Talking with WAM Theatre’s Kristen van Ginhoven about the event, she senvisions the new location as a place that provides a rare opportunity for growth of both the artists and the program. “”We had an incredible ensemble of theatre artists in our inaugural 2011 event and look forward to getting to know more of the artists living in the Berkshires and the Capital Region by including as many as we can in our 2012 Ensemble. If only we could have 100 people involved instead of a mere 50!”
They have announced that a call for submissions is now open to regional theatre artists (in all areas) interested in participating in the project is now open. Those interested should email their resume, and headshot if applicable, to Kat Koppett, co-producer, at email@example.com by Friday, February 10. Equity and non-Equity artists are invited to apply for this volunteer project. Equity artists will participate under an Equity waiver. Casting will be complete by March 1.
“Last year’s inaugural 24hr project took place at the Arts Center for the Capital Region in Troy, NY and sold out! It was such a success that we all decided to do it again this year in the Berkshires” says Kat Koppett, Training Director at MoPCo.
“We are delighted that Shakespeare and Company are supporting the event by hosting it in their Bernstein Theatre complex, the perfect place for such an event to take place” adds Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director of WAM Theatre.
When and Where:
Shakespeare & Company’s Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA
on Saturday, April 14 at 8pm
Tickets are $15 general seating
1-800-838-3006 or www.WAMTheatre.com to order tickets
About WAM Theatre:
Inspired by the book ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM Theatre was founded in 2009 by professional theatre artists Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck. WAM’s philanthropic mission is two-fold; first, producing theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or the stories of women and girls; second, to donate a portion of proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. WAM Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State. www.WAMTheatre.com
Live performance fills a central, universal need of humankind. This need cannot be met by passive reception of electronic or virtual paths, but must be experienced with all five senses. MopCo believes that the best theatre comes out of an active collaboration between performer and audience. We constantly expand, refine, and redefine our own concept of what improvisation in performance is. This is because the company acts on the assumption that that which is unchanging is probably dead, and will therefore begin to stink soon, if it doesn’t already. www.mopco.org