Young Company

feste&fooletteHampshire Shakespeare’s Young Company draws talented youth ages 11-19 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 with a team of theatre professionals to perform a full-length Shakespeare play. The three Young Company performances are often the most popular and highly attended performances of the season!

Young Company rehearsals take place over a period of two weeks, on weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm (except for the 3 pm to 10 pm technical rehearsal on the second Thursday), followed by a weekend of performances. The intensive will take place at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. Tuition is $375.


Young Company 2019:

Young Company will run August 5 – 18 and present Measure for Measure.

We are accepting video auditions until May 29.
For more information, visit our Auditions page.

Recent history:

2018 – Twelfth Night in Space, directed by Hannah Simms

2017 –  The First Quarto of Hamlet, directed by Hannah Simms

2016 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Simms

2015 – Romeo and Juliet, directed by Hannah Simms

2014 – Julius Caesar, directed by Hannah IMG_0493


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

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