Great Barrington Public Theater presents four new play readings at The Foundry, a first look at new work by area playwrights with Berkshire Voices playwrighting collaborative.
Presenting new work by Berkshire area talent is a critical part of Great Barrington Public Theater’s founding mission. On four Monday evenings, October 3 to November 21, at The Foundry in West Stockbridge, GBPT will present fourreadings of new plays written by members of Berkshire Voices. The readings will give audiences a first look at brand-new plays currently in the works.
Tickets are FREE!, but capacity is limited. Seats can be reserved now by emailing Tristan.GreatBarringtonPublic@gmail.com
Readings take place October 3 & 17; November 7 & 21, 7:00pm
2 Harris St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266
October 3rd – 7:00pm
THE GROUP by Michael Brady – They have paid their dues, these writers. Each one hopes to write that perfect play, so they meet, read each other’s work, spilling into each other’s lives and sharing joy, pain, and the hunt for that elusive production. As the saying goes, “No happy playwrights.”
October 17 – 7:00pm
Dog Play by Leigh Strimbeck
A reunion in a park brings surprises for a couple who called it quits over a year ago. Who do we love and what do we miss most when they go?
November 7 – 7:00pm
All I Had by Ellen Clarkson
“You are what you have.” Is it possible to change a man’s stubborn belief in a premise that is so prevalent yet causes so much pain? That is the subject of All I Had, a story of revelation and redemption, where each disclosure takes the audience by surprise and leads the four characters to insights they never imagined.
November 21 – 7:00pm
Not Dark Yet by Billie Murray
Follows the intermingled lives of three people who struggle to come to terms with life, loss, love, and redemption in a small town.
Great Barrington Public Theater was founded to create opportunities for theater artists in the Berkshires and neighboring regions. GB Public Theater recognizes the many excellent playwrights, actors, directors, designers, administrators and technicians living in the Berkshires and surrounding areas. Our objective is to bring a variety of new plays to the stage and to create rigorous opportunities for area theater artists, while engaging our audiences with developmental readings, workshops, and fully staged productions, involving area talent as often as possible; and keeping ticket prices affordable.