Beth Ann Hopkins is an Actor, Director and Producer. She is the co-founder and the Artistic Director of SMITH STREET STAGE.
Beth Ann most recently directed an original adaptation entitled LEAR: That Old Man I Used to Know, based on Shakespeare's King Lear. It premiered at A.R.T.’s Gural Theater. For her own company Beth has acted, produced or directed the Shakespeare in Carroll Park since 2010.
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 enjoys the movement of theater, and crafting a theatrical piece using View Points, Suzuki, Modern Dance, acrobatics, fabrics and a variety of other Physical techniques. She is also certified as a Yoga Instructor.
Beth Ann continues to Direct for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting/NYU & Day Conservatory and last year worked along side John Gould Rubin as Assistant Director on Pericles; Prince of Tyre. She also works part time at One on One.
Beth Ann filmed her first feature film 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. They also created a live immersive performance for local audiences. Lastly, and in collaboration with the National Theater of London, the group filmed a 360 degree Virtual Realty Experience.
She received her BFA from the University of Connecticut.