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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

An Intervention

August 12 - August 23 Nikos Stage
2015 Season

By Mike Bartlett Directed by Lila Neugebauer

An Intervention A whole lot of booze, a new girlfriend, and government involvement in a foreign war are just some of the factors that threaten to drive a massive wedge between two people. Can they close the ever-widening gap in their relationship, or have they reached a breaking point? Featuring rotating pairs of world-class actors, each performance of An Intervention... Read More

A Moon for the Misbegotten

August 5 - August 23 Main Stage
2015 Season

By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Gordon Edelstein

Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson take the stage in Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill’s final masterpiece. When Phil Hogan, a salty tenant farmer, fears he will lose his property, his daughter Josie (McDonald), lures their dissolute landlord, Jamie Tyrone (Swenson), into bed one summer night. Under the glow of the moon, truth comes into focus for... Read More

Baby Wants Candy

August 20 - August 22 CenterStage
2015 Season

TICKETS: $20 WTF is thrilled to introduce its audiences to Baby Wants Candy, one of the best-known, longest-running, and most-celebrated improv shows in the world. Baby Wants Candy is a roller-coaster ride of spontaneously choreographed dance numbers, rhyming verses and witty, jaw-dropping comedy. After the WTF Apprentice Company kicks off the evening with a little improv, the Baby Wants Candy... Read More

Backstage Tours

July 10 - August 21 Main Stage Lobby - 6pm
2015 Season

July 10 & 24 August 14 & 21 6pm | Depart from Main Stage Lobby Tickets: $10; reservations required, limited availability Go behind the scenes on an exclusive 45-minute tour of the Festival.  Learn how our shows are taken from page to stage.  Visit the WTF's Main Stage and Nikos Stage, and stop by the prop and costume shops.  This... Read More


July 17 - August 21 See below for venue
2015 Season

Tickets: $5 suggested donation; reservations recommended GET A GLIMPSE of bold new work from leading playwrights read by members of the WTF Company. July 17 | Main Stage DEAR ELIZABETH By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman With Jessica Hecht & Tom Nelis July 24 | Nikos Stage PANOPTICON, OR THE SOURCE By Gabe McKinley Directed by Jason McDowell-Green With... Read More

Tuesday Talkbacks

July 7 - August 18 Main and Nikos Stages
2015 Season

July 7 | Off the Main Road | Main Stage July 7 | Legacy | Nikos Stage July 14 | Off the Main Road | Main Stage July 21 | Kinship | Nikos Stage July 28 | Paradise Blue | Main Stage August 4 | Unknown Soldier | Nikos Stage August 11 | A Moon for the Misbegotten | Main... Read More

Fellowship Musical | Once Five Years Pass

August 16 - August 17 Directing Studio @ 7pm & 11pm
2015 Season

TICKETS: Suggested donation; reservations required WTF Donors at the Sustainer level and above receive first access to these limited seating events. Annually, WTF awards the prestigious Boris Sagal Directing Fellowhip to an up-and-coming director, challenging them to create ambitious new work in collaboration with writers, composers, designers, and members of the Non-Equity Company.  This year’s Boris Sagal Fellow is Dustin... Read More

Lawn Talks

July 5 - August 16 Theater Lawn
2015 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 Main Stage Lawn.  Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions for a pre-show drink!  Lawn Talks begin at 1:15pm. July 5 | LEGACY This thoughtful drama exposes the cost of trying to will our own... Read More

Late-Night Cabaret

July 16 - August 15 Goodrich Hall

JULY 16 - 18 JULY 30 - AUGUST 1 AUGUST 13 - 15 10:30PM TICKETS: $25 The stars come out at night in Williamstown!  WTF's legendary Late-Night Cabaret Series showcases the talents of the Festival artists - both established and emerging - during these exhilarating, intimate, and unforgettable evenings. WTF Donors at the Sustainer level and above receive first access... Read More

In the Wings | A Design/Tech Showcase

August 9 - August 14
2015 Season

In The Wings: A Design & Tech Showcase is the Festival's annual portfolio presentation of its staff and interns in the Scenery, Properties, Costumes, Lighting, and Sound disciplines.  Come by before or after the show for a behind-the-scenes look at projects created by dozens of our talented, hard-working young designers and craftspeople.  The gallery will be open Sunday, August 9... Read More


August 11 - August 13 Williams College Museum of Art
2015 Season

INGE & WARHOL IN DIALOGUE August 11 & 13 @4pm WTF's Directing Assistants and Non-Equity Actors in tandem with Steve Lawson take over the Williams College Museum of Art galleries.  Experience a roving, site-specific performance inspired by the work of 20th century masters William Inge and Andy Warhol.  Enjoy a glass of wine on the museum patio after the program.

