Cutting edge concerts, film screenings, dance performances, talks, and events are everyday fare at the nation’s most technologically advanced university performing arts center, RPI’s Experimental Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).
The Berkshires are part of an effort to end gun violence as musical artists take the stage to make a national statement. At a concert in Great Barrington, they will include Bobby Sweet, David Reed, Terry a la Berry, Teresa Mango, David Grover, the Beeline Ramblers and the Matchstick Architects.
The application workshop at 6:30 is free, and will be followed by a reception in honor of the Pittsfield Cultural Council’s 2016 grant award recipients from 7 to 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.
Says Tina Packer: “Many of us have collaborated with him in the past and found his work inspiring. He brings new energy and we all look forward to working with him.”
Davidson is well known to TV viewers as the host of “That’s Incredible”, “Hollywood Squares”, and for filling in for Johnny Carson. He is a Broadway stalwart, seen in Las Vegas showrooms regularly who now writes and performs his own original songs, some of which will be part of his Lee performance,
An American Son, the explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple, and will play four special performances with talkbacks for Pittsfield and Taconic High School Students plus ten regular performances.
A classic by George M. Cohan will open the new mainstage at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY.