Information on:

Dorset Theatre Festival

104 Cheney Road
802-867-2223

About Dorset:

The Dorset Theatre Festival has been a fixture in the Dorset and Manchester area for more than 30 years. Founded by the late Jill Charles, with John Nassivera, in the 1970's, the Festival now plays in a renovated historic barn at 104 Cheney Road, in Dorset. DTF has served as a launching pad for acclaimed plays and playwrights including Douglas Carter Beane's When Bees in Honey Drown and Advice from a Caterpillar, The Jazz Club by John Nassivera and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize finalist Old Wicked Songs by Jon Marans. The Dorset Theatre Festival received the Moss Hard Award for Outstanding Theatre in 1995 and 1997.

Carl Forsman, who also helms the New York City-based Keen Company, was named DTF's Artistic Director in December 2006. He is proud to bring to Vermont Keen Company's commitment to innovative design work, wonderful ensemble acting, and productions that speak to our shared humanity and need for connection. Carl is the recipient of a Drama Desk nomination as Best Director for Keen's 2001 production of The Voice of the Turtle, and his production of Sin (A Cardinal Deposed) for the New Group won an OBIE Award. Keen Company won a 2005 Drama Desk citation "for moving and enlightening audiences with plays that build upon our theatrical heritage."



Reviews

James Kafka

Rating:
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
First-class theater company. Outstanding, professional performances and stories. Never disappointing, always uplifting and thought provoking.

Marietta Trombley

Rating:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
It was a fun night out and I love musicals. The Dorset Playhouse is one of my favorite places.

Gold Trout

Rating:
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
I've been going to the Dorset Theatre since I was a kid, and grow to love it more and more each year. Dina & Co are doing a phenomenal job, bringing some MAJOR theatrical productions to our small community and enriching the summer season for all. Keep up the good work!!

Marty Plante

Rating:
Sunday, July 23, 2017
This is a small but very professional regional theater. The actors, sets, costumes and plays are all first rate. All seats have a good view of the stage.

Calvin Parent

Rating:
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
This is the dankest theater I have ever been too. It is so moist. It has good memes. So dank. I love the club penguin there. I have one suggestion. More XD!

Dorset Theatre Festival is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

Upcoming Events at Dorset Theatre Festival

Dorset Theatre Festival - Pride and Prejudice

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 at 2:00pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Pride and Prejudice

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Pre-Festival - Ann

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Ann

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Ann

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »

Dorset Theatre Festival - Ann

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 7:30pm
Dorset Playhouse
Dorset, VT
Read More »