Hampshire Shakespeare’s Young Company draws talented youth ages 13-18 from throughout the Pioneer Valley area who audition to be a part of each summer’s Young Company production. The resulting group of young actors then works intensively for a period of two weeks (possibly with some rehearsals beforehand) with a team of directors, coaches and mentors to perform a full-length Shakespeare play. The four Young Company performances are often the most popular and highly attended performances of the season as our young actors perform the chosen play for family, friends, and the public.
Young Company rehearsals take place over a period of two weeks, on weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, followed by a weekend of performances. The intensive will take place at the UMass Renaissance Center. Tuition is $375.
Young Company 2019:
Young Company will run August 5 – 18 and present Measure for Measure.
Auditions will be May 13 & 14 at 5 – 8 p.m. Callbacks will be same day.
For more information, visit our Auditions page.
2016- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Simms
2015 – Romeo and Juliet, directed by Hannah Simms
2013 – Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Toby Bercovici
2012 – Twelfth Night, directed by Jeanine Haas and Toby Bercovici
2011 – Winter’s Tale, directed by Hannah Simms
2010 – The Tempest, directed by Tim Holcomb (HSC founder)
2009 – Twelfth Night, directed by Sarah Wilson