World premiere audio dramas commissioned specifically for a completely aural experience created by and featuring today’s most anticipated and celebrated actors, directors and writers, presented by Dorset Theatre Festival.
STAGE FREE AUDIO PLAYS create a bridge between our history of artistic excellence in producing bold new work, and our commitment to community engagement by making new plays accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and for FREE! Enjoy world-class art, homegrown in the Brave Little State of Vermont. The Festival has commissioned award-winning writers Chisa Hutchinson and Theresa Rebeck to write the first plays in the series.
REDEEMED by Chisa Hutchinson - In addition to currently writing for a new Showtime series, Hutchinson’s plays have been produced at the Lark Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the National Black Theatre, and Delaware REP. Hutchinson’s audio play, PROOF OF LOVE, was on Audible’s Top 5 Audio list.
NIGHTWATCH by Theresa Rebeck - As the Festival’s resident playwright and “the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time,” Rebeck has developed more than eight new plays with the Festival, many of which have moved to New York City and theaters across the country. Rebeck’s new spy thriller “355,” starring Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong’o, was released in January 2022.
Dorset’s STAGE FREE AUDIO PLAYS are funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.