The Bard at Mulford

At Mulford Farm in East Hampton

    HITFest, the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival, has that its Summer Shakespeare program will return to Mulford Farm in East Hampton.

    Josh Perl, the founder of HITFest, said, “We will be performing for three glorious weeks under the stars from Aug. 7 through Aug. 24.” While titles have not yet been chosen, the production team returns from last season. John Landes and Peter Zablotsky will produce, Peter-Tolin Baker will serve as production designer, Richard Horwich will be the dramaturge, Kathryn Lerner the community liaison, and Mr. Perl will direct.

    “Telling Stories at the Naked Stage” is another upcoming HITFest initiative. Beginning May 17 at the Bridgehampton Community House, each one-hour program will have Mr. Perl interviewing a theater artist, something he likened to “a mash-up of the Naked Stage and ‘Inside the Actors Studio.’ ” The live programs will be packaged for podcasting and possible radio broadcast.

    Ideas for the Shakespeare festival and for “Telling Stories” guests may be sent to