Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

June 3, 2013

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Gala and Summer Season

Mahaiwe Center, Great Barrington, MA
through August 21, 2013
by Jarice Hanson

Tony Shaloub
One of the most exciting companies in the area is planning great events guaranteed to please the theatre aficionado. Berkshire Playwrights Lab will be hosting their Sixth Season Multimedia Gala Celebration on Friday, June 7th at 7:30pm with special guests Treat Williams and Tony Shaloub. The latter was recently nominated for a Tony Award for his outstanding performance in the Broadway revival of "Golden Boy." These fine actors will be joining veteran actors from past seasons of Berkshire Playwrights Lab in performing new one-act plays written exclusively for the Lab. A post-performance reception for premium ticket holders will be held at the Castle Street Cafe.

As the summer heats up, a series of events promise great entertainment and the opportunity to see new works in development. Staged readings of new plays will take place at the Mahaiwe on Wednesdays, July 10, July 24, August 7, and 21. There is no charge for the readings, but a $10 donation is encouraged.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab will be mounting its first full workshop production of Anna Ziegler’s "Life Science" from June 19 - 30 at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm at Bard College, Simon’s Rock Daniel Arts Center (84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA. The Saturday, June 22 performance will begin at 9:30 pm., Ziegler is an up-and-coming playwright with several regional premiers to her credit. Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s eye toward mounting full workshops is a mark of the company’s maturity, and the ability to see new works in development is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.