Berkshire Actors Theatre

Berkshire Actors Theatre Professional theatre on an intimate scale. The production played to rave reviews and garnered much praise for its stellar performances.

Artistic Director Clover Bell-Devaney founded Berkshire Actors Theatre in 2011, opening with a production of John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone. Central to this success is the theatre's commitment to working with local Berkshire-area actors, designers, and directors. With its new summer season home at Berkshire Museum, BAT is now making its mark as part of Pittsfield's "Upstreet Cultural

District," helping to fuel the city's continued cultural renaissance. As a quality professional theatre, BAT plans to remain an indelible part of the Berkshire Arts scene for many years to come, providing audiences with the highest standards of quality performance and production values — dynamic theatre at its best.

05/24/2016

"The true theatre, because it moves and makes use of living instruments, continues to stir up shadows where life has never ceased to grope its way."

-ANTONIN ARTAUD, preface, The Theater and Its Double

05/16/2016

"Actors in any capacity, artists of any stripe, are inspired by their curiosity, by their desire to explore all quarters of life, in light and in dark, and reflect what they find in their work. Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.”
― Tom Hiddleston

03/08/2015

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.

Willem Dafoe

01/25/2014

"I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me."
--Ingrid Bergman

01/02/2014

"An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet."
––James Dean

01/02/2014

Happy New Year to all! from Berkshire Actors Theatre

08/20/2013

"To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I've never done before."
–– Jessica Lange

08/17/2013

"I'd try other things, but then I'd realize I love the acting too much and it is my identity and I don't know how to be anything but an actress. It's who and what I am, so I always come back."
––Delta Burke

08/13/2013

"I didn't choose acting. It chose me."

-Ingrid Bergman

08/09/2013

"That's really what acting is: you imagine things, then you respond naturally to what you've imagined."
–– Karen Black

08/06/2013

"With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying."
––Johnny Depp

08/02/2013

On acting: "There really is a hunger in me to unravel the human condition."
–– Jason Isaacs

07/30/2013

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
–– Jean-Paul Sartre

07/22/2013

"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
-Henry James

07/16/2013

"Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere."
––Morgan Freeman

07/09/2013

"Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being."
–– Catherine Deneuve

06/27/2013

"One of the reasons I got into acting to begin with is that I was trying to figure out how life worked."
--Michael Shannon

06/25/2013

"What made me fall in love with acting, which is my life, was watching other people perform. It made me hunger to do that."
--Elisabeth Rohm

06/18/2013

"The foundation for film acting is stage acting."
-James Lipton

06/14/2013

"The wonderful thing about acting is that you can use all of your talents and interests in your work."
--Jeff Bridges

The Tony Awards are tonight! This is pretty cool –– The NY Times asked select Tony nominees to perform scenes from their...
06/09/2013

The Tony Awards are tonight!
This is pretty cool –– The NY Times asked select Tony nominees to perform scenes from their shows on location:

The New York Times asked selected Tony Award nominees to perform scenes from their shows on location in New York City.

06/06/2013

"The thing I love about acting is that you can bring something very personal into the open and at the same time remain hidden because you're always playing a character in a story that someone else has imagined."
--Ben Whishaw

06/04/2013

"Acting was the only place that I ever felt like I belonged so went for it with everything I had."
--Joe Manganiello

06/03/2013

"Acting is life, to me, and should be."
--Vivien Leigh

05/24/2013

"Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being."
--Catherine Deneuve

05/23/2013

"The key to acting has much more to do with listening than with talking."
--Melissa Leo

05/22/2013

"One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story."
-Jessica Lange

05/21/2013

"When I'm acting...(there) is a hunger in me to unravel the human condition."
-Jason Isaacs

05/20/2013

"For as long as I can remember, the thing that gave me a sense of wonderment and renewal... has always been the work of other actors."
––Daniel Day-Lewis

05/17/2013

"I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it."
--Edward Norton

05/09/2013

"The wonderful thing about acting is that you can use all of your talents and interests in your work."
––Jeff Bridges

05/02/2013

John Gielgud on acting: "The big thing is to combine punctuality, efficiency, good nature, obedience, intelligence, and concentration with an unawareness of what is going to happen next, thus keeping yourself available for excitement."

05/01/2013

"Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living."
--Vanessa Redgrave

The 2013 Tony Nominations were announced today:
04/30/2013

The 2013 Tony Nominations were announced today:

A look at the plays and musicals hoping for Tony Award nominations this spring.

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