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2021 Season

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Live Season in Williamstown! The season ended on August 14.

Scroll to learn about the productions in the 2021 Live Season in Williamstown.

The digital program for the season can be seen here.

For more information about the 2020 WTF Season on Audible, please click here.

 
 
 

Ronald Peet in CELEBRATING THE BLACK RADICAL IMAGINATION: NINE SOLO PLAYS, Photography by Joseph O'Malley and R. Masseo Davis

Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

July 6 - July 25 | Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

WORLD PREMIERE
Directed by Colette Robert, Wardell Julius Clark, and Candis C. Jones
Guest curated by Robert O’Hara
Featuring new plays by Guadalís Del Carmen, France-Luce Benson, NSangou Njikam, J. Nicole Brooks, Terry Guest, Ike Holter, Charly Evon Simpson, Ngozi Anyanwu, and Zora Howard

Discover the power and intimacy of the solo play with this series of three shows centering and celebrating Black artists and their voices through theatrical storytelling. Each show consists of three, 30-minute world premieres, created by Black writers, written for actors of color, and brought to life by directors Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones, and Colette Robert on the Front Lawn of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Guest curated by Tony Award-nominated director and playwright Robert O’Hara.

The nine solo plays that comprise Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays are Williamstown Theatre Festival commissions, supported by WTF’s Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.

The digital program for this production can be seen here.

Program and casting are subject to change.

All tickets are general admission and $60 each, inclusive of fees.

Important Details for Ticket Buyers - Click Here to Read

Please note:

This production will be performed in an open air venue next to the ‘62 Center for Theatre & Dance (chairs will be provided and sanitized between performances). Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and the elements, e.g. apply sunscreen (for matinee performances) and bug repellent (for evening performances) before you arrive; wear visors, hats, and/or sunglasses for protection from the sun; bring a light sweater for cooler evenings and a rain poncho in the event of rain (umbrellas cannot be used during the performance).

The July 13-18 performances include strobe lights.

Rain Policy: This production will perform in light rain, and the Festival may postpone the curtain time slightly so that the show is able to perform. If the Festival must cancel a performance before the show begins, then the Box Office will reach out to patrons directly within 48 hours and try to exchange them into another performance (subject to ticket availability). If the Box Office is unable to accommodate an exchange, patrons will be offered an opportunity to donate their tickets back to the Festival, or if requested, receive a refund. If a performance is stopped and cancelled due to weather after 45 minutes, then the performance will be considered fulfilled, and unfortunately, WTF will not be able to exchange or refund tickets.

See Weekly Program Titles

July 6-10:
Border of Lights by Guadalís Del Carmen
Ghosts of the Diaspora by France-Luce Benson
Freaky Dee, Baby by NSangou Njikam

Directed by Colette Robert

Tuesday, July 6 at 8PM
Wednesday, July 7 at 8PM
Thursday, July 8 at 3PM
Thursday, July 8 at 8PM
Friday, July 9 at 3PM
Friday, July 9 at 8PM
Saturday, July 10 at 3PM
Saturday, July 10 at 8PM

July 13-18:
Black Moon Lilith by J. Nicole Brooks
A Ghost in Satin by Terry Guest
don’t get got by Ike Holter

Directed by Wardell Julius Clark

Tuesday, July 13 at 8PM
Wednesday, July 14 at 8PM
Thursday, July 15 at 8PM
Friday, July 16 at 3PM
Friday, July 16 at 8PM
Saturday, July 17 at 3PM
Saturday, July 17 at 8PM
Sunday, July 18 at 2PM

July 20-25:
Mark It Down by Charly Evon Simpson
The Last……(A Work in Progress) by Ngozi Anyanwu
THE MASTER’S TOOLS by Zora Howard

Directed by Candis C. Jones

Wednesday, July 21 at 8PM
Thursday, July 22 at 8PM
Friday, July 23 at 3PM
Friday, July 23 at 8PM
Saturday, July 24 at 3PM
Saturday, July 24 at 8PM
Sunday, July 25 at 3PM
Sunday, July 25 at 8PM

