Bear Tales is a full company collaboration spotlighting the power and artistry of storytelling and solo performance by a selection of talented artists from our area. Also included is a brand new one-woman piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, with Rebecca Pidgeon as famed reporter Dorothy Kilgallen. We hope you enjoy the unique variety of styles in this series. All filmed from a safe distance, while revealing the unconquerable creative spirit.
Great Barrington Public Theater was founded as a collaboration of seasoned theater professionals and newcomers to professional theater, all committed to bringing new work, new voices, local talent and always-affordable tickets to audiences in the Berkshires.
After more than ten years developing new plays with Berkshire Playwrights Lab Jim is very pleased to be part of Great Barrington Public Theater as it enters its second season. Last Spring Jim directed Anne Undeland’s acclaimed play, Lady Randy, at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox; Mamet’s Romance at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; Private Life at HERE Arts in NY; and An Evening of Shorts by Mamet, Pinter and Silverstein at the ART/Harvard Institute for Advanced Theatre Training. Jim’s play Breakwater, the second of his Cape Cod plays, received its premiere last June at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock (Berkshire Theatre Critic’s Nomination) His play, Flight of the Monarch, premiered at Gloucester Stage Company in 2017. Jim has acted for over 35 years; Off-Broadway in the original production of Oleanna, as well as the National Tour; in many plays with the Atlantic Theater Company, on Broadway and at many regional theaters: The Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Alley Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville—and most recently in David Mamet’s Prairie Du Chien at Atlantic and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Shakespeare & Company. Films: Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, State and Main, The Spanish Prisoner, Homicide, Suits, Claire Dolan and Maryam. Jim is an award-winning audiobook narrator performing over 300 titles, including David Mamet’s, Chicago.