Beth Ann Hopkins is an actor, director and producer. She is the co-founder and the Artistic Director of Smith Street Stage.
Beth Ann just returned from filming her first feature with Roll the Bones Theater Company at Grantstown Castle in County Tipperary, Ireland playing the role of Gertrude in their adaptation of Hamlet, titled HAMLET IN THE GOLDEN VALE. The group filmed a fully realized full length feature. They also created an Immersive theatre experience, performed all throughout the castle, cottages and surrounding grounds for two evenings for local audiences. Lastly, and in collaboration with the National Theater of London, the group filmed a Virtual Realty short film production.
Recent Acting Credits include: U.S. PREMIERE UNITY 1918 - (Project Theater) HENRY IV, PARTS 1 & 2 (Smith Street Stage), Paulinka in A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY (Columbia Stages) directed by Scott Ebersold and Anne Hamilton’s EVENT OF A THREAD (Park Avenue Armory).
Beth Ann will return to the Directors chair this fall with an original adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People in collaboration with Smith Street Stage artists for their Early Stages series. Previously, she has directed for Smith Street Stage (THE TEMPEST, CHRISTMAS CAROL: A RADIO PLAY) and also for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (THESE SHINING LIVES, SHOW AND TELL).
Beth Ann is a student of the Suzuki Method and has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Eric Hill (UConn/BTG), Michael Place (P3/East).
She received her BFA from the University of Connecticut.