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 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 identity. Both union and non-union members are welcome to apply to join our growing company. 

We are considering all types for the ensemble but are enthusiastically seeking:

  • Actors of color

  • Actors who identify as hyphenate artists (actor-producer-director, actor-playwrights, actor-dramaturgs-designer, etc.)

  • Artists from marginalized groups

  • Designers, directors, stage managers, and producers who may be interested in working in an ensemble setting. 

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 Schiller’s “Mary Stuart” (April 2019) and “Little Women” (December 2019). In the following season, we will produce one mainstage, remount “Little Women,” create a physically devised piece based on the sonnets, and more.

Auditions are held 1-2 times throughout the year. To be considered, please complete the short application and send a headshot/resume to info@hedgepigensemble.org. All actors will be asked to perform 1 short Shakespeare monologue and one monologue of choice, not to exceed two minutes.

Our next round of auditions will be held September 27th & 28th. To be considered for this round, apply no later than September 20th.

Questions? Email info@hedgepigensemble.org.

Mission

Hedgepig elevates the voices of womxn by reimagining the classics. By investing in the growth of our artists, we nurture an inclusive and collaborative community that creates artistically excellent work.

Ensemble Values…

Hedgepig Ensemble members:

  1. Hold each other to the highest standards with kindness and support

  2. Create community through purposeful connection

  3. Seek joy in the process and each other

  4. Value hard work

  5. Hunger to try new approaches to work

  6. Value the intellectual and physical aspects of storytelling

  7. Champion the voices of those who self-identify as female

  8. Commit to the betterment and growth of the company, including, but not limited to fundraising, audience growth, and season/project development

How you fit in…

  • You are a part of creating an artistic family to safely play, explore, and grow with

  • You get 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-$500.

  • You participate in ongoing training led by ensemble members and  industry professionals (no cost to ensemble members)

  • You gain hands-on experience running a growing theatre company

  • You are encouraged to spearhead projects of interest

Ensemble Responsibilities

  • 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 and ensemble meeting

Brief Application 

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