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2017 PSF Summer Company

Founded in 1991, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA and the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre, and each fall, PSF produces a Shakespeare tour that visits middle schools and high schools in PA, NJ, and DE. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to over 200 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. The Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Season Production/Administration

Heading into its 26th season, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley, 100 minutes from NYC and 60 minutes from Philly. The Festival uses both the 473 seat mainstage and the 187 seat black box at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare alongside other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre. Employment runs early May through mid-August, housing is provided. The Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contract dates vary slightly by department but the overall season runs May through August with performances running from June through August.


Administration-Management

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Box Office

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Company Management

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Costume Shop

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Electrics Department

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House Management

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Marketing

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Overhire

To submit, please send cover letter, resume and references (please include the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line) to Director of Production, Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

General Overhire

If you are local (or in our general area) and looking for period but not full summer jobs let us know! We are always looking to expand our database of available hands/skilled workers. Include a resume, your expected availability (if you know it) between May and August, and what various departments you work in. No specific deadline here, feel free to submit your info at any time.


Production Management

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Prop Shop

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Run Crew

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Scene Shop

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Sound Department

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Stage Management

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.


Wardrobe

Look for more information about hiring for the 2018 summer season starting in December 2017.

Summer Season Casting

PSF employs 25-35 AEA and a smaller number of non-union actors each summer. PSF operates under a Letter of Agreement and a Small Professional Theatre Contract with Actors' Equity Association in its two theatres and engages a NYC casting director. Employment length is typically 6-7 weeks from first rehearsal to final performance. Longer contracts for multiple shows. Housing is provided.

Please note that undergraduate acting internships are open ONLY to students attending DeSales University, the Festival’s host institution. As such, students from other undergraduate theatre programs are ineligible to audition for PSF’s summer season, but are welcome to apply for technical, staff, and front of house positions.


Look for more information about casting for the 2018 summer season in January - February 2018.

Fall WillPower Education Tour Casting

WillPower is the educational outreach program of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Each fall, PSF sends a company of professionally trained and experienced actors/teachers to schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to teach workshops relating to Shakespeare and perform in a Shakespearean production. PSF employs non-union performers. Employment length is late September through mid-November. Housing is provided. Audition information is posted here as well as in Backstage. PSF begins casting for the WillPower Tour in July.


All head shots and resumes should be sent to:
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Re: WillPower Casting
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley, PA 18034
Fax: 610.282.2084
If you send a headshot for WillPower, please also attend a Willpower scheduled open call or submit a video audition link to: casting@pashakespeare.org