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Shakespeare & Company has launched a new, free lecture series to be held Fridays during the spring and summer. Hosted by educator and member of Shakespeare & Volunteer Company Ann Berman, the series will examine various themes surrounding many of the 2022 Season’s titles and will feature various directors, cast members, design-team members, or others at each presentation.

This lecture series is free, but tickets are required. Donations will be accepted at the end of each event. In the event of inclement weather, an indoor location will be chosen, and ticket holders notified via email.

Tina Packer Playhouse Tent


  • April 22The Approach: Ann Berman hosts co-Directors Mark Farrell and Tina Packer.
  • May 20 An Iliad: Ann Berman hosts Director Jeffrey Mousseau.
  • June 17Much Ado About Nothing: Ann Berman hosts Director Kelly Galvin, Assistant Director Sarah Shin, and Patrick Brennan and Kiki Smith, design team members.
  • July 22Measure for Measure: Ann Berman hosts Director Alice Reagan and other guests.
  • August 26Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues: discussion with the Director and other guests.


Ann Berman

Ann Berman


Berman holds a Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London, through a program that partnered with Shakespeare’s Globe. She also holds a Masters of Education in Special Education from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton. Prior to relocating to Berkshire County,




Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.