Contemporary American Theater Festival

About Contemporary American Theater Festival

The Contemporary American Theater Festival, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, is hosted on the campus of Shepherd University (Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, President), a public liberal arts institution founded in 1871, and located in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Situated along the banks of the Potomac River, and just 70 miles north of Washington, DC, and west of Baltimore, MD, Shepherdstown is a mixture of metropolitan thought and rustic ambience. Drawing on populations of Northern Virginia, western and suburban Maryland, DC, and Baltimore, 60% of CATF’s audience comes from outside the State of West Virginia. The CATF season is truly America’s newest plays in West Virginia’s oldest town.

To produce and develop new American theater

The ultimate theater experience for artists and audiences

Fearless art;
Daring and diverse stories;


Costume Shop Intern

May 2022 - August 2022 Shepherdstown, WV
“The sense of community garnered was incredible. The people there were lovely. Working with the other interns and staff to bring six plays to life was so rewarding. ”
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