Award Winning Harlem-based Classical Actress Debra Ann Byrd Returns To Phoenix With A New One-woman Show Award Winning Harlem-based Classical Actress Debra Ann Byrd Returns To Phoenix With A New One-woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

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Shakespeare & Company Announces 2020 Summer Season Shakespeare & Company Announces 2020 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce its 2020 summer season, May 21 - October 18, 2020. Under the theme 'The Labyrinth of Love' the season includes Shakespeare titles: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, and, in a special workshop production, Measure for Measure. The contemporary plays this season are The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell; What Rhymes With America, by the Obie Award-winning playwright Melissa James Gibson; Row After Row by Jessica Dickey; Susan Smith Blackburn Award and Obie Award winner My Left Breast by Susan Miller; and Laurence Olivier Award winner Betrayal by Harold Pinter. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces 2020 Season WAM Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, and the WAM team today announced a 2020 season that focuses on ensembles, community, and civic engagement. (more...)

Shakespeare & Co. Wins Six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards Shakespeare & Co. Wins Six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

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 fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Plays For 2020 Summer Season Shakespeare & Company Announces Plays For 2020 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Shakespeare & Company has announced its Shakespeare lineup for the 2020 summer season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis, the season will include three Shakespeare plays: King Lear directed by Nicole Ricciardi featuring the Drama Desk and Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future trilogy) in the title role, Much Ado About Nothing directed by Kelly Galvin, and The Comedy of Errors directed by Michael F. Toomey. Season FLEXpasses are now on sale. Additionally, the Company has announced their annual Summer Gala will be held on Saturday, June 27th.  (more...)

Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Fall Festival Of Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back! Bringing hundreds of teenagers from ten area high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company.  (more...)

BWW Review: WOMEN OF WILL Tracks Shakespeare's Evolving Understanding of Women, at Portland Playhouse BWW Review: WOMEN OF WILL Tracks Shakespeare's Evolving Understanding of Women, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver - Nov 1, 2019

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S&Co Announces Interim Director For Center For Actor Training S&Co Announces Interim Director For Center For Actor Training
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Shakespeare & Company recently appointed Susan Dibble as Interim Director for the Company's Center for Actor Training. Dibble, a Founding Member of Shakespeare & Company, is an educator and artist. Her movement work was seen on stage this past season in Twelfth Night and for the past four decades she has been faculty member for the training program, teaching at the Month Long Intensive, Summer Shakespeare Intensive (formerly the Summer Training Institute), and various workshops. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin Shakespeare & Company's Fall Festival Common Classes Begin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

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. (more...)

Harlem Artist Debra Ann Byrd Set To Take The Stage At Shakespeare's Birthplace Harlem Artist Debra Ann Byrd Set To Take The Stage At Shakespeare's Birthplace
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's first Writer-in-Residence, Debra Ann Byrd, is set to return to Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2019 with her new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey. (more...)

Acclaimed Playwright Melinda Lopez Comes to Boston College 2019-20 Acclaimed Playwright Melinda Lopez Comes to Boston College 2019-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez has joined the Boston College Theatre Department as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts for the 2019-2020 academic year. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Welcomes Property Proposals Shakespeare & Company Welcomes Property Proposals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce an initiative to invite qualified entities, including real estate or other business and property development firms and non-profits, to propose ideas to further develop the Company's campus 33-acre property in Lenox. For more than four decades, Shakespeare & Company has been one of the premiere cultural attractions of Berkshire County, and a globally recognized landmark for theatrical performance, arts education, and professional training. This new project represents a unique opportunity to collaborate directly with the Company. (more...)

Finn Wittrock Joins The Cast Of Shakespeare and Co's JULIUS CAESAR Finn Wittrock Joins The Cast Of Shakespeare and Co's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association. (more...)

BWW Review: TOPDOG / UNDERDOG at Shakespeare & Company " A Powerful Drama That Asks Does The Show Stop or Does The Show Go On When No One Is Watching? BWW Review: TOPDOG / UNDERDOG at Shakespeare & Company " A Powerful Drama That Asks Does The Show Stop or Does The Show Go On When No One Is Watching?
by Marc Savitt - Aug 17, 2019

The brothers reflect on their lives revealing bad parenting, neglect, abandonment and a series of life events that have left the two relatively young men badly broken. When Lincoln suffers yet another setback, he returns to his previous vices and the life lessons each of the brothers has learned well, are once again set into play - this time upon each other. The result is an overwhelming piece of riveting drama that is raw, deeply emotional, and must be experienced to be appreciated. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR Shakespeare & Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association. The special staged reading features the Obie Award-winning John Douglas Thompson as Brutus along with a cast of returning Company favorites. The reading will be held in the Tina Packer Playhouse at 1:30pm on September 1st. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Presents CORIOLANUS Shakespeare & Company Presents CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents a special limited run workshop production of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Performances run from August 21 - August 25, and brings together Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer performing together for the first time. The Company also welcomes Christopher V. Edwards, Artistic Director of Actors Shakespeare Project, to the Company's stage. (more...)

Shakespeare and Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Shakespeare and Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents MacArthur a?oeGeniusa?? Award recipient Suzan-Lori Parks' pulitzer prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog directed by the distinguished Regge Life, who helmed the Company's acclaimed razor sharp comedy God of Carnage in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approach To A Centuries Old Classic BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approach To A Centuries Old Classic
by Marc Savitt - Jul 10, 2019

The entire cast proves themselves to be exemplary delivering long complicated dialogue that remains true to the old English, not with trite overdone accents but with polished voices and presentation that helps to make each unique, authentic, and engaging. Although the language can be challenging at times, the actors use of body language and near flawless diction helps greatly. Their musicality is both noteworthy and impressive. (more...)

Shakespeare & Co Announces Annual Fourth of July Celebration Shakespeare & Co Announces Annual Fourth of July Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

In special partnership with BRIDGE, Shakespeare & Company host its annual Fourth of July Community Celebration 'We Hold These Truths' from 1:30-5:00pm. (more...)

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