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Join BPL at the first annual Cultural Season Kickoff


When: Thursday May 1st, 2014

What: Sponsored by the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, this is an opportunity for all culture-lovers to find out what’s happening in the Berkshires, plan for summer and win great prizes.

Tickets: For tickets to the Kickoff and more information, visit the Chamber’s website or call 413-528-4284.



Coming Soon!

7th Annual New Play Benefit Gala

Saturday June 7th, 8:00pm

at the

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Followed by a reception at Castle Street Cafe

Find out more: click here.


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the blog

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Jun 11, 2013 : Blog

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An Interview with BPL’s Youngest Playwright

Jun 3, 2013 : Blog

Maddie Meyers is an actress, a writer – and a senior in high school. At eighteen years old,...


May 22, 2013 : Articles about BPL, Blog

Here’s a wonderful essay by playwright Jessica Provenz about her experience developing...

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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 25 short and 30 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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