Submissions sought for Festival
at Colonial and Berkshire Theatre Festival
(Shown in lead photo are Hilary Somers Deely, Kate Maguire and Barbara Sims.)
From the News Desk — Berkshire Theatre Festival and Colonial Theatre Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire is proud to announce a new works festival to take place this October. Made in the Berkshires will be held over two October weekends, October 14-16 and October 21-23, at both the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge as well as the Colonial in Pittsfield. Tickets for the event will be $15 for individual sessions, $50 for the Opening Night performance and party on October 14, and $100 for an all access pass.
Made in the Berkshires will feature cutting-edge theatrical works, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces will be created and presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors and performers. Broken up into two hour blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to get a look at the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts.
The festival will be curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the Berkshires.
According to Maguire, “Made in the Berkshires capitalizes on the incredible wealth of local talent within a few mile radius of our three theatres. We’re committed to helping foster artistic expression in our Berkshire community. Hilary and Barbara have been active members of the local arts scene. Hilary co-produced the third year of Ten Minutes in the Berkshires at Mixed Company and Barbara has performed both locally and on Broadway. In these two ladies, I could not ask for better leadership for this venture.”
Submissions are now being solicited. To submit your work for consideration:
Forward two copies of a bound manuscript (for plays or short stories), CD (for live music) or DVD (for film or dance)
Send to: Made in the Berkshires, C/O Berkshire Theatre Festival; PO Box 797; Stockbridge MA 01262.
Submissions are accepted from now through June 30.
All submissions become the property of Made in the Berkshires and will not be returned.
Curators will retain all artistic control over direction and casting of original plays
For more information, please go to MadeInTheBerkshires.org.
All Access passes for Made in the Berkshires go on sale April 15, 2011. Individual session tickets go on sale July 1, 2011. All tickets may be purchased by contacting the Colonial Ticket Office at 413-997-4444 or online at www.TheColonialTheatre.org. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South St, Pittsfield MA.