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The Forestburgh Playhouse Is A 270 Seat Equity LOA Theater, Located within The Beautiful Catskills In Forestburgh, New York, Approximately 90 Miles From NYC. The Playhouse Also Includes A Restaurant/Bar Called The Forestburgh Tavern, And Small, But Professionally Equipped Scene And Costume Shops. 


Every year the Forestburgh Playhouse hires a company of more than 50 people, including actors (Equity and non-Equity), directors, musicians, designers, technicians, box office associates, administrative positions, and restaurant staff (including a chef, a bartender, and kitchen help). Payroll is issued biweekly; payday is every other Thursday.

Although we are fortunate that some of our staff return from previous years, as is typical in seasonal theatre, there is a fair amount of turnover as staff members mature in their crafts and move on to other opportunities. Job descriptions and additional information about all of these positions can be found on this site, as well as on and other theatre job sites. For summer 2019, contracts for most technical positions will start approximately May 20, 2019 and continue through approximately September 4, 2019.

What Jobs Are Available Now: As of now, many of the jobs listed below for the 2019 season are still open!


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Musical Directors (usually for full season)

  • Musical Directors (usually for full season)

  • Costume Designer

  • Lighting Designer

  • Set Designer

  • Sound Designer/Operator

  • Wardrobe Supervisor

  • Technical Director

  • Master Carpenter

  • Carpenters

  • General Technical Interns

  • Costume Intern

  • Box Office associates (local only)

Actors/Stage Managers: 


  • Equity Actors play the leading roles in each show; these actors are jobbed in for one or two shows, but are not employed the entire season.

  • Sixteen non-equity actors to form the Resident Acting Company (ResCo) who perform in all main stage musicals as well as children's theatre production and cabarets in the Forestburgh Tavern.  Resco actors are usually currently in school as undergraduates.  The ResCo is contracted for the entire season.

  • Equity stage manager for full season.

  • Non-Equity stage manager for the Children’s Theatre Production.

  • Local non-equity actors from local schools and community theatres are unpaid, but get the experience of working with professionals.

Damn Yankees!

Damn Yankees!

SHREK The Musical


  • Technical Director

  • Master Carpenter

  • Carpenter

  • Technical Interns

  • Master Electrician (who also has design responsibilities as ALD)

  • Wardrobe Supervisor (who also has design responsibilities as ACD)

  • Assistant Electrician

  • Assistant Sound Designer

Tavern Staff:

  • Tavern Manager

  • Bartender

  • Kitchen staff


  • Set Designer

  • Props Master

  • Lighting Designer

  • Costume Designer


  • 2 Musical Directors

  • Percussionist


  • Company Manager

  • Business Manager/Assistant to the Producer

  • Box Office Associates

  • Sound Designer