WAM Theatre empowers community through art.  Community engagement is a central part of our activist mission. Each season, in accord with our main stage productions, we present invigorating conversations, professional development and devising ensembles that are responsive to the needs of the community and the time we are living in.

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      Our Community Engagement programming:

      • Provides brave, creative and supportive spaces for diverse groups of participants to explore social problems and imagine new possibilities through performance.
      • Encourages dialogue around complex issues in a community oriented and positive manner.
      • Increases access to the arts by providing subsidized tickets and free or paid opportunities to participate in our ensembles.
      • Works in collaboration with and in support of local social service-based organizations.

    Upcoming Engagement

    • Anti-Racism Resources


      Local and national arts and activism resources for self education.
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    • WAM Ensembles

      The Suffrage Project

      Online gallery of original performances and art goes live in early July. Learn how you can join the fun!
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    • Scholar In Residence


      Meet our community engagement partners Dr. Laura Briggs and Essential Partners who will be leading our on-line dialogues on Reproductive Justice.
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    Community Partners

    WAM Theatre Community Engagement is currently partnering with


    for WAM Theatre’s 2020 Community Engagement programming

    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Brabson Library and Educational Foundation, Feigenbaum Foundation, Massachusetts Humanities, Scarlet Sock Foundation, Brainworks and the generosity of WAM Theatre donors.

    WAM Theatre is also supported in part by grants from Alford-Egremont Cultural Council, Lenox Cultural Council, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Sandisfield Cultural Council, Washington Cultural Council, and the West Stockbridge Cultural Council – local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

    Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.