Dorset Theatre Festival’s 44th season will feature new commissions by Theresa Rebeck and Chisa Hutchinson in its inaugural StageFree Audio Plays series, as well as performances of Christopher Durang’s “Laughing Wild,” the world premiere of “Queen of the Night” by travis tate and a workshop of Heidi Armbruster’s “Scarecrow” live on stage at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.
The 2021 comeback season will begin with StageFree Audio Plays, a new series written for a totally aural experience. The Festival has commissioned award-winning writers Rebeck and Hutchinson as the inaugural playwrights in the series. The first podcast, “Redeemed” by Hutchinson, will debut just before the beginning of the Festival’s live outdoor season at SVAC.
The Festival is building an outdoor stage to be home to main stage productions set under the stars throughout July and August. “The Vermont landscape will be the theater’s backdrop this year, and the stage will be a truly open-air experience for both the audience and the artists,” said Dina Janis, artistic director.