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New Works

Celebrating a Decade of Nurturing the New

Weston’s nationally respected New Works Programs reflect a commitment to the responsible development of new plays and musicals in our unique and supportive rural setting. Programs include an annual New Musical Award, Artists Retreat, Workshops and Full Productions including but not limited to world premieres. The theatre company also owns and is in the process of transforming the five-acre Walker Farmstead in Weston into a year-round Center for the Arts for production and play development.


Weston New Works Programs have been supported in part by 321 Theatrical Management; the Anton Family Foundation; the Araca Group; Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; Dramatic Publishing; Samuel French, Inc.; the Frederick Loewe Foundation; Stacey Mindich Productions LLC; Music Theatre International; the National Alliance for Musical Theatre/Fund for New Musicals; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation; the Shen Family Foundation; the Shubert Foundation; Tams-Witmark Music Library; Theatrical Rights Worldwide; and many generous individuals.

Capital Projects

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company owns the 5-acre Walker farmstead at the northern edge
of the village of Weston and will open a new, year-round studio theatre in the fall of 2017, the
centerpiece for the farm’s transformation into a year-round campus for play development.

Submission Policy

We regret that limited resources do not allow us to consider unsolicited manuscripts at this time.


For further information about Weston New Works Programs, contact Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler at or 802-824-8167 x102.

  • New Musical Award

    A national competition supports the creation of a free professional demo CD of a new, full-length musical, supported by concerts in Vermont and New York.

  • Artist Retreats

    A group of individual and collaborating artists spend an all-expenses paid week in Vermont, working on their newest or latest projects.

  • Workshops

    Invited artists, ensembles or companies rehearse, develop and perform a work in progress with bare bones technical support in Vermont and NYC.