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PSF Employees

2018 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 28th 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

Admin-Management Intern

May 13 - August 7

The Administrative-Management Intern will assist the Managing Director & Festival admin staff in the day-to-day responsibilities and tasks of their positions including, but not limited to, human resources, volunteer coordination, accessibility, souvenir & concession management, database maintenance, list analysis, website, financial tracking, archives, proof reading, online research, etc. The intern will also regularly assist House Management and some other departments on projects as needed. Previous office work and experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to Managing Director Casey William Gallagher: psf@pashakespeare.org


Box Office

Box Office Associate & Box Office Interns

May 13 - August 7

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) seeks Box Office Associate and three Box Office Interns for its 2019 summer season. The box office associate and box office interns process all ticket sales and requests for all productions, events, and specialty dinners in the summer season and report directly to Box Office Manager and Associate Box Office Manager. The box office associate also serves as acting manager on duty for the children’s productions when the Box Office Manager and the Associate Box Office Manager are not in the office. All box office staff provide excellent customer service to all patrons and prospective patrons. Will work evenings and weekends. Prior experience with Theatre Manager and/or any other Box Office software is preferred.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to Box Office Manager Nicole Moyer: nicole.moyer@desales.edu


Company Management

Company Manager

April 30 - August 13

Reporting directly to the Director of Production. CM responsibilities include company housing, transportation, HR-esk issues (medical issues, workers comp, travel payments, etc), hospitality, rental cars, hotel like responsibilities for an ever rotating cast of actors and designers coming/going throughout the season, maintenance on housing supplies and storage, and additional on site management support during busy times. Very long hours and work weeks are the expectation.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Assistant Company Manager

May 6 – August 11

Assistant CM reports directly to the CM and assists in all job functions. Specific responsibilities are assigned by the supervisor but the expectation is that this position can cover the CM during the rare day off or if there is an issue that requires attention in more than one place at a time. Previous company management experience preferred but if you have management/leadership experience and feel qualified lets discuss. A positive and patient attitude are an absolute must.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

CM Intern

May 6 – August 11

Company management experience is not required for this position. The CM intern is typically a young SM/management type who wants to learn more about the administration and producing of theatre. CM responsibilities include company housing, transportation, HR-esk issues (medical issues, workers comp, travel payments, etc), hospitality, rental cars, hotel like responsibilities for an ever rotating cast of actors and designers coming/going throughout the season, maintenance on housing supplies and storage, and additional on site management support during busy times.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Costume Shop

First Hand

May 9 – July 21

The First Hand will be working with our long time Shop Manager and Cutter/Draper. There is good support but also a lot of room to contribute to the team and make the work your own. All costume shop positions need to be comfortable working quickly with tight deadlines (even within an industry that expects that as standard). The costume shop is always working on two projects at a time and sometimes three.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Costume Shop Craftsperson

May 13 - July 21

A difficult position to predict given variable the Festival’s shows and concepts tend to be. Some seasons are very standard and some are nonstop problem solving; lots of painting, some standard costume construction will come up, dyeing is always a major player in the shop, crafts will often be involved in blood effects. There is room for creativity in how standard and unusual problems are approached. Costume shop or similar experience is a must; everyone has to work well together to be able to coordinate the volume that moves from position to position during busy times.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Stitchers

May 13 – July 21

Costume/clothing build experience is a must. Comfortable in standard construction methods while working quickly (and checking that work as you go) are also critical. More complex or advanced skills can be taught in house. Knowledge of wardrobe to help coordinate departments is helpful but not required.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Costume Shop Intern

May 16 – August 7

Intern will work with all members of the costume shop. It is a chance to see what each various position does and assist along the way. Builds will range from ornate period pieces to modern day basics. General construction is a necessity for the position but no specific skill type is 100% needed. This is another of our fastest working departments.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Electrics Department

Master Electrician

May 9 – August 8

ME supervises the AME, staff LX and two interns. The department plans, hangs, focuses and then maintains all six shows in two venues for the season. The position must be comfortable working with and teaching young professionals/interns while still meeting deadlines. Both theatres are mainly conventional equipment but each space has two VL1100’s to give a bit more flexibility and a few growing LED systems too. Each venue runs off an Ion. Must be comfortable grid walking, working in genies, basic ladder work, working with varying types of diming racks, coordinating rentals, trouble shooting, meeting tight deadlines and working as a hands on supervisor. Each season varies but there is often practical integration into the scenery requiring a lot of time soldering and wiring (especially with the musical).

