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New Play and Musical Development Initiative

Generating groundbreaking new work for the Festival
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As a generative, "soup-to-nuts" producing institution with offices in Williamstown and New York City, Williamstown Theatre Festival is engaged year-round in the development of groundbreaking new work, much of which is produced at the Festival or at other major theatres.   WTF develops and incubates new work through the New Play and Musical Development Initiative's programs, which include: Artists-in-Residence Twelve... Read More

Sunday Lawn Talks

July 3 - August 21 Front Lawn
2016 Season

Arrive early for the Sunday matinee performance to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions on the Front Lawn. Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions for pre-show refreshments! Talks begin at 1:15pm. July 3rd (Cost of Living) Ryan Haddad (Non-Equity Company Member) and Xian Horn (writer, mentor, teacher, and positivity... Read More

An American Daughter

August 3 - August 21 Main Stage
2016 Season

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Evan Cabnet
With Kerry Bishe, Jason Danieley, Diane Davis, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Roe Hartrampf, Stephen Kunken, Carson Meyer, Richard Poe, Will Pullen, Deborah Rush

When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Diane Davis) to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. As partisan politics play out, Lyssa’s deep personal relationships and impressive career trajectory hang in the balance. Evan Cabnet directs Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Wendy Wasserstein’s prescient... Read More

Non-Equity Showcase 2015

October 26
2015 Season

Monday, October 26th, 5:00pm and 7:00pm Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons ABOUT THE NON-EQUITY PROGRAM: The Non-Equity Company is a nationally recognized, highly competitive group of young actors drawn primarily from the top graduate programs in the country. Members of the Non-Equity Company supplement the Equity Company in Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions and are cast in... Read More

Off the Main Road

June 30 - July 19 Main Stage
2015 Season

By William Inge
Directed by Evan Cabnet

WORLD PREMIERE Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick makes her WTF debut in the world premiere of a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge. As the second wave of feminism crests in America, the elegant but emotionally-fragile Faye Garrit (Sedgwick) seeks refuge from her husband, a former professional baseball player, by checking into a run-down resort on the outskirts... Read More

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

August 5 - August 14 Free Theatre | Buxton School Field
2004 Season

Author: Rushdie, Salman
Director: Cabnet, Evan
Evan Cabnet, the director of 2003’s Ubu The King, returns to WTF with a play that has influences of Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Nights, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun is the skeptical son of Rashid, a storyteller known as the Shah of Blah. Tired of Rashid’s constant yarn-spinning, Haroun complains, “What’s the use of stories if they aren’t even... Read More

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