Berkshire Theatre Group supports Four Freedoms Coalition protests

More Info
By Sunday, Jan 29 Letters  1 Comment

To the editor:

I have often said that the theatre is a laboratory where we may gather to observe what mysteries lie in the human heart. By telling the story of our experiences, the fragility of humanity is revealed and we understand more significantly, our sameness.

Our art form is as old as language itself. The power of theatre lies in its ability to transform our understanding of all human experience. 

There cannot be boundaries in the arts. We do not discriminate. Our buildings are sanctuaries for everyone to tell their stories. We do not discriminate in which stories we will tell, which culture we may seek to know. We are enriched and indeed transformed for the better by this creative engagement.

And so, we applaud the rally that was held Saturday by our partners in the Four Freedoms Coalition. As we did the week before for the historic march in Pittsfield, when 1,600 people came through the Colonial Theatre, we opened our doors as a respite for discussion and relaxation.

Kate Maguire


The writer is artistic director of Berkshire Theatre Group.

Return Home

One Comment   Add Comment

  1. Leonard Quart says:

    Eloquent statement, and art also evokes and sings our differences.

What's your opinion?

We welcome your comments and appreciate your respect for others. We kindly ask you to keep your comments as civil and focused as possible. If this is your first time leaving a comment on our website we will send you an email confirmation to validate your identity.

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: The Son-in-Law

Friday, Feb 16 - With all the talk about the varied skills of Corey Lewandoski, Paul Manafort and Steve Bannon, who took turns steering the Trump campaign, many were surprised by the title of the Nov. 22, 2016, Forbes article: “How Jared Kushner Won Trump the White House.”

don’t talk. just kiss

Saturday, Feb 10 - Her lips were her one point of vanity that she had carried like a phantom tiara in the thick of her arm.