Press Releases

Will Call #76: Norma Dream

September 20, 2023

Norma Dream is the songwriting project of Norma Jean Haynes: folksinger, banjo player, and wandering musician. Based in western Massachusetts, Norma Jean has followed a love of traditional song to Corsica, Bosnia, England, South Africa, and Appalachia, and her original songs are inflected by these experiences. Her debut album, Mothers & Daughters, embarks on an exploration…

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Upcoming Events at The Foundry

October 13, 2022

West Stockbridge – The Foundry is thrilled to announce a wide variety of events for the month of October. Coming up on the 15th is Gypsy Layne & Co., a local burlesque company that combines dynamic dancing with live singing and bawdy humor, keeping the legacy of burlesque and vaudeville alive. Berkshire-based storyteller Mary Jo Maichack…

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Violinist Yevgeny Kutik to perform at The Foundry

February 16, 2022

West Stockbridge, MA –  Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik and collaborative pianist Max Levinson will play a recital of music at The Foundry Sunday, March 6th at 3:00pm. With a “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times), Yevgeny Kutik has captivated audiences worldwide with an old-world sound that communicates a modern intellect. Praised for his technical precision…

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The Foundry 2022 Winter/ Spring Season Announcement

February 16, 2022

West Stockbridge – In January, The Foundry in West Stockbridge temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution amidst the rise of the Omicron Variant. Shutting down was a huge financial hardship, but a responsible move to action for everyone’s safety. The dire moment made it necessary to launch a GoFundMe for the venue to keep from…

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Tony Award winner Cady Huffman plays The Foundry

April 15, 2021

West Stockbridge, MA – Old friends, Cady Huffman (Tony Award winning actress for The Producers) and Mary Ann McSweeney (award winning jazz Bassist, who recently made her onstage Broadway debut in Girl From the North Country) come together in It Was A Very Good Year to investigate music during a pandemic. Combining voice with bass, and whatever else strikes their fancy, the…

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The Foundry 2021 Season Announcement

March 12, 2021

West Stockbridge, MA – After a successful 2020 summer/fall season pivoting to socially distanced outdoor programming, The Foundry in West Stockbridge has lined up open-air performance every weekend of June through August on The Foundry Green. Music, theater, and dance every weekend fulfills the venue’s mission to offer a platform of diverse, unique artists. Over…

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Micah Rosegrant In Residence At The Foundry

January 8, 2021

West Stockbridge, MA – The Foundry is delighted to announce that in January 2021 it welcomes community centered artmaker, dramaturg, playwright, poet and performer Micah Rosegrant for a month-long residency at its performing arts space and incubator for new work in the center of West Stockbridge, MA. Listed as one of “13 Theater Workers You…

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30under30:4 at The Foundry

February 24, 2020

West Stockbridge, MA – During the entire month of March, The Foundry welcomes a multi-media exhibition featuring 30 visual and performing artists all under the age of 30 for the fourth annual Berkshire 30under30 Festival, 30under30:4. A wide variety of visual artists will provide a spread of work that will be on display in the gallery…

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Tiny Pricks Project: Empower and Reclaim Comes To The Foundry

November 7, 2019

West Stockbridge, MA – Diana Weymar’s Tiny Pricks Project is set to come to The Foundry in West Stockbridge this winter season. The Tiny Pricks exhibit, “Tiny Pricks Project: Empower and Reclaim.” will run at The Foundry from December 7, 2019-January 21, 2020. (Martin Luther King weekend.) During the holiday weekend The Foundry will create a…

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Berkshire Writers Project presents new workshops at The Foundry

September 14, 2019

Writing & Performing the Monologue Friday mornings nine to noon September 6 – October 4 Accessing an interior life, and giving voice to that life in a way an audience can believe it it, is the art of the monologue. In this workshop, you will listen to and practice writing the kind of monologues that…

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Artist’s Unsettling Drawings Inspire Written Word Event

May 8, 2019

Artist Pat Brentano’s works on paper in the gallery at The Foundry, 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge resonates with viewers viscerally in part due to the size of the drawings and her expressive line. Titled “Is There No Decency?” the show evolved from the artist soliciting selfies from women in response to the current administration’s blatant disregard for women’s issues, then translated them through pastel, ink, and charcoal into large “in your face” drawings.

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Press Breakfast

April 8, 2019

You are invited to an exclusive preview of an Oscar winning actor’s endorsement and fundraising donation challenge for Bazaar Productions/Berkshire Fringe, the resident theater company at The Foundry — a new performing and visual arts venue in West Stockbridge. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:30-9:30amThe Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA Light breakfast served REMARKS Amy Brentano, the owner/manager…

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