Jim Frangione is artistic director of Great Barrington Public Theater after ten years as co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. He is an actor, director and playwright. His play Flight of the Monarch received its world premiere at Gloucester Stage Company and his play Breakwater was premiered last summer with GBPT. Jim has acted for over 35 years on many New York stages, in several plays with the Atlantic Theater Company, in National Tours and in many regional theaters such as The Alley Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre and Berkshire Theatre Festival. Most recently he appeared in David Mamet’s Prairie Du Chien at Atlantic, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Shakespeare & Company and The Delling Shore at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. He appeared in the films: Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, State and Main, The Spanish Prisoner, Homicide, Suits, Claire Dolan and Maryam. Jim is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 300 titles to his credit.
Theater in the time of COVID-19: How area theaters and theater artists are coping during the pandemic
I asked the directors of several area theaters how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their theaters and their staff in ways that might not be so evident to the lay public.
Part II: Local Berkshire playwrights taking on big subjects
I also recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with another friend and fellow actor/playwright, Anne Undeland. We spoke about her brand new play “Lady Randy,” which is about Winston Churchi
Part I: Local Berkshire Playwrights taking on Big Subjects
What I am referring to is the vast amount of playwriting talent there is in this area. We have plays in development, plays and musicals in production, and some that are being written at this very mome