Tina Packer Earns 2022 Ellen Stewart Career Achievement Award in Professional Theatre

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) has awarded the 2022 Ellen Stewart Career Achievement Award in Professional Theatre to Tina Packer, founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. The Ellen Stewart Career Achievement in Professional Theatre Award is named for American theater…

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…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Modern Titles of 2022 Season

LENOX, Mass. – Tickets for the Modern titles of Shakespeare & Company’s 2022 Season are on sale now, joining the previously announced Classic productions. Slated to run from May 6 through October 30, the season – Shakespeare & Company’s 45th – marks the reopening of the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre following its…

Shakespeare & Company Continues Virtual Programming with “Breath of Life”

UPDATE! Due to technical difficulties, the release of Breath of Life has been delayed. The film will be now released Sunday, September 5. Anyone who registered to watch the film today will receive notification from the Box Office. [Lenox, MA – August 27, 2021] Following up its wildly successful offering of King Lear featuring Christopher…

Bella Merlin & Tina Packer: “When Action is Eloquence” Discussion and Book Signing

On August 5 at 11 a.m., join Bella Merlin and Tina Packer at Shakespeare & Company for a discussion of their book, When Action is Eloquence, followed by a book signing afterwards. This free event will take place at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. RSVPs are available here. Shakespeare & Company: When Action is…

REVIEWS: “Becoming Othello” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane I’ve had the good fortune to see some exceptional theater in my time, plays that are the product of finely tuned writing, acting, directing, and design, and to me there is no better feeling than the exhilaration of knowing that I’ve been changed in some way between…

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