Berkshire Theatre Group Alumni Randy Harrison and Christian Coulson to Return with QWAN: Presenting NOTES!!! and SWAN!!!, 8/20

Berkshire Theatre Group Alumni Randy Harrison and Christian Coulson to Return with QWAN: Presenting NOTES!!! and SWAN!!!, 8/20

QWAN (Quality Without a Name) presents NOTES!!! and SWAN!!! at Berkshire Theatre Group's The Colonial Theatre on August 20 at 7:30pm featuring Christian Coulson, Jack Ferver, Jenn Harris, Randy Harrison, Phillip Taratula and Matthew Wilkas.

Tickets to QWAN Company Presents NOTES!!! and SWAN!!! are $20-$45. Contact the Stockbridge Campus Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, by calling 413-298-5576 or the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

QWAN Company (Quality Without A Name) is coming to the Colonial to present two of their favorite dramatic parodied readings. Don't miss NOTES!!! based on the film Notes on a Scandal and SWAN!!!, a parody based on the film BLACK SWAN.

Both pieces are created and performed by Christian Coulson, Jack Ferver, Jenn Harris, Randy Harrison, Phillip Taratula and Matthew Wilkas. Time Out NY's Adam Feldman calls NOTES!!! "Uproarious…pure camp gold."

Christian Coulson: Theater: Travesties (McCarter), Dutch Masters (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Rumble Ghost (PS122), Ghosts (London's Gate Theatre), Festen (UK national tour), Journey's End (West End), Romeo and Juliet (Liverpool Playhouse). Film: Amateurs, Gayby, Leaving Circadia, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Hours, Four Feathers. TV: The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Miss Marple, Charles II, Little Britain, Hornblower, Forsyte Saga, Love in a Cold Climate. Directing: Jeffery and Cole Make It Bigger (Here Arts Centre/Dixon Place), Kim Smith: Misfit (New York & Australia).

Jack Ferver is a choreographer, writer and performer living in New York City. He has been presented at The Kitchen (NYC), PS 122 (NYC), The New Museum (NYC), The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA), Diverse Works in conjunction with the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (Houston, TX), Danspace Project (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), and Théâtre de Vanves in France. Shorter and solo works have been presented at MoMA/PS1, Andrew Edlin Gallery, and NP Gallery (all NYC). His work has been written about in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Modern Painters, and Dance Magazine. As an actor he has been in numerous theatre, TV, and film projects, most recently the independent feature Gayby. He teaches privately as well as at New York University and Bard College, and has set choreography at The Juilliard School.

Jenn Harris: Off Broadway- Silence! The Musical, Modern Orthodox (Lucille Lortel Award & Theatre World Award) Understudied Julie White in The Understudy, New Jerusalem, Mercy on the Doorstep, Ashley Montana… Berkshire Theatre Festival- Pageant Play, The Heidi Chronicles. The Wilma Theatre-The Understudy. Williamstown- Blithe Spirit, God of Vengeance, The Winter's Tale, Street Scene. NY-The Plank Project, My Deah, The Dilemma of Drugs, Our Hit Parade at Joes Pub, SWAN!!!, NOTES!!! Film: Better Living Through Chemistry, Gayby (Official Selection SXSW 2012), A Case of You, For A Good Time Call, Confessions of A Shopaholic. TV: 30 Rock, Bored to Death, Law & Order, Law & Order C.I., Guiding Light. Boston University School for the Arts, L.A.M.D.A., The Second City (Chicago).

Randy Harrison is currently in the off-Broadway show, Silence! The Musical. He made his Broadway debut as Boq in Wicked. His other New York credits include The Singing Forest (Public Theatre/NYSF), Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience), Edward the Second (Red Bull Theater), A Letter from Ethel Kennedy (MCC), NOTES!!! and SWAN!! with the QWAN Company at PS122, Abrons Arts Center and Theatre 80, and numerous appearances in Our Hit Parade at Joe's Pub. Regionally, he most recently appeared as Ken in Red at the George Street Playhouse and Cleveland Playhouse as well as in Alan Bennet's The Habit of Art at the Studio Theatre in DC, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Pop! (Yale Rep),The Glass Menagerie (Guthrie Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Siti Company/ASF). Randy has spent six very happy summers at BTG. Some favorites here include Tommy, Ghosts, Waiting for Godot and Amadeus. His film and television work includes five seasons on Showtime's Queer as Folk, Bang Bang You're Dead, and Gayby.

Phillip Taratula recently played Time in The Deepest Play Ever at the New Ohio Theater. Other NY theatre credits include Taylor Mac's Obie-winning The Lily's Revenge (HERE Arts Center); Call Me Anne (Access Theater, also scripted); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Poor Tom); 6969 (59E59 Theatres); White Noise (NYMF); Accidentally, Like a Martyr (Wild Project). Regional credits include The Soldier's Tale (Castleon Festival, Lorin Maazel conductor); The George Place (Welfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Out of Sterno (Portland Stage Co.); The King Stag (Williamstown Theatre Festival). He can be seen on the web series The Outs. BFA, Boston University School of Theatre.

Matthew Wilkas has worked off-Broadway at The Mint, The Rattlestick, and PS122. Regionally he has worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, The Huntington and Syracuse Stage. He has made appearances in Law and Order, Ugly Betty, Hope and Faith, All my Children and As The World Turns. Film work includes: The Bits Inbetween, Gayby (the short and feature), Curious Thing, and The New Twenty. He is currently playing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway.

For more information about the performance, please visit our website at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.

The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. Having united in November of 2010 under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, these two institutions are providing the Berkshires and beyond with the finest in live theatre, music, dance and the visual arts on five stages in Stockbridge, MA, Pittsfield, MA and Lenox, MA. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (408 seats), cataloged by the National Register of Historic Places, was originally designed and built by Stanford White as the Stockbridge Casino in 1888. The intimate Unicorn Theatre (122 seats) is a home for emerging artists and new theatrical ideas. The Colonial in Pittsfield (780 seats) re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, and boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state-of-the-art technical systems. BTG also performs at the newly built outdoor Neil Ellenoff stage at the Mount and at The Garage, a music venue located in the lobby of The Colonial. Together they serve over 100,000 patrons per year and reach over 10,000 students through their educational and outreach programs. For more information on BTF call (413) 298-5536 and on The Colonial call (413) 448-8084. To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444 or (413) 298-5576 or go online to www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.

 

 

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