Engage. Empower. Explore. Educate.

The central mission of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Education is to engage people of all ages with Shakespeare's plays and empower a diverse audience to explore his texts in the here and now through interactive programs and innovative performances. We aim to educate a new generation of theater artists through rigorous training and immersion in our unique approach to Shakespeare, emphasizing actor, audience, and text.

HVSF Education Programs are designed to support the Common Core standards. Those New York State Public Schools that participate in the arts in education service from BOCES will be eligible to receive New York State aid for the program, if the program is processed through the service.

To book programs or for more information, contact Nora Rosoff, Associate Director of Education at (845) 809-5750 x 13 or


Meet our Resident Teaching Artists!

HVSF's dedicated and passionate group of Resident Teaching Artists is responsible for inspiring regional students and educators through workshops, residencies, and collaborations with other artists. These gifted educators ensure HVSF's high-quality, curriculum-aligned programs are fun and effective within all sorts of classroom settings.

They are the powerhouse team of Gillian Wiggin (Lead), Amanda Bruton, Gianna Cioffi, and Rachel Ritacco.


HVSF Education Programs are supported in part by: