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Weston Playhouse Upstages Itself (Seven Days)

Last weekend, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company broke ground on its new state-of-the-art theater compound on the Walker Farm in Weston Village. The $10 million capital and fundraising campaigns that began in 2007 will add a $6.5 million black-box theater to the company's main stage. The grounds will contain flexible performance, rehearsal, and community spaces to accommodate the creation of more experimental theater, along with space for administrative offices and artist housing. Read More

Conquering the Norman Conquests Without Going Broke (American Theatre)

On a recent April evening, a bottle of champagne was popped in the back of a limousine. The passengers were on their way to an evening at the theatre, and they were celebrating. Sound like New York City or London? Try Vermont. The limo was sponsored by Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse and was en route to a performance of Living Together at Northern Stage, the first stop for the play in an ambitious collaboration among the three Vermont theatres.  Read More

Weston celebrates its big small-town cornerstones (Brattleboro Reformer)

It was a typical small-town parade. Except most towns can't boast to an anchor Main Street merchant — in this case, the Vermont Country Store — ringing up annual sales of $100 million. Or the Weston Playhouse, the state's oldest professional theater company, launching another summer season of Broadway hits while raising $10 million for a year-round second home." Read More

It’s a long way to Broadway (Rutland Herald)

Weston Playhouse may be famous for musical comedies and classic theater, but its annual Artists Retreat goes much broader. In fact, the subjects of the five projects pursued this year were perhaps the most serious yet ... By invitation only, eight theater professionals had spent the past week in residence on the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company campus, at the theater’s expense, working intensively on their latest projects.." Read More

Divided Conquests (Vermont Arts Council)

The power of three is a principle used in writing and speaking. The idea is that things are funnier, more satisfying, or more effective when grouped in threes. If this holds true for plays, three Vermont theaters have come up with a winning idea." Read More

The Norman Conquests — Three Theatres and a Trilogy (VT Digger)

Three Vermont theatres are partnering to present British playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s acclaimed comic trilogy The Norman Conquests this spring and summer in a historic collaboration they hope will be a model for other Vermont businesses and organizations seeking to build creativity, customer bases, and the bottom line. Read More

Weston Theatre Campaign Receives Major Support (Broadway World)

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has received major support for its capital campaign from the Hunter Charitable Trust of Boston and the Loewe Foundation of New York. The Campaign for the Weston Theatre, which currently stands at $8.5 million, will build a flexible second stage on the five-acre Walker Farm in Weston to complement the award-winning company's programming at the historic Weston Playhouse.  Read More