WESTON HISTORY - continued
In September 2017, the theatre opened a new venue, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. This modern, year-round center for the arts complements Weston's summer programming on its flagship Playhouse stage. It allows the organization to expand its role as an incubator for the arts, and foster connections with its cherished community. In 2018, after 30 years, the trio of Founding Directors (Ewen, Fort, and Stettler) handed the reins to new Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert, an artist from New York with deep ties to Vermont, to lead Weston into the future. In 2020, the international COVID-19 pandemic brought live performance to a halt across the country. Weston responded with an exciting "reimagined" season of original digital works with performances reaching over 40,000 patrons across the globe and earned a New York Times Critics' Pick for the creation of One Room . This year we celebrate our 85th anniversary season with a return to live performance. We welcome the community back, not to our historical Playhouse building or to the intimacy of a show at Walker Farm, but to sit beneath the canopy of an outdoor tent, just as this community did following the Playhouse fire in 1962.
1962 - Harlan Grant welcomes patrons back to the tented performance after the fire. 2021 - Susanna Gellert welcomes patrons back to the tented performance after the pandemic.
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