EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Hudson Theatre Works is dedicated to providing opportunities that bring the experience of live theatre to the students in our community.
Hudson Theatre Works is working with Weehawken High School to provide internship programs on the technical side of the theatrical experience. The goals of our program are to provide interns with valuable insight into various career paths, facilitate opportunities to make professional contacts, and equip our interns with marketable skills for future academic programs and employment opportunities in theatre. Our program provides hands-on experience in theatre production. We will be offering two production internships and two stage management internships. A Hudson Theatre Works intern will gain experience through hands-on involvement in stage managing, lighting and set design and by participating in various day-to-day operations, such as greeting visitors and assisting with various administrative duties.
HUDSON THEATRE WORKS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Each Hudson Theatre Works intern is paired with a professional mentor. The mentorship program is intended to help develop relationship-building skills and foster professional relationships that will last beyond your time at HTW. The interns will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced theatre professionals in technical direction, lighting, costumes, and sound and video. The interns will have the opportunity to see a production from the design inception through to the realization of the production on stage. They will also be interacting with, and learning from, directors, designers and stage managers. The ideal applicant should possess a strong desire to pursue a career in theatre and the arts. Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the mounting of a Hudson Theatre Works production.
Stage management interns support stage management staff during pre-production and all rehearsals, previews, and performances. Hours will include evenings and weekends. The Stage Management/Production Internship provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of the work of Actors Equity Association (AEA) stage managers. This position reports to the Resident Stage Manager, and works closely with the Technical Director and other production staff. The Intern acts as one of the Assistant Stage Managers during performances, and is responsible for part of the backstage show operations.
Through the lighting internship, the intern works backstage with theatre professionals during the season. Responsibilities for this position include support of the master electrician during light hang, focus, and strike of all productions; and performing general equipment maintenance. Potential opportunities to hone programming skills are available. Applicant should be detail-oriented and personable, with the ability to work effectively with many different personalities.
ACTING & DRAMA CLASSES
Hudson Theatre Works offers an array of classes for professionals and novices alike. Taught by our company members, classes include acting (beginning and advanced), scene study, children's theatre, and playwriting.
Check out our CLASSES page for a complete list of fall courses.
LOW PRICE TICKETS
From highly theatrical world premieres to distilled re-imaginings of modern classics, our plays inspire reflection, spark discussion, and get the blood pumping. Our commitment to low-price tickets prices makes it possible for everyone to experience first rate live performance on a regular basis.
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
During the run of every production Hudson Theatre Works offers one evening where you pay what you can. This can be $0 or more. We want everyone to experience the excitement of live theatre.
If you crave theater that demands your attention and continues to stir up conversations long after the performance has ended, you’re not alone. Audience conversations take place after shows in our cafe space. This space is for people to come together to discuss, share, and unpack their experiences with our work. Grab a drink and join us.
Our panel discussions bring together guest experts, community leaders, and peers to explore important issues relevant to our times or raised in our work. Panels are free and open to the public, regardless of whether or not you have seen a performance.
There is nothing more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices. PlayWorks is the first step in this process. PlayWorks present readings of new plays by contemporary, often local, playwrights and gives them the opportunity to share their work and include the audience in the creative process.
Plays are read by professional actors, followed by an audience discussion with the author. This gives our supporters a rare opportunity to became and important part of the process - engaging the playwright with questions, comments, and insights into the work.
All PlayWorks readings are free to the public. Please visit our PLAYWORKS page for more details and upcoming events.