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PSF Employees

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 27th 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

We are no longer accepting submissions for administration-management positions for the 2018 season.


Box Office

We are no longer accepting submissions for box office positions for the 2018 season.


Company Management

We are no longer accepting submissions for company management positions for the 2018 season.


Costume Shop

We are no longer accepting submissions for costume shop positions for the 2018 season.


Electrics Department

We are no longer accepting submissions for electrics department positions for the 2018 season.


House Management

We are no longer accepting submissions for house management positions for the 2018 Season.


Marketing

We are no longer accepting submissions for marketing positions for the 2018 Season.


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 periodic work 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

We are no longer accepting submissions for the production management positions or internships for the 2018 Season.


Prop Shop

We are no longer accepting submissions for the prop shop for the 2018 Season.


Run Crew

Run Crew

Dates are TBD until the direction of the shows start to take shape but will be the beginning of June and run for 1 or 2 months depending on the needs of this year’s season.

Run crew vary but include responsibilities ranging from pushing scenic wagons or various scenery to repairing set pieces, tracking props, basic stage maintenance and assisting stage management responsibilities. The specifics will truly not take shape until midway through rehearsals but this is an opportunity to be backstage on several of our mainstage shows and experience various departments’ responsibilities during performance. Must be comfortable in a backstage environment, capable of lifting, good at following detailed directions and asking follow up questions as needed. If you would like to be on the list of go to people for these positions please submit your materials at any time. Early applications will be given priority.


Scene Artists

We are no longer accepting submissions for the scene artists positions or internships for the 2018 Season.


Scene Shop

We are no longer accepting submissions for scene shop positions for the 2018 season.


Sound Department

We are no longer accepting submissions for sound department positions for the 2018 season.


Stage Management

We are no longer accepting submissions for the stage management positions or internships for the 2018 Season.


Wardrobe

We are no longer accepting submissions for wardrobe department positions for the 2018 season.


Wig Department

We are no longer accepting submissions for the wig department positions or internships for the 2018 Season.

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.

CASTING FOR THE 2018 SUMMER SEASON IS NOW COMPLETE. THANK YOU!

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.



Head shots and resumes may be sent to:
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Re: Casting
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley, PA 18034
Fax: 610.282.2084
Or email: casting@pashakespeare.org

Video submissions are accepted and may be sent to casting@pashakespeare.org. All videos must be submitted as links - please do NOT send attachments.

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.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TOUR

Monday, 7/23 from 11:00AM-4:00PM at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave, (betw. 36th and 37th)16th Floor, 16K & 16L, NYC.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, PA will hold a NON-EQUITY open call on Monday, July 23 for its fall tour to schools. $400/wk. Housing provided. Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director; Casey Wm. Gallagher, managing director; Matt Pfeiffer, director. Rehearsals begin September 13 with performances October 3 – November 16. Looking for actors age 21-35. All roles open. Must have experience and training in Shakespeare. Please prepare any Shakespeare monologue (verse preferred). Actors may be asked for a second monologue and/or to read callback sides (same day). Callback sides are available below which will be provided at the audition in the event of a callback. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend. Actors will also teach workshops at schools (training provided) and participate in load-in/load-out. As required by the PA Dept. of Education, employees having direct contact with students must undergo and obtain clear child abuse, state, and federal criminal background checks (completed upon hire). Bring pix/resume. Sign up begins at 10:30am. Actors who cannot attend: please submit a link to an UNLISTED video audition to casting@pashakespeare.org by July 20.

Midsummer Callback Sides

Monday, July 23 – Non-equity actors, 11:00am-4:00pm


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