Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit

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 intelligent, 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 is an annual stage arts festival in Provincetown that presents innovative artists, both emerging and renowned. Founded by Quinn Cox and John Cameron Mitchell, Afterglow honors Provincetown as the birthplace of the Modern American Theatre, and renews the centennial artistic bond between Greenwich Village and Provincetown. Since its inception in 2011, Afterglow has presented an array of progressive and professional artists, including MacArther and Guggenheim fellows, as well as Tony, Academy, Obie, and GLAAD award winners, to thousands of appreciative audience members. Since 2015, Afterglow has collaborated with Harvard's American Repertory Theater, to produce the yearly Glowberon series at ART's second stage, Oberon, in Cambridge, MA, where Cox also premiered a new Glow Festival in summer, 2017. With Oberon/ART, Cox has been able to present the powerful and innovative work of its artists in a new market and strengthen ties between the Boston and Provincetown-area arts scenes. Going forward, Afterglow intends to strengthen its ties throughout New England, building out a roster of New England artists to present across the region, as well as presenting and community partners. Afterglow is a non-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.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Physical Address: 
Provincetown, MA 02657
Last Name: 
508-487-4569 (GLOW)


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Jazz
Music - Pop / Rock
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
We seek out ADA compliant venues to present our work. We encourage the artists we present to incorporate creative elements into their shows to specifically enhance the theater experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing and blind and partially sighted audience members.