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Contemporary American Theater Festival

CATF 2015: Johnna Adams’ ‘World Builders’ takes the prize

SHEPHERDSTOWN, West Virginia, July 23, 2015 – Last but not least, we review the world premiere of Johnna Adams’ intimate and provocative new play, “World Builders.” Subtitled “A Love Story,” we’d agree that it certainly is. Except that it’s not the kind of love story most of us would ever imagine. Adams’ new drama is ...

CATF 2015: West Virginia festival debuts 5 American dramas

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va., July 12, 2014 – In a CDN tradition that goes back to 2002, we’ve just concluded our annual summer weekend visit to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The object: to review all five new or nearly-new American dramas debuting during the opening weekend of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), which is staged annually ...

Entryway, Contemporary Arts Center, Shepherd University home of CATF. (Via Wikipedia)

CATF 2014: Five new plays, five new reviews this week on CDN

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va., July 14, 2014 – We’ve just finished a frenetic weekend viewing all five of the brand new to nearly new plays at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, an increasingly well-known annual professional theater program held each July at Shepherd University in (relatively) nearby Shepherdstown, West (by God) Virginia. As has been our ...