The Hartt Theatre Division prides itself on its commitment to offer a theatre education of the highest quality for talented undergraduates pursuing a performance-oriented theatre experience. Hartts theatre curriculum has created a focused studio experience designed to support a young actors needs. A solid foundation of fundamentals is laid in the freshman year. The two tracks begin to diverge in the second year, with each concentrating on its area of specialization. Hartt juxtaposes the traditional theatrical repertoire with the performance of new works through its annual Festival of New Plays and Musicals.