Conversations about Uta

“Conversations like these are a small but vital way we carry Uta’s legacy and introduce her work to other parts of the world, like Eastern Europe where they have not been widely exposed to her ideas introduced in Respect For Acting or A Challenge For The Actor, two books that were invaluable in my development as an actor and acting teacher.”

Adam Davenport

Born in Germany, Uta Hagen moved to Madison, Wisconsin, at the age of six. With the exception of several interruptions for study in Europe, Ms. Hagen received most of her schooling in Madison, her home until age sixteen. After training briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, she made her professional debut in 1937 in Dennis, Massachusetts, as “Ophelia” in Eva Le Gallienne’s production of Hamlet.

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