Entering its 28th year, Shepherdstown’s renowned Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) runs from July 5-28 and comprises six new plays by American playwrights—spotlighting contemporary issues that both challenge and entertain audiences.
One of the great things about theater, and writing in general, are stories within the story. The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) is literally built upon such a notion. Each year, the event attracts a global audience to Shepherdstown—for many reasons—but mostly, because of the stories being told.
For 2017, the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University (SU) is increasing its repertory from five to six productions—continuing the annual tradition of producing and developing new American theater while capturing a snapshot of the current American landscape.