Dorset Theatre Festival is a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization founded in 1974, whose
purpose is to create bold, innovative and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational
community, and economically diverse region, while enlightening, entertaining and inspiring audiences
through the celebration of great plays. Dorset Theatre Festival aims to redefine the landscape of theatre
by presenting thought-provoking productions drawn from the new and classic canon, as well as through
the development of new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theater.
The Festival produces four main stage plays each summer between June and August and is known for its
world premieres of new plays and regional premieres of Tony Award-winning plays. The Festival attracts
top talent from Broadway and Regional Theaters across America to the quaint village of Dorset each
summer to great acclaim.