CATF 2021

We know you’re anxiously waiting to know what the 2021 Season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival has in store. And we are anxious to share it with you.

We are eager to tell you what this summer will look like, how this summer will support the development of new plays, and how you will play a vital role in that development process.

The staff and I are carefully working to craft a new play experience that is both safe and engaging for patrons and artists.

We will be in touch in April to share our plans for the summer experience.

Thank you for your continued dedication to CATF, support of theater artists, and passion for new plays.


Ed Signature

Ed Herendeen
Producing Director


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.

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