An Interview with MaConnia Chesser and Jeffrey Mousseau About “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

October 21-24 MaConnia Chesser, an actor well known to Berkshire audiences, seen this past summer as Goneril in “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company, will be performing in the solo show “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House. “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagle’s…

Mimi Quillin Recalls Working with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in New Solo Show at the Mahaiwe

On October 15 and 16 dancer, writer, and actor Mimi Quillin will bring her “entirely true, middle-age coming-of-age story” Call Fosse at the Minskoff to the Mahaiwe. In this 90-minute solo performance, directed by Michael Berresse, Quillin will take audiences along with her into the inner sanctum of two of…

Piti Theatre’s Popular “To Bee or Not To Bee” Streaming from the Toronto Fringe Festival

by Gail M. Burns A pollinator fable for the whole family Piti Theatre (based in Shelburne Falls, MA)  has pivoted to a streaming distribution model for both it’s popular “To Bee or Not To Bee” piece about pollinator disappearance colony, which is currently streaming as part of the Toronto Fringe…

PREVIEW: “ALIEN/NATION” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Gail M. Burns In 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield attended “American Dream Study,” the Forest of Arden Company‘s site-specific performance in Columbia County, NY, and invited director Michael Arden to come to Williamstown and collaborate with the WTF’s Community Works program to produce something similar here.…

An Interview with Nathan Stith, Artistic Director of Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns Oldcastle Theatre Company has been in three different theatres in Bennington, Vermont, during its 49 year history, but Nathan Stith is only its second Artistic Director. Here’s what he has in store for his first full season at the helm. Berkshire on Stage: You have been…

REVIEW: “Water, Water, Everywhere…” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns Oldcastle Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson has written a play about the ongoing local PFOA crisis. In case you don’t live locally, plants in North Bennington VT, Hoosick Falls, NY, and various other local towns used chemicals that leached PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) into the soil and…

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