Grace McLean, Horace V. Rogers, Andy Grotelueschen, Micaela Diamond, Mariana Ramirez in ROW, Photography by Joseph O'Malley and R. Masseo Davis

Row

July 16 - August 14 | The Clark Art Institute

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Book by Daniel Goldstein
Music and Lyrics by Dawn Landes
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Inspired by A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

The Clark’s reflecting pool becomes the stage for this uplifting world premiere musical that interrogates the resilience, fear, and ambition inside one individual (Grace McLean) as she aims to be the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Inspired by A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure, with a book by Daniel Goldstein, music and lyrics by Dawn Landes, and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, Row exposes you to the elements endured by an extraordinary woman undeterred by the odds.

The digital program for this production can be seen here.

Program and casting are subject to change.

All tickets are general admission and $90 each, inclusive of fees.

Important Details for Ticket Buyers - Click Here to Read

Please Note

This production will be performed outdoors at the Clark Art Institute (chairs will be provided and sanitized between performances). Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and the elements, e.g. apply bug repellent before you arrive; wear visors, hats, and/or sunglasses for protection from the sun; bring a light sweater for cooler evenings and a rain poncho in the event of rain (umbrellas cannot be used during the performance).

The performance includes strobe lights.

Rain Policy: This production will perform in light rain, and the Festival may postpone the curtain time slightly so that the show is able to perform. If the Festival must cancel a performance before the show begins, then the Box Office will reach out to patrons directly within 48 hours and try to exchange them into another performance (subject to ticket availability). If the Box Office is unable to accommodate an exchange, patrons will be offered an opportunity to donate their tickets back to the Festival, or if requested, receive a refund. If a performance is stopped and cancelled due to weather after 45 minutes, then the performance will be considered fulfilled, and unfortunately, WTF will not be able to exchange or refund tickets.

See Performance Dates & Times

Friday, July 16 at 8PM
Saturday, July 17 at 8PM
Sunday, July 18 at 8PM

Tuesday, July 20 at 8PM
Wednesday, July 21 at 8PM
Thursday, July 22 at 8PM
Friday, July 23 at 8PM
Saturday, July 24 at 8PM
Sunday, July 25 at 8PM

Tuesday, July 27 at 8PM
Wednesday, July 28 at 8PM
Thursday, July 29 at 8PM
Friday, July 30 at 8PM
Saturday, July 31 at 8PM
Sunday, August 1 at 8PM

Tuesday, August 3 at 8PM
Wednesday, August 4 at 8PM
Thursday, August 5 at 8PM
Friday, August 6 at 8PM
Saturday, August 7 at 8PM
Sunday, August 8 at 8PM

Tuesday, August 10 at 8PM
Wednesday, August 11 at 8PM
Thursday, August 12 at 8PM
Friday, August 13 at 8PM
Saturday, August 14 at 8PM

Oluwatobiloba Adeyemo in ALIEN/NATION, Photography by Joseph O'Malley and R. Masseo Davis

ALIEN/NATION

July 20 - August 12 | Williamstown, MA

AN IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE IN TWO PARTS FROM THE FOREST OF ARDEN
Written and devised by Eric Berryman, Jen Silverman,
and the Company of The Forest of Arden

From Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and the company of The Forest of Arden comes an immersive world premiere theatrical experience that takes you on a journey throughout Williamstown, revealing unexpected surprises around you and within you. Choose to experience this completely unique site-specific performance by foot or by car, and plunge yourself into the center of stories inspired by real events that took place in Western Massachusetts in 1969. Devised in collaboration with writers Jen Silverman and Eric Berryman and featuring members of WTF’s COMMUNITY WORKS program, ALIEN/NATION engages all of your senses for a theatre experience unlike any other.

Commissioned and Originally Produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA in July of 2021 Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director in association with The Forest of Arden, Inc.

Williamstown Theatre Festival commissions are supported by WTF’s Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.

To learn more about The Forest of Arden, visit theforestofarden.com and follow @forestofardenco on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The digital program for this production will be available here.

Program and casting are subject to change.

All tickets are $90 each, inclusive of fees.

