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Pioneer Valley Theatre News May 2, 2024

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May 2 - 22, 2024

Applications for CitySpace's Pay It Forward program are due this coming Monday! If you have a performance idea and are looking for a stage, rehearsal time, and a little funding to make it a reality, please apply! Check out the program details here. 

The next issue will include events from May 9 - 29. Submit upcoming events via the link below or by emailing me before Tuesday at midnight. Any questions, comments or feedback? Email me at

Submit Your Theatre Event
MICAfest: My Mother Had Two Faces: Reflections on Beauty Aging and Acceptance
May 23rd @7pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts
Tickets Available Here
Arena Civic Theatre presents 12 Angry Jurors
April 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, and 5 in Greenfield
Tickets Available Here
$5 per week for your poster and ticket link in top billing!
Email me to reserve your dates.
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Music, magic, love, and dragonsUMass Theater's Twelfth Night will take you on an enchanted journey

The Rand Theater, Bromery Center for the Arts
May 2, 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee May 4 at 2 p.m.

When Shakespeare’s Viola lands on the shores of Illyria, she discovers a topsy-turvy world of rebellious revelry and swirling magic, enabling fever-pitch romantic passions and unlikely lovestruck pairings, while family bonds are restored. 
UMass Theater professor Milan Dragicevich's adventurous production of Twelfth Night braids Shakespeare’s Elizabethan spirit and style with contemporary playful pop-arty sensibilities, infused with the live music of Grammy-nominated Tim Eriksen (Cordelia’s Dad band, Cold Mountain soundtrack) and choreography of Antonia Araya Budnik. Tickets are on sale now for our production, which opens on April 26 in the Rand Theater.
Twelfth Night marks the second collaboration between Dragicevich as a director and Eriksen as music director/composer. They previously worked together on the New England premiere and international tour of Dragicevich's Refugee (2016-18).  
Twelfth Night is Shakespeare at his comedic peak, weaving a plot of mistaken identities and misunderstandings. Twins Viola and Sebastian get separated and think each other are dead. Viola decides to solve this problem by dressing as her brother. Soon, she's working for Count Orsino, with whom she falls in love, while helping him court Olivia — who falls for Viola instead. It's all set against the backdrop of Illyria, a wondrous land of festive, unabashed revelry which surely resonated with Shakespeare's boisterous London audiences, perhaps the greatest playgoing public in Western history.
In our own century, come join us for a “12th Night” revival of spirit and comedic hope (‘comedy’ being the language of hope) and prepare for a fantastical journey into Illyria!

Get your tickets now!
This event is part of the UMass Amherst 2024 Spring Arts Festival. Learn more about the festival on the website.
Recommended for audiences age 12 and up; some raucous humor and gags.


$17 — general admission
$5 — for students, youth, and senior patrons, as well as Card to Culture patrons

Tickets on sale through the UMass Fine Arts Center Box Office (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the box office website) as well as at the door on the night of the show.
The UMass Department of Theater is pleased to participate in the Card to Culture program. For details, please visit our Card to Culture page.
STCC College Workshop Production 
At the Wedding, by Bryna Turner

Scibelli Theater
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01105

May 2 @ 11:00AM May 3@ 7:00PM May 4 @ 7:00PM.

Admission: Free (Donations gratefully accepted.)

Is there any place better for drama than a wedding? 
As Gillian Russo of the “New York Theatre Guide” wrote about the play: “'re unwittingly put at the kid's table, from which you get to watch 70 minutes of enjoyable…wisecracking and wisdom-sharing about the unbreakable bond between love and pain.”
Join Silverthorne Theater Company in our final Theater Thursday staged reading of Is Sex Probable? 
written and performed by Constance Congdon
and directed by Brianna Sloane

7:00pm on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at the Barn Theater 715 Federal Street, Belchertown, MA 

Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so RESERVE your tickets now

Silverthorne welcomes donations so that we can continue making our work accessible to all.


