In between a theatre and its audience are writers and editors who assemble area happenings and report them to their readers. Without this coverage, theatres would have an even more difficult time finding new audiences and ticket buyers. So when we put a call out for new contributors to help us cover the Albany, Springfield, Hartford, Northampton and Boston entertainment scenes, we are looking most of all for people who simply love live performances, in all their different flavors.
More specifically, Albany has a happening theatre scene, and we would like to cover it better. The club scene is growing and we need to pay attention to that. In fact, the whole area is bursting with new music and new groups. Dance – ballet, modern, ballroom and jazz – is growing too.
Growing the online coverage of the arts helps to compensate for the diminishing presence the arts have in the print media. It is the future. But the nature of the writing is changing with the times, too. We are open to innovative writers.
At Berkshire on Stage we think of ourselves more as reviewers than critics. Our sole mission is to share our love of theatre with you, and to help them grow by giving them “notes” and feedback on how they are doing. The difference is that when a director gives “notes” they are more or less private, but reviewers do it in public. That means that we too are open to criticism. That’s only fair.
If you would like to become a member of our team, send a note to BerkshireLarry@gmail.com and be sure to include a link or two to your writing samples. We’d love to explore the possibilities.
Berkshire on Stage is now in its third year of publication, and continues to explore the use of multi-media to make our articles more interesting. Our innovations reflect the changing tastes of the public, but our core mission remains simple: serving up information that helps readers decide which shows to see.
Our readership is strong in Massachusetts and New York. But it does not stop there. The nature of the internet brings us readers from all over the world. The latest statistics (we are Quantified) show us heading for a new summer high of 1,500-2,000 page views a day. Berkshire on Stage is among the highest ranked entertainment sites in the region. Additional writers and expanded coverage will continue to make our area a magnet for arts lovers.
You won’t get rich writing for us. But you will see some swell shows, that’s for sure.