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About

Mission

Rooted in the greater New Haven community, Theatre 4 is a non-profit acting company that produces thought-provoking plays and original scripts at a variety of venues throughout the area.


Founding Members

Rebecka Jones started as a visual artist until entering graduate school at Ohio University where she earned her MFA in acting. Theatre 4 credits include Salvage (world premiere), Acting Out 1, 2 & 3, Musical Chairs, Private Eyes, and Anton in Show Business. Last spring she appeared in The Drunk at New York’s Center Stage. Regionally she has appeared in The Crucible (Gordon Edelstein, Dir.), A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, Much Ado About Nothing (Mark Lamos, Dir.), Macbeth (Michael Wilson, Dir.), Brand:NEW Festival, and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later at Hartford Stage, Sixteen Wounded at Long Wharf Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tina Packer, Dir.) and King John at Shakespeare & Company, Macbeth and The Tempest with Elm Shakespeare Company, and As You Like It at Monomoy Theatre. Rebecka has taught in the theater department at Quinnipaic University, and she is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Mariah Sage Theatre 4 New HavenMariah Sage trained at NYU/Tisch (BFA, Drama) and Brown University/Trinity Rep (MFA, Acting) where she was a Stephen Sondheim Fellow. ¬†She has performed with theatres across the nation and in Europe including: The Trinity Rep, The Public Theater (NYC), The Cleveland Play House, and The Apollo (Germany). She has directed for Hartford Stage and Oddfellows Playhouse. Mariah has taught acting at Brown University, NYU/Tisch, Fairfield University, Trinity College, Hartford Stage and is currently an adjunct professor of Acting and Theatre at Quinnipiac University. She also teaches acting and presentation skills to groups and individuals through her company Present & Perform. ¬†Mariah is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jane Tamarkin A member of Actors’ Equity Association, has acted Off-Broadway, at the Long Wharf Theater, and in summer stock. She studied acting at HB Studios in New York City and at Long Wharf Theater with James Luse.A teacher and director, Jane taught acting classes and directed productions at The Hopkins School for thirteen years and is the founder and director of the Heyday Theatre, a non-profit theater workshop for New Haven area teenagers.She recently taught workshops for the Education and Humanities Department at Long Wharf Theater to high school students for the theater’s production of Uncle Vanya. She is an Artist-In-Residence for the Shubert Theater’s Education Outreach Program.A judge for the Connecticut Drama Association’s yearly competitions, she was given a Distinguished Service Award for her teaching, directing, and adjuncting in 2000 by the CDA.In addition, Jane sings in a barbershop chorus, a comedy quartet, and teaches acting and performance for singers worldwide.