Weston Playhouse is Vermont’s oldest professional theatre. Its first summer stock season was in 1937. The theatre’s current theme is Celebrating the Classics Nurturing the New. Besides presenting a variety of plays each summer, it has a range of educational programs. Fifteen Student Ambassadors are given free tickets to six productions and get an inside look into all aspects of the developing production. They sit in on rehearsals and watch the evolution of a play into a performance. Another example of Weston’s educational outreach is the Broadway Boot Camp which, in conjunction with Burr and Burton Academy’s Creative Arts Department, offers high school students three weeks of acting, singing and dancing classes in musical theatre.
In its long history, Weston has also had only three sets of administrators. It is unique in currently having a team of three directors who have worked together well for many years. We had the pleasure of interviewing the three directors over the years. Recently Steve Stettler talked to us about this year’s season, some of the other programs they have, as well as their plans for the future. They develop new works cooperatively in the community and with other regional theatres.
Interview with Steve Stettler