Downtown Pittsfield is a Winter Arts Festival Feb. 14-24 as Merchants, Artists Collaborate [Berkshire on Stage]

(l to r) Karen Lee (photo by Susan Geller), James Goff and the Barrington Stage 10×10 New Play Festival.

(l to r) Karen Lee (photo by Susan Geller), James Goff and the Barrington Stage 10×10 New Play Festival.

By Larry Murray

Pittsfield, MA: The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival features over 70 events during Pittsfield’s second annual contemporary winter arts festival February 14-24, 2013. The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival features dozens of artists, actors, musicians, writers, comedians and more.

“We were thrilled with the success of last year’s festival,” said Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. “We are looking forward to an even bigger and more dynamic festival this year, with over 70 events – many for the entire family – for both visitors to Pittsfield and year-round residents, too.”

Highlights of the festival include Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival, featuring ten new ten minute plays, chosen from over 180 entries; two 10×10 comedy shows, each featuring ten up and coming comedians; the 10X10 RAP (Real Art Party) organized by Berkshire Art Association and the Storefront Artist Project; Alchemy Initiative and WAM Theatre’s creative exploration of women’s lives through the decades via new art and performance; and the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe’s heroic attempt at improvising ten classic musicals in one performance at the Colonial Theatre.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

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