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Berkshire County Arc Participates in Williamstown Theatre Festival Production
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Aug. 10, 2018) – For the second year in a row, Berkshire County Arc was invited to participate in a summer stage production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This year’s production, Taiga in the Berkshires, part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s COMMUNITY WORKS initiative will culminate on Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
“In Taiga in the Berkshires, in a town in Western Massachusetts, outsiders threaten the safety of Taiga, a beloved ancient monster. Caught between the need to protect what is theirs and the desire to grow and prosper, the people of the town fight to determine their future” (www.wtfestival.org). The play is directed by Lee Overtree, and the play is by Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber.
Eight individuals from Berkshire County Arc’s Center for Development with brain injuries and other developmental disabilities have been attending regularly scheduled rehearsals at the Williams Inn in Williamstown preparing for their upcoming roles in the play. Williamstown Theatre Festival approached Berkshire County Arc in November of 2016 about participating in this initiative for the initial collaboration of “Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires”, and Kenneth W. Singer, Berkshire County Arc President & CEO was more than willing to partner with this great opportunity, “We had such a great time with this play last year, and all of the staff and individuals at Berkshire County Arc had an amazing time! The cast and crew at the Williamstown Theatre Festival make the process seamless for us to be involved; even coming down to our Lee, MA site to rehearse”.
Taiga in the Berkshires show schedule at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA:
Sunday Aug. 12: 7 p.m.
Monday Aug. 13: 7 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 14: 2 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 15: 7 p.m.
To purchase FREE tickets visit: https://wtfestival.org/main-events/community-works/
About Berkshire County Arc
Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization providing a broad range of community-based services to 750 individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts. The agency offers three day programs, 39 residential programs, employment services, citizen- and self-advocacy programs, respite services, an adult family care program and Zip ‘N Sort Mail Services. For more information, media professionals may contact Katrina Cardillo at 413-499-4241, ext. 254 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.bcarc.org.
About Williamstown Theatre Festival
Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. With offices in both Williamstown and New York City, WTF creates vibrant work that feeds the wider theatrical landscape. The artists and productions shaped at the Festival each summer often go on to reach diverse audiences nationally and internationally. WTF is also home to of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.
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