(Pittsfield, MA)Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, welcomes Ashley Pirsig as its new Director of Advancement.

Ashley joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the Director of Development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, NC) and Assistant Director of Development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. Additionally, Ashley has worked in marketing and development for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lyric Stage (Dallas, TX) and Huntington Theatre Company. Ashley has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College and an MBA and MA in Arts Management from Southern Methodist University.

“We are thrilled that Ashley Pirsig has joined us as Director of Advancement,” said Julianne Boyd.  “Her impressive credits and deep knowledge of fundraising and community development will aid us greatly as we embark on our 23rd season and our move to the new Wolfson Center.” 

“I am excited to join the BSC team and to work for an institution with both a national reputation for artistic excellence and an unwavering commitment to education and community outreach,” said Ms. Pirsig.

 Barrington Stage recently swept the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards, winning 20 out of possible 25 awards. Artistic Director Julianne Boyd received the Larry Murray Award for her work on the award-winning play American Son and her work with at-risk youth.

Programming for the 2017 season will be announced soon.

Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA, was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage’s mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people.  Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway, where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009/2010 Barrington Stage produced the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, which later moved Off-Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in fall 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical, On the Town, originally presented in 2013, opened on Broadway in 2014 with BSC as a co-producer, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Barrington Stage was named “Best Theatre Company” in Metroland’s Best of the Capital Region 2009-2012, and was voted “Best Live Theatre” by The Berkshire Eagle readers in 2011, 2012, and 2015.


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