Just north of the Berkshires, a new destination for playwrights
— The Boston Globe
Finer storytelling would be hard to find.
— Stacy Raphael, BroadwayWorld

New Play Development


Dorset Theatre Festival has become a national incubator of new work, and a theater well known for bringing World and Regional Premieres to audiences in Southern Vermont and the Berkshires.

The Pipeline Series

See it in Dorset first.

Three new works in process in one-night-only, star-studded staged readings.

July 2, July 23, and August 13, 2019. Titles to be announced.

Women Artists Writing Group

A diverse group of mid-career female actresses and theatre artists expanding their artistry through writing. The purpose is to meet the whole female theatre artist where she is as a writer, providing resources and support as she works to either discover her own voice or works toward completing a writing project.

Don’t miss Mrs. Christie in the 2019 Main Stage Season, written by WAW Co-Founder Heidi Armbruster.

a home for the development and staging of new plays and a destination for star performers.
— The Boston Globe

Discover Dorset

See, Shop, Eat, Stay


Giving Back

Pay-what-you like tickets for our local heroes.


Women Artists Writing Group


Gift Cards

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Young Playwrights

The Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition


Professional Apprentice Program


42nd Season Sponsors

Season support provided by
The Rodgers Family Foundation