The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is celebrating the rich creativity in our community this summer with weekly conversations about the creative process. All conversations are on Tuesdays at 6pm on the Adult Terrace. Seating is limited and can be guaranteed with a reservation online [www.pittsfieldlibrary.org] or by calling the Reference Desk at 413-499-9480.
Here’s the June lineup:
Tuesday, June 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Creating Theatre – Berkshire Theatre Group: Join the conversation with artistic members of the Berkshire Theatre Group, including Charlotte Cohn, director of Church & State (previews start June 14) for an overview of the BTG season and an engaging discussion of how a play goes from the writer’s idea to the page to a staged reading to a full production.
Tuesday, June 12th, 6:00 p.m.
Creating Dance – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge visits the Terrace to give an overview of the Festival line-up followed by a conversation about translating ideas into choreography and Vision ’22, a blueprint for the Pillow’s transition into a year-round center for dance research and development.
Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Creating a World Premiere – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield talks with WTF creative team members about the generative process behind some of the world premiere work at the Festival this summer. This exciting discussion offers a rare glimpse into how critically acclaimed, new theatre is made!
For more information, contact the Berkshire Athenaeum at 413-499-9480