Shakespeare & Company Appoints Ute DeFarlo Director of Development

LENOX — Ute DeFarlo of Pittsfield, Mass., has been appointed Director of Development by Shakespeare & Company,  a non-profit theater performance, education, and actor-training organization based in the Berkshires.

A smiling mature woman, Ute DeFarlo, Director of Development at Shakespeare & Company
Ute DeFarlo, director of Development at Shakespeare & Company; submitted photo.

In her position, DeFarlo is responsible for supporting Shakespeare & Company’s mission and vision through the development of new and expanded income streams, cultivation of the Company’s donors and Board of Trustees, and various engagements with constituents in the Berkshire County community.

Most recently, she served as Director of Development for The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, in Lenox and as Development Officer at the Austen Riggs Center of Stockbridge, Mass. Her appointment marks her return to the Shakespeare & Company’s Development team, which she first joined in 2004, serving as Director from 2009 to 2015.

“I am delighted to return to my Shakespeare & Company home,” said DeFarlo. “I have a great passion for theater, including the Fall Festival and Riotous Youth programs that both of my sons participated in, and I’m dedicated to playing my role in ensuring the Company’s continued success.”

DeFarlo holds a Master of Arts in English and Russian language interpretation from the University of Mainz, Germany, and attended Georgetown University on a one-year Fulbright scholarship.

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About Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company was founded in 1978 by Tina Packer. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Company offers performance, education, and actor-training opportunities year-round, and attracts more than 40,000 patrons annually with a core of more than 150 artists.


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