The Cape Cod Theater Coalition

Total Membership Now 22 Organizations

By: - May 07, 2013

The Cape Cod Theater Coalition has announced that five new theaters have joined the Coalition, bringing total membership to 22.  New members are: Falmouth Theatre Guild in Falmouth, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, The Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, Buzzards Play Productions in Buzzard's Bay, and Island Theatre Workshop -Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Haven. The Coalition has grown from 5 theaters in 1995 to 22 theaters today, with virtually every live theater on Cape Cod and the Islands now members. 

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, The Vineyard Playhouse and the Island Theatre Workshop are the first members from the Islands, and that expansion has prompted the Coalition to rename itself the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition in order to reflect its wider geographic representation.

The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition is a collaboration of live performance theaters from Woods Hole to Provincetown and the Islands.  Best known for its annual Theater Guide and Schedule which this year will be distributed to over 70,000 households and visitors throughout the Northeast, the Coalition also provides the latest theater performance calendars and news through its website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. 

The Coalition also sponsors seminars, promotes the performing arts, and through the Friends of the Theater Coalition promotes awareness of its theaters, holds event such as its annual Season Highlights Gala to be held this year on October 6 featuring showcase performances from member theaters, and special events such as its discussion series StageStruck: Behind the Scenes of Local Theater.  Next in this series will be Saints or Skeptics: A Q&A With Local Theater Critics to be held on June 23, reception and refreshments from 2:00-3:00 pm, discussion from 3:00-4:30 pm at the Chatham Drama Guild, 134 Crowell Road, Chatham.

Founded in 1995 by five theaters and the support of the Cape Cod 5 Bank Foundation, the Coalition has grown to be one of the largest collaborative theater groups in the country.  Members range from small community theaters to large venues featuring professional Actors Equity productions. 

The Coalition recently launched its new website, , as part of the Theater Coalition's on-going effort to encourage and promote cultural tourism among the more than 6 million annual visitors and 250,000 year-round residents of the Cape and Islands.  

About Our New Members

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket                             

Centre Stage at 2 Centre Street

Bennett Hall at 62 Centre Street


Our 2013 season will off­er seven Main Stage productions and over 20 special evenings. Surprises are in store, all brought to you because we desire to entertain, to enchant, and to inspire. We o­er year-round opportunities for people to bring a theatrical vision to life and to share it with the folks who pass through our doors. The alchemy of our creative exchange can only happen when theatre is live. We have produced hundreds of classic plays, new plays, musicals, comedies, tragedies, farces, melodramas, mysteries, pantomimes, cabarets, dinner theatres, children's theatre, workshops, short play festivals, staged readings and dance pieces for generations of Islanders and visitors.

The Vineyard Playhouse

24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven


The Vineyard Playhouse on Martha's Vineyard is the only year round professional theater on the island. Please join us for an unforgettable live theater experience -from fully staged productions; world and regional premieres; lively Shakespeare and children's shows outdoors in the Tisbury Amphitheater; staged readings of new work; and more. The Vineyard Playhouse has o­ered the best for 30 years!

Martha's Vineyard Island Theatre Workshop 

Island Theater Workshop

P.O. Box 1893, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


Island Theatre Workshop is the longest-running year-round theatre company on Martha's Vineyard, featuring workshops, classes and camps for adults and children. It was founded in 1968 by Mary Payne as a summer workshop for children, called The Children's Theatre. The overall program quickly expanded to include Island teenagers in the winter, and is now into its 45th year.

Falmouth Theatre Guild

Highfield Theater

58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

P.O. Box 383, Falmouth MA 02541


Falmouth Theatre Guild has brought the best of Broadway to the Upper Cape for 52 years. Join us for our 2013-2014 season in the historic Highfield Theater: Oct 25-27, Nov 1-3, 8-10 Sweeney Todd, December 6-8, 13-15 A Seussi­fied Christmas Carol, January 31, February 1-2, 7-9 The 39 Steps, May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 Young Frankenstein.

Buzzards Play Production

3065 Cranberry Highway, Wareham


Buzzards Play Productions is a non-profit performing arts collaborative based in Wareham, MA. Our mission is to provide a broad range of quality entertainment and education for the entire family! We aim to inspire, encourage and enlighten our community through all creative arts. By way of live theatre, music, dance and visual arts, our goal is simple: Experience, Enjoy, Imagine all that you are capable of and share your talents with all who connect with you as the artist.

The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition, PO Box 841, Dennis MA 02638 

The Friends Mission states:  The purpose of Friends is to support the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition and its individual member theaters through fundraising, education, enrichment, entertainment, advocacy, and institutional development facilitated by gathering people together who enjoy and support the performing arts of the region.

The Friends are actively seeking additional volunteers and members. Those interested in learning more about the Friends or the Theater Coalition should visit

Email, or mail PO Box 841, Dennis MA 02638.   


Our Mission is to strengthen the performing arts venues, organizations, audiences and individual artists of the region, and through the collaboration of our member theaters we endeavor to ensure the continued cultural and economic richness of the Cape & Islands by providing opportunities for information and resource sharing, promotion of live performance, education and outreach, collegiality and cooperation for the benefit of the performing arts community, our audiences and supporters.

The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition

Cape Cod Live!  - Theater, Music, Dance, Film, Performance, Exhibitions 

PO Box 841, Dennis, MA 02638,

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