The Play That Goes Wrong, a contemporary farce by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, will be onstage at West Springfield’s Majestic Theater April 18 through June 2. 

The comedy takes place on opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s latest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, and things begin to spiral out of control.  An exasperated detective, a corpse who can’t play dead, an unconscious leading lady and other embattled and eccentric characters must overcome technical issues, forgotten lines and unreliable scenery in order to make it to the final curtain call.  The Play That Goes Wrong has been described as “part Monty Python, part Marx Brothers, part Sherlock Holmes, and all mayhem.”  The show has played to sold out audiences all over the world, and will be the final production of the Majestic Theater’s 26th season.  Its new season will debut in September.

Cast members include Jack Grigoli (Chris), Scott Renzoni (Max), Shaun O’Keefe (Robert), Elizabeth Pietrangelo (Sandra), Josh Karam (Dennis), Mariko Iwasa (Annie), Liv Cunha (Trevor) and Weston Pytel (Jonathan).  Danny Eaton is producing director of the play, and Sue Dziura is associate producing director.  Stephen Petit is the director and production manager for the show.  Associate production manager is Aurora Ferraro, and stage manager is Hope Rose Kelly.  Dan Rist is lighting designer, and costumer designer is Dawn McKay.

 Tickets are now available for The Play that Goes Wrong, and range from $31 - $37.  They are available either in-person at the box office or by calling (413) 747-7797.  Box office hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm.   The wearing of face masks in the theater is optional.

Doors to the theater will open one hour before the start of a show, which is also when the café opens.  For more information, visit

Arena Civic Theatre present 12 Angry Jurors

Dive into the gripping world of justice and deliberation with Arena Civic Theatre’s production of “12 Angry Jurors”! Directed by David Peck, this stage adaptation of Reginald Rose’s classic promises an intense exploration of justice, prejudice, and human empathy.

Performance Dates:
May 3rd at 7:30 PM
May 4th, & May 5th at 2:30 PM

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Tickets available now:
Get your tickets here!
Learn more: Visit our 12 Angry Jurors Page here.
Starlight's Youth Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof

May 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM
May 4th 1pm and 7pm
The Academy of Music

Starlight’s Youth Theatre is excited to present the musical, Fiddler on the Roof May 3rd and 4th 2024 at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Fiddler on the Roof, touches audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth, and honesty. With iconic and beloved songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart. Set in a pre-revolutionary Russian village in the home of Tevye, a husband and father striving to uphold his family’s religious and cultural traditions. Artistic Director, Cyn Strycharz, and Music Director, Dan Mashia, lead a group of talented local youth in this exciting production.
Happier Valley Comedy
The Understudies Improvised Musical

May 4, 2024 7:00 PM
The 1st Saturday of every month
Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley

It's the opening night of a brand new musical! Unfortunately, the show was never written or rehearsed. This is the moment we've been training for. Be part of the fun as the determined Understudies create an entire musical from scratch, with a little help from the audience. The Understudies are Scott Braidman, Kelsey Flynn, Paul McNeil, Mosie Senn-McNally, and Maile Shoul. With music by the amazing Jeff Kimball! NEXT SHOW: Saturday, May 4th at 7pm HVC Theater, 1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, MA

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
"Saint Joan"
May 10 and 11 at
7:00 PM

PVPA 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley, MA 01075

Saint Joan is a play about the historical figure Joan of Arc (a religious woman who fought for France in the 1400s and was burnt at the stake) written by George Bernard Shaw. The play has been adapted for a modern audience by director and playwright Jasmine Goodspeed. This production will take place in modern times, using the historical background to highlight the ongoing issues of our current era and politics. Joan’s passion has served as inspiration for hundreds of years. Passion and justice, however, can become a threat to those in positions of power. This play examines how the act of empowerment can turn from threat to a death sentence, and eventual martyrdom. Come, rally with us as we live the story of Saint Joan. May 10-11, 7:00, at PVPA.

