Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

March 13, 2018

PREVIEW: WAM Theatre Announces 2018 Season

WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

This Berkshire-based professional theatre company celebrates its ninth year with a main stage co-production with Dorset Theatre Festival (Dorset, VT) starring Jayne Atkinson, a thought-provoking series of play readings, a premiere presentation of comedienne Alison Larkin’s one-woman show, and various other special events. This season's plays showcase seven stories about inspiring women, all written and directed by women.

"Fresh Takes Play Reading Series" presents a series of ground-breaking plays that are imaginative and thoughtful explorations of complex issues affecting women and girls and feature local professional actors and directors.

The series kick off on April 15 at No. 6 Depot Roastery and CafĂ© in West Stockbridge with Swallow by Stef Smith, directed by Talya Kingston. On May 3 WAM will present a reading of The Virgin Trial by Kate Hennig, directed by Kelly Galvin, at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company. This sequel to The Last Wife will reunite the director and many of the cast members from WAM’s hit 2017 production of The Last Wife. On June 10 the troupe returns to West Stockbridge for a reading of Honor Killing by Sarah Bierstock, directed by Molly Merrihew.

WAM collaborates with the Clark Art Institute for the August 12 reading of Fresh Takes reading of Pipeline by Dominique Morrisseau, and wraps up on September 16 with Escaped Alone, the latest play by playwrights Caryl Churchill, directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven.

For detailed information about the series check the WAM website at