Nurturing the Arts:
Dina Janis, Theater: Reaching for the stars
By Allison Teague
Dorset, in Bennington County, has nurtured performance theater since 1927, when residents staged a three-act play, “39 East,” in the Town Hall. It was received with such great enthusiasm that it spun out the Dorset Players, and a legend was born.
Two years later the community raised funds for a larger space, the Dorset Playhouse.