LENOX, Mass. – Sheila Bandyopadhyay has joined Shakespeare & Company as its Director of Training, beginning her new position on August 9. A director, movement specialist, performer, and devisor of original theater, Bandyopadhyay has an extensive background in both new work and Shakespeare and has trained and taught with the Company…

REVIEW: “The Approach” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “Mark O’Rowe’s play, The Approach, is a riddle….The story is told by what is not being said.” –from the Directors’ Notes by Mark Farrell and Tina Packer Onstage, at a cafe table, before an aptly expressionist backdrop depicting a bustling, shadowy Dublin street, we witness a series…

“The Approach” Opens Shakespeare & Company’s 45th Season

Live and Virtual Performances will be Presented May 6 – 29 at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company presents The Approach by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe, to be staged at the Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre May 6 through May 29. Co-directed by Mark Farrell and Shakespeare &…

Shakespeare & Company Announces the Cast of “The Approach”

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company announces the cast of The Approach by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe, to be staged at the Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre May 6 through May 29. Co-directed by Mark Farrell and Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, The Approach follows the story of Anna, Cora, and Denise…

WAM Theatre Seeking Video Audition Submissions for “Cadillac Crew”

WAM Theatre is seeking audition video submissions for our fall 2022 production of Tori Sampson’s CADILLAC CREW (September-October).  Deadline May 4, 2022 Due to Covid safely protocols, these auditions will be virtual.   Please submit a resume and headshot (as PDF and JPEG attachments) and video audition (a brief introduction and a contemporary…

Shakespeare & Company Names Amy Handelsman as Managing Director

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company, a theater performance, education, and training outfit now celebrating its 45th year, announces the appointment of Amy Handelsman as Managing Director effective May 1, 2022.  Handelsman accepted the position following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG), and comes to the Company…

Shakespeare & Company Celebrates National Volunteer Month with Expanded Opportunities

LENOX, Mass. – As it plans for a return to in-person performances both indoors and outdoors this summer, Shakespeare & Company is taking time to celebrate National Volunteer Month, with a renewed recruitment campaign for its Volunteer Company. An extension of National Volunteer Week, created in 1974, National Volunteer Month was…

Shakespeare & Company Presents March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings

LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company will present March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, featuring three contemporary play readings written by women playwrights.  Beginning on Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m., the weekend includes White Savior by Catherine Filloux, The Islanders by Carey Crim, and Born With Teeth by Liz Duffy Adams.  4…

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