Tickets available online and at the door as follows: General - $10 Military/Seniors - $7 Alumni - $5 Students - $3
Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art
M/otherhood in Motion: Dance and Theatre

May 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley

An Evening of Dance, Theatre, and Motion
Join us at the heart of artistic expression and maternal insight as the Northampton Center for the Arts transforms into a realm of exploration and empowerment. M/otherhood in Motion, hosted by M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA), presents an unparalleled evening of dance, theatre, and performance art. This meticulously curated event shines a spotlight on the intricate dance of m/otherhood, intertwining the personal and the mythological, the intimate and the universal.

M/otherhood in Motion is not just an event; it’s a movement. It is a dynamic showcase that brings to the stage four emotive performances, each narrating the distinct yet interconnected facets of m/otherhood. With three dance performance pieces and one staged reading, each act is a unique invitation to look beyond the surface and connect with the deep, complex tapestry of m/otherhood. These performances challenge, celebrate, and illuminate the myriad roles and identities mothers navigate every day. This event is your chance to support and uplift the voices of m/other artists, partake in their stories, and contribute to a growing community bent on recognizing and valuing m/otherhood’s artistic and societal contributions.
MICA presents four unique performances:

"Belly" – An Intergenerational Tapestry of Black Motherhood by Haile Eshe Cole. This staged reading choreopoem explores Black women's experiences of reproduction through word, song, and dance.
"Nourish – I’m on Fire" – A Mythological Exploration of a Woman’s Life Cycle by Jessica Roseman. A solo dance (excerpt) revealing truths about a woman's journey through parenting, ancestry, and the cyclical nature of life.
"Welcome to Holland!" – Exploring the Unspoken Realities of Motherhood by Laura Sánchez. Flamenco, poetry, humor, film, and installation challenge narratives around motherhood, disability, and ableism.
"Miss Treated" – Kelly Silliman. A solo dance theatre piece created in collaboration with Melissa Edwards, exploring gender, power, and medical mistreatment.

Why M/otherhood in Art Matters:

In a society that frequently overlooks the artistry of m/othering, M/otherhood in Motion highlights the power, creativity, and resilience of m/others and their stories. Support and uplift the voices of m/other artists, partake in their stories, and contribute to a growing community celebrating motherhood's artistic and societal contributions.

Learn more and get tickets here.

This event is part of MICAfest 2024 Art for Change The M/others View Where M/otherhood and Artistry Unite May 1-31st, 2024 Northampton, MA
An Evening at the Theatre features One Woman Show "My Mother Had Two Faces"

My Mother Had Two Faces: Reflections on Beauty Aging and Acceptance, written and performed by Karin Trachtenberg, is coming to the Northampton Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 23rd @7pm. Presented by the Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art as part of their month-long MICAfest, this evening of theatre will also include a staged reading of “An Evening with Phineas” by MICA founder Lyza Fennell.
My Mother Had Two Faces is an autobiographical one woman dramatic comedy that dares to expose what lies beneath the mask of the perfect mother. Discovering her mother’s diaries after her passing, Karin, the heroine, begins to examine the history of their complicated relationship from the gritty, urban streets of New York to her Swiss mother’s manicured orderliness. The story follows her mother’s exodus from her homeland to pursue stardom, and how her fixation with beauty and outward appearances influenced Karin’s sense of worth. 
Presented in a pseudo-fairytale style, utilizing multimedia and theatrical masks, this solo show tips the Disney delusion on its head, revealing the enchanted as well as the underbelly. Engaged in dialogue with her mirrored reflection, Karin wrestles with her own inner demons.  What does the mirror uncover when we strip away the makeup?
Coming off a triumphant multi-city tour, critics from Hollywood to New York City praised Ms. Trachtenberg’s performance as “riveting and poetic”, “nuanced and moving” and “an eye-opening journey”.  Following the Northampton appearance, My Mother Had Two Faces travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer for a month-long run.

Don't miss this unforgettable evening of theatre, which will make you laugh, think and perhaps even see yourself reflected in a new light.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd @7pm
WHERE: Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA.

ACTOR NEEDED. 35-55.  MY MAMA AND THE FULL SCALE INVASION. AUGUST 22,23,24,25. Workroom Theatre, Northampton Center for the Arts. STIPEND. The play --  A STORY OF UKRAINE IN WAR. SPINDRIFT THEATRE. Robert Freedman -
CitySpace's Pay It Forward application for 2024 is now LIVE! Are you a performer or do you represent an arts organization in Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin counties? Here's your chance to apply!

Pay It Forward is focused on under-resourced artists/orgs offering FREE access to CitySpace's Blue Room, a dynamic 100-seat performance venue nestled in the historic Old Town Hall of Easthampton, MA. BIPOC artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Whether you're rehearsing or performing, this space is yours to explore and create magic! Recipients will plug into CitySpace's venue calendar from July to December 2024. Plus, dive deep into peer-learning cohorts and access valuable resources to sharpen your craft, forge new connections, and ignite your creativity!  As a Pay It Forward recipient, you'll also receive a stipend AND proceeds from ticket sales. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Get the details and apply at by May 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Majestic Theater 2024-2025 Season Auditions

Actors Equity Principal  Auditions (EPAs):

Monday June 10, 10 AM-6 PM

Tuesday June 11, 10 AM-6 PM

Non-Equity and Equity appointments:

Monday June 3, 6-10 PM

Tuesday June 4, 6-10 PM

Wednesday June 12, 6-10 PM

Thursday June 13, 6-10 PM

Saturday June 15, 11 AM-4 PM

Please visit the website to book your audition appointment online at 

We are not able to accept video submissions at this time 


Please note that there will only be an accompanist provided on June 10 & 11. If you are scheduled on 6/3, 6/4, 6/12, 6/13, 6/15, please bring a track to be connected via bluetooth speaker provided by the theater.

Actors should be prepared to read from the script(s). Sides will be provided. 
  • If this is your first time auditioning with us, please prepare a brief, contemporary monologue. 

  • If auditioning for the musical, please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song.

  • Please bring your headshot and resume stapled together, if you have them; photos will be taken at the theater as well


1st Rehearsal 8/19/24

Runs 9/5-10/20/24


1st Rehearsal 10/7/24

Runs 10/24-12/1/24


1st Rehearsal 12/19/24

Runs 1/9-2/16/25


1st Rehearsal 2/10/25

Runs 2/27-4/6/25


1st Rehearsal 3/24/25

Runs 4/17-6/1/25

Please see linked casting breakdown for available roles 

Smith College Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre at Smith College invites applications for a one-year post MFA/Doctoral fellowship in sound design, with a possible extension for a second year, to begin July 1, 2024.  The successful candidate will teach a class in sound design in the first semester. In the second semester, a course relating to sound design or production will be taught. In addition, this person will be engaged in design for one or more mainstage productions and provide mentorship to student sound designers.

An M.F.A. in Sound Design or a related field is expected by the time of the appointment, and should have been earned no earlier than 2020.  The candidate must have professional sound design experience and preferably prior teaching experience as well.  Additional skills might include other areas of design training, expertise, or experience- especially projection, video, or lighting design.  Candidates from groups underrepresented in theatre are encouraged to apply.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.
Application Instructions
Submit application at , with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement regarding teaching, a link to your portfolio with examples of recent work, and contact information for three confidential references. Finalists will be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024 and continue until filled.

The Academy of Music Theatre seeks a classroom/rehearsal assistant for youth Summer Musical Theatre Workshops. Applicants should be at least 16 years of age with an interest and experience in working with young kids in an artistic environment. Experience in theatre arts is not necessary, but applicants should at least be comfortable with youth social skills and behavior management to engage with and help children both as a group and individually to support safety, inclusion, and productivity in activities that are led by the theater instructors. 

