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The Stranger Play Festival

four short plays about strangeness and strangers.

Addressing this under representation is a goal of The Stranger Play Festival, to highlight the stories of women by women, using the idea of ‘stranger’ as a point of inspiration and unifying American and Canadian artists. The playwrights hail from different North American locales; Elizabeth Flanagan from San Francisco, Hortense Gerardo from Boston, Alex Karolyi from Toronto and Jeanne Beckwith from Vermont.

Directed by Monica Callan, Tess Holbrook, Kim Ward, Sarah Venooker.

Please note: Off Center for the Dramatic Arts will host the first weekend

294 No. Winooksi Ave, Suite 116A Burlington, VT


Sept 19-21 @ 7:30pm and Sept 22 @2pm

Please note: The Grange Hall Cultural Center will host the second weekend

317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, VT


Sept 27 & 28 @ 7:30pm and Sept 29 @ 2pm.

Statistics still reflect a huge disparity of female voices in the theater industry despite research identifying a majority of post-secondary theater students and audiences are women. “We wanted our festival to address current gender issues as well as provide an opportunity to introduce female characters and perspectives”, said local Vermont playwright Jeanne Beckwith. “We hope the impact will be well-received and far-reaching.”

Stranger Fest Creative Team:

Anna Not Emma

Written by Elizabeth Flanagan

Directed by Sarah Venooker

Featuring Susan Bachman, Robert Graham Jr., Linda Iannuzzi

William Hazlitt and the Natural Correction

Written by Jeanne Beckwith

Directed by Monica Callan

Featuring Louis Bronson, Clarke Jordon, Sarah Venooker


Written by Alex Karolyi

Directed by Tess Holbrook

Featuring Louis Bronson, Alex Karolyi

Chagrin Valley

Written by Hortense Gerardo

Directed by Kim Ward

Featuring Bob Carmody, Dvora Zipkin

Venue Information

Off Center for the Dramatic Arts
294 N. Winooski Ave. Ste. 116
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 349-9065
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Organizer Information

The Stranger Play Festival

317 Howard Avenue
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

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