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2017 & 2018 Non-Equity Showcase

October 29 | Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons


Please join us on Monday, October 29th at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, 4th Floor, for the 2017 & 2018 Non-Equity Showcase.  A wine reception with the actors will follow both performances.

This showcase is an annual Williamstown Theatre Festival tradition, highlighting the top Non-Equity talent from our company each year. These young professional actors won our hearts this summer and last summer, appearing alongside theatre, TV, and film veterans on our Main Stage and Nikos Stage, as well as headlining our COMMUNITY WORKS production, Fellowship projects, and much more. We are thrilled to be introducing them to you in this lively, one-hour showcase.

RSVP in one of two ways: Call 413.458.3200 x102 or email


Williamstown Theatre Festival is a renowned summer theatre. At its core is a company of vibrant, early-career actors, the Non-Equity Company. This is a group with a venerable legacy: often Non-Eqs from WTF go on to have noteworthy careers—former Non-Eqs include Patricia ClarksonPaul GiamattiKathryn Hahn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris PinePhillipa Soo, Myra Lucretia Taylor, and many others. Selection of the Non-Equity Company is extremely competitive; each year, through extensive auditions, we bring together a superbly talented and versatile group, including many recent graduates of the country’s top graduate acting programs.

This group of Non-Eqs from 2017 and 2018 is outstanding. They performed alongside industry veterans on the Main and Nikos Stages in the world premiere of Lempicka alongside Eden Espinosa, Carmen Cusack, and Rachel Tucker, directed by Rachel Chavkin; and the world premiere of Artney Jackson by James Anthony Tyler, directed by Laura Savia. They played the central characters in our COMMUNITY WORKS productions of Once Upon A Time in the Berkshires and Taiga in the Berkshires, both by Lucy Thurber, directed by Laura Savia and Lee Overtree, respectively. They were the casts of our Directing Studio projects and our Fellowship Projects: Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard, directed by Jason McDowell-Green (2017); Blue Ridge by Abby Rosebrock, directed by Boris Sagal Fellow, Jenna Worsham (2017); A Man’s World by Rachel Crothers, directed by Jason McDowell-Green (2018); and Damsels by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Boris Sagal Fellow, Maggie Burrows (2018).

These Non-Eqs were also the casts of one-hour plays directed by our Directing Assistants in our Directing Studio series—many of which were world premieres. They gave unforgettable performances in our Cabarets and in our Fridays@3 reading series, and they helped develop new plays and musicals in the many workshops we held throughout the summers.

You won’t find a harder working or more talented bunch of early-career actors anywhere. We’re thrilled to introduce them to you in our showcase this fall, directed by Jason McDowell-Green, the Director of our Professional Training Program. The showcase is produced by Maya Davis.

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Williamstown, MA 01267