Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

January 24, 2019

PREVIEW: Barrington Stage Company, The 8th Annual 10x10 New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company, St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield, MA
February 14 – March 10, 2019

2018 production "Joyride," photo by Scott Barrow
Once again Barrington Stage presents ten 10-minute plays for Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival.

Last year’s 10x10 was a wonderful exposure to ten new mini-plays. Each performance filled  the house. Please refer to the BSC website on February 25 for information on the format and actors. The formula remains the same. It is the actors who change roles in each piece.

Directors for this winter’s crop of “playettes” are Julianne Boyd, Barrington Stage’s Artistic Director and Matthew Penn, an Emmy-nominated director whose talent is seen often in the Berkshires.

Most of the plays are comedies or dramedies, yet a few are quite serious. Oftentimes, it doesn’t take more than ten minutes to shape a meaningful piece of theatre. The showcase offers the opportunity to see the work of ten playwrights, one after another, on the same stage.

For more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit