Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1987, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) presents Shakespeare and classic plays under a spectacular open-air theater tent at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY. Every summer, more than 35,000 patrons join us there for a twelve-week season of plays presented in repertory, with the natural beauty of the Hudson Highlands as our backdrop. HVSF has produced more than 60 classical works on our mainstage, including 27 of Shakespeare's 38 plays. Our exuberant productions garner consistent critical acclaim from regional and national media (The New York Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal) for communicating great stories with clarity, energy and imagination. HVSF also takes the magic of Shakespeare and live theater beyond our tent by touring outreach shows throughout the Hudson Valley, and by presenting limited runs of classic plays in local landmark venues. HVSF’s acclaimed arts education programs include training for early-career theater artists and technicians; professional development for educators; and programs and performances that serve more than 50,000 students at 50 schools each year.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present a touring production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Tom Ridgely. The company will provide related educational activities, including residencies, post-show discussions, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 11 schools located in New Jersey and New York.