere. It is our aim to provide an environment
that promotes creativity, nurtures the imagination and builds confidence. We welcome
and encourage family members and local artists to lend their knowledge, experience and
talents in our quest to cultivate a community, a true family theatre.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steven Mountzoures, President
Kassia Borgio, Secretary
Lori Solak, Managing Artistic Director
The Connecticut Family Theatre, Inc.
is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.