CATF: 22 Annual

Posted by  | July 11, 2012  at 5:37 PM  


It is that time of year, again! The 22nd annual CATF event! If you are a lover of theater and would enjoy a vacation to an artsy town feel then this is your safe haven! The Contemporary American Theater Festival is dedicated to producing and developing new American theater. Their goal is to: sustain an artistic process of innovation and daring, tell diverse stories, and to create a profound and ever evolving relationship between the audience and the work.

These plays are always truly phenomenal, each year they all truly take my breathe away. I truly didn't think any play would come close to the feeling I had after last years From Prague by Kyle Bradstreet. However, CATF did it again this year with Gidions Knot by Johnna Adams. It was truly a breathtaking play that left me at a loss for words it is without a doubt a must see. 

Five New American Plays in Rotating Repertory
CATF is located in the historic and beautiful town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, just an hour and a half from Washington, DC and Baltimore. CATF is in residence on the campus of Shepherd University. Shepherd University, a fully accredited public institution of higher education founded in 1871 and located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
                                      
FACTS OF INTEREST
CATF is one of the most vital new play development centers in the country. Since 1991, CATF has produced 68 new plays, including 23 world premieres. Adventurous audiences from 32 states, the District of Columbia and Canada have attended the Theater Festival’s productions. The plays are professionally produced using Actors' Equity Association's LORT D contract; CATF operates under agreements from AEA, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.



What
22nd Annual CATF
Where
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
When
$$$
30-52$

Gidions Knot by Johnna Adams
The Exceptionals by Bob Clyman
In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute
Captors by Evan M. Wiener
Barcelona by Bess Wohl 

I will be tweeting my experience at CATF follow me at: @meghannambrose.

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