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BPL absolutely depends on your generosity!

Every summer, BPL brings to the Berkshires a series of new plays – elaborately staged readings created by talented theater professionals. These performances are free of charge, and we want to keep it that way. Even with your generous donations at the door, our costs are not fully covered. Your annual support is essential to keeping us going. THANK YOU!


Kindly visit BPL’s donation page to DONATE SECURELY ONLINE.


Or send a check to:
Berkshire Playwrights Lab
P.O. Box 118
Great Barrington, MA 01230

All donations to Berkshire Playwrights Lab are tax deductible.

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Berkshire Playwrights Lab: From Living Room to Stage

Jun 6, 2014 : Articles about BPL, Blog

A wonderful article by Jeffrey Borak

Berkshire Playwrights Lab: Seven Successful Years Celebrated with a Gala

Jun 6, 2014 : Articles about BPL, Blog

Berkshire Edge's in-depth look at at 2014 Gala

HALFTIME: From Stage to Screen to Stage Again

Jun 11, 2013 : Blog

BPL Resident Blogger Matt Whalan explores the journey of Richard Dresser’s...

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About Us

Our mission is to provide the playwright with space to create. The Berkshire Playwrights Lab provides an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to find a secure berth where they can develop new work and/or explore new avenues of creativity. Without a commitment to nurturing new voices and new talent, the American theater is losing promising playwrights. The Lab was created to provide playwrights the opportunity to develop their work and more than 30 short and 35 full-length plays have been presented under the BPL banner since its inception in 2007.

Founded by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe, and Matthew Penn, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the area’s only theater dedicated exclusively to encouraging, developing, and presenting new plays. Through readings, workshops and fully-staged productions, the Lab provides emerging and established writers with a professional and creative environment, while offering audiences the engaging and provocative opportunity to share in the dramatic evolution of premiere works.

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