Presented by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, co-curators of Made in the Berkshires, under the aegis of the Berkshire Theatre Group

The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$15 admission will benefit the 2012 Made in the Berkshires Festival.
The evening will include Prosecco, sparkling waters and dessert, and a panel discussion with the artists about their work.

Stories: they tell us who we are, who we have been, and who we will be. They stir our imaginations, awaken our senses, confront us with their power, and move us to act. Join us for a scintillating evening of women and their stories as we present scenes from “Adjustments: A Gentle Comedy for Cynical Times” by Gloria Miller and Ilene Tetenbaum; “After Prom” by Jane Denitz Smith; a scene from the new Lifetime film “Lovesick” by Maria Nation; stories by Stockbridge writers Mary Mott and Susan Merrill; poems by award-winning poet Elizabeth Elliott, and original music by Berkshire women composers and lyricists. Share the evening with us as we celebrate, through stories told and sung, women and their stories.

Made in the Berkshires co-curators Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims have gathered together the stories of women writers and composers here in the Berkshire hills for an evening of performances that will conclude with a glass of prosecco and a conversation with the writers about their process. The evening is being held as a benefit for the Made in the Berkshires festival of local art and artists to be held in October 2012.
Hilary Somers Deely is co-curator of Made In the Berkshires, a new works festival that was produced in October 2011 at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. An actress, director and producer, Hilary has headed three academic theatre programs in leading independent schools, is an emeritus member of the Berkshire Theatre Festival board, a member of the advisory board for the Berkshire Fringe and, most recently, joined the Fringe in their artists’ residency at Mass MOCA in a world premiere production of The Waypoint. She has voiced three roles in Gregory Whitehead’s BBC 4 radio plays, stage managed, and acted in several productions at Joan Ackerman’s Mixed Company, co-produced the third year of Ten Minutes in the Berkshires, directed an Equity touring company of My Children, My Africa, and has appeared in staged productions at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Runway Theatre Grapevine, Texas.

Barbara Sims is co-curator of Made in the Berkshires and was a co-producer for the Free Concerts in Lilac Park series in 2010 and 2011. Her theater credits include A Streetcar Named Desire with Natasha Richardson and Noises Off with Patti Lupone on Broadway, as well as roles Off-Broadway in the Roundabout Theater Company’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane with Alec Baldwin; Juno and the PaycockArms and the Man directed by Roger Rees at Circle in the Square Theater; The Hope Zone with Olympia Dukakis; Signature Theater Company, Night SeasonsLaura Dennis; Public Theater, Winding the BallCommunion; Phoenix theater, Trip to Bountiful with Ellen Burstyn, and Laughing Wild. She has also performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, and Houston Shakespeare Festival. Her film and TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light, PBS End of the Line, and Cornflower Blue.

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