Job Opportunities

Founded in 1991, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company and the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) seeks FT year round Production Manager.

Toward a goal of fiscally responsible excellence in mission-fulfilling productions, PSF production manager oversees and coordinates all aspects of theatre production, including seasonal production staffing/hiring, organizational stewardship of design and execution/build processes, facilities management, production expense tracking, scheduling and supervision of seasonal production departments and other duties as assigned. With a $2.4 million annual budget, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, a fully professional Equity theatre and the only theatre of its scope and caliber within fifty miles, produces a seven show summer season with 140+ performances from early May to early August for an average audience of 33,000 and a fall touring production seen by up to 15,000 students per year. PSF operates in association with DeSales University. Full time position with full university benefits.

Email cover letter, resume and references to: hrrecruiting@desales.edu. Please put "Production Manager" in the subject line. EOE.




PRODUCTION/ADMINISTRATION

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival will begin seeking professionals and interns to fill Production and Administration positions in late December 2014. Employment runs early May through mid-August. Resumes will begin to be accepted at that time. PSF will review all resumes until those positions are filled. Information about production and administration positions is listed here as well as on ArtSearch.

Send letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
C/O: 2015 Hiring
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley, PA 18034
Fax: 610.282.2084
psf@pashakespeare.org




Summer Season Casting

PSF employs Union and Non-union performers. PSF operates under a Letter of Agreement and a Small Professional Theatre Contract with Actors' Equity Association. Employment length is six weeks from first rehearsal to final performance. Longer contracts for multiple shows. Housing is provided. Audition information for the 2015 season is posted on actorsequity.org as well as in Backstage.

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




Les Misérables Kids Casting

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is seeking five children to play the following three roles (singing roles will be double cast) in Les Miserables this summer at PSF.  Rehearsals begin May 19, opening is June 12, closing is June 28.  Rehearsals for child actors will be mostly nights and weekends though during the tech/opening week and on a few other occasions, they may need to miss some school.  This is a fully professional production with 12 Equity actors and a number of other early-career professional actors.  These five roles will be cast with non-union local child actors.  Actors cast in these five roles will receive a single $100 honorarium, intended to help defray the parent’s/guardian’s transportation expense of the daily commute.  (Reliable daily transportation is a necessity.)  The real value is the experience of a lifetime and a professional credit for the resume.  There will be 8 performances per week, Tuesday through Sunday nights, with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The double cast roles will allow for a little flexibility for conflicts with individual performance dates, but it is best to assume that the actor must be fully available for the rehearsals and performances. 

The Roles:

GAVROCHE (age 9 to 12)
a willful, cocky, charismatic boy who lives on the streets and hangs out with the ABC gang. Considers himself the leader of the streets. Brave and witty. A young Artful Dodger. He has a dramatic death at the barricade. Range: B3 to G5

LITTLE COSETTE (age 7 or 8) is Cosette as a child and the ward of the Thenardiers, who force her into slavery at their inn. She is a trembling little creature, underfed, beaten by Madame Thenardier and bullied by Eponine, but very sweet despite her circumstances. Range: A3 to C5

LITTLE EPONINE (age 7 or 8) is the pampered daughter of the Thenardiers and a spoiled brat who taunts Little Cosette. The role requires no singing or speaking.

If you are interested and haven’t done so already, please schedule an audition appointment by emailing jill.arington@pashakespeare.org.  Music to prepare for the audition for Gavroche and Little Cosette is as follows.  The video links will provide some assistance with learning the melodies, but may not always match perfectly with the sheet music.  Please rely on the sheet music for which measures to prepare.  An accompanist will be provided at the audition.  It may be helpful to find someone to play through the songs with your child in advance so they get used to singing to the piano accompaniment.  Please do not transpose the music to a different key.  We will need to hear it in the original key.

Gavroche
Each actor will be asked to sing the first two selections (“The Beggars” and “Javert at the Barricade,”) and MAY be asked to sing the last two (“Stars” and “The Second Attack.”)

“Gavroche Songs” PDF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnJKqHtlR4M
http://youtu.be/7nuOO1tQ0n0?t=34s
http://youtu.be/GGdJ9SocuUQ?t=51s

Little Cosette
“Little Cosette Songs” PDF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHk5oFM_bwY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glnoF9LKfKw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa5Lur6IvCw

Little Eponine
Nothing to prepare.  You will be given a time to come in.  Little Eponines will be seen as a group.
Singers may choose to try to memorize the songs but please know that it is perfectly fine to hold the sheet music in hand during the audition.  Being memorized or very familiar is helpful so the actor is singing out rather than into the pages, but it can be stressful to worry about forgetting words.  We suggest holding the pages for reference as needed.




WillPower Educational 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 and on Phillytheatretix.com (formerly The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia webpage). 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: psf@pashakespeare.org