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Sunday Lawn Talks

July 2 - August 20 Front Lawn
2017 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 2 - The Model American On the eve... Read More

A Legendary Romance

August 3 - August 20 Main Stage
2017 Season

Music and lyrics by Geoff Morrow
Book by Timothy Prager
Directed by Lonny Price

NEW MUSICAL Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lonny Price directs an intimate new musical by composer/lyricist Geoff Morrow and book writer Timothy Prager that delivers us to the intersection of loyalty, love, and ambition. Back in 1950, film producer Joseph Lindy (Jeff McCarthy) was on top of the world, making hit after hit with the love of his... Read More

Actually

August 9 - August 20 Nikos Stage
2017 Season

Co-World Premiere with Geffen Playhouse
by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

CO-WORLD PREMIERE WITH GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE, RANDALL ARNEY - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  Amber (Alexandra Socha) and Tom (Joshua Boone) are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Lileana... Read More

Fridays@3

July 7 - August 18 The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2017 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 Where Storms are Born and Actually. 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).... Read More

Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires

August 13 - August 16 Main Stage
2017 Season

By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Laura Savia

Free and Family-Friendly! In Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, three children ask their grandmother to tell a story about a time long ago. She speaks of a world made of water, of star-crossed lovers, and of banshees. With original music and dance, warriors and magical creatures flood the stage as the tale unfolds. Directed by WTF Associate Artistic... Read More

Tuesday Talkbacks

July 5 - August 15 Main & Nikos Stages, Post-Show
2017 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 5 - The Roommate & The Model American July 11 - The Roommate July 18 - Where Storms are Born July 25 - The Clean House August 1 -... Read More

2017 Fellowship Projects

July 17 - August 15 Directing Studio
2017 Season

Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller and Boris Sagal Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company. The 2017 Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship is awarded to Estefania Fadul. The 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded to Jenna Worsham. AUGUST 9,... Read More

Late-Night Cabaret

July 13 - August 12 The Log (78 Spring St)
2017 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

Friday Backstage Tours

July 7 - August 11 Main Stage Lobby
2017 Season

Take a forty-five-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Festival and learn how our shows go from page to stage. Visit the prop and costume shops and more, and see the Festival from a whole new perspective! July 7, 2017 July 21, 2017 August 11, 2017 All tours depart at 6pm from the Main Stage Lobby FREE ($5 DONATION ENCOURAGED); RESERVATIONS REQUIRED;... Read More

In the Wings

August 5 - August 10 '62 Center, Room 280, Pre- and Post-Show
2017 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: Saturday, August 5, 6:30-8pm   FREE; NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Thursday Celebrations

July 13 - August 10 Various Venues, Post-Show
2017 Season

Celebrate each show of the season with its cast and company at these post-show parties! Admission is free and venues are posted at the theatre on the evening of the celebration. WTF LOVERS drink free (click here for more information about donor benefits). JULY 13 - Where Storms are Born JULY 20 - The Clean House JULY 27 - Moscow... Read More

MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

July 26 - August 6 Nikos Stage
2017 Season

by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Trip Cullman

WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and love lives — all the... Read More

Late-Night @ The Log

July 20 - August 5 The Log (78 Spring St)
2017 Season

"WTF is happening at The Log tonight" is both the question AND the answer of the summer! After sold-out events last season featuring Jill Kargman, Tom Fontana, Susie Essman, and more, LATE-NIGHT @ THE LOG is back to serve up edgy "you-had-to-be-there" performances from Festival guest artists. Each night features someone new in an intimate, casual setting with access to... Read More

The Clean House

July 19 - July 29 Main Stage
2017 Season

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every day. Though never close, suddenly... Read More

Make Someone Happy with Kelli O’Hara

July 24 Main Stage @ 7:30PM
2017 Season

Join us on Monday, July 24 for this one-night-only benefit concert supporting musical theatre development at WTF, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara! Established as one of Broadway's contemporary leading ladies, Kelli O’Hara (The King & I, The Bridges of Madison County, Far from Heaven at WTF) returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival for an unforgettable, one-night-only benefit concert. Hailed by The New York Times as “one... Read More

Where Storms Are Born

July 12 - July 23 Nikos Stage
2017 Season

by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Saheem Ali

WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play reminds us of the courage... Read More

The Roommate

June 27 - July 16 Main Stage
2017 Season

by Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue

NEW PLAY Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek star in this absorbing comedy about self-discovery. Empty-nested and alone in her Midwestern home, Sharon (Merkerson) takes on a roommate, Robyn (Kaczmarek), who has just arrived from New York City. Before she has even unpacked, Robyn challenges everything about Sharon’s... Read More

The Model American

June 28 - July 9 Nikos Stage
2017 Season

by Jason Kim
Directed by Danny Sharron

WORLD PREMIERE  In 2017, what does it take for an immigrant to achieve the American Dream? With humor and humanity, playwright Jason Kim (HBO’s “Girls”) explores this question in his timely world premiere play directed by Danny Sharron. Young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, Gabriel (Hiram Delgado) arrives in New York seeking work, friendship, love and mentorship. But, before he... Read More

Fourth of July in Williamstown

July 4 Spring St | Williams College Sawyer Library
2017 Season

Celebrate our nation’s independence in inimitable Williamstown style! At 11am, gather on Spring Street for Williamstown’s classic holiday 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. FREE; NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Festival LAWNch

June 29 Front Lawn @ 6:30PM
2017 Season

Meet us on the lawn to "LAWNch" the 2017 Festival! Join WTF family, friends, and artists for the official Festival opening celebration. Enjoy pre-show hors d'oeuvres alongside Festival artists on the Front Lawn, a performance of The Roommate or The Model American, and a rockin' post-show party with the casts! $75 includes show ticket, pre-show reception, and post-show party $125... Read More

Meet-the-Artists Dinner

June 22 Mezze Bistro + Bar @ 6:15PM
2017 Season

Join us for an exclusive donors-only "Meet-the-Artists" dinner at Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown on Thursday, June 22.  This special evening includes cocktails and dinner with many of the artists opening our 2017 season and is a great opportunity to welcome the artists to Williamstown and support the Festival at the same time! Tickets to this event sell out... Read More

Season Sneak Peek & Reading

June 8 The Clark @ 7pm
2017 Season

Become a Festival insider as Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield previews the 2017 season, followed by a reading of Alan Fox’s new play Safe Space, featuring André Holland ("Moonlight", WTF’s 2015 production of Paradise Blue). Safe Space tells the tale of Marcus Wood (Holland), a passionate professor facing a complicated accusation from a student (Midori Francis).  The university’s president intervenes, and campus-wide... Read More

2017 WTF GALA

March 13 TAO Downtown in NYC (92 Ninth Ave)
Season

ONLINE AUCTION  - BID NOW! Details about the 2017 WTF Gala are below - we hope to see you there!  In the meantime, you can support the Festival by bidding generously on our one-of-a-kind auction packages.  Click here to see what's available and begin bidding!  Please contact Grace Singleton at 212.395.9090 x110 or grace@wtfestival.org for more information.   Please join... Read More

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