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2021 Season

This summer, rediscover the power of live theatre with a season of three world premieres unlike anything you have experienced before and yet every bit as artistically excellent, culturally rich, and impactful as the work you have come to expect from Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Devised by the country’s leading generative theatre artists, these bold and innovative outdoor productions break free from the physical boundaries of a theatre and make the natural landscape of the Berkshires their stage.

Join us for live theatre this summer in Williamstown, tickets on sale now!

The digital program for the season can be seen here.

To learn about the Festival’s policies and guidelines for audience safety this summer, please click here.

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

 
 
 

OUTSIDE ON MAIN: 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

OUTSIDE AT THE CLARK: Row

July 16 - August 15 | 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
Sunday, August 15 at 8PM

OUTSIDE AROUND TOWN: Alien/Nation

July 20 - August 15 | 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
Friday, August 13 at 6:30PM
Saturday, August 14 at 6:30PM
Sunday, August 15 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
Friday, August 13 at 7PM
Saturday, August 14 at 7PM
Sunday, August 15 at 7PM

Calendar of Events

Week of July 4, 2021

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Sunday

July 4

No performances or events today......check out the rest of the week for more Festival activities!

Monday

July 5

No performances or events today......check out the rest of the week for more Festival activities!

Tuesday

July 6

  • 8:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

Wednesday

July 7

  • 8:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

Thursday

July 8

  • 3:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

  • 8:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

Friday

July 9

  • 3:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

  • 8:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

Saturday

July 10

  • 3:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

  • 8:00 pm Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

    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

    Jul 6-25

    Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

    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,…

Box Office

Tickets to Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2021 Live Season are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by phone at (413) 458-3253, or in person at The Andrew Martin-Weber Festival Box Office, newly located for 2021 at 30 Spring Street in the heart of the downtown Cultural District in Williamstown.

We want your Festival experience to be easy and enjoyable. Here are some answers to common questions.

Box Office Hotline Hours (413.458.3253)

June 8—July 3: Tuesday—Saturday from 12—5pm; Closed Sundays & Mondays

July 6—August 8: Tuesday—Sunday from 12—8pm; Closed Mondays

2021 Ticket Availability

Due to union, local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines restricting public gatherings and operations, we have had to plan for a season with significantly reduced venue capacities this summer (100-150 audience members per performance). While some safety guidelines may change leading up to and throughout the summer, owing to the pandemic’s impact on our partner hosts’ venue operations and other considerations, these changes will not necessarily result in increased venue capacity. We look forward to being able to accommodate larger audiences in the summers ahead.

Outdoor Theatre

Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and the elements (as productions will perform in light showers), 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 poncho in the event of rain (umbrellas cannot be used during the performance).

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available throughout the year in any denomination and make wonderful birthday, holiday, or thank you gifts. To order, call 413.458.3253 or visit wtfestival.org.

EBT & ConnectorCare Card to Culture

WTF is a proud participant in these new initiatives created by the Mass Cultural Council in partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Health Connector, respectively. Anyone with a Massachusetts-issued EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card or ConnectorCare health insurance card may purchase $20 tickets to performances this summer (tickets subject to availability; offer limited to two tickets per EBT or ConnectorCare card). Cannot be combined with any other offer or used for special events. Beginning on June 22, EBT & ConnectorCare cardholders may contact the Box Office in person or via telephone to purchase tickets.

Accessibility

Our outdoor venues this summer are wheelchair accessible. Please request accessible seating when ordering tickets. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available for performances of Row and Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays on a first-come, first-served basis. For ALIEN/NATION, all patrons will be required to download a free app to experience this production, and they will use their own personal headphones for ALIEN/NATION—WALKING or their vehicle’s audio system for ALIEN/NATION—DRIVING. For more information about WTF’s access programs, please call Antonello at 413.458.3200 x113 or email antonello@wtfestival.org.

