Berkshire Playwright Jane Denitz Smith Loves Dialogue

Jane Denitz Smith has always been a writer. Over the years she’s written in a variety of genres, but playwriting is a format to which she keeps returning.    “I’ve always loved dialogue, it’s my place of comfort, what I felt was most interesting,” Smith explained, “I am fascinated by the tension between what’s said…

Shakespeare & Company Presents a Winter Play Reading Festival 

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce its annual Winter Play Reading  Festival on January 18 and 19, 2020. This weekend of staged readings will showcase emerging and established playwrights, and feature Company artists. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, Massachusetts.…

Shakespeare & Company Wins Six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards

Top honors for Outstanding Play Production went to the Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is proud to have been honored with six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards. At a ceremony held in Pittsfield last week, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented 23 Berkshire Theatre Awards. This was the…

Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 Fall Festival of Shakespeare Begins

Common Classes for the Ten Participating High Schools Start Next Week (Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company‘s acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back, bringing together over 500 middle and high school students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork. Ten schools are represented in this year’s Festival, coming from the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, and eastern New York State. The nationally recognized program begins…

REVIEW: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Kevin G. Coleman, the Director of Education and founding member of Shakespeare & Company, and runner-up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016), believes that “The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare having fun.  Period.  No grand themes. No deep waters.”  And that’s what he provides in his direction…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Performances Run August 8 – September 1, 2019 “O powerful Love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other a man a beast.” – Act V, Scene V (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin…