About The Foundry
Built in 1994 as a glass blowing studio, the building’s name references its roots. Now the venue produces theater, music, comedy, spoken word, educational workshops and more, providing a safe place to create dangerous work. Work that counteracts the passive, the isolating, the distance between people. Come experience joyful creation, partake in brave exploration, meet the person sitting next to you, share about what you’re seeing, buy them a drink. Our goal is to present relevant performing and visual art that is accessible for diverse audiences; art that connects and inspires us, and incites us to leap across cultural boundaries. The Foundry is a holding tank for raw, funny, challenging, empowering work that changes the lens through which we view each other.
WHO ARE WE
AMY BRENTANO (ARTISTIC PRODUCING DIRECTOR)
The Foundry’s owner, Amy Brentano, moved to the Berkshires from New York City in 2002. A theater artist and educator, her dream has long been to acquire a physical space where challenging, new work can be supported, unheard stories can be given a platform, and artists generous of spirit can convene and produce work that questions old ideas.
NOAH LEWIS BAILEY (MANAGING DIRECTOR)
Noah Lewis Bailey is a local theatre artist with roots in the Berkshires. Having worked at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, and in many other regional theaters, Noah has found their artistic home at The Foundry. They have recently worked with resident theatre company Bazaar Productions as an actor in “Particularly In The Heartland,” and as a collaborator in the week- long residency The Pastrana Project, in which artists and local Berkshire residents helped workshop and develop a new rock- opera written by San Francisco based musician May V. Oskan .
in Residence AT THE FOUNDRY
BAZAAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Bazaar Productions, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts incubator — now in residence at The Foundry — whose mission is to radicalize the cultural landscape of the Berkshires by commissioning, developing and presenting original and groundbreaking new works of theater, dance and multi-media performance by the most vital and revolutionary contemporary voices.