The Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America, in the oldest town in West Virginia. Discover the ultimate theater experience in historic Shepherdstown.
Named as one of the top theater festivals in the world, by publications such as The New York Times, American Theatre, and World Guide, the Contemporary American Theater Festival shapes the future of American theater. Each summer, the Festival produces six new plays in rotating repertory. However, due to COVID-19 the 2020 performances have been postponed to 2021.