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Explore a Great Playwright Each Season

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CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY March 3-5; 10-12 at the Durham Arts Council Building

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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something beautiful, or to discover something that is true. - William Inge

Why Bartlett Theater?

With the goal of becoming a regional theatre presence in Durham, North Carolina, Bartlett Theater dedicates itself to exploring and presenting the creative world of one playwright each season.  Bartlett Theater will produce bold works that challenge and empower its audience by finding the powerful connections between the words and stories of modern playwrights and the contemporary playwrights they inspired.

Bartlett Theater is recognized as an incorporated, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We work with a mixture of AEA and non-Equity actors.

Who We Are

As the only theater in the Southeast, and one of just a few nationwide, with an immersive focus on one playwright a season, Bartlett Theater will produce bold works that challenge and empower its audience. We are excited to be located in Durham, a vibrant cultural center. Learn more about who we are and join us as we grow!