BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY’S
FREE CONVERSATIONS WITH SERIES CONTINUES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 2:00pm
“DISCUSSING DIFFERENT METHODS OF COMMUNICATION IN DEAF CULTURE” PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AWARD-WINNING PLAY TRIBES
(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company’s popular Conversations With… series continues with ”Discussing Different Methods of Communication in Deaf Culture,” on August 21 at 2:00pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Free Event.
The panel will consist of noted Broadway ASL Interpreter Candace Broecker Penn, Pittsfield native Karran Larson, a Case Manager for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Educator and Certified Deaf Interpreter Christopher Tester. The panel will discuss lip-reading versus signing and why the Deaf Community’s debate over communication is such a hot topic. The event will be ASL-interpreted by Trudy Gilbert, Chris Matthews, and Joan Wattman.
Reservations suggested. Barrington Stage Box Office: (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, Barrington Stage presents the regional premiere of Nina Raine’s award-winning play, Tribes. Directed by Jenn Thompson (BSC’s Lost in Yonkers), Tribes begins performances August 18, 2016 and runs through September 3, 2016, at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
Barrington Stage Company will offer an ASL-interpreted performance of Tribes on August 23 at 7:00pm followed by an interpreted talkback with the cast. The interpreters for the performance are Candace Broecker Penn, Chris Matthews and Joan Wattman.
Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is a funny yet moving, and always provocative play about a young man who was born deaf into an unconventional hearing family. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to “speak up” for himself.
Performances of Tribes are: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00pm, and Sunday at 5:00pm. Please note – there is no 2:00pm performance on Friday, August 19. Tickets: $20 – $69. Barrington Stage Box Office: (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
Tribes is sponsored by Norma and Sol Kugler.
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT
# # #