August 3 - August 21 Main StageWhen 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
August 10 - August 21 Nikos StageAmerican Premiere Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman directs Tony and Emmy Award-nominee Alfred Molina and Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominee Jane Kaczmarek in this intense and intimate drama by Australian playwright Tom Holloway. When Pam (Kaczmarek) becomes terminally ill, she and her husband Don (Molina) must face the most difficult decision yet in their long and loving marriage. With passion, fear, strength... Read More
July 3 - August 21 Front LawnArrive 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
July 8 - August 19 Main and Nikos StagesSpend the afternoon up close and personal with a new play, read by brilliant actors! The 2016 Fridays@3 Reading Series includes the following projects. July 8 | Nikos Stage Actually I Didn’t by Anna Ziegler directed by Daniella Topol July 15 | Main Stage Where Storms are Born by 2016 Playwright-in-Residence Harrison David Rivers directed by Liesl Tommy July 29 | Main Stage Hannah and the Dread... Read More
August 18 Williams College Museum of ArtThis summer WTF and the Williams College Museum of Art will collaborate on two unique events. Come see Festival artists theatricalize WCMA’s art collection! July 28 @ 6pm A Guided Tour Not your average museum tour! Festival actors and directors bring characters from paintings and sculptures to life. Visitors will encounter live performance installations as they move through WCMA’s collections.... Read More
August 15 - August 16 Directing StudioAnnually, WTF awards the prestigious Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious new work in collaboration with writers, designers and members of the Non-Equity Company. July 19–20 Utopia, MN The 2016 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded to Pirronne Yousefzadeh (New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect) who will be directing... Read More
July 5 - August 16 Main Stage, Nikos Stage | FREE!Join us after Tuesday evening performances on the Main Stage and Nikos Stage for a lively discussion with WTF Company Members, artistic staff and special guests.
July 14 - August 13 Goodrich HallJuly 14–16, 10:30 PM, hosted by Becky Ann Baker & Jim Naughton July 28–30, 10:30 PM, hosted by Carson Elrod & Mary Wiseman August 11–13, 10:30 PM, hosted by Kate Burton & Morgan Ritchie 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,... Read More
July 8 - August 12 Main Stage LobbyJuly 8, 22 @ 6pm August 12 @ 6pm 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 Main Stage and Nikos Stage, and stop by the prop and costume shops. This is your chance to see the Festival from a whole new perspective!
August 6 - August 11 '62 Center, Room 280In The Wings: A Design & Tech Showcase is the festival's annual portfolio presentation of its staff and interns from Scenery, Properties, Costumes, Lighting, Sound, and other 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 artisans. The Opening Reception is on August 6 from 6-7:30 PM. Through August 11, the gallery... Read More
August 8 Main StageKnown for her unique ability to seamlessly blend sharp standup with powerful storytelling, Ophira’s new show talks about her hesitant entry into new parenthood and satirizes the trendy, artisanal techno-culture we live in. Welcome the edgy, witty, and self deprecating Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s and WNYC’s Ask Me Another, as she makes her WTF debut that will leave you... Read More
July 27 - August 7 Nikos StageWorld Premiere Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take... Read More
August 7 The LogPart culture vulture, part best-selling novelist, part television creator (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out), Jill Kargman teams up with director, and WTF regular, Trip Cullman for a smokin’ hot evening of metal-lite tunes and comedy. Get ready for a head-banging, side-splitting show that will make its way to New York City’s Cafe Carlyle in 2017. See her first in Williamstown! Photo... Read More
August 3 - August 7 Goodrich HallBaby Wants Candy, one of the best-known, longest-running, and most-celebrated improvisational comedy shows in the world, is back! A roller-coaster ride of spontaneously choreographed dance numbers, rhyming verses and witty, jaw-dropping comedy, this evening is sure to delight! Bringing together the WTF Apprentice Company and the renowned Baby Wants Candy cast, the show asks the audience for a suggestion of... Read More
July 20 - July 31 Main StageWorld Premiere Sisters Liz and Bernie couldn’t be more different: Liz is a good, Southern stay-at-home mom; Bernie is a flailing actress smoking and swearing her way through New York City. But when Liz is suddenly widowed, she and her young daughter move in with Bernie to start again. While Bernie challenges all of Liz’s assumptions about life, love and... Read More
July 24 - July 25 Goodrich HallSeen by millions on dozens of television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Marcus Monroe comes to WTF, and pours out his soul into an hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man’s pursuit of fame as the world’s most notorious juggler. Come see The New York Times Critic’s Pick, whom New York Press calls, “the rock star of... Read More
July 13 - July 23 Nikos StageWorld Premiere Obie Award-winner James Macdonald directs this sci-fi comedy thriller by Irish playwright Michael West. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank (Brían F. O’Byrne) has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily’s (Laila Robins) memory — because she is losing hers. But when he is ousted from the company he founded, he must race to... Read More
July 23 The LogYou know him, you love him, you’ve probably seen him playing his guitar on Spring Street! Benjamin Scheuer returns to WTF for a late-night event at The Log. Known for his one-man show The Lion, this year you will get a taste of this extraordinary singer and songwriter in concert. Tickets are $30, with a $10 drink minimum.
