Festival UnBound


Touchstone Theatre opens its 2021-22 season with the third iteration of Festival UnBound, a celebration of Lehigh Valley arts and community discourse!

This year’s festival will feature five days of arts, culture, and community events, running from September 29-October 3, 2021, plus a pre-festival weekend featuring original performances by Touchstone/Moravian MFA students September 17-18. All events are FREE! Donations are gratefully accepted. Most events are interactive! From immersive walking performances to events where you can sing and dance along, nearly all events feature a chance for the audience to get involved.

Join Festival UnBound, as they vision the future— through art— together.

Wondering how to explore this year’s festival? Here’s the rundown:

  • 2-Day Pre-Festival Opening Weekend (September 17-18) – featuring original, community-based performances by our MFA students
  • 5-Day Festival (September 29-October 3) – a long weekend of visual art, theatre, live music, dance, and conversation
  • 11 Events – performances and gatherings at Touchstone’s new, outdoor Barrio Stage; the Charles A. Brown Ice House; Cafe the Lodge; and public park spaces throughout Bethlehem
  • 2 Guest Artist Residencies – The Frontera Project (featuring US and Mexican artists, directed by Jessica Bauman) and Anne Labovitz (acclaimed visual artist and founder of the I Love You Institute.