Since 1992 under the leadership of Producing Director Norman Duttweiler, the Forestburgh Playhouse has continued to offer its own unique version of summer theatre to audiences of Sullivan County. Children’s theatre (YAFF – “Young Audience Festival at Forestburgh”) was instituted in 1998, and has been an integral part of the summer season ever since. Among the dozens of improvements to the physical plant that Duttweiler has implemented, some of the most significant include installation of air conditioning in both the theatre and the tavern, complete replacement of all roofs, repair and renovation of patron decks and rehearsal decks, renovation of audience seats, repair of parking lot, replacement of exterior fencing, installation of the county’s largest perennial gardens and related landscaping with water features, installation of new septic system, renovation of all patron rest rooms, installation of on-site water chlorination system, installation of new bar and walk-in refrigerator in the Tavern, and the installation of a computerized ticketing system with online ticket sales in the box office.
Dubbed the "Miracle of the Forest," close to 30,000 patrons attend various performances every year, and the growth shows no signs of slowing down. As the Forestburgh Playhouse approaches its 67th season in 2013, it continues to thrive and make summer nights special for residents and visitors alike.