Contemporary American Theater Festival Sampler

This three-play sampler over two days will give you a unique inside experience of new American repertory theater, produced and performed on a very high level. You’ll stay at the three-star Bavarian Inn on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, a short walk from the theaters.

(This tour is currently closed.)

“One of the nation’s preeminent festival-based new-play springboards.”
American Theater magazine

Three play sampler package:
Day 1. Arrive for welcome and lunch with CATF staff member. You’ll see sketches and set designs for the play on your tour. You’ll also get a private backstage tour of the sets before your first 2:30 performance. After the play, you’ll have time for yourself and dinner on your own. We’ll meet again for the second play at 8 p.m., followed by discussion with members of the cast. You’ll return to the Bavarian for the night.
Day 2. You’ll start the day with a breakfast with Festival Founder Ed Herendeen at 10 a.m., followed by the third play at 12 noon. We’ll return to the Bavarian Inn for tea and snack to talk about our experiences and say our farewells.

Plays in this sampler in order are “Byhalia, Mississippi” by Evan Linder, “We Will Not Be Silent” by David Meyers, and “Wild Horses” by Allison Gregory.
Read more about the 2017 CATF plays»

Suggested reading:
To read the article in American Theatre about this Contemporary American Theater Festival, click here.


Dates: July 12-13, 2017

Price: $499 per person

Activity Level:
You will be walking on a university campus and using outdoor steps to your rooms at the Bavarian Inn. Help with luggage is available.

Theater staff will serve as guides in discussions and on the tour.





Photos by Seth Freeman and Bavarian Inn.


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