Berkshire Performing Arts Preview



10:30am – 12noon

Berkshire Museum


4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10,

5/17, 5/24

Six Sessions

Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable.

April 26

10:30 am - noon. Theatre Critics Panel with Peter Bergman, Jeffrey Borak, Dan Dwyer, Macey Levin, & Barbara Waldinger

May 3

10:30 - 11:15 am. Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company

11:15 - noon. TBA, Jacobs Pillow

May 10

10:30 - 11-15 am. Daniel Elihu Kramer, Artistic Director of the Chester Theatre Company

11:15 - noon Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of Berkshire Theatre Group

May 17

10:30 - 11:15 am. Allyn Burrows, Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Co.

11:15 - noon. Laura Savia, Associate Artistic Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival

May 24

10:30 - 11:15 am. Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director of WAM Theatre

11:15 - noon Jonathon Loy, Director of Production and Co-Founder of Berkshire Opera Festival

Naomi Spatz is the co-founder of New York’s Golden Squirrel Theatre. She created “Teachers Night on Broadway “and “Kids Day on Broadway.” The arts run in the family as she is married to playwright and OLLI instructor, Steven Somkin.

Nancy Vale holds a MFA from Northwestern University where she taught acting. Ms. Vale is involved in various theatre programs in the New York metro area and has appeared in local theatre productions.

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