2019 Talk Theater Events

Backstage Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast while getting a backstage tour of the CATF stages.

Dates: Thursdays and Sundays at 10am
Location Varies.

Tickets: $30 per person.
Purchase required in advance:
304-876-3473 | Purchase Online »

Lunch & Art

Join CATF Founder Ed Herendeen as he discusses contemporary theater and issues raised in the season’s plays. Approximately 60 minutes, light lunch provided.

Fridays at noon. Location Varies.

Tickets: $35 per person.
Purchase required in advance:
304-876-3473 | Purchase Online »

CATF in Context

Saturdays at 10am in CCA/II ROOm G03
62 W Campus Drive | 60 minutes
Free | Reservations Required | Limited Space

A scholarly approach to the repertory. Dive deeper into the themes and unique approaches to the season.

  • JULY 6: The Festival Stage Directors
  • JULY 13: Race and Entertainment in the 1930s
  • JULY 20: The Power of Imagination
  • JULY 27: Retelling Fairy Tales from a Feminist Experience 

Reservations required in advance:
304-876-3473 | Reserve Online »

Lecture Series 

Saturdays at 5pm | 60 Minutes
Free | No Reservation Required

Guest speakers and resident artists discuss issues raised in the season’s plays and challenges facing contemporary theater. 

  • JULY 6: Playwrights of the Contemporary American Theater Festival: A Discussion
    Reynolds Hall / 109 King Street
  • JULY 13: The Music of Marian Anderson
    Shipley Recital Hall / 260 University Drive 
  • JULY 20: All Welcomed: Gender Identity
    Shipley Recital Hall / 260 University Drive
  • JULY 27: Antonio Edwards Suarez: Co-author and performer of Antonio’s Song
    Shipley Recital Hall / 260 University Drive

Friday Films 

Fridays at 2pm | Shipley Recital Hall | 260 University Drive

The American Conservation Film Festival, in a new partnership with CATF, curates the Friday Film experience exploring the interconnection of nature, culture, science, and the human experience.

  • July 12: Devil We Know
  • July 19: Disobedience
  • July 26: EO Wilson: Of Ants and Men

After Thoughts 

Wednesdays & Saturdays following the performances
Wednesdays: Bavarian Inn / 164 Shepherd Grade Road
Saturdays: domestic / 115 E German Street
Free* | No Reservation Required

Enjoy a drink after the show and share your thoughts with CATF artists and staff. *additional cost for food and drinks

Staged Reading Series 

Tuesdays at 6pm | Marinoff Theater | 62 W Campus Drive
Free | No Reservations Required

Join CATF in supporting all stages of a play by experiencing new works that are rehearsed and read for audiences in the same day. This exciting opportunity is a perfect complement to a Tuesday night performance. See the evolution of new plays in a single evening! (Plays to be selected in June.) 

Deliberative Dialogues

Locations & Time TBA
FREE | No Reservations Required

Designed to stimulate public deliberation, the purpose of the Deliberative Dialogue Forum is to inform collective action about contemporary topics, especially topics explored in CATF plays.