Collective Consciousness Theatre (CCT) is a multicultural theatre company dedicated to social change through the art of live theatre.


We produce a three play main stage season and a new play festival each Spring. We have several productions that tour year round to schools, youth facilities, prisons, communities, and theatres across the country.  


We believe that theatre is a powerful art form that can inspire others, help them to imagine the possibilities and push them to ignite social change. We know that theatre changes lives and makes the world a better place when presented in a thought-provoking, engaging and honest way. We will learn and grow from theatre with our community.


Collective Consciousness Theatre is based in New Haven, Connecticut, and features local artists who are directors, composers, musicians, actors, designers and writers. 

Dexter J. Singleton

Executive Artistic Director

Mr. Singleton is a working director, actor, and playwright whose career began with the world renowned Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit as an ensemble member. 


His recent directing credits include, The

MountaintopThis Is Modern ArtOklahoma

Caroline or Change, and Topdog/Underdog. His work has been seen at Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Passage Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, and others.


Dexter is the Chair of Theatre at Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, CT, and an Adjunct Professor at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. He sits on the national board of TYA/USA, the nation’s leading advocate for the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.


Dexter is from Detroit and a recipient of the 2014 National Artist Teacher Fellowship.

Jenny Nelson

Associate Director

Jenny hails from Arizona where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theatre from the University of Arizona as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Fairfield University. Jenny also has extensive classical training in voice and piano and has been a professional singer/songwriter for over 20 years.


Jenny is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Theatre Education at City College of New York as well as a director and instructor at the Regional Center for the Arts, a magnet arts high school. In the summer, Jenny is Program Director of the Shubert Theatre and Arts Camp.


Past director credits include: Sunset BabyMilk Like SugarFarewell WelcomeWe Are Proud To Present…Gidion’s KnotMedeaMerry Wives of Windsor, and Skin of Our Teeth. Dramaturgical credits include: Hamlet, Carousel, Henry the IV Part I & II, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jenny is also a nominee of the Tony Teacher’s Award.

© 2018 by COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS THEATRE, P.O. Box 3402, New Haven, CT 06515, ccttheatreorg@gmail.com 

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