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2015 Annual Appeal



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Berkshire Playwrights Lab

P.O. Box 118

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Donations to BPL are tax deductible.

Every year, with our Annual Appeal, we try to give you a little something extra – a little more fun, a few more laughs.

Why? Because we figure that if we’re going to solicit your support, we should entertain you in the process.

Our passion is creating new work and sharing it with you, our fans and supporters. Since 2007, we’ve brought you almost 70 new plays.

We can’t do any of it without you! BPL absolutely relies on your support. Please donate!

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

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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 in 2007, and under the artistic direction of Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, 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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