In “Othering” art, the subject is the exclusion, marginalization and separation of people because of their race, religion, class, gender, sexuality, age, (dis)ability or neurodivergence. It’s the focus of the Berkshire Art Association’s biennial juried show at the Lichtenstein Center opening Friday, November 4th.
Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music. She unveils her latest work in progress, an opera based on The Parable of the Sower.
Poetry in the era of Hip Hop continues to fascinate, and this year’s poets-in-residence are Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo and Jayson P Smith. Their presence will be felt throughout the city as they host performances and slam competitions featuring local poets and storytellers, collaborate on hybrid events and a series of workshops.
Coming up August 10: dramatic readings of Abraham Lincoln’s immortal words at Chesterwood. Excerpts will include both his best-known private and public words about love, life, and the country he worked so hard to unite.
Playwright Rich Orloff poses the question, “If you could go back in time and observe your parents at the time of your birth, what would you discover?“ His play looks at what it meant to be a parent in 1953.
Many in Lenox set aside their Tuesday afternoons for talks about the history of the Berkshires during the famed “gilded age” when such splendid “cottages” as Ventfort Hall were the center of social life.
Dorset Theatre Festival creates bold and innovative theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring its audience through the celebration of great plays produced with the highest degree of artistry.