like/unlike: WAM @ WordxWord

CLICK HERE or on the video link above to view a short video of the process created by project dramaturge Cindy Parrish.

On Friday August 17th, at Spice Dragon Upstairs in Pittsfield, after five days as company in residence at the WordxWord Festival in Pittsfield, WAM Theatre will present “like/unlike”; a workshop performance of new material exploring the impact of social media on women’s lives, created and directed by WAM co-founder Leigh Strimbeck.  Professional actors will delve into the availability, accessibility and immediateness of personal information in the new digital age.

“This show about social media and its impact on women and girls has been on my mind for several years,” says Leigh Strimbeck, creator and director.  “What a thrill that WAM Theatre is the company in residence at the WordXWord Festival and we are going to be doing the first, very important phase of the work this August! I am particularly excited that all rehearsals are open, and people can drop by Upstairs at Spice Dragon and check out the process.  The talkback after the show on Friday night is something else I am counting on to be a dynamic part of developing this work.”

CLICK HERE for the press release about ‘like/unlike.

CLICK HERE or on the image below to be part of the ongoing discussions happening on WAM Theatre’s Facebook Page about this project-where we are asking people to share their opinions about different aspects of social media to help us gather research for the piece.

Or share your thoughts on our Twitter Feed with the hashtag #likeunlike


Spice Dragon, 297 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Upstairs on Second Floor


Workshop Performance: 8pm, Friday, August 17. Post Show Discussion.

Rehearsals open to the public:

Monday-Wednesday, August 13-15: 10am-5pm

Thursday, August 16: Noon-10pm

Friday, August 17: Noon-5pm.

Performance at 8pm on Friday.


This project is sponsored by the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation. Additional sponsors include the WordxWord Festival, MADMACS, Spice Dragon and Pittsfield Cultural Council.


Creator and Director: Leigh Strimbeck

Ensemble: Pooja Karina, Brenny Rabine*, Erica Tryon*, Kristie Wortman

Technical Director: Robert Bovard

Dramaturge: Cindy Parrish

Sound Designer: Jan Jurchak

Intern: Kierstin Valenti

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association