Announcing the Winners of Dorset Theatre Festival’s 5th Annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition

A PUBLIC READING OF THE WINNING WORKS WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 29 AT 7 PM DORSET, VT: Dorset Theatre Festival provides opportunities for regional middle and high school students to learn about playwrighting and create a play of their own through its annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition. A public reading of this year’s winning works will…

Shakespeare & Company Receives Berkshire United Way Grant for Shakespeare in the Courts

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company recently announced it is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Berkshire United Way to support its Shakespeare in the Courts program. Through this program adjudicated juvenile offenders in Pittsfield work with Shakespeare & Company Education Artists for six weeks exploring Shakespeare’s text while preparing their own fully produced Shakespeare production. “I…

Mahaiwe Receives Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

Great Barrington, Mass.— The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center recently received a $65,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) to replace its sound consoles, refurbish the Ed Jaffe Promenade lobby, and add more LED lighting throughout the theater. “We greatly appreciate this CFF grant and the support from the Baker-Polito administration and Massachusetts Cultural Council.…

Berkshire Theatre Group Receives $45,000 from the Shubert Foundation

 Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Theatre Group is proud to announce it is the recipient of a prestigious $45,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation. Providing grant support to theatres throughout the country, The Shubert Foundation ensures quality and longevity of performing arts. Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire says, “We are deeply thankful to The Shubert Foundation for its support…

Sixteen Western Mass Non-Profits Receive Grants from Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund

CAPITAL GRANTS Berkshire Pulse, Inc., Housatonic Project: Elevator Repair for Increased Accessibility Grant: $84,000 About the Facility: Berkshire Pulse’s home in downtown Housatonic is part of the historic Monument Mills property, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The third floor of the 1866 mill building has become the ideal space for…

Outer Critics Circle Announces Award Winners

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories. Broadway’s Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran, and Christopher Fitzgerald will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 25th  (3PM) at the…

And the Nominees Are…

Awards season is upon us! We now have the 2017 nomination lists for all the major NYC theatre awards – Tonys, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel. Nominees are not announced for the Theatre World Awards or the Obie Awards, but their ceremonies will be held in the coming weeks as well. There are several…