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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Redacted Elements’ at Berkshire School; BPL staged reading; ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’ at Lee Library; ‘Marathon for Justice’ at Williams

Lee Library will host a screening of the documentary film “Alice’s Ordinary People” Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Living Longer, Living Better’; Grow Show; Stockbridge Art Walk; ‘Screenplay by Stalin’; children’s music at Lenox Library

New to the Grow Show is a digital photography show, a children’s edible arrangement workshop, and the men’s floral design competition “Game of Flowers.”

Bits & Bytes: High Peaks Festival; ‘FRACTURED DREAMS’ debut; ‘Compass: A Horror Play’; ‘Uncertainty’ at the Mahaiwe; Tschabalala Self at Art Omi

WAM Theatre has announced a Berkshire County tour of “FRACTURED DREAMS,” a collaborative devised production between WAM’s new Elder Ensemble and its Teen Ensemble.

Bits & Bytes: Elite Picnic Club; ‘Judgment Day’ at the Mahaiwe; youth farming workshop; ‘Movement Without Borders’

Presented by Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm, 'Ag in the Evening' is designed to immerse participants in connection with nature, practical skills for growing food, and critical thinking about the current food system.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Playwrights Lab gala; ‘A Novel Night Out: Chapter Two’; Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret; ‘MORE Room for IMPROVment

With help from friends from Monument Mountain Regional High School, Friday’s performances will mark third annual wholly original night of comedy written and performed by students from Berkshire Waldorf High School.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; TheatreFest@SaintJamesPlace; Special Olympics Monument Games

TheatreFest@SaintJamesPlace will feature staged readings of eight original plays from presenting companies including Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s Berkshire Voices writers’ group, GhostLit Repertory Theatre and New Stage Performing Arts.

Anne Undeland’s ‘Lady Randy’ to receive world premiere production by WAM Theatre

In keeping with WAM’s philanthropic mission, a portion of the proceeds from “Lady Randy” will be donated to selected beneficiary Tapestry Health Systems.

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 Churchill’s mother, Jennie Jerome.

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 moment!

Annette Grant: A remembrance

She had worked at the New York Times, having been the editor of the Living section, then editor of the Weekend section and, finally, art editor of the Arts & Leisure section.

Construct’s ‘Warm Up the Winter’ concert raises money for heating assistance in South County

For 50 years, Construct has remained a steady force in South County, providing folks assistance with affordable housing, housing stability, emergency financial assistance and transitional housing.

Bits & Bytes: Lee students on TV; ‘A Forgotten History’; Radius Playwrights Festival auditions; sustainability at GB Green Drinks

The Radius Playwrights Festival features six new short plays written, directed and performed by talent living within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington and selected via a blind submission process.

Bits & Bytes: Isadora Duncan dance workshop; ‘Berkshire Voices’; Berkshire Stonewall potluck; Berkshire Theatre Awards

Berkshire Voices, led by playwright Michael Brady, was created by and for Berkshire-based playwrights to provide key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers

Great Barrington prepares to celebrate its new cultural district

When the idea of a cultural council was first floated early this year, town officials emphasized that applying for the designation will cost the town nothing and that anyone whose property is included in a cultural district will face no additional limitations on the use of that property. 

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art That Speaks’ at Fuel; Radius Playwrights Festival submissions; ‘Mass. Cast’ at Schantz Galleries; library deliveries; ‘People Paintings’ at Camphill Ghent

Berkshire Playwrights Lab is calling for submissions for its third annual Radius Playwrights Festival, which features five or six new, short plays created by playwrights who live within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Eric Schenkman at Egremont Barn; BPL staged readings; cornhole tournament; lute and voice at the Southfield Church; girls’ leadership discussion

Inspired by the sensational story of Lizzie Borden, Edith Wharton began work on “Kate Spain” in 1935, but finished only the first act.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.