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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 go on sale to the general public in mid-June.

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

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OUTSIDE ON MAIN: Nine Solo Plays by Black Playwrights

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

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

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 Awoye Timpo on the Front Lawn of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Guest curated by Tony Award-nominated director and playwright Robert O’Hara.

Program and casting are subject to change.

Tickets go on sale mid-June. Click here for information about how you can donate to receive advance access.

OUTSIDE AT THE CLARK: Row

July 13 - August 8 | 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
Featuring Grace McLean

The Clark’s serene reflecting pool becomes the stage for this uplifting world premiere musical that interrogates the resilience, fear, and ambition inside one individual 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.

Program and casting are subject to change.

Tickets go on sale mid-June. Click here for information about how you can donate to receive advance access.

OUTSIDE AROUND TOWN: Alien/Nation

July 20 - August 8 | Williamstown, MA

WORLD PREMIERE IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Featuring and devised by the company of The Forest of Arden in collaboration with writers Jen Silverman and Eric Berryman
Directed by Michael Arden
Including members of WTF’s COMMUNITY WORKS program

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.

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

Program and casting are subject to change.

Tickets go on sale mid-June. Click here for information about how you can donate to receive advance access.

Box Office

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