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Lorraine Hansberry – A Living Legacy / New Artists and New Visions

July 10 The Clark Auditorium | 10AM
2019 Season

with Joi Gresham, Soyica ColbertErika Dickerson-DespenzaTalvin Wilks

Lorraine Hansberry believed that theatre serves a vital social function to motivate, mobilize, and lead us to imagine alternative possibilities, a new social order. Her living legacy challenges us as audience, artists, thinkers, and can-be activists. The challenge asks,” What is the purpose of art? How can art position us to act? What is the necessary give-back to the communities... Read More

Dangerous House

August 8 - August 19 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

NEW PLAY
by Jen Silverman
directed by Saheem Ali

Noxolo (Alfie Fuller) is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start.  With the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover, Pretty (Emmy nominee Samira Wiley), is in peril, she is pulled back.  Will Noxolo risk her safety to unravel the secrets of a life she swore to... Read More

Sunday Lawn Talks

July 1 - August 19 Front Lawn
2018 Season

Arrive early for Sunday matinee performances to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions.  Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions! All Sunday Lawn Talks begin at 1:15pm. No reservations required.  Specific speakers and topics will be updated below as information becomes available. July 1 - THE SOUND INSIDE The Sound Inside playwright... Read More

The Member of the Wedding

August 5 - August 19 Main Stage
2018 Season

REVIVAL OF THE BELOVED PLAY
by Carson McCullers
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs this revival of Carson McCullers' beloved play.  On the eve of a family wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown (Roslyn Ruff) can’t calm the nerves of her 12-year-old charge, Frankie (Tavi Gevinson).  Berenice has raised Frankie and her cousin John Henry (Logan Schuyler Smith) as though they are her own children.  But as their companion,... Read More

Fridays@3

July 6 - August 17 The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2018 Season

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work!  Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including this season’s Lempicka and Seared.  Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors! All Fridays@3 readings take place at The Clark Auditorium (225 South St), except for the July 27 reading of Secret Soldiers, which... Read More

Taiga in the Berkshires

August 12 - August 15 Main Stage
2018 Season

By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Lee Overtree

Free and Family-Friendly! In a town in Western Massachusetts, outsiders threaten the safety of Taiga, a beloved ancient monster. Caught between the need to protect what is theirs and the desire to grow and prosper, the people of the town fight to determine their future. This free and family-friendly new play by Lucy Thurber, directed by Lee Overtree, celebrates community... Read More

Fellowship Projects

August 13 - August 14 Directing Studio
2018 Season

Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship to an up-and-coming director, who is challenged to create an ambitious new work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company.  The 2018 recipient of the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship is Maggie Burrows, who will direct Damsels, a new play by Jenny Rachel Weiner. AUGUST 13-14,... Read More

In The Wings

August 10 - August 14 '62 Center, Room 280, Pre-Show
2018 Season

Browse the work of dozens of Festival technical interns, assistants, and designers at our annual design and tech showcase! View exhibits of the work that goes into theatre design: from the costumes to sets to lighting...and more! Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 7 - 8pm   FREE; NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Tuesday Talkbacks

July 3 - August 14 Main & Nikos Stages, Post-Show
2018 Season

Join us after Tuesday evening performances on the Main and Nikos Stages for lively discussions with WTF company members, artistic staff, and special guests about the show you just saw! July 3 - The Closet & The Sound Inside July 10 - The Closet July 17 - Artney Jackson July 24 - Lempicka July 31 - Lempicka & Seared August 7... Read More

Late-Night Cabaret

July 12 - August 11 Goodrich Hall (863 Main St)
2018 Season

The stars come out at night in Williamstown!  WTF's legendary LATE-NIGHT CABARETS showcase the virtuosic talent of Festival artists – from the brightest stars of stage and screen to up-and-coming members of WTF's Non-Equity and Apprentice companies! These exhilarating evenings of ensemble and solo performances are a highlight of the Festival and sell out every summer.  Don't miss out! Donate... Read More

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