A WAM Welcome, April 2010
On April 10, 2010 Lesley Ann Beck of Berkshire Living wrote a post about our inaugural event entitled,
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WAM Theatre (it stands for Women’s Action Movement), a new theater company based in the Berkshires and in the Capital Region, just completed its four-performance inaugural weekend, and, based on the trio of compelling works that make up A WAM Welcome, it promises to bring something new to our creative communities.
Founded in January of this year by theater professionals Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck, the group has dual missions: to produce theater that explores issues important to women and girls and to raise money for philanthropic organizations that benefit women and girls worldwide. A portion of proceeds from this weekend’s performances will be donated to Women for Women International (www.womenforwomen.org
The three pieces that comprise A WAM Welcome range from a comic monologue with bittersweet overtones to a compelling ensemble piece that expresses concerns with the pressure to be perfect that young women face in our culture. The three diverse choices represent some of the styles of theater that appeal to Ginhoven and Strimbeck, the two co-directors: storytelling, strong works by women playwrights, and ensemble-created works, all of which we can expect to see in future offerings.
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