Important Details for Ticket Buyers - Click Here to Read

Please Note

ALIEN/NATION is an immersive theatrical production, comprised of two related yet unique experiences—ALIEN/NATION—WALKING which can be enjoyed by foot and ALIEN/NATION—DRIVING which can be enjoyed by car—in multiple locations around Williamstown. Each is a stand-alone piece and can be seen by purchasing tickets on separate evenings and in any order.

Technology is a large component to this production. Bring an adventurous spirit! Patrons will be required to download the free RAVE app from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store to experience this production. Here’s a short video to show you how to download and set-up RAVE.

Due to the time-specific nature of ALIEN/NATION, we are unable to accommodate any latecomers; please arrive 30 minutes prior to your curtain time to ensure you have enough time to park, check-in, and be onboarded.

ALIEN/NATION—DRIVING must be experienced with at least two people in their personal vehicle (a driver and a navigator). Vehicles must have a functioning FM radio, auxiliary cable, and two functioning headlights. At least one of the participants in the vehicle must have a fully-charged personal smartphone with a data plan that will need to connect to the car stereo. The vehicle’s Bluetooth-enabled system or wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto technology will not work for this production. Patrons will only exit their vehicles for Act 2, and they must wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distancing at all times during this portion. Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather (in the event of rain, umbrellas cannot be used during the performance).

For ALIEN/NATION—WALKING, every participant must bring a fully-charged personal smartphone with a data plan, as well as wired headphones, and any necessary headphone jack adapter (if the smartphone requires one). Wireless earbuds are not recommended because Bluetooth connectivity can impede the enjoyment of the performance. Patrons are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as they will be walking and standing outside for a couple of hours (in the event of rain, umbrellas cannot be used during the performance). It is recommended patrons travel lightly and leave large bags at home to keep hands and arms as free as possible. Where there are steps, stairs, and uneven ground, alternate accessible pathways will be available. Patrons will be walking in small groups of up to 15 people with audience members who may not be in their household; patrons must wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distancing at all times.

Rain Policy: This production will perform in light rain, and the Festival may postpone the curtain time slightly so that the show is able to perform. If the Festival must cancel a performance before the show begins, then the Box Office will reach out to patrons directly within 48 hours and try to exchange them into another performance (subject to ticket availability). If the Box Office is unable to accommodate an exchange, patrons will be offered an opportunity to donate their tickets back to the Festival, or if requested, receive a refund. If a performance is stopped and cancelled due to weather after the first act, then the performance will be considered fulfilled, and unfortunately, WTF will not be able to exchange or refund tickets.

See Performance Dates & Times

ALIEN/NATION – WALKING
Tuesday, July 20 at 7PM
Wednesday, July 21 at 7PM
Thursday, July 22 at 7PM
Friday, July 23 at 7PM
Saturday, July 24 at 7PM
Sunday, July 25 at 7PM

Tuesday, July 27 at 7PM
Wednesday, July 28 at 7PM
Thursday, July 29 at 7PM
Friday, July 30 at 7PM
Saturday, July 31 at 7PM
Sunday, August 1 at 7PM

Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30PM
Thursday, August 5 at 6:30PM
Friday, August 6 at 6:30PM
Saturday, August 7 at 6:30PM
Sunday, August 8 at 6:30PM

Tuesday, August 10 at 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30PM
Thursday, August 12 at 6:30PM

ALIEN/NATION – DRIVING
Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30PM
Thursday, July 22 at 7:30PM
Friday, July 23 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 24 at 7:30PM
Sunday, July 25 at 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30PM
Thursday, July 29 at 7:30PM
Friday, July 30 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 31 at 7:30PM
Sunday, August 1 at 7:30PM

Tuesday, August 3 at 7PM
Wednesday, August 4 at 7PM
Thursday, August 5 at 7PM
Friday, August 6 at 7PM
Saturday, August 7 at 7PM
Sunday, August 8 at 7PM

Tuesday, August 10 at 7PM
Wednesday, August 11 at 7PM
Thursday, August 12 at 7PM

Box Office

The Williamstown Theatre Festival Box Office is closed for the season. If you need assistance, please call (413) 458-3253 or email wtfinfo@wtfestival.org.

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By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
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Williamstown, MA 01267