Each season HVSF partners with esteemed theater fellowship programs to offer in-depth seasonal residencies for early-career directors.

Drama League Classical Directing Fellowship for Artists of Color

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is proud to participate in The Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship for Artists of Color, immersing a director in the productions and institutional life of a company working in the classical canon. Open to Stage Directors who identify as Persons of Color, the Fellowship will include the following components:

Professionals Week:May 13-17, 2019: Professionals Week is an intensive immersion in the professional theater. Fellows will attend performances, participate in seminars and workshops with prominent industry professionals, and participate in discussions designed to prepare you for the demands and expectations of the field.

Stipend:The stipend amount will be determined next April, the amount of which will be disclosed prior to acceptance. For the 2017 cycle, the Stipend was $5,950 for the 14 active weeks of the fellowship, paid in equal installments.

Transportation: Fellows will be provided with in-city transportation for Professionals Week in New York City (Travel to/from New York City is not provided).

Housing: Fellows will be provided with housing in New York City (if needed) during Professionals Week.

Track (In Collaboration with Shakespeare & Co.): May-Sept: travel to Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. (Travel to/from, and housing at S&Co, will be provided.) The recipient will assist on a production at Shakespeare & Company. In July, the recipient will move to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring, NY (again travel and housing provided). There they will assist on a production (TBD). The recipient will also direct a reading of a play selected by staff as part of the HVSF2 reading series.
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