Welcome to my on-line theatrical resume

George Hartpence

Actor, Director, Set Designer


I'm an actor/director in East Coast regional theater with extensive experience in classical drama & comedy.  I do set design, as well. 

Some of my favorite roles include; the title roles in "Macbeth", "Hamlet", and "Richard III", Prospero in "The Tempest", Cyrano in "Cyrano de Bergerac", Iago in "Othello", Brutus in "Julius Caesar", Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice",  Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing", Junius Brutus Booth in "Booth", Laurence Olivier in "Orson's Shadow", John Barrymore in "Barrymore", Lord Goring in "An Ideal Husband", Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady", Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music", King Arthur in "Camelot", Captain E.J. Smith in "Titanic, The Musical", Antony in "Antony and Cleopatra", Astrov and Vanya in "Uncle Vanya", Algernon in "The Importance of Being Earnest", John Proctor in "The Crucible", Dick Dudgeon in "The Devil's Disciple", Inspector Goole in “An Inspector Calls”, Thomas More in "A Man For All Seasons", both Andrew Wyke and Milo Tindle in Anthony Shaffer's "Sleuth" and Henry II in both "Becket" and "The Lion in Winter".

Available for Projects


I act both on stage and screen. I am also available for voice over acting. Please see my resumé for the details of my experience and skills.

Current Projects


2018 was an eventful year:

  • Received the Best Actor in a Play Award at the 2018 Kelsey Awards for my role in Maurer On-Stage's production of "Sleuth".  
  • Appeared in "A Little Night Music" at ActorsNET
  • Co-directed two Shakespeare productions on local stages: the ActorsNET's  July production of Wm Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Taming of the Shrew" for Newtown Arts Company, in October.  
  • Appeared as Henry II opposite Carol Thompson's Eleanor of Aquitaine in the ActorsNET production of "The Lion in Winter".
  • Took part in a staged reading on November 11th  of a new play by Chris Canaan called "Franco Franko."


  • Did a film shoot with S&N Films playing the  villainous Karver Craft for their film "A Midsummer Night's Run"
  • A new play by Mort Paterson called "The Crimes of Diana Eatlake"
  • Will direct Ionesco's "Exit the King" for ActorsNET
  • Take on the role of Leontes in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" for ActorsNET

2019 Season

"A Midsummer Night's Run"


S&N Films production

Karver Craft villainous curator of the Museum of Mythological Wonders in Philadelphia

- -in production- -

"The Crimes of Diana Eastlake" by Mort Paterson


starring Carol Thompson as Diana Eastlake

George Hartpence as Henry Braithwaite

Joseph Ryan as Brendon White

George Agalias as George Sutton

Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski as Molly Eastlake

Susan Blair as Inga Dorn

Ken Ammerman as Harold Pearson

Hayley Rubins-Topoleski as Agent  Amanda Crane

"Exit the King" by Eugene Ionesco at ActorsNET


May 31 - June 16, 2019

Directed by George Hartpence and Carol Thompson

starring Barry Abramowitz as King Berenger

Cheryl Doyle as Queen Marguerite

Jacqueline Galli as Queen Marie

George Agalias as the Doctor

Laurie Hardy as Juliette

Ken Ammerman as the Guard

Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" at ActorsNET


July 12 - 28, 2019 at ActorsNET & August 2 & 3 at Fonthill Castle

George Hartpence as Leontes

Carol Thompson as Hermione

Cat Miller as Paulina

Matt Duchnowski as Autolycus

C. Jameson Bradley as Polixenes

Mort Paterson as Camillo

Tim Irvine as Antigonus

and many more...