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Assistant Master Electrician

May 9 – August 8

AME helps to supervise the staff LX and two interns. The department plans, hangs, focuses and then maintains all shows in the season. The position must be comfortable working with and teaching the interns while still meeting deadlines. Both theatres are mainly conventional equipment but each space has two VL1100’s to give a bit more flexibility and a few growing LED systems too. Each venue runs off an Ion. Must be comfortable grid walking, working in genies and basic ladder work. AME is often called upon to help run the spot light team on the musical but depends on the needs of the season.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Staff Electrician

May 13 – August 8

Electrician is part of a 5 person department that plans, hangs, focuses and then maintains all shows in the season. The position also works with two interns so being comfortable with helping to teach along the way is important. Both theatres are mainly conventional equipment but each space has two VL1100’s to give a bit more flexibility and a few small systems of LED equipment too. Each venue runs off an Ion. Electrician typically has some run responsibility (board op, deck LX or spot captain) but depends on the needs of the season.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

LX Interns

May 16 – August 8

LX interns are a critical part of the lighting department. There is a lot of teaching along the way but interns are expected to already be comfortable with basic hanging, cabling and focusing as well as ladders, genies and grid walking (all of these can be taught as long as you are comfortable learning). Everyone will get their hands on all types of equipment we use from conventional equipment to moving lights, LED tech and spots. Each intern will likely rotate through spot op, board op and programming responsibilities throughout the season.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


House Management

House Manager & Assistant House Manager

May 28 - August 7

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) seeks House Manager and Assistant House Manager for its 2019 summer season. The house manager and assistant house manager supervise the smooth and gracious handling of audiences for all Festival productions from time of arrival to departure for the summer season which consists of seven productions in two venues over 10 weeks and works closely with a large volunteer group (over 200) in meeting the needs of the annual audience of 40,000. Also, includes supervision and nightly reconciliation of souvenir, concessions and raffle sales. Looking for dynamic and energetic individual with strong organizational and people skills, ability to work with grace under pressure, make quick decisions and handle emergencies.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to Managing Director Casey William Gallagher: psf@pashakespeare.org

Assistant House Manager

May 28 - August 7

The Assistant House Manager assists the House Manager in supervising the smooth and gracious handling of audiences for all Festival productions from time of arrival to departure for the summer season which consists of seven productions in two venues over 10 weeks and works closely with a large volunteer group (over 200) in meeting the needs of the annual audience of 40,000. Also, assists in the supervision and nightly reconciliation of souvenir, concessions and raffle sales. Looking for dynamic and energetic individual with strong organizational and people skills, ability to work with grace under pressure, make quick decisions and handle emergencies.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to Managing Director Casey William Gallagher: psf@pashakespeare.org


Marketing

Marketing Intern

May 13 - August 7

The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist with writing press releases and copy for weekly email blasts, create social media content across multiple channels, assemble press kits, manage media files and archives, support coordination of photography and press features, and provide general administrative support. Excellent communication, writing, proofreading skills and strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite required.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Tina Slak: Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org.

Digital Media Marketing Intern

May 14 - August 8

The Digital Media Marketing Intern will report directly to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create video and other social media content across multiple channels
  • Manage media files; shoot, edit and archive productions
  • Support coordination of photography and press features
  • Operate cameras and audio equipment
  • Turn design ideas into creative and effective videos including general promotional videos, social media content, etc.
  • Ensure content aligns with and promotes the PSF brand
Qualifications for the position include:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency shooting/editing video
  • Proficiency with video and audio equipment
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and extended hours
  • Strong team player
Salary and on-campus housing provided.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Tina Slak: Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org.


