• Overview

    Roadside Theater was founded in the coalfields of central Appalachia in 1975 as part of Appalshop, which had begun six years earlier as a War on Poverty/Office of Economic...

  • Highlights

    Roadside works with residents of multiple ages and points of view to create and perform a new play, The Future of Letcher County. Subsequent readings of the play, followed by...

  • New Play Creation

    Roadside Theater makes: Original Appalachian Plays; Inter-Cultural Collaborative Plays; and Plays that Incorporate Professional, Folk, and Amateur Artists

  • Community Cultural Development

    Since its founding in 1975, Roadside Theater has maintained a local program. The company’s original Appalachian plays and community cultural development methodology were, and...

  • Collaborate With Us

    In order to pass on its learning to a new generation, Roadside is especially interested in mutually-designed collaborations that will help document and make accessible the theory...