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    Interview with the lighting designer

    Bob and Sally Sugarman have been speaking with staff behind the scenes about how different departments in theatre work together to create a great theatre experience. “There are many elements that create the magic of live theatre. One of the most effective of these elements is the lighting.” -Bob and Sally Sugarman  Listen here for…  Read More

    Interview With The Box Office Manager & Costume Shop Manager

    Bob and Sally Sugarman have been speaking with staff behind the scenes about how different departments in theatre work together to create a great theatre experience. “Our conversation with Taylor and Emily was most informative and made us feel a part of the process of creating a production.” -Bob and Sally Sugarman Listen here for…  Read More

    Interview with the Stage Manager

    Bob and Sally Sugarman have been speaking with staff behind the scenes about how different departments in theatre work together to create a great theatre experience.  “An essential member of the team that puts on a play is the stage manager. We had the pleasure of talking with Kelly Borgia, the Production Stage Manager, the…  Read More

    Interview with the House Manager

    Bob and Sally Sugarman have been speaking with staff behind the scenes about how different departments in theatre work together to create a great theatre experience. “Many people are responsible for making an evening at the theatre a pleasure for the audience. We applaud the actors on stage, but we don’t often share our gratitude…  Read More

    Manchester’s Own Ghost Story

    Many of you will recognize actor Oliver Wadsworth as a DTF favorite.  Most recently he played Oscar Wilde in the 2015 summer hit- Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.  He also can be remembered for DTF productions of Murder on the Nile, Barefoot in the Park, and Noises Off.  He has performed…  Read More

    What do Outside Mullingar and Vermont have in common?

    While we’re working on Outside Mullingar, a play about love and farming in Ireland, I decided to talk to some Vermonters–specifically, farmers–about why they love the land here. Last week I got to talk to Angela from Someday Farms, one of my favorite stands at the Dorset Farmer’s Market on Sundays. I also got to talk to…  Read More

    Networking: or, Theater Family

    When I first started running the Instagram and Twitter for DTF, I found myself wanting to tag every picture with #theatrefamily. I don’t really know if that’s a hashtag that people use or search for, but so many of our photos, I felt, could be described that way. The familial aspect of theater is something…  Read More

    Summer Swing Gala

    This weekend saw our bi-annual Gala, which was hosted at the beautiful Marble House Project this year. We’re also excited to be hosting our new play readings there. The Marble House Project is a new collaborative partner for us this season, and I’m so excited about it. It’s a stunning place, and it’s an organization that really…  Read More

    Just in time for the Holiday Weekend

    Hello Again! I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed Krista’s post on Opening Night traditions. Openings (and other celebrations like them) are often some of the most memorable parts of a summer spent at the Festival. Thinking about traditions and celebrating got me thinking about this weekend, which is of course, the Fourth…  Read More