“Hedgerow’s fellowship was instrumental in taking the first steps toward understanding myself, my craft, and my life as an artist; it allowed for growth with relative safety and was crucial to finding my proverbial sea legs.”
        – Carl Smith, Hedgerow Alumnus

“The Hedgerow Fellowship Program has taught me what hard work truly means, and the great personal reward that comes when you see your hard work pay off.”
          – Lily Dwoskin, Hedgerow Alumna

“I’ve grown as an artist and as an actor more in a year, then I have in the past twenty, and to be in a place with a group of people who care about your artistic journey is truly a great place to be.”
         – Brock D. Vickers, Hedgerow Alumnus

“My Hedgerow residency provided the opportunity for me to hone my craft under the mentorship of respected theatre artists in an atmosphere dedicated to ensemble and excellence. I experienced the importance of flexibility, versatility, and the spirit of generosity as ingredients for successful collaboration and growth in theatre artists of all experience levels and backgrounds.”
       – Rebecca Jane Cureton, Hedgerow Alumna

The Hedgerow Fellowship

Dear Theatre Artist,

Are you passionate about a career in theatre and want to gain professional theatre experience? We invite you to join the Hedgerow Theatre Company, America’s longest serving resident repertory theatre, as a Hedgerow Fellow.

The Hedgerow Theatre Fellowship is a residency program for college graduates or early career artists pursuing careers in the theatre. Each year, Hedgerow Theatre recruits outstanding, motivated, and talented artists who seek well rounded theatre experiences to enhance their artistic and professional lives. Fellows live and work at the historic Hedgerow House and Theatre in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, twelve miles from Philadelphia. If requested, non-residential fellowships are available.

At Hedgerow, you will focus on a particular aspect of theatre, gaining valuable professional training, while also being immersed in all areas of theatre as you create new works, bring to life classics, and live and breathe theatre every day.

For more information, please email Ari Baker, abaker@hedgerowtheatre.org, and we’ll go from there.


Jared Reed

Artistic Director

Hedgerow Theatre Fellowship Program

The Hedgerow Theatre Fellowship is a full time, year round residency program for college graduates (or similar experience) pursuing careers in the theatre arts. Each year, Hedgerow Theatre recruits outstanding, motivated, and talented artists who seek a hands on role in a working theatre to enhance their theater making experience. Hedgerow produces theatre based on the current makeup of its resident company members to further its mission as an ensemble based group.  Fellows live and work at the historic Hedgerow House and Theatre in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, twelve miles from Philadelphia. 

The 2017 Fellowship cycle is currently full. Please check back soon as we post positions as they become available. 

Fellows will develop not only in their concentration areas, but in a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of theatre, honing tangible and marketable professional skills that are valuable applicable across all professions. These related disciplines include but are not limited to:

  • Theatrical Writing
  • Education
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Design
  • Marketing

Fellows are full members of the Hedgerow Theatre Company and gain a tremendous amount of experience and responsibility in different aspects of the world of professional theatre, leaving with an incredible amount of skills.  Each fellow will, over their time at Hedgerow, learn how to master specific areas of theatre depending on their individual talents and interests.A fellowship position is a work and learn program that usually lasts 2 full years. Alternate time periods are available on a case by case basis.

The fellows live in the historic Hedgerow Farmhouse Studio House, situated in walking distance from the theatre. If requested, non-residential fellowships are available.

Applicants should be:

  • Passionate about theatre
  • Motivated
  • Show initiative
  • Ready to work collaboratively
  • Talented
  • Energetic

Fellows will gain:

  • Experience working on professional mainstage productions
  • Experience working in a thriving theatre school
  • Opportunities for resume and portfolio-building
  • Networking opportunities with theater professionals
  • Experience in all areas of theatre production
  • Membership in a cooperative theatre group
  • Professional Development

Resident benefits include:

  • Room and Board at the Historic Hedgerow Farmhouse Studio
  • Salary
  • Leadership experience
  • Continuing artistic responsibilities
  • Life experience and social skills

Application Process:

The application process involves an interview/audition weekend which includes overnight housing at Hedgerow House. The first 30 days of the fellowship is a trial period with regular evaluations to ensure that both fellows and theatre staff are satisfied with their educational progress.

How to Apply:

Please send:

  • A Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Supporting Documents (Headshot for Actors, Design portfolio for designers, teaching plans, etc)
  • At least two letters of recommendation from professional or educational references

Submit all materials as one PDF attachment

To: Mrs. Ariel G. Baker

Company and Production Manager


For more information please call (610) 565-4211 ex 111