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The Ensemble & Application
Ensemble members are the heart of Hedgepig, and we take building our ensemble of warm, motivated individuals very seriously. Ensemble members attend monthly training sessions (second Monday night of each month), are prioritized for casting in all projects, and are dedicated to supporting fellow ensemble members and growing the company.
We are currently seeking actors of color to join our ensemble. We believe in an artistic family that blends many voices and perspective to create fresh tellings of classically inspired stories. We value diversity of type, background, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identify. Both union and non-union members are welcome to apply to join our growing company.
If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please check out our past work and our ensemble blog and carefully review our mission and the ensemble values listed below. If you feel that you would be a good fit, please complete the brief application at the bottom of this page!
Our current season includes Fry’s 'The Lady’s Not for Burning' (October), 'A Taste of Shakespeare' (20-minute adaptation of Shakespeare, August), 'Escapism: An Evening with Noel Coward' (May), 'The Badass Bitches Series' (explorations of work by lesser known female classic playwrights, December), a workshop exploring Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' (ongoing), and other projects in development. In the following season, we will produce Schiller’s 'Mary Stuart,' a Shakespeare production, a physically devised piece based on the sonnets, and more.
Auditions are held 2-3 times throughout the year. To be considered, please complete the short application and send a headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All actors will be asked to perform 1-2 short classical monologue (at least one Shakespeare in verse), not to exceed two minutes.
Questions? Feel free to email email@example.com.
Hedgepig is an ensemble-based theatre company in Brooklyn working at the intersection of sweat, scholarship, and soul. We value a uniquely rigorous, physical, and collaborative approach to classically inspired texts. Through management and artistic opportunities, Hedgepig seeks to nurture and amplify the voices of all women in theatre. By bringing audience and artists together in a communal experience, we inspire journeys toward empathy, equality and a holistic human experience.
Hedgepig Ensemble members:
Hold each other to the highest standards with kindness and support
Seek joy in the process and each other
Value hard work
Are open and receptive to trying new things and methods of working/creating
Value the intellectual and physical aspects of storytelling
Champion the voices of those who self-identify as female
Are willing to commit themselves to the betterment and growth of the company, including, but not limited to fundraising, audience growth, and season/project development
An artistic family to safely play, explore, and grow with
First casting consideration for performance opportunities throughout the year, which may include Mainstage Productions, Development Series, Theatrical Events, and Short Shakespeare. Members are paid a small stipend for their involvement in projects, which have historically ranged from $40-$400.
Access to ongoing training led by ensemble members and industry professionals
Opportunities for hands-on experience running a growing theatre company
Opportunities to spearhead projects of interest
Support, friendship, and community
Attend monthly trainings with an open and curious mindset (second Monday night of each month)
Make best effort to be available for performance opportunities
Take ownership of at least one support task in Marketing, Fundraising, or Community Building
Respond to emails in a timely manner (within 48 hours)
Make best efforts to attend events (trivia nights, shows, workshops, fundraisers)
Attend annual weekend retreat