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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Educational Opportunities from Piti Theatre

Adapted from a Piti Theatre Company press release:

This spring, Jonathan Mirin, Artistic Director of Piti Theatre Company, and his wife, Godeliève Richard, will be leading classes in both writing and carving to help people connect with their creative side.

Syrup Arts Fest 2015 is Almost Here

Adapted from a Piti Theatre Company press release:

Spring has sprung!  Piti Theatre's 6th annual celebration of performance and sap, SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival, is coming up this Saturday, March 21st, at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. This year's headliner is Nimble Arts, whose award winning troupe of circus artists have performed with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and the Big Apple Circus. Come enjoy their cirque spectacular RUCKUS! at 5PM.

Screenwriting Opportunity: Hollywood Comes Near

Adapted from a MASS MoCA press release:

Whether you're an aspiring screenwriter or a fan of movies, the Williamstown Film Festival's Project Screenplay invites you to take part in a live-action game show about the art of the pitch, hosted by screenwriter Andrew Osborne. The audience will decide who gets the green light when aspiring screen scribes pitch their concepts and act out scenes while industry professionals offer tips and advice for bringing a script from page to projector on Wednesday, November 5th, at 7PM.

Syrup Arts Fest 2014 is Almost Here

Adapted from a Piti Theatre Company press release:

The sap is running . . . finally, and that means it's time for Piti Theatre's 5th annual celebration of performance and spring.  "SYRUP:  One Sweet Performing Arts Festival" will take place on Saturday, March 22nd, at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls.  This year's headliner is Avner the Eccentric, whose one man show, "Exceptions to Gravity", has been on Broadway and toured around the world.  Come enjoy it at 5pm.

Weekly Wrap-up

Well, the election is over but, though we are happy to be moving on, there are a few last things about it we want to share with you.  We were very pleased to see an almost 73% turnout in Greenfield on Election Day.  We would still prefer to get to 100% but it was nice to see a distinct lack of apathy this time around.

Remember, To Bee or Not To Bee in our Studio Tonight!

Adapted from a Piti Theatre Company press release:

"To Bee or Not to Bee" is Piti Theatre Company’s new play blending puppetry, dance, and live music to tell the comic, tragic, and ultimately hopeful tale of a farmer and his bees.  This free performance will be filmed for airing on local cable access channels and for the To Bee DVD. Audience members will receive a DVD of the show.  6pm.  More at

Greenfield Resident SerahRose Roth brings “Two-Headed” home

From a GAN-e-meed Theatre Project press release:

SerahRose Roth is proud to bring GAN-e-meed Theatre Project’s production of Julie Jensen’s Two-Headed home as part of its New England tour.  This intimate exploration of the friendship of two women on the early Mormon frontier features Roth (GAN-e-meed’s Executive Artistic Director) and Brattleboro, VT native Kara Manson. Becky Webber, who played Horatio in GAN-e-meed’s 2011 all-female Hamlet starring Roth, directs.

“I am thrilled to bring a piece of art with which I am integrally involved into my own community, for the first time.  That doesn’t happen a lot with professional theatre” says Roth.  She moved here with her young daughter in 2011 after acting, directing and producing theatre in Boston and Chicago, and continues to lead GAN-e-meed, whose work is most often performed in Boston.  “In Greenfield, I found a vibrant community that supports the arts as integral to life. From the start, GAN-e-meed has valued the opportunity to bring high quality theatre to smaller communities.  Greenfield has a thriving culture that is simply aching for more theatre arts.”

Syrup Arts Fest 2012

From a Piti Theatre Company newsletter:

Is it already March?  Then the sap's running and it's time for Piti Theatre's celebration of art and sap - SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival this Saturday at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. The festival is growing this year! Internationally renowned dance-mime artist Karen Montanaro is with us for 3 days

Locals Provide A Chance to Bee Helpful

From a Piti Theatre Company Press release:

It's winter and honeybees and other pollinators are busy trying to survive. As you may have heard, winged workers are having a tough time these days. Ecologically, the plight of the bee is profoundly connected with a multitude of important environmental issues - how we grow our food, pesticide use, development, monoculture and GMO crops, etc., etc.

Backwards Week in Review

Because it's a short week, and we're involved in things happening this weekend, we want to take a few moments to talk about the end of the week first. 

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and Greenfield will be recognizing our servicemen and women with a parade through downtown and ceremonies at Veterans Mall.  Even though we're closed, one of our staff members will be on location tomorrow morning to film the parade and recognitions so that you can watch them on Cable Channel 15 next week or online as part of our Video on Demand Player.