Overhire

Musical Run Crew

Approximate Dates: June 3 – June 30

Actual dates and number of crew are TBD until the direction of the show start to take 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. The decision timeline is closer to the start of the season, April or May.

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.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Production Management

Associate Production Manager

April 30-August 13

Reporting directly to the Director of Production. APM responsibilities include budget tracking, petty cash, facilitating communication, assisting in supervision of technical departments, assisting with facilities management, coordinating needs between FOH and production departments, working to maintain all production deadlines, taking production meeting minutes and distributing, coordinating with the University facilities staff, working to enforce safe working practices across departments. This is a fast paced work environment with excessive work hours. Must have top notch multitasking skills, strong with paperwork and learning on the fly. Patience and mediation skills are required. General experience in theatrical production and/or management required though we are not looking for specific departmental experience.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Prop Shop

Props Master

May 9 – July 21

The Props Master leads a four person department consisting of our return assistant props master and artisan as well as an intern. Props always vary with the needs of the season but range from carpentry to crafts to upholstery to paints to shopping and/or rentals. There is a decent stock in storage on campus but we rent quite a bit to supplement. Some of the more difficult responsibilities include coordinating props with the set designer who is often not in town yet while the director is already in rehearsal so the Props Master often becomes the unwitting go between while also coordinating space use with other departments and for tool usage, dealing with rehearsal prop needs for very short rehearsal process’ and tracking a tight budget for multiple shows while still being realistic about directors needing/wanting last minute adds.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Props Carpenter

May 13 – August 7

Working as part of the team the props carp must come with basic carpentry skills and either experience or comfortability in props crafts. Each season has its own needs so being ready to learn and try new skills is also a must. This is a very fast moving organization that often needs its props ready for rehearsal yesterday. Multitasking is a must. Experience working in a resident theater dealing with both rehearsal props and show props for different overlapping productions is a plus.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Props Intern

May 16 – August 7

Works as a part of the four person props department. Props always vary with the needs of the season but range from carpentry to crafts to upholstery to paints. We always attempt to hire a spread of skills across the department so let us know what your strengths are and the team is happy to help teach new skills along the way. Comfortability in trying new techniques and working as a part of a team while learning is a must.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


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.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Scenic Artists

Scenic Charge Artist

May 9 - July 21

Charge Artist supervises the scenic intern, works with all scenic designers to determine the best treatment options for all paint needs and coordinates with the scene shop on space/set piece sharing. Exact needs vary widely from season to season. Charge Artist must come with a variety of skills to meet those needs and be comfortable trying new techniques on the go. With a very busy season with a lot of deadlines the scenic department is often on an opposite schedule working late nights or overnights in order to keep base with the build.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Scenic Intern

May 13 – August 7

Works with the Charge Artists to accomplish all paint treatments as designed. Must come with basic knowledge and experience but the specifics of the season can be taught on site as long as you are up for learning on the go. Deadlines are tight and require picking up new skills quickly.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Scene Shop

Shop Foreman

May 9 - August 7

The Foreman reports directly to the Technical Director. Helps to set long term and daily deadlines and schedules. Will have hands on all production builds throughout the season but the primary responsibility is for supervising the carpenters, maintaining the shop, maintaining supply & material inventories, working out build techniques and teaching new and/or advanced skillsets to the newer carps. Exact construction needs and skills will vary per season but tend to remain in the realm of standard theatrical skills. Welding and/or rigging experience is important as well but is more atypical. Solid communication skills, being comfortable with long hours, while maintaining safety practices, and tight working quarters are all important. Must be capable of teaching on the go. Must be accustomed to meeting hard deadlines.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Master Carpenter

May 9 - August 7

The master carp reports directly to the Shop Foreman. Works alongside the Foreman to coordinate with the TD on build decisions. Helps to set long term and daily deadlines. Will have hands on all production builds throughout the season. Exact construction needs and skills will vary per season but tend to remain in the realm of standard theatrical skills. Welding and/or rigging experience is required as well. Solid communication skills, being comfortable with long hours, while maintaining safety practices, and tight working quarters are all important. Must be capable of teaching young carpenters on the go. Must be accustomed to meeting hard deadlines.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Carpenters

