Young actors and budding theater professionals continue to inspire us, and our education programs reflect our commitment to them. 

HVSF Acting Apprenticeship Program

This 17-week actor-training program starts in early May and extends through the first week of September. The program enables college-aged (undergraduate and graduate school) and early career professional actors to gain a better understanding of the commitment and skill set required to become a professional actor.

Participants are selected through auditions and are eligible to become Equity Membership Candidates.

2014 HVSF Season

We will accept submission for our 2014 program from November 1, 2013 – March 1, 2014.

Please note:There is a $40 processing fee required for each submission. You may pay by check or download the credit card authorization form to pay by credit card. You must include payment with your materials. All checks should be made payable to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

There are FOUR audition dates scheduled for Apprentice Program Candidates:

  1. Saturday, January 11 in New York City
  2. Sunday, January 12 in Cold Spring, NY
  3. Saturday, February 8 in New York City
  4. Saturday, March 8 in New York City

Auditions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once we have received your materials with payment, HVSF will contact you with the location, date and time of your audition. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot accommodate any specific requests or changes in schedule. (If you reside in the Hudson Valley, we will accommodate a request to be booked on the Cold Spring audition date as long as our schedule allows.)

All interested candidates should mail TWO copies of the following: headshot, resume, and cover letter indicating intent along with the processing fee to:

Acting Apprenticeship Program
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
140 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

For more detailed information, please download/print our Apprentice Program FAQs.

If you wish to pay the processing fee by credit card, please download our Credit Card Authorization Form

For more information on any of our Education programs, please email Nora Rosoff, Education Programs Manager, or contact her at the HVSF office at 845-809-5750.