Hampshire 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.
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
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