Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company

CATEGORY: Performer

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Cold Spring, NY, NY 10516
US

CONTACT NAME

Sean McNall

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

An Educational Program with Professional Expectations: The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Conservatory Company is a performance-based training program for committed, early career AEA Equity Member Candidates and Non-union actors 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 train and take risks. Working alongside our nationally recognized acting company on and off stage, the 4 actors we invite into the program each season are offered an unmatched opportunity to enter the professional. Our specialty is practical experience that provides our alumnae with a competitive edge.

THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
By James Ijames
Directed by Taylor Reynolds
Should we be governed by our heads or our hearts? Reason is prevailing. In our time, we must ask ourselves, what is the balance between what we feel and what we know. In his will, George Washington included an order to free his enslaved people upon his wife’s death. Christmas Eve, 1800: George Washington is dead, Martha is battling a wicked fever, and those who have been held in bondage at Mount Vernon wait for the end to come, and the promised hour of liberation. As the night goes on, Martha moves through a fever dream of dizzying theatricality, exploring the hideous and enduring ramifications of America’s original sin. Taylor Reynolds (Plano) directs.

THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ryan Quinn
Prospero has been exiled from his Dukedom in Milan for 12 years, but as the time has come for a final reckoning, he weaves a spell to draw his enemies to his enchanted island. Believed by many to be Shakespeare’s final play, the exuberant and poignant romance is a fitting grand finale to HVSF’s 34-year tenure at Boscobel. The transcendent story brings new meaning to the phrase “social distancing” and thrums with the deep human need for connection and community. Longtime HVSF Company Member Ryan Quinn returns to direct.

Actively seeking diversity of every kind in every role. Trans, gender non-confirming, and disabled actors of every ethnicity are encouraged to audition.  

[BOATSWAIN, AS CAST IN TEMPEST; U/S IN MIZ MARTHA] 18 to 30 years old, Black male. Vigorously good-natured. Almost cheerful in the shipwreck scene, demanding practical help rather than weeping and praying. And he seems surprised but not stunned when he awakens from a long sleep at the end of the play. 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.

 

[ADRIAN, AS CAST IN THE TEMPEST; U/S THE TEMPEST] 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities male. A lord attending King Alonso of Naples. After the tempest, Adrian is washed ashore in company with Alonso and several other members of the king's court. 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.

 

[JUNO, AS CAST IN THE TEMPEST; U/S MIZ MARTHA] white . 18 to 30 years old, Black female. Juno is one of the goddesses who appears at Prospero's masque. She is married to Jupiter, or Jove, and is therefore considered essentially the queen of the goddesses. She is the goddess of marriage and in some cases of fertility while also being a general goddess of and protector of women. 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.

 

[IRIS, AS CAST IN THE TEMPEST; U/S MIZ MARTHA] 18 to 30 years old, white female. Iris is one of Prospero's spirits, representing the goddess of the rainbow in the masque. She acts as the mistress of ceremonies for the performance, invoking Ceres and calling forth the nymphs and reapers. 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.

Union

EMC and Non-Union

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