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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.

Bits & Bytes: Shakespeare book launch; #ArtWeekAtHome; Mother’s Day video series; virtual staged reading

The reimagined format replaces the original ArtWeek, which would have featured almost 800 creative events in over 170 communities across the state, including many free events for families, children, residents and visitors.

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: ‘Conscious Conversations’; ‘Talking Ticks’; ‘Edith Wharton in France;’ public speaking workshops; Zen lecture

The Milne Public Library will host “Talking Ticks: Literary, Medical and Personal Views,” a panel discussion about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Bits & Bytes: Festival of Books; ‘Julius Caesar’ at Shake & Co.; ‘A Revolution of Her Own’; ‘Portfolios’ photo show; Eclectic Rock Showcase 2

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Shakespeare & Company will present a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” directed by founding artistic director Tina Packer and featuring John Douglas Thompson and Finn Wittrock.

‘Coriolanus’ Workshops open this week at Shakespeare & Company

Coriolanus is a personally rigid war hero, whose mother, Volumnia, seems to have spent most of her waking hours since his birth pushing him to greater and greater heights -- no matter how dangerous they are.

Shakespeare & Co. dedicates season to one of its founders, Dennis Krausnick, actor, playwright, director, teacher, poet

Krausnick's vision for developing a great Shakespeare theatre in the Berkshires was rooted in his dedication to training actors.

‘All the world’s a stage’ at Shakespeare & Company’s Summer Training Institute

Shakespeare & Company’s founding artists and teaching faculty have developed a common artistic vocabulary and coherent approach to performing Shakespeare that provides a solid foundation for their work.

THEATRE REVIEW: Shake & Co.’s ‘The Waverly Gallery’ ideal, features once-in-a-lifetime performance

In Lenox, Massachusetts, this company devoted to the Bard and his many muses find plays and playwrights that advance Shakespeare's goals with the honesty of our own times.

Business Briefs: Lifetime achievement award for Packer; new play program at Chester Theatre Company; grant for Berkshire Humane Society; Meczywor named Balance Rock partner

This marks the first commission in what the organization sees as a new artistic initiative to consistently develop original works that will appear on its stage and have life in other theaters beyond western Massachusetts.

Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tina Packer is a force of nature," said Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC). “She has influenced and inspired generations of theatre makers and theatre goers. I can think of a no better ambassador for Shakespeare..." -- Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company.

Three Shakespeare comedies highlight Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 season

“The strings of the heart” is artistic director Allyn Burrows’ concept theme for the summer and he has chosen a quartet of very contemporary plays to flesh out the idea.

Dennis Krausnick, 76, of Stockbridge, founding member of Shakespeare & Company

In his 25 years of leading Shakespeare & Company’s renowned Center for Actor Training, Dennis mentored and taught more than 5,000 actors and students from across the country and around the world. His legacy of innovative actor training methods, quick wit, spirit of generosity and depth of thought will be carried on through the artists, teachers and students with whom he collaborated.

THEATRE REVIEW: Shakespeare & Co.’s ‘Heisenberg’ has clarity and finesse

This is a very odd play based on a very curious concept and the ultimate scene is one in which changes and modifications of reality come glaringly across the stage leaving only the wonder of how it all happened lying bare naked on the floor.

PREVIEW: Comic uncertainty with “Heisenberg” at Shakespeare & Company

When I had read the script, I noticed that it never referenced theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg or his uncertainty principle, yet its two characters lurch from one idea and one place to another with striking uncertainty.

Tina Packer, Calliope Renaissance Band present ‘The Power of a Woman’s Voice’ at Music & More

Music & More, founded by Harold Lewin (1929 - 2014), is a unique multi-arts series presented in New Marlborough’s Meeting House on the Village Green.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Lincoln Speaks’ at Chesterwood; OLLI University Day; Bob Reiss at Lee Library; call for art

'Lincoln Speaks' will feature readings by actors including two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill, Shakespeare & Company founding artistic director Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company director of training Dennis Krausnick and Chris Tucci, who will recite the 16th president’s least- and best-known private and public words about love, life and the country he worked to unite.
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