Coffee Breaks: Thu at 4PM on Instagram Live
Conversations with artists, colleagues and artmakers, hosted by Playhouse artistic staff
This new program spearheaded by the Playhouses’ own Jacob Santos, is designed as an inspirational break from your work, teaching, and caring duties. For about 30 minutes, you’ll be a fly on the wall as two artmakers discuss their craft, what they are passionate about, and what they are doing during this time when theaters remain closed.
Take a Break with us at @WCPlayhouse
Paola Hernandez with Jacob Santos
Thu, May 21 at 4PM
Paola made her Playhouse debut as Antonia in Man of La Mancha in 2018, Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she is a proud Circle in the Square Theater School Alumna. Recent: Rent National Tour (Mimi Marquez), Rent National Tour (Swing, U/S Mimi, Maureen), Twelfth Night (Viola), Spring Awakening (Martha), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Hairspray (Dynamite), Godspell, Hair. Gracias to my familia. www.paola-hernandez.com, @phtanon
Rodolfo Soto with Jacob Santos
Thu, May 28 at 4PM
Rodolfo made his Playhouse debut as Usnavi in In the Heights in 2019. You may also have caught him in TWUSA’s spring 2018 tour of The Lightning Thief (Grover) and at The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in Poor Boy’s Chorus (Poor Boy #1). He graduated with a BFA in Acting and a BA in Writing for the Stage from Marymount Manhattan College. His favorite quote is, “Every day has the opportunity to be the best day of your life.” IG: @therightkindofphrase
Jacob Santos, Host
Jacob Santos, Newman’s Own Foundation Managing Director Fellow at Westport Country Playhouse, is a 25-year-old Afro-Latino young professional who is passionate about using theater as a tool for social justice. He is the founder of the Crescent Players of Color, a coalition formed between current students and alumni of color at SCSU. In 2019, he graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, and a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre. He has held the position of Managing Intern/Casting Associate at The Elm Shakespeare Company in New Haven, CT. Jacob is the 2019 recipient of The ASPIRE KCACT LORT Leadership Award, Region 1 Finalist. Additionally, he was the recipient of the KCACTF 2019 Arts Impact Award. He will begin studying Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama in the fall of 2020.
To our loyal audiences, supporters, and art makers: For nearly 90 years, the Playhouse has been dedicated to bringing theater to the stage and being a central provider to our community. Live theater is special, and we all experience it together — hearing the same words, feeling the same current when actors eyes connect, sitting in the same velvet seats. And, with your help, we look forward to another 90.
Out of an abundance of caution for our WCP community, the box office window will not be open until further notice. If you would like to contact the box office representative, please email them at email@example.com call (203) 227-4177 and leave a message. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. Please understand with the high volume, it may take up to 2 weeks to contact you.
All titles, dates, times, and artists are subject to change.