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Emmy-winning actor and director Dorothy Lyman shares her extraordinary solo show after its premiere in New York City followed by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Sunday, April 21st, at 5 pm

Thomas S. Parakos Arts Center on the campus of The Frederick Gunn School

General Admission Tickets $25

As a special fundraiser for CTX, Violet & Me, written and performed by Dorothy Lyman, explores personal themes connected to the complicated relationship Dorothy shared with her mother. Exploring important issues of our time, reflecting on choices available and choices made by women and artists in our culture, Dorothy’s indelible sense of humor guides the audience through tough questions we all must continue to ask. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards funding emerging theatre artists and their collaborators in the creation of new work for this upcoming Exchange from June 10-23, 2024.

All general admission tickets are $25. To purchase tickets ahead of time, please click HERE. Tickets will also be available at the door at the Thomas S. Parakos Arts and Community Center on the campus of The Frederick Gunn School.

Summer 2024

Connecticut Theatre Exchange is gearing up for the 2024 Exchange!

Interested in a creative retreat? CTX will host learning opportunities for adults 18+ as well as a week-long day camp for young actors. Hop over to our Summer Learning Opportunities page to learn about the extraordinary teaching artists we are partnering with this summer.

TPACC lobby
Steep Rock trail spring
TPACC glass front
FGS gym
Gunn Quad

Connecticut Theatre Exchange (CTX) exists to bring together theatre artists from various backgrounds and identities to support their process of developing new projects and new skills in a nurturing environment that is both accessible and affordable.

We do this by:

  • Offering residencies for playwrights and screenwriters and their teams in various forms of development 
  • Providing low-cost residencies to existing ensembles to experience an uninterrupted and deeper developmental rehearsal process
  • Giving space and time for professional artists to study new skills and new ideas, contributing to their artistic process
  • Garnering resources for historically under-represented or under-supported populations and actively identifying ways to remove barriers to the CTX experience
  • Welcoming the public to free showings of new work and inviting curated feedback
  • Programming a variety of free or low-cost workshops of exploration of the artistic process
  • Developing partnerships with organizations that promote equitable development of creative work

Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center (TPAAC)

Frederick Gunn School

Washington, CT