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.




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Executive Director, Joe DiPietro is an actor and writer. Artistic Director, Eva Dolan, has been in the theater most of her life, as a performer and producer. Daniel Petersen-Snyder, of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, holds a Master's Degree from NYU in Lighting and Set Design. Mother Christine Petersen-Snyder is the glue that holds us all together. Behind them is Evan Donnellan, Director of "Arsenic and Old Lace", our first show.