CATF 2019 Recap. This year's dramas primarily focused on the lives, adventures and misadventures of average Americans living mostly between the coasts.
Like its most recent predecessors, CATF 2019 offers a full slate of 6 new and often risky contemporary plays that run the gamut of emotions.
Set somewhere in Amish Country, Chelsea Marcantel’s "Everything is Wonderful" is a metaphor for modern religious, moral and political contradictions.
Growing annually in popularity and prestige, the Contemporary American Theater Festival presents 6 brand new and nearly new American plays this year.
Contemporary American Theater Festivals (CATF) expansion offers proof of this festival’s durability and growing national reputation. Season opens July 7, 2017.
CDN's initial impressions of CATF's dramatic festivities, as 5 new plays unfold in the picturesque Eastern Panhandle of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.
CATF, an increasingly prominent summer theater festival in Shepherdstown, W.Va. near Washington, D.C. launches its summer slate of new and nearly-new American plays this weekend.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...