A directed reading of a new full-length play I AM, YOU ARE, WE WERE
Written by Jane Denitz Smith
Directed by Joe Cacaci
Sunday, January 26
Reservations recommended–space is limited!
Suggested $15+ donations accepted at door in support of BPL and local playwrights and actors.
1914, and Here and Now. The equilibrium of two families—one Russian, one suburban Jewish—is tilted by Bolshevik fervor, loss, and a garage bursting with a lifetime’s worth of possessions. I Am, You Are, We Were explores the depths of love, and the collateral damage of loving.
Jane Denitz Smith a Playwright in Residence from 2013 to Present for Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Project (PMP). In Spring of 2019, she presented, through Berkshire Voices and BPL a staged reading of Our Lady of Broad Street; Some other works: a workshop of The Marrow in the Bone (space provided at BAM), February 2018 through August 2018; New Perspective Playwrights Lab, NYC, full production of Our Lady of Broad Street; October 2017, Staged reading, The Backyard Farmer’s Guide to Care and Feeding, February 2017, Barbecue at Miner Combat (boxing venue); 2017, Finalist Funhouse Philosophers Open Call at Coney Island; 2017 Participant of 365 Women a Year Playwrighting Project. April 2017, The Marrow in the Bone (Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Women’s Shorts); April 2016, Capital Region/Berkshires 24-Hour Theatre Project. Also: Boston Theatre Marathon, Philadelphia Primary Stages, Curio Theatre/Philadelphia Dramatists Center collaboration, Hubbard Hall Winter Carnival, Made in the Berkshires. Fall 2018 Barn Arts Collective residency. Space on Ryder Farm Spring 2015 mini-residency. She is an active member of The Playwrights’ Center.www.janedenitzsmith.com
Joe Cacaci (Director, Co-Artistic Director) was the founding director of East Coast Arts, where he produced twenty world premiere plays over seven seasons, and the Producing Director, with Dan Lauria, of The Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in L.A., where over 500 new plays were given staged readings. Joe co-produced David Mamet’s Obie-winning play Edmond at the Provincetown Playhouse. His own plays have been produced at The Public Theater and The Coconut Grove Theatre, where he also directed, and at The Long Wharf Theater and The Alley Theatre. He has also directed at The Westport Playhouse and commercially in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently he directed Wendie Malick and Gary Cole in Richard Dresser’s Closure (developed at BPL) at NJ Rep, Carol Schneider’s new play, Movements of the Soul (performed in ASL and spoken English) at BPAC in NYC, and last season’s world premiere of Dramatists Guild Horton Foote Playwriting Award winner James Anthony Tyler’s Some Old Black Man at BPL and its subsequent New York City premiere at 59 E. 59th Street. The latter production featured Tony winner Roger Robinson and award winner Wendell Pierce. In TV, Joe co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill and was executive producer (show runner) of two prime time series: Showtime’s The Hoop Life and CBS’ The Education of Max Bickford, which starred Richard Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. He directed the PBS pilot Cop Shop. Joe teaches television writing in the graduate film program of the Columbia University School of the Arts and undergrad at Wesleyan University.