Mission

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival engages the widest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. Our theater lives in the here and now, at the intersection between the virtuosity of the actor, the imagination of the audience, and the inspiration of the text. 


Our Vision: The Circle of HVSF (2017 - 2021)

In developing a Strategic Plan for HVSF, we see Shakespeare as both our inspiration and our touchstone. This plan represents an ambitious yet responsible vision for the evolution of the Festival, focused on deepening our engagement with the community in the Mid-Hudson Valley while at the same time repositioning our Company as a destination theater in the unique context of the New York City metropolitan area. 

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At the core of our planning process is the commitment to retaining the nimbleness and pragmatism that have long characterized Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. This plan does not reinvent HVSF, it strives to build on the Festival's current strengths and make them sustainable, artistically and financially. To that end, over the next five years, we will focuse on seven strategic priorities: 

  • A secure foundation
  • Building artistic quality
  • Building community
  • Building the brand and audience
  • Building the funding base
  • Building organizational capacity

To learn more about The Circle of HVSF and to request a copy of the complete 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, please contact Kate Liberman, Managing Director at kliberman@hvshakespeare.org.