Berkshire Playwrights Lab Launches Season of Six New Plays [Berkshire on Stage]
Berkshire Playwrights Lab is launching the inaugural Radius Playwrights Festival later this month in its new home at Saint James Place in Great Barrington. Radius Playwrights Festival features new short plays created by local writers. BPL will present fully staged readings of the six selected plays in the much-anticipated new performance space at 7pm on Friday (January 27) and at 3 & 7pm on Saturday (January 28). Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at berkshireplaywrightslab.org/tickets or at the door.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the region’s only professional theater exclusively dedicated to the development of new plays. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione and Matthew Penn, BPL’s mission is to provide fledgling and established playwrights with a secure space in which they may develop new work and explore new avenues of creativity.
More than 35 short and 50 full-length plays have been presented since 2007; several BPL plays have gone to full productions at other companies.
BPL will present a full production of “Some Old Black Man” by critically acclaimed playwright James A. Tyler in August, starring Broadway/Off-Broadway’s Peter Jay Fernandez and Tony Award winner Roger Robinson.