The Williamstown Theatre Festival was founded in 1954 by Williams College news director, Ralph Renzi, and drama program chairman, David C. Bryant. The success of the first edition was sufficient to motivate this great team to continue their hard work on such a good idea.
Today, sixty-five years later, the Williams Theatre Festival is known for hosting the most diverse actors, directors, performers, and many others, and providing a high-quality program for audiences and great opportunities for guests. Interpreting classical pieces them from different perspectives, in a variety of different productions, and re-inventing them offers a unique opportunity for renowned artists, as well as for young and less –known talents from across the world.
The program focuses not only on theatric performances, but also numerous other events, such as cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs.
The festival is also known for winning the Tony Award in 2002, which is another proof of the organizers’ devotion and success.
A carefully prepared festival with distinguished guests and a focus on giving audiences superb content is a rare theatrical experience, so people from all over USA and abroad come to Williamstown to enjoy.