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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

THEATRE REVIEW: Great Barrington Public Theater’s ‘Bear Tales’ a welcome venture at a time when live theater is at a minimum

There is a sense of relevance to the pack of plays, a time-sensitive sensibility that gives even the least of them a reason to be heard and seen right now.

POEM: On learning of the closure of the theaters by government decree

Plague may close the theaters, but fear not. The actors always come back.

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: Community dialogue on racism; Lenox Land Trust conversation; ‘Love Travels Fast’; Berkshire Theatre Awards

During the presentation, Gwendolyn VanSant will address personal identity and bias and their relationship to systemic racism and cultural barriers.

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.

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!

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s 10×10 New Play Festival an oasis in a bleak, wet Berkshire winter

The 10 10-minute plays, divided by one intermission, feature 10 playwrights who, each with remarkable economy, illuminate some aspect of life—in the everyday, in the home or in the news—as we are living it, like it or not, in this 2019 winter of discontent.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s 10×10 New Play Festival a perfect midwinter offering

The play that ends the first half of the program, 'Pipeline' written by Michael Brady and directed by Julianne Boyd, is utterly moving and effective as three exuberant protestors on the edge of a mountain forest in south Berkshire County are confronted by an actual moment of disaster.

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

Bits & Bytes: GBRSS May Day celebration; ‘Tested’ at Berkshire Playwrights Lab; home project workshop; BCC ranks in RecycleMania

Berkshire Community College has improved its waste diversion rate by 42.79 percent since 2009 and has a goal of zero waste by 2020.

Bits & Bytes: Educators’ symposium at Norman Rockwell Museum; Radius Playwrights Festival; ‘Clever Little Lies’ at the Ghent Playhouse; BioEYES science program

The Radius Playwrights Festival features fully staged readings of the six selected new short plays created by local writers within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Radius Playwrights Festival; journalism symposium; Leonel Morales at Hotchkiss; Balkan food stories; ‘Thanks for the Fish’

The purpose of Radius Playwrights Festival is to cultivate and celebrate local talent, explains Ann Garner, managing director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
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