Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

October 29, 2020

BSC & BTG Awarded Million Dollar Gift

Pittsfield, MA (October 29, 2020)

Barrington Stage Company and Berkshire Theatre Group each Awarded Over $1 Million Dollar Gift In Memory of Mary Anne Gross

Barrington Stage Company (Julianne Boyd, Founder/Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that a generous gift of just over $1 million dollars has been made to the company by the family of the late Mary Anne Gross in recognition of her lifelong love of theatre and the Berkshires. This award also recognizes the heroic and tireless efforts of Barrington Stage Company in producing the first live Equity theatre in the United States in summer 2020, following the shutdown of live performing arts due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. 

The Gross Family gift will support payroll and basic operating costs for the next six months in order to ensure that there are no furloughs or layoffs while the theatres continue to raise funds in support of future artistic programming.