Dina Janis Resigns as Artistic Director of Dorset Theatre Festival

(Dorset, VT – September 12, 2022) After 13 seasons as the artistic director of Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vermont, Dina Janis has resigned from her role this fall. The Festival’s Board of Trustees has announced current Producing Director Will Rucker as the company’s Interim Executive Producer.  Since joining the…

REVIEW: “Thirst” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger “Set during Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, failure, denial and passion roil as two Irish servants and an American chauffeur pass the day in the kitchen of the Tyrone family’s residence in 1912.” (Publicity blurb: Dorset Theatre Festival’s production of Thirst by Ronán Noone). …

Dorset Theatre Festival Opens World Premiere Play Directed by Theresa Rebeck

(Dorset, VT – August 17, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival’s 45th Season of professional summer theatre will conclude with the World Premiere of Thirst, written by Irish-American playwright Ronán Noone, directed by the Festival’s resident playwright, Theresa Rebeck.  Set during Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, failure, denial, and…

Dorset Theatre Festival Brings the Love Back in “Back Together Again”

JULY 27 – AUGUST 7 (2 WEEKS ONLY) (Dorset, VT – July 22, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival’s 45th Season of professional summer theatre will continue with Back Together Again: The Music of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, a new concert featuring Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson. Friends since their…

REVIEW: “Scarecrow” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Heidi Armbruster’s semi-autobiographical one-woman show “Scarecrow” opens with two well-meaning friends offering awkward advice to the main character on how to make funeral arrangements for her father, who is in the hospital dying of cancer. Based on the author’s own experience of living with her father for…

Dorset Theatre Festival Continues 45th Season with World Premiere of “Scarecrow”

(Dorset, VT– July 12, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival’s 45th Season of professional summer theatre will continue with the World Premiere of the one-women play, Scarecrow, written and performed by Heidi Armbruster, and directed by the Festival’s artistic director, Dina Janis.   Scarecrow is one woman’s heartwarming and funny look back at…

REVIEW: “Wait Until Dark” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival has opened its 2022 season with a revival of the Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark.” The adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher moves the story from its original mid-‘60s setting into the 1940s, which gives the piece a delicious film-noir feel. The plot follows newlywed…

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