COVID-19 Code of Courtesy

Williamstown Theatre Festival is part of a Berkshire-based consortium of cultural organizations, who have developed a unified “COVID-19 Code of Courtesy” that addresses public safety for all of our visitors. These guidelines have been reviewed and endorsed by the Berkshire Public Health Alliance and Tri Town Health Department for their respective communities. Click here to read about the Festival’s policies and guidelines for audience safety this summer.

Exchange Policy

Tickets may be exchanged for the same production up to 48 hours prior to the performance you are unable to attend (subject to availability). A $3 per ticket fee will be charged in addition to any applicable ticket upgrade costs. Refunds will not be made on exchanges into a lower-priced performance or seating area. We regret that we cannot seat a patron who has missed a previous performance.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Program and casting subject to change. If you find you are unable to use your tickets, please consider returning them to the Box Office prior to the performance to receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Fees

All tickets purchased this summer are subject to a $5 processing fee per ticket.

Parking

For Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays, ample free parking is available in the three-level parking garage behind the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, accessible from Main Street (Route 2) and from Whitman Street, just off of Route 7. For Row, ample free parking is available in the Clark Art Institute’s Main Lot at 225 South Street. For ALIEN/NATION—WALKING, please park in the free public parking lot at the bottom of Spring Street, and then walk up Spring Street and follow the directional boards that will lead you to the check-in area. If any participants in your party use a wheelchair or need accessible assistance, please drop them off at the Paresky Center using the Chapin Hall Dr entrance. Do not park at the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance for this production as the evening will end at Williamson Field near the Spring Street parking lot. For ALIEN/NATION—DRIVING, check-in will take place in the Visitors Parking Lot behind Sawyer Library on the Williams campus (enter the lot off of Mission Park Drive). Upon arrival, you will be directed to park in specific parking spots by an Audience Engagement team member.

Restrooms

The Williams College campus buildings will be closed to the public this summer. We recommend you use the restroom prior to your arrival. Portable bathrooms will be available for use on-site for Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays. Public bathrooms will be available for use during intermission for ALIEN/NATION. Access to the outdoor and indoor restrooms at the Clark will be available to use for patrons attending Row.

Food & Drink

Due to union COVID-19 safety guidelines, no food or drinks will be allowed in audience areas and concessions will not be offered this summer.

Latecomers

Performances start on time; latecomers will be admitted at the House Manager’s discretion. Please note: Due to the time-specific nature of ALIEN/NATION, we are unable to accommodate any latecomers; please arrive on time.

Cameras & Recording Devices

All cameras and recording devices are strictly forbidden at all of our venues this summer. Please check them with the House manager before entering the theatre.

Rain Policy

For the safety of our audiences and artists, the 2021 season will be performed entirely outdoors. We anticipate that part of your experience this year will be the joy of taking in our productions in the open-air, and we thank you for your generosity of spirit as we endeavor to deliver a wonderful summer of live performance! However, in the event of inclement weather, we have implemented the following policies to ensure that we can operate safely and responsibly for all involved:

  • WTF will only cancel a performance if it is not possible to perform due to inclement weather. Cancellation of performances will be determined as close to curtain times as possible but not earlier than two hours before curtain. The decision to cancel a production will be posted to the WTF Facebook page and the homepage of our website.
  • In the event of inclement weather once an audience has been seated for a performance, the Festival may need to postpone the curtain time slightly so that the show is able to perform. Decisions about whether canceling a performance may not be made until curtain, or in some cases during the show.
  • In the event of rain during the performance, every effort will be made to complete the show, even playing through light showers.
  • Should any performance be stopped and canceled before or during the first act for ALIEN/NATION or the first 45 minutes of Row and Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays, patrons will be contacted directly by the Festival Box Office within 48 hours and every effort will be made to try and 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 canceled due to weather after the first act for ALIEN/NATION or after 45 minutes of Row and Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays, then the performance will be considered fulfilled and unfortunately, WTF will not be able to exchange or refund tickets.

Find Us

By Phone: 413.458.3200
By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267