Monthly Archives: July 2016

New work on stage

This summer is rich in premieres at Berkshire theaters — new work developed here, often commissioned here and in full production here for the first time — and contemporary plays, recent if not new. I got to talk with artistic directors for Berkshire Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival earlier this summer for a story in Berkshire Magazine before many of the shows were in rehearsal, and meet a playwright at Shakespeare & Company.

In the featured photo, Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden hold onto each other in ‘American Son,’ which premiered at Barrington Stage Company in June and July. Photo by Scott Barrow, courtesy of Barrington Stage Company

Sculpture and signal boxes

Walking around North Bennington and the North Bennington Sculpture Show on a July afternoon …


Myths wake in the hills

‘Orpheus in the Berkshires’ has brought magic to the mountains and local and Williamstown Theatre Festival actors together on stage in WTF’s annual free performance — this year in a new work by Obie awardwinning playwright Lucy Thurber.