February 12-March 1
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; Sat/Sun at 3pm. Added performances Wed., Feb. 18 and Sun., March 1 at 7:30pm
St. Germain Stage
Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
$25 Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday evenings, Sat/Sun matinees; $30 Friday/Saturday evenings; Low-Priced Preview performances on 2/12 and 2/13 are $15 for all tickets. All seating is reserved.
Directed by Julianne Boyd and Stephanie Yankwitt
Featuring Matt Neely, Christina Norris, Jessie Shelton, Peggy Pharr Wilson, Zach Wymore, Robert Zukerman
Every 10 minutes, a new play begins!
Join us at St. Germain Stage for an evening of ten 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, featuring a dynamite group of actors, as part of the 2015 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
The 2015 Plays and Playwrights:
VISITING DAD by Emily Taplin Boyd
A woman shares her complicated feelings about the unconventional way in which her science-minded father chose to be remembered.
CUDDLE by Bekah Brunstetter
Two lonely coworkers make a connection – until one of them takes it too far.
STAT! by Ron Burch
Jeff and Belinda attempt to find love in the most unusual of places.
A WISH by John Cariani
A stranger appears in a small northern town on a midwinter night—and finds what she’s looking for.
WEDDING BELLES by Brett Hursey
Charlie’s wedding day is suddenly put in jeopardy by her groom’s fashion faux pas.
EXHILARATION by Christopher Innvar
An elderly couple clash with time, technology and relevance in solving the eternal question: How will we get to our daughter’s house on Thanksgiving?
FOR UNTO US by Stephen Kaplan
Mary and Joseph, two 5-year-olds, discuss religion, different kinds of families and gender roles as they play with Mary’s new Christmas present, a doll.
BROKEN by James McLindon
Two political prisoners. One cell. A regime fighting for its life. Who can you trust when the only rule is, trust no one?
JUST FRIENDS by Chris Newbound
A comic look at a couple of confused coworkers and ‘just friends’ who have spent a little too much time with one another outside the office.
MANDATE by Kelly Younger
Forced into a guys’ night out by their wives, a stay-at-home dad and a stay-in-his-cubicle accountant go on a ‘first date.’
Read what the critics wrote about the last three years’ festivals:
“…BSC’s “10×10 New Play Festival” continues to be A HIGHLIGHT OF THE WINTER THEATER SCENE…At its best,”10×10″ shows yet again just how much can be said about who we are as human beings with less.” -Berkshire Eagle
“[10×10] is A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY and truly a labor of love…10×10 IS A TEN“ -Berkshire Fine Arts
“NOT TO BE MISSED…an opportunity to visit with the playwrights of the future” ~ Berkshire Bright Focus
“…the BEST THING to happen in the Berkshires in years” ~Berkshire On Stage
BSC’s 10×10 New Play Festival is part of the 4th Annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, returning to downtown Pittsfield from February 12-22, 2015. From theatre to art shows to live music, 10×10 warms up the Berkshires winter with hot new performances, art and more.
About 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival
The festival is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield and coordinated through a steering committee that includes the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), Berkshire Museum, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the City of Pittsfield.
The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival’s lead sponsor is Berkshire Gas.