May 13 - August 7

We are hiring multiple full season carpenters. All carpenters report to the Shop Foreman & Master Carpenter and will have hands on all production throughout the season. Exact construction needs and skills will vary per season but tend to remain in the realm of standard theatrical skills. We are always eager for anyone with welding and/or rigging experience. Must be comfortable with long hours, tight working quarters and maintaining positive work conditions.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Carp Intern

May 13 - August 7

Interns work in the shop alongside our professional staff. For the most part these are construction positions but there are opportunities to shadow the Shop Foreman and/or TDs for some additional experience. Familiarity with carpentry and construction are a must, experience directly in a professional shop is a bonus. Most specialty skills can be learned on site while working.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Sound Department

A1

June 3 – June 30

Mix engineer is responsible for mixing the cast and orchestra for the season musical Crazy for You. Production is on a CL5. The casting process is still in the works but most of the Festival’s musicals have cast size around 30 and 12-14 musicians in the orchestra. There is a dedicated A2 for the production but that is the entire staff for the show, the rest of the staff is working ahead on the next production. A1 arrives in time to watch the sitzprobe, have a couple days to familiarize yourself with the space/system and then jumps right into tech. There are three days of tech, two dress rehearsals and two previews before opening.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Sound Intern

May 16 – August 8

Works with our Audio Supervisor and Assistant to maintain the brand new million dollar sound system of the performing arts center. This is an opportunity to work with a lot of brand new equipment that is entering the industry these days. There are also show specific adds/installs that will happen along the way. Additional responsibilities include looking after On The Green, our daily live music in front of the building during preshow hours, run responsibilities on various shows (either board op-ing and/or A2 responsibility during the musical), general maintenance and especially microphone maintenance.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Stage Management

AEA Stage Manager for Crazy for You

Prep May 13-19
Rehearsals May 20-June 5
Tech June 5-11
Previews June 12 & 13
Opening June 14
Closing June 30

Our AEA ASM is returning this season and has four years’ experience at PSF already. The team is rounded out with an intern as well. Stage management team is supported by the Deck Chief and two-four more hands backstage, light op, typically 2 spot ops, A1, A2 and wardrobe staff. This position is typically filled by someone with equivalent large scale musical experience in regional or touring settings. This is a very fast passed process. There is just enough time for everyone to get their own work ready for opening and the SM is the go to for each of those people.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Stage Management Interns

Start dates are May 14, 20 or June 3 for the three different SM tracks. All contracts run until August 5.

Each track has varied responsibilities but the basic breakdown is: musical track, mainstage rep track or Schubert Theatre (the black box) track. Interns will work alongside the Equity stage managers. There is the opportunity to learn from those you are working with but interns will also have assigned responsibilities ranging from photocopying to prop tracking, feeding lines and helping to run the deck backstage. Must be prepared for fast paced work environment, learning on the go and long hours.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Wardrobe

Musical Dresser

May 27 – June 30

The track is specifically for the musical, Crazy for You. The position starts just before tech and you will be joining the Wardrobe Supervisor and interns to help during our largest production of the season. Mostly straight forward wardrobe work. For the less straight forward parts: there are two days total to work costumes, quick changes and dressing choreography before first audience on all shows. There will be some expectation of finishing off notes during tech to help the shop, handling basic maintenance issues and daily laundry. The musical is a cast of 30+ with a wardrobe team of 4. Learning the ropes quickly, calm under pressure and helping to set actors at ease are all important.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Wardrobe/Stitcher

May 13 – August 7

This position starts in the costume shop to help get the season builds started. Once shows start to tech the position shifts focus to the wardrobe side of things but will still maintain some daily shop hours. This position works with the Wardrobe Supervisor to help teach the wardrobe interns, get the run tracks for the musical set and work on daily maintenance repairs/laundry. After the musical this position becomes the solo wardrobe team for the blackbox space. Must be comfortable with both basic costume construction and wardrobe responsibility. This is a fast paced environment with hard deadlines. Calm under pressure and working to help ensure a smooth backstage experience for the cast is important.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org

Wardrobe Interns

May 27 – August 7

Working with the wardrobe supervisor and dressers the wardrobe interns help to keep everyone in the right costumes at the right time. Experience or familiarity with theatrical costuming/dressing and a comfortability in helping and/or learning make-up/wigs is a must. We can teach the specific wardrobe side of things. This is an incredibly fast moving department so expect to be running back and forth backstage, must be comfortable in high pressure situations and high pressure actors. Wardrobe also handles all laundry and basic maintenance during performances.