Moliere's "Tartuffe" with Pinnworth Productions at Kelsey Theatre



Tartuffe: George Hartpence

Orgon: Jim Morris

Elmire: Carol Thompson

Marianne: Kyla Donnelly

Dorine: Christie Leigh Carver

Madame Pernelle: Mimi Francis

Valere: Danny Gleason

Cleante: Chris Schmalback

Damis: Hudson Eder

Monsieur Loyal: Russ Walsh

Officer: Rupert Hinton

click the poster above to visit Pinnworth's page 

2018 Season



A Little Night Music 

by Steven Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

April 20th thru May 6th, 2018  


Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence as Fredrik Egerman


Holly Gash as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Nicholas Pecht as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Susan Blair as Madame Leonora Armfeldt, Alize Rozsnyai as Anne Armfeldt, Matt South as Henrik Armfeldt, Keli Ganey as Fredrika Armfeldt, Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra, John R. Helmke as Frid  

and featuring (alphabetically) as the Liebeslieders: 

Alyssa Brode, Tim Bryan, Carolyn Cuesta, Timothy Faulkner & Rachel Elise Sigman

Wm Shakespeare's "ROMEO and JULIET" at ActorsNET


Carol Thompson and I will be directing ActorsNET's July production of 

"Romeo and Juliet."  

July 13th thru 29th, 2018 at ActorsNET


2 special performances - August 3rd & 4th - at Fonthill in Doyelstown


Nicholas Napoli as Romeo

Kelly Colleran as Juliet

Cat Miller as Mercutio

Matthew Duchnowski as Tybalt

Chris Capitolo as Benvolio

Lori Baldwin as the Nurse

David and Theresa Swartz as Lord and Lady Capulet

and DJ Holcombe as Friar Laurence


Tom Stevenson as Lord Montague, Kimberly Hess as Lady Montague, Tom Smith as Paris, Jamie Bradley as the Prince, Mort Paterson as the Chorus and Marco Newton as the Apothecary.


Jim Cordingley, Kira Scharf, Tim Faulkner, Joe Stockette, Matthew Newcomer, Hans Peters, Carolyn Cuesta and Joy Woffindin

Wm Shakespeare's "THE TAMING OF THE SHREW" at Newtown Arts


George Hartpence - Director

Carol Thompson - Assistant Director

Cat Miller at Katharina

Matthew Duchnowski as Petruchio

Paul Cohen as Grumio

Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Bianca

Sam Gugino as Baptista Minola

Derek Esplin as Lucentio

DJ Holcombe as Tranio

Matthew Rydzewski as Hortensio


Ann D'Silva as Biondello, Bob Abrahamson as Gremio, Jim Palmer as the Pedant, Jack Petzko as Vincentio, Tim Costello as Curtis,  Katie Henschal as Nathaniel, Emily Perry as the Widow , Joe Stockette as Philip, Joy Woffindin as Nicholas, Keli Ganey & Ellen Wisnowski as the Tailor and Anita Getz as the Haberdasher

Scheduled to run October 18th thru 24th, 2018

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman at ActorsNET


"The Lion in Winter" by James Goldman

Nov 30 - Dec 16, 2018

at ActorsNET

George Hartpence as King Henry II

Carol Thompson as Eleanor of Aquitaine

directed by Cat Miller

with Matt Duchnowski as Richard

Jack Bathke as Geoffrey

Griffin Kemp as John 


Lauren Suchenski as Alais

Michael Krahel as King Phillip

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - April 20 - May 6, 2018

"Woman of the World" starring Miss Desiree Armfeldt


Carol Thompson (right) as Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence and Alize Rozsnyai (left) as Fredrik and Ann Egerman

Rivals for her affection


Carol Thompson as Miss Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence(left) as Fredrik Egerman

Nick Pecht (right as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

Three generations of Armfeldts


from left: Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt, John Helmke as Frid, Keli Ganey as Fredrika Armfeldt and Susan Blair as Madame Leonora Armfelft

I will marry the miller's son


Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra

A Weekend in the Country


from left: Alize Rozsnyai as Anne, Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra, George Hartpence as Fredrik, Holly Gash as Charlotte , Nicholas Pecht as Carl-Magnus, Carol Thompson as Deriree & Kelly Gani as Fredrika

Send in the Clowns


Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt and George Hartpence as Fredrik Egerman

2017 Season Shows

"SLEUTH" - with Maurer OnStage


 Andrew Wyke


OnStage Maurer Productions'



Anthony Shaffer

October 6 thru 15, 2017

with Dan Keyser as Milo Tindle STAGE REVIEW: 'Sleuth' at Kelsey Theatre

by Anthony Stoeckert Oct 11, 2017 

"Regardless of how well you know the play, or what you figure out if you don't know it, this is well worth seeing because "Sleuth" is fun even if you know it, and because the acting is great. Hartpence is fantastic as Andrew.  He carries the swagger of a successful, somewhat cocky, man, who enjoys having power over this younger, somewhat intimidated man.  Hartpence does a lot of talking and is in full command of his lines, filling the theater with a voice that is near royal.  He also gets plenty of laughs, both with zingers, and physical comedy."

