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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Whiskey-Shine & Pantomime in Shepherdstown, WV

The recently opened Whiskey-Shine & Pantomime theater organization in Shepherdstown makes a stunning debut with an updated, modern day, and outdoor adaptation of William...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘The Wedding Gift’

Chisa Hutchinson' The Wedding Gift takes its audience into a fascinating world: an exotic "paradise" where matriarchy rules and the white / black power...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘The Second Girl’

Ronan Noone’s The Second Girl received its second chance opening at the Contemporary American Theater Festival last weekend and, like its hardscrabble characters, it’s...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Not Medea’

Bags and umbrella in hands, a young woman arrives late for the theater, apologizing profusely and comically all the while. She notices the “live” caged...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s 20th Century Blues, which opened last weekend at Shepherdstown’s Contemporary American Festival, speaks right from the heart of successful, east coast boomer women. Four 60-something women...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘pen/man/ship’

The Contemporary American Theater Festival opened Friday, July 8, 2016, for the 26th time: five new plays with five new stories to tell. In Chistina Anderson’s pen/man/ship at the in-the-round...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 5: Chisa Hutchinson...

Here is Part 5 of 5 in a series of interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative...

Spine: The 26th Contemporary American Theater Festival: Ed Herendeen’s 26th Snapshot...

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is approaching its second quarter of a century of new American plays....

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 3: Allison Gregory...

Here is Part 3 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Allison...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights’ Interviews: Part 2: Christina Anderson...

Here is Part 2 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Christina Anderson and learn...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 4: Ronan Noone...

Here is Part 4 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Ronan...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 1: Susan Miller...

Here is Part 1 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Susan...

The Playwright’s Playground: The Playmakers CATF 2014: Ed Herendeen & Peggy...

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground introduces The Playmaker Series: CATF 2014. In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the...

The Playwright’s Playground: ‘The Playmakers – CATF 2014: Interview With Ed...

This Special Edition of  The Playwright’s Playground introduces The Playmaker Series: CATF 2014. In a series of in-depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated...

Contemporary American Theater Festival Interviews Part 2: An Interview with ‘The...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews, Sharon J. Anderson, The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Trustee and Professional Storyteller, interviews Christina Anderson whose play The...

Contemporary American Theater Festival Interviews: Part 1: An Interview with ‘North...

In Part 1 of a series of interviews, Sharon J. Anderson, The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Trustee and Professional Storyteller, interviews Playwright Bruce Graham whose play North...

ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with the Founder and Producing Director of...

ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: Ed Herendeen “New plays are the future,” says Ed Herendeen, the Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), located in Shepherdstown,...

‘Heartless’ at Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) by Mark Dewey

Shephard’s Heartless Probes an In-between Existence All I remember from my first encounter with Sam Shepard’s plays is that one of the characters in La...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