Send application materials, preferably cover letter and resume but other formats are welcome, and references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein: jared.goldstein@pashakespeare.org


Wig Department

All positions for the 2019 Season are currently filled.

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.

Equity Principal Auditions (EPA) for PSF’s 2019 Season are listed below. Please check the listings on www.actorsequity.org and www.backstage.com for complete information.


Tuesday, December 18
Philadelphia Equity Principal Audition (EPA) at Walnut Street Theatre - 10:30-6:30
Please note: an accompanist will only be present during the first half of the day through 1:00pm

Thursday, December 20
Local EPA at Labuda Center, DeSales University- 9:30-5:30
Please note: an accompanist will only be present during the first half of the day through 1:00pm

Friday, December 21
Local EPA at Labuda Center, DeSales University - 9:30-5:30
Please note: an accompanist will only be present during the first half of the day through 1:00pm

Friday, January 11
NYC EPA at Actor’s Equity Association – 9:30-5:30

Information about an Equity Chorus Call and Non-Equity Open Call for CRAZY FOR YOU will be available soon.



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.

Prepare one of the following 2 options:

1) Prepare a brief monologue from one of the plays, or a monologue that will illuminate your ability to play one of the roles. Actors auditioning for ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA /or HENRY IV PART 1 should prepare a brief Shakespearean monologue.

2) Prepare 16 bars of a song and a 1 minute monologue that will illuminate your ability to play a role in CRAZY FOR YOU and/or THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, PRIVATE LIVES, HENRY IV PART 1

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.


Stage Manager

Rehearsals are in Lehigh Valley. The tour consists of the stage manager and ten actors who handle all aspects of production during performances. The set, costumes, props and sound system fit into a truck that travels to each venue.

A typical day operates on a high school schedule meaning early morning starts. Departure from housing ranges from 5am-7am but can vary outside of that depending on the school’s needs. The company arrives 2 hours ahead of Go, load in takes about 90 minutes, there is time for a fight call and brief actor warm up. The script is cut to fit into the school’s schedule, typically 90 minutes.

PSF also offers, and most school’s book, workshop sessions. The cast leads students through workshops ranging from stage combat to script analysis. Workshops are prepped as part of the rehearsal process. Stage management helps to coordinate resources and keeps the schedule but does not participate in workshops.

Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Stage Management experience is required. This position is typically filled by a young professional who is good with paperwork, organization and attention to detail with some basic technical experience to maintain the show as well.

  • Must be comfortable driving the truck (16’ box truck).

  • Comfortable with basic production maintenance (paint touch ups, add a screw here or there, costume repairs such as missing buttons or minor tears, etc).

  • Some company management/admin duties.

  • SM will lead the team of actors through daily, early morning load in/set up process (Production Manager works with the SM to set up the work assignments and process before the cast begins that part of the process).

  • Pleasant demeanor while working alongside students and teachers even very early in the morning after a long drive.

  • Diplomatic sensibility to help lead a cast that spends 24 hours a day together, travelling in a van, early in the morning, performing and returning home together.

  • Ability to roll with an often changing situation. All kinds of circumstances can be encountered on an educational tour: stage sizing being different than expected, traffic delays, students starting to enter early while fight call is still in process, set from the school’s productions accidentally on stage, having to track down the right person to unlock the theater, etc.

  • As required by the PA Department of Education, employees having direct contact with students must undergo and obtain clear child abuse, state and federal criminal background checks (completed upon hire).

Local housing is provided.

Salary is $450/wk.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and 2-3 references to Director of Production Jared Goldstein at jared.goldstein@pashakespare.org


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TOUR

CASTING FOR THE 2018 TOUR IS NOW COMPLETE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONED!

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