Fresh Takes: Play Reading Series

Curated by WAM Theatre’s Artistic Associate Molly Clancy, Fresh Takes will give a stage to ground-breaking works – which have been successfully presented elsewhere but are new to our Berkshire audiences – that tell women’s stories. Featuring local professional actors and directors, the series explores the work of provocative contemporary voices. The series includes a post-reading discussion and will encourage feedback on which plays audience members would like to see WAM Theatre produce.

Hosted by No. Six Depot Roastery and Café on 6 Depot Street in six-depot-logoWest Stockbridge, the readings take place on select Sundays this Spring at 3:30 p.m. There are only 30 tickets available per reading. Tickets are $20, which includes a post-show discussion and the opportunity to meet the cast and director. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Café.

The 2017 Fresh Takes Reading Series is generously supported by No. Six Depot Roastery and Café and the Dramatists Guild Fund.

All sales are final. No refunds available. Patrons may exchange tickets up to 48 hours before curtain — not including special event performances. No refunds on exchanges for lower-priced tickets.

March 12, 2017

The Flora and Fauna

by Alyson Mead

directed by Molly Clancy

A secret is revealed, a friendship is forged, and nearly 30 years later two women try to cope with the unspeakable. Are they putting themselves in harm’s way? Can they help each other heal? Does it still matter? Written by Alyson Mead, The Flora and Fauna, inspired by the infamous letter read out-loud during the Stanford rape case, is the story of female friendship, vulnerability and intimacy. The play is the winner of Arizona based The Bridge Initiative Project’s New Work Contest, of which this reading with WAM Theatre was part of the prize. WAM Theatre invites audiences to a powerful examination of friendship, community, and the aftermath of trauma.

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