Part of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts FESTIVAL

When: Friday, February 19 @ 7PM

Where: Dottie’s Cafe 444 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Tickets: FREE

In Motion Pittsfield Literary Party at Dottie’s

WAM Theatre weaves works from Henry David Thoreau with voices of today. Drawing from Thoreau’s letter of Civil Disobedience, poetry and the history of his time, actors Dana Harrison and Jennie Jadow, explore transcendentalism in our modern world. Voices of today include human rights activist and Pulitzer prize-winner Nicholas Kristof and president Barack Obama.

As part of the 2016 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, five amazing organizations are coming together to celebrate the historic authors that are connected to Pittsfield.

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater/Berkshire Fringe is taking on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Berkshire Music School will be composing a piece surrounding Herman Melville, Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park has Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Town Players of Pittsfield will be performing something with a Nathaniel Hawthorne theme and WAM Theatre has Henry David Thoreau. This project is in collaboration with the In Motion Pittsfield Writers’ Residency program. Click here for more information on that project.

jb_headshot-v2-1JENNIE JADOW: WAM Theatre: Everywoman. Elsewhere: Shakespeare & Company:  Servant of Two Masters, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Jennie is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company, to name a few. Jennie also works as an Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company’s nationally recognized education team. Training: Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and, most recently, completed her MA in Movement Therapy and Counseling with a primary focus in the treatment of adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Online:

Dana Harrison HeadshotDANA HARRISON: WAM Theatre:  Holy Laughter, Fresh Takes reading: Measure for Measure, Change Makers Gala reading: In Darfur,  24hr Theatre Festivals. Elsewhere: Shakespeare & Company: Private Lives, The Liar, Les Faux Pas, The Learned Ladies, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, The Real Inspector Hound, War of the Worlds, White People, Othello, Scapin, The Canterville Ghost, Island of Slaves, Old Times.  Mixed Company: Table Manners, Taking Steps.  Boston, London and The Edinburgh Fringe: Macbeth, The Tempest, King Lear, Sin, Lolita, Agamemnon, The Dining Room, Cat on a Hot Tin RoofTraining: Emerson College (MA, Theatre Education). Kenyon College (BA, Drama). Shakespeare & Co. (month-long, text, clown, fight).  Sfumato Theatre Lab of Bulgaria (Chekov intensive).  Awards: Three-time Berkshire Eagle Noteworthy Performance; Joanne Woodward Acting Trophy, Kenyon College.