Pittsfield, MA and Schenectady, NY – Local theatre companies in the Berkshires and Albany are joining forces to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Jamuna Yvette Sirker, who is a Berkshire-based Katrina Survivor and local playwright, will direct two readings of her award winning play, Hell and High Water Or Lessons for When the Sky Falls to benefit the Actors Fund. The organization is a nationwide human services organization that provides emergency relief for performing arts and entertainment professionals in crisis.
Barrington Stage in Pittsfield on December 1
The first reading will take place Saturday, December 1, 2012 @7:30pm at Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, 39 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Proctor’s in Schenectady on December 2
An encore reading will be presented on Sunday, December 2, 2012 @ 7:30pm at Proctor’s G.E. Theater, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.
Ticket prices for either is Pay What You Will, suggested minimum donation $10.The Berkshire and Capital Region theater communities continue to come together in support of theater artists impacted by Super Storm Sandy. Julie Boyd of Barrington Stage and Phillip Morris of Proctor’s Theater have generously offered the Blatt Center and the GE Theater respectively. A stellar cast of actors, from NYC and throughout New England will perform. Actors include: Frederick Mayer, Alika Hope, Alysia Cosby, Karen Lee, Frank LaFrazia, Enrico Spada, Kevin Craig West, Kent Burnham, Daniela Malave, Leigh Strimbeck and Tim Brenner.
Based on Ms. Sirker’s personal experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hell and High Water is a story of surviving epic loss and our collective need for stories in doing so. Ms. Sirker has selected Actor’s Fund as beneficiary because of their efficiency in supporting the New Orleans theater community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.