The Hostel YOUTH! are back…

CATF’s theater immersion program for young adults (ages 14-18) returns for its sixth year and will have two sessions during the 2018 season. Hostel YOUTH! brings cutting edge American drama to the “teens” audience, with readings, workshops, and performances, along with opportunities to learn from an array of talent featured in the CATF company. Participants receive housing in the Shepherd dorms, meals, workshop and performance tickets, and an unparalleled opportunity to experience bold new theater.

Three easy ways to register!

  1. Click here to download the registration form, fill it out and submit electronically to
  2. Call 304.876.5151 to enroll over the phone
  3. Mail the completed application to:  The Contemporary American Theater Festival/Attn:  Hostel YOUTH!/P.O. Box 429/Shepherdstown, WV  25443. Registration applications accepted until full.

A receipt packet will be forwarded to verify enrollment, along with information about what to bring, when to arrive, and where to meet.

spaces still available for both sessions!

Hostel Youth!

Each Three Day Session Includes:

  • 2 night stay
  • 9 meals/snacks
  • 5 plays
  • 1 reading and
  • 11 workshops/sessions—all jammed into 53 even more exhilarating hours!

SESSION A: July 17 – 19 ($325)

SESSION B: July 24 – 26 ($325)