​Bringing professional theatre to Ridgefield, Connecticut and celebrating the legacy of Michael Chekhov

Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival

Marisa DelMonaco

Stephanie Trolle

Lenka  Pichlíková-Burke

Your donation helps us bring cutting-edge productions

to the area to offer at a modest ticket price.

Contact: 203-274-0261

Jeffery Albanesi

Suzanne Benton

Abby Walker

Rudy Marconi

Hamilton Clancy

Board of Directors

In 1939, Russian-born actor Michael Chekhov established the Chekhov Ridgefield School in a Connecticut barn. There, he taught classes and honed the Chekhov Method, an approach to acting that has influenced actors from Yul Brynner to Johnny Depp.


The Chekhov International Theatre Festival was created to honor this dramatic innovator and to bring live, professional theatre to Ridgefield, Chekhov's adopted home.


Our non-profit organization seeks to enhance the cultural landscape of the region and make Ridgefield a destination for compelling professional theatre. Hamilton Clancy, our new artistic director, will rejuvenate our festival and bring us compelling dramatic pieces and high comedy.

Nancy Ponturo