Williamstown Theatre Festival Bringing 7 Productions To NYC This Season


WHAT CONDITIONS. SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE 2 OF THE HIGH OF JUST 65 IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY THEATER SEASON IN NEW YORK CITY A NONPROFIT THEATER COMPANY, WELL KNOWN FOR ITS POPULAR AND HIGHLY REPUTABLE SUMMER THEATER PRODUCTIONS OF PLAYS. AND MUSICALS IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT ON STAGES IN THE CITY THIS SEASON THE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL IN WILLIAMSTOWN MASSACHUSETTS IS IN THE BRIGHT SPOT RIGHT NOW IN MANHATTAN JOINING ME RIGHT NOW WITH MANY GREEN FIELD SHE IS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. YOU FOR HAVING ME DANA 7 PRODUCTIONS COMING FROM WILLIAMS TOWN. THIS YEAR 6 STILL ECHO FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVEN’T BEEN OR WHO DON’T KNOW TELL US ABOUT WOMAN? S TOWN THEATER FESTIVAL. WILLIAMS TOWN PETER FESTIVAL IS A 65- YEAR- OLD CULTURAL ORGANIZATION THAT HAS KIND OF ROUTES INTO PLACES HERE IN NEW YORK CITY AND IN WILLIAMSTOWN MASSACHUSETTS WHICH IS IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER KIND OF THING IN THE BERKSHIRES WE DO A SUMMER SEASON ON THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE CAMPUS UM IN THE 62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE. A BEAUTIFUL THEATER FACILITY. WE ARE THE UNBELIEVABLE BENEFICIARIES OF HERBERT ALLEN’S GENEROSITY, I HE AND THE COST OF 62 FUNDED THE BUILDING OF THIS REMARKABLE FACILITY ACTUALLY FOR WILLIAMS COLLEGE, WITH WHOM WE PARTNER AND WE GET TO INHABIT THESE GLORIOUS FACES. THERE ARE SEVERAL THEATERS WITHIN THE COMPLEX. WE PRODUCE A 7 SHOW SEASON ACROSS 2 OF THEM THE MAIN STAGE, WHICH IS A BEAUTIFUL SPRING BROADWAY EQUIVALENT TO SEE HER AND WHAT WE CALL THE KNEE COAST NAMED FOR THE FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NIKO SAKURABA, LESS HYDROGEN 70- SEAT THEATER. RIGHT NEXT TO IT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS SO COOL ABOUT THE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL IS, IS THE PEOPLE YOU GET THERE BIG NAMES PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST STARTING IN THE BUSINESS TELL US ABOUT THAT AND WHY IT IS SO ATTRACTIVE TO PLAYWRIGHTS AND ACTORS IT’S A PLACE WHERE ARTISTS CAN REALLY KIND OF GET BACK TO ME. 6 IN A WAY, RIGHT AND TAKE A BIG RISK THERE WE ARE WITH GLIDES, DANNER AND GWYNETH PALTROW SO DEEPLY ASSOCIATED FOR MANY, MANY YEARS IN THE EARLY DAYS YOU KNOW, TO HAVE THE MARY LOUISE PARKER’S AND CYNTHIA NIXON’S AND THE PACE OF MERKERSON OF THE WORLD’S TRYING ON WRITER’S WORDS AND IDEAS FOR THE 1ST TIME IN FRONT OF LIVE AUDIENCES WITH A KIND OF ABANDONED. THE CONSEQUENCE OF FAILURE IS QUITE LOW. AND THE CONSEQUENCES EXCESS IS QUITE HIGH, WHICH IS WHY WE FIND OURSELVES TALKING ABOUT THE 7 SHOWS. LET’S NOW REVEAL WHAT IS STILL TO COME LOOK AT ALL OF THE SHOW’S MANDATE. THESE ARE OPENING ON BROADWAY AND OFF BROADWAY THIS SEASON IT’S A REALLY BIG DEAL, RIGHT. WE DO A 7 SHOW SEASON IN THE SUMMER, AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE A 7 SHOW SEASON IN NEW YORK IT’S THRILLING