• Antonio’s Song / I was dreaming of a son

  • My Lord, What a Night

  • Support Group for Men

  • Chester Bailey

  • A Welcome Guest

  • Wrecked

  • My Lord, What a Night

    My Lord, What a Night by Deborah Brevoort
  • Support Group for Men

    Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey
  • Wrecked

    Wrecked by Greg Kalleres


The Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America, in the oldest town in West Virginia. Discover the ultimate theater experience in historic Shepherdstown.

Named as one of the top theater festivals in the world, by publications such as The New York Times, American Theatre, and World Guide, the Contemporary American Theater Festival shapes the future of American theater. Each summer, the Festival produces six new plays in rotating repertory.


Stay tuned for the 2020 season announcement and schedule!

Playwright Announcement:
February 24

Season Announcement:
March 2

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