Ana Gasteyer: Swing With A Handsome Woman

August 10 Main Stage 7:30pm
2015 Season

Performing for one night only on the Main Stage on Monday, August 10 at 7:30 pm, Ana Gasteyer: Swing With A Handsome Woman, features comedy star and classically-trained songstress Ana Gasteyer serving up swagger and swing in her new nightclub jazz act. Known for her character-driven comedy on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002, she has since showcased her... Read More

Unknown Soldier

July 30 - August 9 Nikos Stage
2015 Season

Book & Lyrics by Daniel Goldstein
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Trip Cullman

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL In this haunting new musical created by writer Daniel Goldstein, Obie Award-winning composer Michael Friedman, and director Trip Cullman, Ellen Rabinowitz sets out to understand her past after she discovers an enigmatic photograph while cleaning out her deceased grandmother’s home. As she chases the truth about the soldier featured in the photo, Ellen is drawn into a... Read More

Works In Process | Poster Boy & The Country Girls

August 7 - August 8
2015 Season

POSTER BOY Book by Joe Tracz Music & Lyrics by Craig Carnelia Directed by Stafford Arima Fast-rising playwright Joe Tracz and Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Craig Carnelia collaborate with director Stafford Arima on a new musical inspired by the events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers undergraduate who brought national attention to cyberbullying.   THE COUNTRY... Read More

Paradise Blue

July 22 - August 2 Main Stage
2015 Season

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

WORLD PREMIERE (2012 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner) Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza, Golden Globe-nominee Blair Underwood, and Andre Holland  in the world premiere of a bracing and charged drama from Dominique Morisseau. Blue (Underwood), a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of... Read More


July 15 - July 25 Nikos Stage
2015 Season

By Carey Perloff
Directed by Jo Bonney

AMERICAN PREMIERE Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Nixon and Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller make their Festival debuts in Carey Perloff's gripping and sexy new drama.  The tightly wound lives of a fiery newspaper editor (Nixon), an upstart journalist (Lowell), and his overly-protective mother (Fuller) unravel when a passionate entanglement turns into an intense power struggle.  Helmed by Obie Award-winning... Read More

Song for a Future Generation | Free Theatre

July 15 - July 24 Free Theatre | Poker Flats Field 7:30pm
2015 Season

By Joe Tracz
Directed by Lee Overtree
Choreographed by Jenn Rapp

  A star in a far-off galaxy is about to burst, and three party-addled clones want you to join them for a dance-a-thon on their satellite to celebrate the upcoming explosive event.  Bring the whole family and a picnic to Poker Flats for an intergalactic party under the stars!  Lee Overtree, the brilliant mind behind Story Pirates and this season's... Read More

Fellowship Play | Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

July 19 - July 20 Directing Studio @ 7pm & 11pm
2015 Season

By Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

TICKETS: Suggested donation; reservations required WTF Donors at the Sustainer level and above receive first access to these limited seating events. Annually, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller Directing Fellowhip to an up-and-coming director, challenging them to create ambitious new work in collaboration with writers, composers, designers, and members of the Non-Equity Company.  This year's Bill Foeller Fellow is Adrienne... 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

Paradise Lew

July 13 Main Stage
2015 Season

An evening of stand-up with Lewis Black TICKETS  $125 Prime Orchestra, $65 Orchestra/1st Balcony, $45 Second Balcony From his standing-room-only Broadway runs to his 19 seasons on “The Daily Show,” Grammy Award-winning king of rant Lewis Black returns to Williamstown—the little corner of the Berkshires that he loves (and hates) with every fiber of his being—for a one-night-only performance of... Read More


July 1 - July 12 Nikos Stage
2015 Season

By Daniel Goldfarb
Directed by Oliver Butler

WORLD PREMIERE Tony Award-nominee Jessica Hecht and Drama Desk Award-winner Eric Bogosian couple up for the world premiere of Daniel Goldfarb's funny and turbulent Legacy. When renowned novelist Neil Abrams (Bogosian) is panned by The New York Times, he reopens the conversation with his wife Suzanne (Hecht) about starting a family. As Neil copes with feeling increasingly antiquated and culturally... Read More

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