Press Releases

Kickwheel’s Climate Change Romance, PASSAGE to Premiere This July

Pittsfield, MA—Kickwheel Ensemble Theater (the creative arm of The Berkshire Fringe) is in the midst
of devising a new play that will premiere in the Berkshires with a limited run of performances at Shire
City Sanctuary July 27th–31st.

Merging original text, music, researched accounts and fantastical imagery, PASSAGE weaves together
two parallel storylines of survival: the tale of Sir John Franklin's doomed 19th expedition to conquer the
famed Northwest Passage and the story of a modern day couple on a luxury wellness cruise through the
now melting arctic...

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Bazaar Productions Shifts Focus to Developing New Work in 2015

With a renewed focus on creating new work in 2015, Bazaar Productions is pleased to announce that Kickwheel Ensemble Theater (the company’s creative arm) will break ground this summer on their newest original theater piece, PASSAGE. This new work will explore the history, politics, and recent thawing of the once impenetrable Northwest Passage.

This July, Kickwheel will begin an immersive artist-in-residence program at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY.

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Berkshire Fringe Moves North

The Office of Cultural Development and Bazaar Productions, Inc. announced today that The Berkshire Fringe will be moving north this August to spark an exciting new partnership with the City of Pittsfield. Megan Whilden, Director of Cultural Development for the City of Pittsfield said, “I have been a fan of the Berkshire Fringe Festival since it launched ten years ago and love the creative and innovative energy and performers they bring to the Berkshires each year. The Fringe festival will be an exciting new addition to the Upstreet Cultural District.”

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome the Berkshire Fringe Festival to Pittsfield’s vibrant Upstreet Cultural District this summer,” noted Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi. “The economic impact of dozens of performers from around the world and hundreds of audience members heading upstreet this August will benefit local businesses and residents.”

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