LENOX, MA (February 27, 2019)—WAM Theatre is delighted to announce they have recently received a substantial $8,000 sponsorship gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union in support of their 10th anniversary season in 2019.
“All of us at WAM are empowered by Greylock’s continuing support,” said Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Artistic Director, “They believed in WAM’s mission to create opportunity for women and girls using theatre as philanthropy right from the start and, since giving us $100 in 2011, have supported us every year since through community advocacy of our mission and sponsorships.
“WAM offers the perfect blend of artistry and philanthropy. They use the creative process as a tool to inform and enlighten those who participate while also raising money for our community,” said Greylock Federal Credit Union CEO/President John L. Bissell. “I congratulate WAM Theatre on ten years of productions and activism. Greylock is honored to be a partner in this year’s season.”
WAM’s 10th anniversary season includes two Mainstage productions – the world premiere of Lady Randy by Anne Undeland running April 18-May 5, and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau running October 25-November 10, presented in partnership with Multicultural BRIDGE. Two Fresh Takes Play Readings – Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías (May 4) and Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella (November 2) – will correlate directly to the Mainstage productions; and an expanded Education program will include a new Elder Ensemble for women 65 and older, along with the successful, established Teen Ensemble, both of which will debut their original devised theatre pieces at the WAM Gala in July.
For more information about WAM Theatre and the 2019 season, visit: https://www.wamtheatre.com/2019-season/
About Greylock Federal Credit Union
Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County, the towns of Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Montgomery, and Russell, Massachusetts, Bennington County, VT or Columbia County, NY. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 86,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough, and Lenox. Greylock has a Low Income Designation (LID) from the NCUA and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to low and moderate income families. More information is available at www.greylock.org.
ABOUT WAM THEATRE
Based in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, WAM Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being a place Where Arts and Activism Meet. The company was co-founded in 2010 by director, actor, educator, and producer Kristen van Ginhoven. WAM’s vision is to create opportunity for women and girls through the mission of theatre as philanthropy.
Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM donates a portion of the proceeds from its theatrical events to organizations that benefit women and girls.
Since 2010, WAM Theatre has provided paid work to more than 200 theatre artists and donated more than $56,500 to fifteen local and global organizations taking action for women and girls in areas such as girls education, teen pregnancy prevention, sexual trafficking awareness, midwife training and more. In addition to the main stage productions and special events, WAM Theatre’s activities include a comprehensive educational outreach program and the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. For more information, visit www.WAMTheatre.com