2016 Season

Facing Our Truth

February 6: In 2013, The New Black Fest in New York City commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege.

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In Motion Pittsfield Literary Party

February 19: As part of the 2016 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, five amazing organizations are coming together to celebrate the historic authors that are connected to Pittsfield.

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Special

March 18-20: Based on personal experience and inspired by interviews with mothers of children with special needs, SPECIAL follows one woman’s journey after she discovers she is pregnant with a child with Down syndrome.

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2016 24 Hour Theatre Project

April 2: The clock starts ticking when the playwrights’ fingers hit their keyboards and ends with a final bow from 50+ theatre artists who have convened for just 24 hours to create and present five new works.

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2016 Fresh Takes Reading Series

April-September: WAM’s play reading series will give a stage to new and reimagined works that tell women’s stories.

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Stars In The Orchard Benefit

July 14: After the success of last year’s benefit, we are doing it again! A magical midsummer night’s cocktail party to benefit WAM Theatre.

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The Revolutionists - Chester/WAM Reading

July 28: Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. This is a FREE reading of Lauren Gunderson’s smart, sly play in partnership with Chester Theatre.

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The Bakelite Masterpiece

September 29-October 23: At the end of World War II, the artist van Meegeren is arrested for selling a long-lost painting by Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

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