July 17 - July 18 The LogThe Skivvies take it all off for a THIRD summer in a row. Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley return with their mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes…all while performing in their underwear. Perez Hilton says that the Skivvies are, “…a shot of pure joy to the heart…A MUST-see! Repeatedly!!!” Special guest performers include Stanley Bahorek, Lindsay Chambers, Roe Hartrampf, Katie Lee Hill,... Read More
June 28 - July 17 Main StageObie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. After retreating in grief, widow Serafina (Tomei) revives and rejoins the world when the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro (Christopher Abbott) arrives at her doorstep. Passion, gossip, music and mystery fill the... Read More
July 14 - July 17 Greylock WORKSA world premiere production made by and for the Berkshires! FAMILY FRIENDLY. FREE ADMISSION. NO RESERVATION REQUIRED. This summer, WTF brings together professional theatre artists with Berkshire residents to create and perform new work. Born of the belief that theatre is central to understanding, building and maintaining community, this initiative invites the people of Western Massachusetts to be a part... Read More
July 11 Main StageBring your kids and family to see a WTF favorite! After their critically acclaimed run of The Old Man and the Old Moon, PigPen Theatre Co. returns to the Festival for a concert of their unique brand of contemporary folk rock music. “I’m crazy about PigPen and soon you will be too. They’re a great rock band that also happens... Read More
June 29 - July 10 Nikos StageWorld Premiere Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie (Wendell Pierce), an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John (Gregg Mozgala), a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess (Rebecca... Read More
July 9 The LogFollowing a performance of THE ROSE TATTOO, Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked) jumps into a late-night concert with her longtime musical collaborator Marco Paguia (Musical Director, Unknown Soldier). Together, they will perform “jazzed-up versions of pop tunes in an evening of musical revisionism” (Time Out New York, Critics’ Pick) from their album entitled, "This Time," which will be available for purchase at the show! For... Read More
July 7 The LogLong-time Festival favorites Tom Fontana (writer/creator of Borgia, OZ) and the hilarious Susie Essman (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) come together to portray two of France’s literary greats. Sip your wine and be a fly on the wall for this reading of a dialogue between Victor Hugo and Mademoiselle Mars. That is, if Tom and Susie stay on script! Reserve your... Read More
July 4 Williams College’s Sawyer LibraryCelebrate our nation’s independence in inimitable Williamstown style. At 11am, gather on Spring Street for Williamstown’s classic small-town parade. At 1:30pm, make your way to Williams College’s Sawyer Library to hear WTF actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply before viewing the Chapin Library’s Founding Documents of the United States collection.
June 30 Front Lawn/Main Stage/Nikos StageJoin WTF family, friends and artists for the official Festival opening celebration! Meet us on the lawn to “LAWNch” the 2016 Festival and see the opening Main Stage or Nikos Stage production. Enjoy a pre-show reception, a performance of The Rose Tattoo or Cost of Living, and a rockin’ post-show party with the casts! Tickets All tickets include access to... Read More
June 2 The Clark @ 2:30pmJoin WTF for a reading of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue, followed by a conversation with WTF Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield about new work. The Roommate tells the story of Sharon, empty nested and husbandless, and the surprises she faces when she takes on Robyn from New York City as a roommate.
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