Shakespeare & Co.’s Winter Studio Festival of Plays Is This Weekend [Berkshire on Stage]
Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce its annual Winter Studio Festival of Plays on January 19 and 20, 2019. This weekend of staged readings will showcase emerging and established playwrights, and feature company artists. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox.
“Our play reading weekend gives us an opportunity to welcome people in from the cold for refreshment and thoughtful entertainment,” said Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. “It also allows us to present some playwrights who represent important voices on the cultural landscape. This month we present works that explore themes of immediate relevance, including immigration, adoption, addiction and sexual abuse and the ramification on individuals, families and communities.”
The Winter Studio Festival titles include Longing, a new play by local playwright Lee Kalcheim directed by longtime company member Dave Demke; Luna Gale by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman directed by Gina Kaufmann; the Tony Award Nominee for Best Play The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams, directed by Berkshire Award winning director James Warwick; Mariel by Elliot Norton Award winner Melinda Lopez; and Never Not Once by Carey Crim, who penned last season’s hit Morning After Grace, directed by Regge Life. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the artists.