Pawling Theatre Exchange

Pawling Theatre Exchange is self-quarantining on the campus of Trinity-Pawling School, following the CDC's recommendations. We are sharing all artists' distress at the loss of creative opportunities and employment, but proud of the collective spirit of the theatre community at large in taking all precautions to slow and eliminate the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak, offering art via social media platforms, and gathering resources for all that need help.

We aim to keep the ghost light on and please check back for more details on future programming.  We have moved minimal new work development initiatives online and considering projects on a case-by-case basis.

Stay safe, be well, and keep the ghost light on.

Summer 2020 in-person programming is cancelled.

Small Exchanges = Big Impact

A wide range of theatre work happening at the same time . . . . .exchanging ideas and impulses

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 

  • Internships offered to dedicated emerging 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

  • Workshops open to the community and public, allowing for curious exploration

  • 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.

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Simultaneous programming for professionals and students, allowing for unique guest-teaching opportunities
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