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.



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.



Hardscrabble Theater is pleased to announce that John Passadino will be directing our next production, ' And Then There Were None'. John is a long time actor, director and writer, with a long list of credits in Long Island theater. We are very fortunate to have him at the helm and are excited to give him an opportunity to show his many talents!


Hardscrabble Theater is thrilled to tell you that Eugene Sullivan will be joining the staff as our Stage Manager. Gene's resume and reputation precede him. He brings a wealth of talent and experience to the table and we are thrilled to have such a seasoned showman aboard!