"THE HEIRESS" at Langhorne Players


Dr. Austin Sloper
the Langhorne Players production of

The Heiress
by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

July 14 - 29, 2017

“It’s the literate, highly theatrical Ruth and Augustus Goetz adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square (1880), a psychological horror story set in the upper reaches of genteel New York society in the 1850’s.” (NY Times)

Directed by Jonathan Edmondson

Stage Managed by Blaire Deziel

Our Cast

Madison Kotnarowski as Catherine Sloper

Casey O'Neill as Morris Townsend

George Hartpence as Dr. Austin Sloper

Susan Blair as Lavinia Penniman

Jenna Burke as Maria

Cynthia Young as Elizabeth Almond

Molly Knapp as Marion Almond

Alec Skwara as Arthur Townsend


Kate Augstin as Mrs. Montgomery



 Arthur Birling

The ActorsNET production of

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley

June 2-18,2017

Our Cast
George Hartpence as Arthur Birling
Carol Thompson as Sibyl Birling
Tammy Goldberg as Sheila Birling
Tom Smith as Eric Birling
Tim Swain as Gerald Croft
Mort Paterson as Inspector Goole
Hana Christenson as Edith 

"TITANIC - The Musical" for Newtown Arts Company


 Captain E. J. Smith

Newton Arts Theater Company
production of 

Titanic: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone

April 20 - 26, 2017 

Wm Shakespeare's "TWELFTH NIGHT" at ActorsNET


 Twelfth Night

role: Sir Toby Belch & Co-Director

March 10th thru 26th, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm 

Our Cast:

Viola – Cat Miller
Lady Olivia – Carol Thompson
Maria – Susan Fowler
Duke Orsino – Olivier Leroux
Malvolio – Barry Abramowitz
Feste – Mort Paterson
Sir Toby Belch – George Hartpence
Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Ken Ammerman
Sebastian – M.A. Topoleski
Fabian – Chris Capitolo
Antonio – Jamie Bradley
Ship-wrecked Captain & Priest – Jim Cordingley
Valentine & First Officer – Jeffrey Hufnagel
Curio & Second Officer – Griffin Kemp

Third Officer – Joe Kemp
Handmaidens/Attendants to Lady Olivia – Hayley Rubins-Topoleski 

& Heather Parton

2016 Season Shows

"TITANIC - The Musical" for Villagers Theater


Captain E.J. Smith 


Villager's Theatre production of
Titanic - The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone

role: Captain Edward Smith

directed by Matthew Muccigrossi 
musical director Mike Gilch

November 4th thru 20th, 2016


Thomas Andrews - BILL KAMPS

Frederick Barrett - SHAWN DOREMUS

Harold Bride - DANNY SIMS


Captain Edward Smith - GEORGE HARTPENCE


Caroline Neville - JOELLEN BURTON



Isidor Straus - NATHAN PARKER

Ida Straus - PAT POWERS




Jim Farrell - DAN KEYSER

Henry Etches - FRANK FERRARA


Charles Lightoller - NICHOLAS BUONVICINO


Bellboy - WASIF SAMI

"THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" for Shakespeare`70


Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington (B.B.)


the Shakespeare`70 production of
The Doctor's Dilemma
George Bernard Shaw

directed by Janet Quartarone

presented at Open Arts Stages
Bordentown, NJ

September 30th thru October 9th, 2016 

Our Cast:

Sir Colenso Ridgeon - Olivier Leroux

Jennifer Didebat - Mariel Rosati

Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington - George Hartpence

Sir Patrick Cullen - John Devennie Sr

Cutler Walpole - Andrew Timmes

Dr. Blenkensop - Jack Bathke

Louis Dudebat - Michael Krahel

Minnie/Gallery Secretary - Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski

Redpenny/Newspaper Man - Patrick Rounds

Emmie - Teresa Welby

Harold Pinter's "BETRAYAL" for Langhorne Players


 Langhorne Players production of
by Harold Pinter
directed by Carol Thompson
assistant director - George Hartpence 

Sarah Stryker as Emma
Brian Jason Kelly as Robert
Frank Falisi as Jerry
Marco Newton as the waiter

"HAMLET" for Shakespeare`70


King Hamlet - the ghost of Hamlet's father


Shakespeare`70's production of
Wm Shakespeare's

at the Kelsey Theatre
on the campus of 
Mercer County Community College

Performance schedule:

Fridays, Jun. 3 & 10, 2016 at 8pm

Saturdays, Jun. 4 & 11 at 8pm

Sundays, Jun. 5 & 12 at 2pm

the rest is silence...

Stuart Duncan reviews for the Princeton Packet:

"...Hamlet by Shakespeare ‘70 at Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College is a genuine theatrical delight. There’s plenty of revenge (no fewer than four dead bodies lying around at the final curtain); one of theater’s best ghosts, that being Hamlet’s father played beautifully by the veteran George Hartpence, and enough derring-do sword play to keep the most expert scholars on their toes for almost three hours."

"MARY POPPINS" for Yardley Players


George Banks


the Yardley Players production of

Mary Poppins
based on the Stories of P.L.Travers
and the Walt Disney film 

role: George Banks

at the Kelsey Theatre in Mercer County Community College
April 16th thru May 1st, 2016

Carol Thompson as Winifred Banks
Liz Rzasa as Mary Poppins
Makenna and Dylan Katz as 
Jane and Michael Banks 



John Barrymore


the ActorsNET production of


by William Luce

alternating nights with Underneath the Lintel

February 25 thru March 20, 2016


The spring of 1942... one month before John Barrymore's death.

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

John Barrymore was the black sheep of America's most illustrious acting family.  Celebrated for his charisma and matinee-idol looks, he was, for a while, America's most popular actor.  Famous for his stage roles in Richard III and Hamlet, he also made more than fifty films.  But alcoholism soon dissipated his talents, and he became known more for his Falstaffian behavior and outrageous high jinks than for his art. 


George Hartpence_stage Bio_2017 (pdf)



Check out this video about our ActorsNET production of "Barrymore"


Check out this video about our ActorsNET production of "Major Barbara"


The Dream Conductors (2012)


George Hartpence as Davide

a film by Sarah Birl and Dave McDonald

The universe is calling- are you going to answer? When Gemma, a poetry student, has a recurring dream about a mysterious object night after night, she goes off in pursuit of it to the dismay of those about her. What she encounters is not only her object but the curious person to whom it belongs. Their encounter is anything but ordinary.

Apollonia (2011)


George Hartpence as Dr. Brown

a film by Jenna Bush

Apollonia has spent her thirteen years of life in a world of silence. After a significant medical procedure and weeks of recovery, she wakes one night to hear for the very first time. With the discovery of sound, she finds her life has changed more than she had ever fathomed. How will she deal with so drastic and permanent a change?

Here (2014)


George Hartpence as truck driver (voice)

a film by Susan Barry

Saturday Afternoon Pictures

A phone call sets Zach's routine day off on an unexpected course. His urgent road trip through the countryside brings one complication after another, and finally a sweet surprise. 

Midsummer Night's Run (2019 - in production)


George Hartpence as Karver Craft - owner and curator of The Museum of Mythological Wonders in "Midsummer Night's Run" by  S&N Films, LLC.

Malevolent Karver Craft dispatches  Nero - a "reformed" fairy - to "collect" a prized faun for his collection of unique and magical oddities.  Along the way she encounters Amber - a clever and dangerous gnome - bent on thwarting her plans.  Follow their adventures on the streets of Philadelphia and in the "Underland" realm of mythical creatures.  Visit S&N's Facebook page for updates.

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