We believe that as a collaborative art form, theater allows artists with an array of talent and skill to participate in a process, which connects them with the greater community, thereby nurturing its cultural vitality.

Hardscrabble Theater is dedicated to promoting this process by providing quality live theater to the people of Long Island.


Founding Member: Joe DiPietro

Janine Sadowski 

John Passadino

Michael-james Caldwell

Patrick Reilly ​

Daniel Petersen-Snyder, of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, holds a Master's Degree from NYU in Lighting and Set Design.

And Mother Christine Petersen-Snyder who is the glue that holds us all together!



​Be sure to check out Upcoming page to see what we are cooking up at hardscrabble theater Just for you!