Afterglow Festival



The Afterglow Festival is a gathering to Provincetown of both renowned and under-the-radar innovative stage artists evolving the world of live performance today.

Afterglow honors Provincetown as the birthplace of the Modern American Theater, championing its evolutionary spirit by presenting staged works from performing artists across a wide spectrum of forms.

Afterglow serves as an international destination for performing artists to express their creativity and vision while fortifying Provincetown’s unique historical standing as a center for vanguard stage craft.

Founded by Quinn Cox and John Cameron Mitchell, Afterglow renews the centennial artistic bond between Greenwich Village and Provincetown, enriching the cultural heritage of this great Cape Cod hamlet, making it a post-seasonal destination for international artists and audiences alike.

Afterglow fills a niche in the Provincetown arts scene long left vacant. In a performance landscape of community theater productions and commercial entertainments, Afterglow galvanizes professional, progressive artists and intellgent, appreciative audiences.

The festival name recognizes the season in which it occurs, post Labor Day and full summer glare, a most beautiful and inspiring time in Provincetown. Afterglow invites performers and the public to bask in the glittering light of pure, live artistic expression.

The Afterglow Festival operates as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization serving the arts community-at-large. Contributions made to the Afterglow Festival are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.