Co-Artistic Directors Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione and Matthew Penn lead region’s only professional theater exclusively dedicated to the development of new plays.
Newcomers Jane Pfitsch (BSC’s His Girl Friday), Lucky Gretzinger, and Douglas Rees join veteran actors Matt Neely, Dina Thomas and Peggy Pharr Wilson in ten fresh new 10-minute plays. Performed February 16 – March 5, 2017.
“The combination of the Fresh Takes series and this new play contest is a perfect fit. We all look forward to helping Alyson Mead meet her artistic mission with this play.” -Tracy Liz Miller
The premise is simple: Three women and one shattering event create a debilitating tension between art and life.
This dinner theater show is more of an interactive comedy than a straightforward whodunnit. The audience can watch or take part. Participation includes questioning suspects, contests, reading lines or possibly even playing a role.
The Farming Plays Project is an ongoing, ensemble-based new work created in collaboration with hundreds of local public school students and members of the farming community in Washington and Rensselaer counties.
An agreement to lease the Colonial Theatre for 40 years is in the works between ATG, the world’s largest theatre company, and Emerson which aspires to become the global hub for arts, communication, and liberal arts education.