BECAUSE WHEN ARTISTS GIVE WHAT THEY GIVE TO MAKE THIS WORK, UP AT THE FESTIVAL THEY WANT THIS WORK TO SORT OF CONNECT IN A DEEP AND PROFOUND WAY RIGHT THEY WANTED TO FIND AS WIDE AND DIVERSE AN AUDIENCE AS IT CAN AND SO THE IDEA THAT IN SOME WAYS YOU KNOW THAT EFFORT IN THAT WILLINGNESS TO TAKE A BIG ARTISTIC RISK PAYS OFF BY THE PLATFORM OF BROADWAY AND OFF BROADWAY IT IS REALLY I. THINK GRATIFYING FOR EVERYONE WHO, WHO DOESN’T? AND THESE ARE AS STAGED HERE IN THE CITY BY NONPROFITS AS WELL. THIS ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, CORRECT SO THE MAJORITY OF OUR 7 SHOWS THIS SEASON, 6 OF THEM WERE ACTUALLY PARTNERING WITH, LIKE- MINDED NOT FOR PROFIT, THEATERS AND TOGETHER, HOLDING HANDS TO SAY YOU KNOW, WE ARE THE CULTURE MAKERS. ONE OF THE SHOW’S IS, IN FACT, A COMMERCIAL UNDERTAKING. THE SOUND INSIDE IS PLAYING AT STUDIO 54 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF AN INCREDIBLE COMMERCIAL TEAM WHO PUTS THE ART 1ST MARY, LOUISE, PARKER AND I. THINK THAT’S RIGHT, WHAT’S THAT ABOUT? OH MY GOSH, HE’S SO INTENSE RAP WHO’S ONE OF OUR GREAT PLAYWRIGHTS DIRECTED BY DAVID CROMER IT’S A PIECE ABOUT A YALE PROFESSOR YELLED CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR AND A VERY DIFFICULT MOMENT SHE FINDS HERSELF IN PERSONALLY AND HER RELATIONSHIPS, SHE FORMS UNEXPECTEDLY SURPRISINGLY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE WITH A STUDENT OF HERS AND KIND OF WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THEM ALSO. IN OCTOBER, WE HAVE THE ROSE TATTOO BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THIS IS MARISA TOMEI, AND THIS IS. IS NOURISHED, SAID THOME WHEN DID YOU GET THAT TO PUT ON YOUR CHEST? I GOT IT THIS IS THE LONE REVIVAL OF OUR PACKS THIS SUMMER, THE REST OUR WORLD PREMIERE NEW PLAYS UM MORRISETT THOME IS AT THE HEIGHT OF HER POWERS IN THIS TENNESSEE WILLIAMS PLAY I DIRECTED BY TRIP CULLMAN VERY CLOSE AND FREQUENT COLLABORATOR OF MINE OF THE FESTIVALS YOU KNOW, MORRISON WAS BORN TO PLAY SARAFINA IN THIS PLAY. IT IS BRINGING OUT, YOU KNOW, ISN’T JUST THE DEPTHS AND INTENSITY, AND ALSO COMEDIC CHOPS OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN ACTRESS LESLIE WHO WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT IS THE BROADWAY AND OFF BROADWAY AUDIENCES. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM? TO GET BOTTOMS IN THE SEATS AS THEY SAY, IT’S UNDENIABLY THE CASE THAT THERE IS STILL A KIND OF, YOU KNOW FOR RESHOOTS APPETITE FOR GREAT THEATER, THAT IS WRESTLING WITH THE IDEAS OF OUR TIME. AND WHEN YOU USE A GREAT PLAYWRIGHT’S WORDS AND IDEAS TO THAT APPETITE, NAJI HAPPENS. AND SO IT’S BEEN JUST THRILLING TO SEE HOW AUDIENCES RESPOND AND AND STAND UP AT THE AND THAT ALL THE GOOD STUFF, GRADUATIONS AND THE REST OF THE SEASON. MANDY GREENFIELD ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL 5 YEARS WISHING YOU ALL THE LUCK THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE IN A THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. YOU ARE WELCOME FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEEING THESE

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