Southampton International Theatre Workshops & Festival

walter_bernard_summer2014Only 80 miles from Manhattan, the Hamptons have been a theatre enclave for over a century. From John Drew and Ethel Barrymore up through Arthur Miller and Edward Albee, the East End has played the part of respite and inspiration to some of the most influential artists in American Theatre. Tennessee Williams even summered here and once lived in our historic campus windmill where he wrote a play.

Building on that tradition, we’ve gathered some of the greatest working theatre artists in their fields to lead workshops in directing, playwriting and acting. Even better, we’ve done it on an 82-acre campus with ocean views.

Festival: July 9 - 20, 2014
Ten original plays in development; a talented company of actors in residence to present the work; mentoring by theatre artists
Mercedes Ruehl, Jack Hofsiss, Jon Robin Baitz, David Adjmi, Abigail Katz, Billy Carden, and others.
Stay tuned for information on the 2015 Theatre Workshops & Festival
Sponsored by the
 MFA in Theatre



For 2014 Workshop descriptions see Workshops

For 2014 costs and to apply see Application & Guidelines 

SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL, Avram Theater, Saturday, July 12, 2014
(L-R) Ain Gordon, Christian Scheider, Stephen Hamilton, Matt Klam, and Mercedes Ruehl
photo (c) 2014 by Star Black
albee mann shanley ruehl
Edward Albee Emily Mann John Patrick Shanley Mercedes Ruehl with
Nick Mangano