(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to welcome Jodi Tartell to the Board of Trustees.
“Jodi has demonstrated a strong commitment to Pittsfield’s economic and cultural growth and we are very pleased to welcome her to our board,”said Barrington Stage Board President Marita Glodt.
“I find no organization more visible or responsible for Pittsfield’s renaissance and revitalization than Barrington Stage,” said Ms. Tartell. “I’m honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for Barrington Stage Company to further contribute to its remarkable growth and future success.”
Jodi Tartell received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her MBA from Fordham University. She previously worked in the financial sector with several large Wall Street firms and was a market maker for NASDAQ listed securities. In addition, she has worked in the real estate industry and is the owner/broker of Compass Realty Properties, LLC; she has helped develop numerous commercial and residential projects, including affordable housing. As part of her advocacy, she has been a longtime patron for numerous charitable organizations, including those concerning health, education and the arts.
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is an award-winning regional theatre located in Pittsfield, MA in the heart of the Berkshires. BSC, co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, BSC premiered Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, which later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre in 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical On the Town was originally produced at BSC in 2013 before transferring to Broadway in 2014, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2016, BSC produced the world premiere of American Son, which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play and will be opening on Broadway in November 2018. In 2017, BSC produced the much-lauded revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit. In 2018, BSC produced the critically-acclaimed production of West Side Story in honor of Bernstein and Robbins’ 100th birthdays. In 2017 and 2018, BSC won the Best of the Berkshires Readers’ Choice for Best Live Theatre. 2019 marks BSC’s 25th Season Anniversary.