Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2023 Season : Love's Labor's Lost & Henry V (Non-Equity Conservatory Company) | Playbill

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2023 Season : Love's Labor's Lost & Henry V (Non-Equity Conservatory Company)

CATEGORY: Performer

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Garrison, NY
US

CONTACT NAME

Sean McNall

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Henry V
By William Shakespeare, directed by Davis McCallum

Love's Labor's Lost
by William Shakespeare, original pop rock score by Amanda Dehnert and Andre Pleuss, directed by Amanda Dehnert

Penelope (World Premiere)
Music and Lyrics by Alex Bechtel
Book by Alex Bechtel, Grace Mclean, And Eva Steinmetz
Directed by Eva Steinmetz

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company is a performance-based program for committed, early career actors considering joining Actors Equity Association, who have a passion for Shakespeare, and want to develop the skills necessary to create innovative, collaborative theater in extraordinary spaces. It’s an artistic home to grow and take risks. Our specialty is practical experience that provides our alumnae with a competitive edge.

This immersive program begins in April 2023 in Garrison, NY where Conservatory Company members will understudy and perform roles on HVSF’s main stage under the theater tent. Professional mentorship will be combined with supporting workshops in physical, vocal and imaginative exploration of Shakespeare’s text.

The HVSF Conservatory Company is an educational program with professional expectations. It requires artists who are eager to grow, motivated to work, and dedicated fully to the art.

Conservatory Company members will understudy lead roles and play lead and supporting roles in Henry V and Love's Labor's Lost. This season we are looking for some excellent and versatile singers/musicians of all vocal ranges who are good movers, and actors with combat experience.

See HVSF EPA notice for list of roles in season being filled by Equity actors. Many speaking roles will be covered by the non-Equity Conservatory Company.
Artistic Director: Davis McCallum
Managing Director: Kendra Ekelund
Director(s): Amanda Dehnert, Davis McCallum
Casting Director: Calleri Jensen Davis Casting & Associate Artistic Director Sean McNall
Audition Date(s): Video Submissions through 01/23/2023
Callback Date(s): The week of 01/30/23 (Via Zoom)
Rehearsal Date(s): Henry V April 17th, Love's Labor's Lost June 6th
Preview Date(s): Henry V June 1st, Love's Labor's Lost July 12
Opening Date(s): Henry V June 4th, Love's Labor's Lost July 15th
Closing Date(s): Henry V Aug 26th, Love's Labor's Lost Aug 27th
Location: Garrison, New York 10524
Venue: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Special Note:

HVSF is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity to promote a positive culture of inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Please note in submission if you sing and/or play musical instruments, including but not limited to: guitar, bass, percussion, cello, violin.

Submission Deadline: 01/30/2023

Submit a link to two brief appropriate speeches, at least one from Shakespeare. Youtube, Vimeo, or similar is preferred. Please note in submission if you sing and/or play musical instruments, including but not limited to: guitar, bass, percussion, cello, violin. Please note your stage combat experience. Video submissions demonstrating musical skills will be accepted and may be requested.

Available Roles:

[PRINCESS / LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST; AS CAST / HENRY V]
Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. We strongly encourage BIPOC actors and actors of abilities and genders submit. 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. Serious, smart, and carrying heavy responsibilities. She’s never gotten to simply “be”. Her friends are the people who know her best. NOTE: Female-identifying. Also, SINGER, possibly MUSICIAN

[JAQUENETTA /LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST; AS CAST / HENRY V]
20s - 40s. Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. We strongly encourage BIPOC actors and actors of abilities and genders submit. 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. JAQUENETTA: She works in the local diner, and sometimes likes to set out bottle-caps with maple syrup in them, so the fruit flies and the ants can have a mixer. She’s a little strange, in a world of her own. Had what she thought was a fun, short fling with the good-looking older guy who lives in the King’s guest-house...didn’t expect the consequences, and would rather not think about it. NOTE: Female-identifying. Also, SINGER/MUSICIAN.

[KATHERINE / LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST; AS CAST / HENRY V]
20s/30s. Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. We strongly encourage BIPOC actors and actors of all abilities and genders to submit. Katherine is a lady attending on the Princess of France who was rather impressed when she first met Dumaine, and is much less so when he breaks his oath and falls in love with her. She is quick-witted enough to keep pace with Rosaline. Loyal to her mistress, she refuses to marry Dumaine so long as the Queen is mourning herself, giving him time to grow up.

[LONGAVILLE /LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST; AS CAST / HENRY V]
20s/30s. Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. We strongly encourage BIPOC actors and actors of all abilities and genders to submit. Longaville is a nobleman in the King of Navarre's court who eventually falls for the lovely Maria (of the Princess's followers). He wants to be Berowne. He's witty, too, as Maria recalls meeting him at a wedding. But he doesn't have Berowne's devil-may-care charm. SINGER/MUSICIAN preferred.

[DUMAINE / LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST; AS CAST / HENRY V]
20s 30s . Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. We strongly encourage BIPOC actors and actors of abilities and genders submit. 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities male. The youngest of the the King of Navarre’s court, he looks his age. Good-looking and good-natured, he is not the brightest, though some of that is simply immaturity. He is an absolutely terrible poet, and inflicts his verses on Katherine when he falls for her, though he has the grace to also send her a present. SINGER/MUSICIAN

DURATION

Apr 17, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023

SALARY

$600.00 – $600.00 per week

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHERE

Virtual Auditions

WHEN

January 23, 2023 at 12:40PM – Submission Deadline

WHAT TO PREPARE

Submission Deadline: 01/30/2023

Submit a link to two brief appropriate speeches, at least one from Shakespeare. Youtube, Vimeo, or similar is preferred. Please note in submission if you sing and/or play musical instruments, including but not limited to: guitar, bass, percussion, cello, violin. Please note your stage combat experience. Video submissions demonstrating musical skills will be accepted and may be requested.

HOW TO APPLY

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

HVSF is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity to promote a positive culture of inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
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