WAM New Intergenerational Ensemble To Debut FRACTURED DREAMS At July 24 Gala
WAM Theatre is thrilled to announce a Berkshire County Tour of FRACTURED DREAMS-a collaborative devised production between WAM's new Elder Ensemble and the Teen Ensemble. The performance is comprised of original writing, music, and movement on the theme of dreams and barriers to dreams, created by the Ensemble members using devised theatre techniques. These Ensembles have been in residence for two weeks at The Foundry in West Stockbridge.
Ten women over the age of 65 from all over the Berkshires make up the inaugural cohort of WAM Theatre's new Elder Ensemble: Marcia Bernstein, Flo Brett, Alyce Kaplan, Lee McClelland, Karen McNulty, Deborah Morris, CD Nelson, Molly Pomerance, Edy Pye, and Nancy Tunnicliffe.
They join WAM's 2019 Teen Ensemble (whose members are all between the ages of 13 and 18 years): Makenna Albee, Gracie Baczek, Lola Bennett, Tessa Hanson, Camille Kenney, Olivia May, Dylan Redd, Ella Saupe, and Alexis Shandor.
The Ensembles are directed by WAM's Teaching Artists: Amy Brentano, Sara Katzoff, Talya Kingston, and Lia Rusell-Self.
"Devising original material gives participants a deep sense of ownership while allowing them to delve into themes drawing from all of their diverse talents, interests, personal experiences, wisdom, and bias," Brentano explained.
"Very young artists offer fearless leaps into the material, bringing their hopes and dreams to the theatrical form," Brentano continued. "Senior artists bring a depth of vision and delicious narrative to the work, often offering all of us inspiration while sharing their fierce life force that reminds us to savor each moment for all its flavor. As a theatre artist, there is nothing more satisfying than starting from scratch, not knowing where you will end up, then savoring the surprising, rich result of the process."
The premiere of FRACTURED DREAMS will be performed at WAM Theatre's 10th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, July 24th at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, MA. Tickets for this gala performance are going fast, but can still be purchased at: https://www.wamtheatre.com/wam-gala-2019/
Subsequently, FRACTURED DREAMS will be performed on Friday, July 26, at 7pm at Dewey Memorial Hall in Sheffield, MA. Tickets for this performance will be available to purchase at the door for $15.
Then on Sunday, July 28, at 3pm, a performance will be offered in The Stables at The Mount (Edith Warton's House) in Lenox, MA. Tickets for this performance are $15 (general admission) and $10 for members of The Mount, available to purchase at the door, or in advance from The Mount's website: https://www.edithwharton.org/event/wam-theatre-ensemble/
WAM's Ensemble programs are supported by The Feigenbaum Foundation and The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.