We are beginning the transition to our new location, new name, and new chapter for Summer 22. Stay tuned for more developments as we imagine the possibilities and make them so. Thank you for your patience. 

If you have any questions, please email us at tracylizmiller@gmail.com or kentburham4@gmail.com

Connecticut Theatre Exchange (CTX)

Small Exchanges = Big Impact

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

Mission and Vision

Connecticut Theatre Exchange, formerly Pawling Theatre Exchange, 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. 

Connecticut Theatre Exchange (CTX) will be built on our earlier inception of ideas laid down in our first summer in 2019  of existence as Pawling Theatre Exchange. Stay tuned for more . . . ..CTX 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 Frederick Gunn School's  campus of lush greenery, CTX 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 limited to:

  • 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.