ABOUT SHADOWLAND STAGES
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE. MADE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY.
SHADOWLAND STAGES in Ellenville, New York is Ulster County’s ONLY non-profit professional Actors’ Equity theatre. For 35 years we’ve been producing exhilarating drama, gut-busting comedy, and timely new plays in our gorgeously restored Art Deco-era former vaudeville theatre. Right now, as you might imagine, things are a little bit up in the air about our next season.
But we’re still keeping busy…
Our MainStage season delivers the power of live performance in an intimate setting. Come delight in the talents of some of New York’s most exciting actors, directors and designers – right in the heart of the Hudson Valley’s beautiful and charming Ellenville.
We love sharing our beautiful buildings with individuals and organizations. Inquire about our hosting your rehearsal, party, performance, meeting or conference in our MainStage or Studio; or housing your retreat guests in our actors’ house.
The Academy at SHADOWLAND STAGES offers an array of arts education options for youth and adults. This semester features small / socially distanced acting classes, but we’ll be adding private lessons across artistic genres in the future.
SHADOWLAND STAGES enjoys partnerships and alliances with many local organizations and is proud to serve as an “economic engine” in our area. We’re also able to amplify the voice of local artists in the broader theatrical community.
OUR 2021 SEASON
Although we had to cancel our 2020 season due to the pandemic, we’ve been very busy this year working hard to ensure our organization is in the best position we can be when we are able to re-open our MainStage. We’re staying attuned to the latest data about how, when, and where we all might safely gather again for live performance. One thing we know is that our season will include our usual high quality productions – a big part of why we’ve been called “one of the region’s treasures” (Times Herald-Record) and “one of the Valley’s hottest theatre venues” (Hudson Valley Magazine). Join our email list at the bottom of this page to get notified when we announce our 2021 Season!
BE OUR SUPER HERO
You, our donors, are our SUPER HEROES! You REMOVE BARRIERS to participation, by funding scholarships for students at The Academy. Your donations help us LEAP OVER TALL BUILDING maintenance issues. You’re READING OUR MINDS if you think donations made in this challenging year will fund Extra Strategic Priorities. It doesn’t take TIME BENDING powers to know that right now, every single donation counts. We’re putting out the BAT SIGNAL, and hoping some of you who FLY by our website can find room in your SUPER SIZED heart to make a contribution today, so we can once again MARVEL at the generosity of our community.
THE DATA IS IN. . .
The thrill of a live theatre performance causes audience members to synchronize their heart beats!
Dr. Joseph Devlin, Head of Experimental Psychology at University College London, said: “Experiencing the live theatre performance was extraordinary enough to overcome group differences and produce a common physiological experience in the audience members.”
“The arts provide shared experiences in public spaces—a community connection that heals the loneliness caused by isolation and social distancing.
72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity.” 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world.””
& OUR HOMETOWN
“The arts are kindling for the economy. Every visit to an arts event generates $31.47 per person beyond the ticket cost in spending on meals, retail, parking, and lodging.
This provides vital income to local merchants, energizes the downtown, and puts people to work.”
NEW TO THE ARCHIVES
In 2019 we were fortunate enough to produce CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler
From our 2017 Season, an archive of our production of Michael Frayn’s classic stage farce – NOISES OFF.
An East Coast premier, FLINT by Jeff Daniels was a part of our 2019 Season, and is archived here.
The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
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