Our Story


Established in 1968 by Mary Payne originally as a summer Children’s Theatre program, Island Theatre Workshop has been a Community Theatre staple on Martha’s Vineyard.


Under the direction of four different Artistic Directors:

  • Mary Payne 1968-1996
  • Lee Fierro 1996-2009
  • Kaf Warman 2009-2015
  • Kevin Ryan 2015-the present

ITW with an ever-changing volunteer Board of Directors, performers, musicians, and technical crew continues to be a volunteer Community Theatre company.

 “There’s No Place Like Home.”

– The Wizard of Oz

Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) is a non-profit organization of which the primary purpose is to produce plays of high literary and theatrical quality, using the eclectic talent available on Martha’s Vineyard.

  • classical
  • modern
  • musical
  • and original works

Striving for excellence within the Island’s resources is to be the standard for all public performances, however modest, and applies equally to all participants, however temporary.

ITW is committed to theatre education in depth for adults, young people and children, and intends to offer programs, classes, and in-service training to all persons interested in the performing arts. ITW and its BOD welcome participation from individuals in the community for potential productions and projects.


The Show Must Go On!

Donations are always welcome & always greatly appreciated!


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