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Dave Hart Scholarship Fund

The Dave Hart Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Playhouse Jr.'s friend, artist, and educator Dave Hart.


Dave believed that all students, no matter their background or resources, benefit from participating in theatre. 

Fall Class Scholarships will be open July 8 through August 9!


A small number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available upon application for every tuition-based program at Playhouse Jr. through the Dave Hart Scholarship Fund.

The application form includes basic student, guardian, and household information as well as a short written statement outlining the purpose and significance of a scholarship. If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not also register for the class. Spaces are saved in each program for scholarship recipients. 

The "Hart" of Playhouse Jr. 

Born Jan. 13, 1959, in Glen Cove, Maine, Dave Hart was an artist, actor, director, and teacher. He performed in many national tours and regional theatres from Maine to Seattle, Washington. He first came to the Rock in 2000 as an actor playing Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and went on to play Jud Fry in Oklahoma, Dickinson in 1776, Emile de Becque in South Pacific, Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Abel Frake in State Fair.  

Dave started teaching fulltime at the Playhouse in 2008. He directed numerous Studio 52 (formerly YouTheatre) productions including The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Orphan Train, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., The Boxcar Children, Charlotte’s Web, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, The Wizard of Oz, James and the Giant Peach and the Playhouse production of Driving Miss Daisy.

Dave passed away on April 8, 2020 after a long battle with cancer, but we honor his memory and his legacy of commitment to theatre arts education for anyone who wants it with the Dave Hart Scholarship.

Dave Hart
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Physical Address:
1855 Little River Road
Flat Rock, NC, 28731 


Mailing Address:

PO Box 310 • Flat Rock, NC 28731

​Administrative Hours:
Monday - Friday (10 AM - 5 PM)

Education Office: 
​828.693.0403 ext. 246

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