Pawling Theatre Exchange

Small Exchanges = Big Impact

Mission and Vision

Pawling Theatre Exchange (PTE) builds on the idea that small, even cursory exchanges among theatre artists of all ages and phases of their lives can inspire, germinate, and manifest enormous impact personally, artistically, and professionally. In residence at the Trinity-Pawling School in the beautiful Hudson Valley 90 minutes north of New York City, PTE allows for time and the use of spacious facilities to foster this unique exchange.

Lead by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Tracy Liz Miller and Kent Burnham, PTE envisions overlapping vibrant programming that includes branches of creation, study, education, and the development of new works of theatre in a safe, accessible, and secluded environment. In residence on Trinity-Pawling School’s 200 acre campus of lush greenery, Pawling Theatre Exchange offers theatre artists in all disciplines curated resources along with housing, meals, and restorative time away from their busy lives.

Programming includes, but is not exclusive of:

  • Playwrights developing their plays through differing stages of development

  • Theatre ensembles in various stages of rehearsal processes of new works

  • Professional theatre artists seeking opportunities to expand or share their skills 

  • A young company of exceptional theatre artists committed to concentrated training as theatre-makers

  • Procured round-table discussions offering the exchange of ideas unique to each residency depending on who is present and the immediate topics of our time

  • Public showings of new work in all stages of development, allowing the present community an insight into the why, what, and how of the artists’ unique processes


Simultaneous programming allows for invigorating conversations, remarkable communion, and unique collaboration within the residents’ time at PTE.


And life-long connections for artists and audiences alike are forged, enriching lives and allowing for future possibilities.

A wide range of theatre work happening at the same time . . . . .exchanging ideas and impulses.
Young Company
Simultaneous programming for professionals and students, allowing for unique guest-teaching opportunities
Professional Learning Opportunities
 Development of New Works


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Physical address: In residence at Trinity-Pawling School, 700 Route 22, Pawling, NY  12564

PTE welcomes inquiries and interest in space collaboration and offerings. PTE does not accept unsolicited scripts, rather we welcome the start of a conversation with artists.Please check the Upcoming Projects page for information on being a part of the artistic collaboration offerings. 

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