The Summer Musical Theatre Workshops are 1 or 2 weeks for young artists of any and all experience levels to practice their skills in Musical Theatre. Students will learn songs and dances to 4-7 numbers (depending on the workshop) that are performed in a showcase at the end of the session. Students also participate in theatre games and exercises throughout the week to further engage them with creativity and social collaboration in the performing arts.

Dates & Hours 

  • June 24th - 28th, 2024 (1 week)

    • Monday through Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

    • 20 youth participants Ages 6 - 8 years old 

  • July 1st - July 12th (2 weeks) 

    • Monday through Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

    • 30 youth participants Ages 9 - 11 years old 

  • July 29th - August 2nd (1 week)

    • Monday through Friday  9:00am - 3:00pm 

    • 20 youth participants Ages 6 - 8 years old 


  • All workshops take place at the Academy of Music Theatre at 274 Main Street in Northampton, MA 01060. 

  • Activities will take place on the main stage in the Academy of Music, or outside at the neighboring Pulaski Park. 

Financial Compensation

  • $15 - $20 an hour depending on experience.  

Responsibilities / Previous Experience

  • Experience in engagement and behavior management of young children ages 6-11 in large group settings.

  • Create a social connection with the kids participating in the workshop by interacting with them during transitions and social periods like lunch, establishing an environment of warmth and inclusion for all. 

  • Assist theater instructors as needed to maintain safety and productivity in the rehearsal space. 

    • For example, being able to step aside and help an individual who is currently in need while the instructor keeps the rest of the group focused on learning a dance. 

    • Redirecting individuals to engage with the group

    • Keeping a larger group of kids engaged while the instructor is working with an individual or small group.

    • Supporting behavior management of the large group as a whole as led by the instructor. 

If interested, contact Education Director Kyle Lawrence via email:

Approximate Daily Schedule (Subject to change)

8:45 am Students arrive at the theatre and settle in.

9:00 am Physical and vocal warm-ups/exercises to get our bodies and minds awake and ready for the day.

10:30 am Singing and dance technical training, & learning a musical theatre song & dance.

12:00 pm Lunch (brought from home).

12:45 pm  Art & Design for Theatre.

1:15 pm Acting / Theatre Games.

2:00 pm “Run Show” (review the songs and dances for everything learned to that point in time).

2:45 pm Doors open for pick up, parents pick up at the front door of Academy by 3:00 pm.


Shakespeare & Company's free Behind the Curtain lecture series resumes on Saturday, April 6, led by Shakespeare scholar Ann Berman.

Featuring directors, cast, and design team members as guests, Berman examines various themes surrounding both the Shakespeare and contemporary productions slated for Season 2024 through talks designed to be accessible, engaging, and interactive.

Berman holds a Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London, and explores topics ranging from historical parallels in Shakespeare’s plays to the effect costumes, scenic design, lighting, and more can have on audience response to a performance.

This season will include seven Behind the Curtain lectures held from April through August; Spring talks will be held in the Jane Iredale Lobby at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, while Summer sessions will be held outdoors at the tented Rose Footprint Theatre in the Rose Meadow.

Behind the Curtain lectures for the 2024 Season include:

Saturday, June 22 – Shakespeare & Music with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows

Saturday, July 13 – The Comedy of Errors with Director Kate Kohler Amory

Saturday, July 27– Flight of the MonarchPenning New Plays with playwright Jim Frangione

Saturday, August 10 – The Winter's Tale with Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer

Saturday, August 24 – Three Tall Persian Women; guest to be announced

All Behind the Curtain lectures are free, but tickets are required. For more information, visit or call the Box Office at (413) 637-3353.


