Part-Time Lecturer of Theater
M.A. Villanova University
Ahren Potratz is a Philadelphia-based actor, historical interpreter, director, and teacher. He has performed with many theaters in the local and regional areas and was nominated for two Barrymore Awards for his work on “Master Harold”…and the boys (Lantern Theater Company) and In a Dark Dark House (Simpatico Theatre Project) and is the proud recipient of the Brian G. Morgan Award for an outstanding member of the Master of Arts in Theatre program.
Ahren spent the better part of ten years creating and performing mask and puppetry pieces with the Enchantment Theatre Company and has played with some of the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada.
Selected productions include: For Villanova: Muswell Hill (Mat), The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair), How I Learned To Drive (Uncle Peck), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Syracuse), Woman and Scarecrow (Him), Museum (Jean-Claude) and Carousel (Jigger). Regional credits include: In A Dark Dark House (Drew) with Simpatico Theatre Project,Romeo and Juliet (Ensemble/Fight Captain), All Over (Newspaperman), and Don Juan (Robber/ Ensemble) at the McCarter Theater; SURVIVE! (Sand) with Swim Pony Performing Arts; Master Harold and the Boys (Hally), Lovers (Joe Brennan/Mrs.Wilson), and The Tempest (Ariel/Ferdinand) at Lantern Theater; Reinventing Eden (Jason Tuttle) at InterAct Theatre; and Lucrezia Borgia (Fight Supernumerary) with the Washington National Opera.
Ahren teaches for many local theatres and performing arts centers and is the Director of the Haverford Senior High Drama Program. He received his undergraduate degree from University of the Arts and his Masters’ degree from Villanova University.