Beginning in April 2019 in New York City, this immersive program will combine repertory rehearsal of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and CYMBELINE (read the 2019 Season Announcement) with daily physical, vocal and imaginative exploration of Shakespeare’s text, before moving to Garrison, NY in May, where Conservatory Company members understudy and perform supporting roles on HVSF’s main stage under the theater tent. In July, Conservatory Company members then return to a local hall in Cold Spring, NY to rehearse the fourth and final production of the season, INTO THE WOODS.
HVSF is passionate about training, and believes it should be affordable. There is no fee to apply and, if invited into the program, a weekly stipend is provided to each Conservatory Company member.
The HVSF Conservatory Company is an educational program with professional expectations. It requires young artists who are eager to learn, motivated to work, and dedicated fully to the art.
Please Note: Conservatory Company members will be playing LEAD ROLES in INTO THE WOODS. Therefore, this season we are looking for excellent and versatile singers (rock, pop, musical) of all vocal ranges who are good movers. Actors who also play one or more instruments will be given priority.
See HVSF EPA notice for list of roles in season being filled by Equity actors. Many speaking roles will be covered by non-Equity Conservatory Company.
Submissions must be postmarked by December 15th, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed and preliminary auditions scheduled with Associate Artistic Director Sean McNall in New York City for the week of January 22, 2018. Dedicated callback appointments will be scheduled in New York City with Casting Director Stephanie Klapper and Artistic Director Davis McCallum on January 29-31, 2018. Auditions are available by invitation only.
HVSF will contact you by January 10th, 2019 if they wish to invite you to audition. Due to the volume of submissions, they will not contact you in the case of regrets. All interested candidates should mail two copies of headshot and resume.
For more detailed information, download the Conservatory Company FAQ.
For more information on any of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Education programs, email Nora Wilcox, Associate Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the FAQ
April 17, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Non-Union and EMC Candidates
$200 P/W (plus housing and travel)
How to Apply (Deadline: December 15, 2018)
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
143 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516