Two-Week Workshop Enrolling Children in Grades 5-8 for Theater Education Program

The Majestic Theater has announced its new Majestic Youth Theater Workshop, for children entering grades 5-8 next fall, set for June-July 2024.  Sue Dziura, associate producing director at the Majestic will lead the theater education program in which participants will get a part, rehearse a play and perform the show in a period of two weeks.

The workshop is designed for both beginners and more seasoned actors who want to hone the necessary skills to communicate effectively onstage.  Guided by Dziura and a staff of experienced theater professionals, the program will utilize theater games, improv, voice for the actor, movement work, scene study and ensemble-building exercises to develop each young actor’s toolkit. 

The two-week program will culminate in two performances of “Snowderella” by Nate Eppler.  Every participant gets a role, or multiple roles, to allow young actors to learn and grow as performers on the Majestic Theater stage. Participants will begin to learn:

·        What skills are needed to be an actor and how to develop those skills

·        How to audition, have stage presence, vocal projection and physical comedy skills

·        The joy of working as an ensemble

·        How to perform live in front of their friends and families

The workshop will take play Monday through Friday, June 24 through July 5 (not including July 4) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the cost to participate will be $380.  The performances of “Snowderella” will take place Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m.  All performance tickets will be $10. 

Participants must submit an application to be part of the program.  Applications are available at the Majestic Theater box office or online at

Registration is open now for Riotous Youth, Shakespeare & Company’s summer theater program for children and teenagers, slated to run from Monday, July 1 to Friday, August 16.

These one-, two-, and three-week sessions are tailored to different age groups, introducing participants ages seven to 17 to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays through imaginative and playful methods. Exercises and games incorporating voice, movement, and acting enable participants to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Participants then create a performance piece based on their experience of the play, which they share with family, friends, and Company members on the final day of each session.

2024 summer sessions include:

One-week session

Julius Caesar: August 12 – 16

For Ages: 7 – 12 

Tuition: $425

Two-week sessions

Twelfth Night: July 1 – 12 (sessions A and B are waitlist only)

Henry V: July 15 – 26 (session D: limited spots available)

Love's Labor’s Lost: July 29 – August 9 (sessions G and H: limited spots available)

For Ages: 7 – 15

Tuition: $825

Three-week sessions 

Riotous Company

For Ages: 14 – 17

Tuition: $1075

All sessions are held at the Shakespeare & Company campus at 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, Mass., and limited financial aid is available. Visit to learn more and apply. For more information, contact Education Residency and Riotous Youth Programs Manager Caitlin Kraft at or (413) 637-1199 ext. 132. 

The Shea Theater offers TWO two week sessions of summer theater with Atticus and Enzo Belmonte for children ages 8-12.

Each day of the program will be dedicated to creating and rehearsing the immersive theater performance, as well as learning and participating in various acting games and workshops.

The cost is $650 per session with a limit of 20 children in each section. This fee includes snacks but not lunch. To register:

July 8-19, 2024 and
July 22-August 2, 2024
Monday - Friday

Program runs 9 AM to 3 PM. Performance of the immersive play will take place on the second Friday at 10 am at the Shea on 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA.

In this program, the performers will rehearse and perform in an immersive theater show based on a fairytale, a Shakespeare play, or a myth. This immersive approach encourages imagination, collaboration, and creativity while teaching acting and movement techniques in a nurturing and holistic environment.

A check may be made to:
Shea Theater
PO Box 773
Turners Falls, MA 01376

Deposit of $100 is required at registration with remainder due by June 15, 2024

Atticus Belmonte is a writer, director, actor, and theater major at Bard College. He is a founder of Patch Productions that he formed with his brothers and several friends taking his immersive theater pieces to the Shea where they have offered several productions.

Enzo Belmonte is 16 years old and grew up doing theater, specifically Shakespeare and immersive theater. He has a special skill set in technical theater and will create lights and sound for the show.

The medium of Immersive Theater is an innovative theater format allows audience members to wander wherever they wish within a play, finding characters and scenes at their own will in different rooms and spaces. No audience member has the same experience; they all will see different scenes in different locations, piecing together the story as they go.

Registration is now open!

Is your creative kiddo ready for a fun-filled summer of a creating their own fairy tale, channeling their inner wild creature, going on a magical musical adventure, and channeling their inner clown? Does your tween or teen feel that creative spark? Registration is now open for PIC Kids Summer with options to pay in full or a deposit only.

This year we are excited to have offerings for young artists ages 7-11 AND ages 11-15!

For younger artists (ages 7-11) will adventure through the creative process as they explore theater, movement, and music. Each week follows a different theme, and all weeks will culminate in a sharing of the young artists' original work on Fridays at 2:30.

JUL 22-26        Fairy Tale Mash Up!

JUL 29-AUG 2  Growl and Groove

AUG 5-9          Soundscapes and Sorcery

AUG 12-16       Theatrical Clown

9am-3pm each day 


Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity, 130 Pine St, Florence

Older youth artists (ages 11-15) will explore all things ensemble, co-creating a brand new collaborative performance. Using theater games, writing exercises, improvisation, movement, songwriting, and art, participants will draw upon their dreams, original perspectives, and hopes for the future. All of this collaborative fun will culminating in a sharing at 4pm on Friday, August 16th.

AUG 12-16       PIC Kids Ensemble: Our Dreams!​

9:30am-3:30pm each day 


The Workroom at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

Learn more and register

Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training will host its 9-Day Intensive at its Lenox campus from Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 31. 

Designed for mid-career actors, educators, directors, and others seeking professional and artistic development, the 9-Day Intensive is inspired by Shakespeare & Company’s Month-long Intensive. Director of Training Sheila Bandyopadhyay said the workshop offers participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in Shakespeare training and make connections with like-minded artists in a robust, accessible format. 

“We regularly hear from artists in the mid-stages of their career that they wish they could attend our renowned Month-long Intensive in the winter, but their schedules simply do not permit them to do so,” said Bandyopadhyay. “For those out there who are juggling teaching, acting, directing, parenting responsibilities, and the like, the 9-Day Intensive is ideal.”

The daily schedule includes classes in Linklater Voice, Movement, monologue and scene work, and the format and tuition include admission to three Shakespeare & Company shows staged at the height of its 2024 performance season. 

Tuition is $1,495 with partial scholarships available for BIPOC artists. Early payment, alumni, and union member discounts are also available. Limited on-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to apply, visit or call 413.637.1199, ext. 114.

Submit your workshop, class, audition, performance, or any other theatre opportunity here!
Pioneer Valley Theatre Companies
Academy of Music Theatre

Amherst Community Theater

Arena Civic Theatre

A.C.T. Youth Theatre

Black Cat Theater

Chester Theatre Company


Cold Spring Community Theatre

Completely Ridiculous Productions

Drama Studio

Double Edge Theatre

Easthampton Theater Company

Eggtooth Productions

Exit 7 Players

Ghost Light Theater

Greenfield Community College's Theater Department

Hampshire Shakespeare Company

Happier Valley Comedy

Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

Human Agenda Theater

Ja'Duke Center for the Performing Arts

K and E Theater Group

Ko Theater Works/Ko Festival of Performance

Majestic Theater

Mount Holyoke College Rooke Theatre

No Theater

Northampton Community Arts Trust

Northampton Playwrights Lab
PaintBox Theatre


Pauline Productions

Performance Project

Phantom Sheep Players

Play Incubation Collective

Real Live Theatre

Red Thread Theater

Royal Frog Ballet

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble

Shakespeare Stage

Shea Theater Arts Center

Silverthorne Theater

Smith College Department of Theatre

South Hadley Players

St. Michael's Players

Starlight's Youth Theatre, Inc.

Strident Theatre

Theater Between Addresses


Turbulent Times Theater

UMass Department of Theater

UMass Theatre Guild

Unity House Players

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