Will Call—Culture, expressed.

Will Call #68: David Eppel bids farewell with Tartuffe

David Eppel shares thoughts on apartheid, creativity in the shadow of oppression, and his 35 years as a professor of ...
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Will Call #67: Underground Railroad Game at ’62 Center

ADVISORY: Explicit content. Underground Railroad Game contains sexually explicit material, strong language, and mature themes, so is recommended for adventurous ...
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Will Call #66: Bach At New Year’s and Travis Daly on “A Christmas Carol”

Longtime Berkshire Bach Ensemble member Eugene Drucker takes on directorship of "Bach At New Year’s" Today is Wednesday December 20, ...
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Will Call #65: The MCLA Allegrettos deep in a new season of harmony

Razor sharp a cappella and gospel group to give free performance from publicity materials Known for their powerhouse vocals, the ...
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Will Call #64: MCLA presents Tartuffe, Shakespeare & Co.’s 2018 line-up of Billy’s works

PLUS a sneak peek (well, more of a sneak listen) to our 1st place storyteller Jennifer Holey telling her tale ...
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Will Call #63: Utter Whimsy and Dust Bowl Faeries, plus Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

5th Annual Whimsy at the Whitney Center for the Arts, with afterparty tunes provided by the Dust Bowl Faeries; AND ...
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Will Call #62: The Wolves roam CenterStage in DeLappe’s 2017 masterpiece

This is Will Call, #62—We travel this episode to somewhere in the Midwest to meet high school women’s soccer team ...
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Will Call #61: Antigone in Ferguson, Social Activism Panel Discussion

Amy Holzapfel Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre at Williams College, moderates a discussion about the politics of participatory performance, and ...
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Will Call #60: Tony Trischka annexes the Berkshires into his Territory

Tony Trischka and Territory brings some legendary American Roots cred to the Barn Music Summer Series at Hancock Shaker Village ...
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Will Call Episode #59: Vermont Stories through word and mural

Story Event at The Bennington Center for the Arts focus on "Stories About Us." What is Story Night Review? The ...
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Will Call Episode #58: Bang on a Can, Story Slam & DownStreet Art

Spirit and Song tie both this episode and much of the creative community. This is Will Call, #58—I’m your host, ...
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Will Call Episode #57: Stacy Schiff — The Witches: Salem 1692

(from released information) HANCOCK, Mass.—A native of Adams who majored in art history at Williams College, Stacy Schiff is a ...
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Will Call Episode #57: Western Centuries

(from supplied release) HANCOCK, Mass.—Blend a country band with early R&B, throw in a hefty amount of vocal harmonies and ...
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Will Call Episode #57.3: WordXWord / Lift Ev’ry Voice — until / UNTIL

until / UNTIL WordXWord and Lift Ev’ry Voice collaborate in a poetic response to Nick Cave’s UNTIL Pittsfield, MA - ...
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left to right: Alexis Soloski, Natalie Robin, Mandy Greenfield, Amy Holzapfel, Kristen Van Ginhoven, Helga Davis, and Basil Kreimendahl; graphic composed of submitted images, see individual entries for more information.

Will Call Episode #56: Amy Holzapfel on Gender, Transgender, and Breaking the Glass Grid

Breaking the Glass Grid: Gender and Transgender  Bias Across the Performing Arts Industry This is Episode #56 of Will Call, ...
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Will Call Episode #55.10, BONUS: Feel the final beats of 10X10 at Dance 10

This episode is number 55.10, which means that it concludes our special coverage of the 10 X 10 Upstreet Arts ...
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Will Call Episode #55.9, BONUS: Laughter Is Art at the 10X10 Comedy Show!

The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to Dottie's in 2017! You’re listening to micro-episode 55.9, in which I have speak ...
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"Country Road," by Robert Watroba; photo courtesy Berkshire Art Association

Will Call Episode #55.8, BONUS: No FAKE Art Parties at 10X10! Just Real Ones.

We speak in this micro-cast with Danielle Steinmann, president of the Berkshire Art Association, and Sara Clement, a photographer who ...
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Will Call Episode #55.7, BONUS: Danny Dollar, Millionaire Extraordinaire from Berkshire Theatre Group

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield ...
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Will Call Episode #55.6, BONUS: Berkshire Jazz Serves up 10 Flavours of Jazz at 10X10 Festival

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield ...
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Will Call Episode #55.5, BONUS: Jacob’s Pillow Introduces Danza Orgánica to 10X10

Running In Stillness On February 24, Danza Orgánica, a Boston-based Contemporary Dance Theater Company, will lead a free Dance for ...
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Veils Barrington Stage Company 2015 Photos by Kevin Sprague By Tom Coash Directed by Leah C. GardineCast:

Will Call Episode #55.4, BONUS: Tom Coash on “Raghead” at BSC for 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival

Tom Coash’s full-length play, “Veils,” set in Cairo at the beginning of the Arab Spring, played at Barrington Stage in ...
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Will Call Episode #55.3, BONUS: WordXWord Lends 10 New Voices to 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival

This is a special bonus episode connected with our coverage of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival taking place in Pittsfield ...
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Will Call Episode #55.2, BONUS: The BIFF Screens Ten Short Films Long on Artistry with Lauren Ferin

Bacon & God's Wrath - excerpt from sol friedman on Vimeo. This is a special bonus episode connected with our ...
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Will Call #55: 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival hits Pittsfield for its sixth year!

The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Explodes into Its 6th Year. The 6th Annual 10×10 Festival is February 16-26, 2017. Participants ...
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Will Call Episode #55.1, BONUS: a 20/20 Look at 10X10—CHAIR-ity with Diane Firtell

We speak with artist and activist Diane Firtell about the "CHAIRity" exhibition and silent auction taking place at Dottie's Coffee ...
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"Kylie Jenner," by Merudjina Normil; submitted photo.

Will Call #54: Standing Together Against Othering in the Berkshires

In the wake of the November election, people across the country have seen fear and anger and exclusion become part ...
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Jennie M. Jadow, Ryan Winkles, and Sarah Jeanette Taylor in "It's a Wonderful Life," adapted by Joe Landry, directed by Jenna Ware (photo by Enrico Spada.

Will Call #53: It’s a Wonderful Life at Shakespeare & Company

Ensemble of five proves that It's a Wonderful Life (yes, still!) Today is Tuesday, December 13, and this is Episode ...
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Will Call #52: Hot lights on chilly nights at the Mahaiwe

A Talk with Beryl Jolly You're listening to 52 of Will Call, released on a brilliant and beautiful Saturday, November ...
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Will Call #50: Hancock Shaker Village Appoints Jennifer Trainer Thompson New President and CEO

Pittsfield, Mass.—The Board of Trustees of Hancock Shaker Village announced Wednesday, September 14 the appointment of Jennifer Trainer Thompson as ...
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Will Call #49: (Not) Tip-toeing Around the Issues with the Capitol Steps

LENOX, Mass. — If you’ve ever wanted to see Hillary Clinton belt a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock ...
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William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be presented on Pittsfield's First Street Common Thursday–Sunday, 8:00 p.m., July 21–August 7; photo by Enrico Spada.

Will Call #48: “The Tempest” Sweeps Ashore at First Street Common

William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" brings together some very talented local flotsam. In this episode, we were lucky enough to catch ...
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Will Call #47 — Governor Slashes Arts Funding, Part 2 with Van Shields of the Berkshire Museum

Governor Charlie Baker issued a budget veto on July 8 that would slash funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences ...
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Will Call #46 — Governor Slashes Arts Funding, Part 1 with Matt Wilson of MASSCreative

Governor Charlie Baker issued a budget veto on July 8 that would slash funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences ...
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Will Call #44 — First-Ever Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival

A Whimsical Fantasy Celebrating the Arts The Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival makes its debut in Adams, June 25, with activities, ...
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Cover illustration for "The Wind in the Willows," by E. H. Shepard; Novel by Kenneth Grahame, 1908

Will Call #43 — Special Summer Solstice Episode: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

We celebrate the Summer Solstice with one of the Summery-est passages we know. Enjoy! The Wind in the Willows by ...
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Will Call #42 — Though FIGMENT It May Be, Yet Just as Real as You Could Dream

FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, ...
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DownStreet Art, a production of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, continues with more music, more interactivity, and more, uhhh...art than ever,

Will Call #41 — Now’s the Time to Start Getting Down with DownStreet Art!

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Program Manager Michelle Daly joins us for our first show after our Winter hiatus. And somehow ...
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Will Call #40 — The Hero’s Journey in Children’s Literature with Deirdre Flynn Sullivan

Deirdre Flynn Sullivan joins us again for a Young Adult and Children's Literature episode of "Will Call," and she chooses ...
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Will Call #39 — Home for the Holidays with Higher Ground

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A special "Home for the Holidays"concert on Friday, December 18 at 6 pm at The Williams Inn ...
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Will Call #38 — Who the Heck is Steve Goodman? Ask Elaine St. George

Award-winning New York cabaret singer Elaine St. George talks about her new CD of songs by Steve Goodman - one ...
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The Festival of Trees, 2015: Westward Ho, Ho, Ho! is a rich tapestry of all aspects of life in the Old West, including the near extinction of the American bison; photo and manipulation by Jason Velazquez.

Will Call #37 — Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum

It’s a grand celebration of the American West with the Festival of Trees 2015: Westward Ho Ho Ho! on view ...
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Anais_Mitchell performs Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at the MCLA Church St. Center, photo submitted by artist.

Will Call #36 — Spectacle 99, Anais Mitchell , Unsilent Night in North Adams

We speak again with our ever-generous guest Michelle Daly of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at the Massachusetts College of ...
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Will Call #34 — Williamstown Artist Open Studios : Pottery

Williamstown Artist Open Studios will be having a pre-holiday event, showcasing some of the most dazzling work from local artists ...
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The three Thanes of Cawdor in Mt. Greylock Regional School's production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" during this year's Fall Festival of Shakespeare; photo by Brittney Holland.

Will Call #33 — Fall Festival of Shakespeare Brings that Naughty Thane to Greylock

We speak with Josh Aaron McCabe and Ally Allen of the Shakespeare & Company Education Department, as well as Luc ...
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The cast of "Romeo and Juliet," by William Shakespeare, rehearsing the fateful masquerade scene; submitted photo.

Will Call #32 — Maximum Woe: Romeo and Juliet at MCLA

You don't have to defy the stars to enjoy a hot date with two of literature's most unlucky lovers, Romeo ...
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Sketches of the costumes of Prospero, Ariel, and Calaban, designed by Barbara Bell; mashup created from submitted images.

Will Call #31 — “The Tempest: A Gyre” at Williams College

Erica Dankmeyer, Artist-in-Residence in Dance, and Janine Parker, Artist-in-Residence in Dance, are choreographing dance scenes that have been integrated into ...
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Will Call #30 — In Motion: Pittsfield Reviving Berkshire Literature

Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson are reviving the literary legacy of Pittsfield through architectural design. We talk to Tessa Kelly ...
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Will Call #27 — Kid-Lit: Haunting Tales with Deirdre Flynn Sullivan

Deirdre Flynn Sullivan joins us again for a Kid-Lit episode of "Will Call," and she chooses our topic wisely to ...
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"Daphnis and Chloe," by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 1874, Marble; Acquired by the Clark, 2013

Will Call #24 — “An Eye for Excellence” Opens at the Clark

This exhibit, "An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting," reveals the remarkable story of how the Clark’s collection has ...
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Will Call #23 — Mill City Productions Gets a “CLUE”

Marissa Carlson, founding member of Mill City Productions and director of their currently running production of “CLUE: The Musical” talks ...
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“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, is one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom; submitted image.

Will Call #22 — Soft Shoe Boom! A Feast for All the Senses

We speak in this episode to Stefanie Weber about this moving, shaking, stomping, bidding, butt-kicking benefit to support They Dance ...
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Will Call #21 — Made In the Berkshires Celebrates Five Years

Cohorts in culture Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims explain how they select and curate the dozens of artists and ...
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Will Call #20 — Rhythm of the Forest Felt at Drum and Dance Fest

Amiée Gelinas keeps the beat of international percussion in sync with the the pulse of conservation. PLUS: Kameron Steele directs Federico ...
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"Uncertain," directed by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol, will be shown Saturday, October 17, at 3:00 p.m. at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance; publicity photo. Afterwards, Local Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction) speaks with the directors about nature out of balance.

Will Call #19 — Getting Reel with Wind-Up Fest

Artistic Director Paul Sturtz and Managing Director Sandra Thomas discuss the new format, film making, and efforts to make the ...
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Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Hend Ayoub in "Veils" at Barrington now through October 18; Photos by Kevin Sprague

Will Call #18 — Playwright Tom Coash, Director Leah C. Gardiner On “ Veils “

Thought-provoking examination of customs and culture, "Veils," opens this weekend at Barrington Stage Company The Greylock Glass spoke at length ...
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Sonia Nazario, author of "Enrique's Journey," will speak at William's College November 30.

Will Call #17 — Sonia Nazario On “Enrique’s Journey”

Pulitzer Prize-winning author continues to shine a bright light on an expanding crisis. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of ...
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Bennington, Vt; photo courtesy Oldcastle Theatre Company

Will Call #16 — Savor Autumn Arts with “The Lion in Winter” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

Bennington, Vt., just half an hour away for much of NoCo, holds vast cultural appeal Bennington, Vt., is awash in ...
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"A Whole Mess of Whatnot," by Maggie Nowinski; photo courtesy Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

Will Call #15 — Downstreet Art Returns with Yet More Astounding Sights and Sounds

Michelle Daly, Program Coordinator at MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center joins us to talk about the next spate of offerings ...
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Lila Neugebauer directs "An Intervention" at Williamstown Theatre Festival; photo by Paul Fox

Will Call #14 — “An Intervention” Tests the Limits of Friendship

Will Call talks with Lila Neugebauer about the American premier of "An Intervention" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival . AND ...
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Will Call #13 — To Be Perfectly Frank: A Sinatra Centennial Concert

Tinky Weisblat and Alice Parker get together for a night of smooth celebration of "Old Blue Eyes" Our great friend ...
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Will Call #12.5 — Special Presentation: Bang on a Can with Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds and the Bang on a Can Festival, 2015 MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. This special presentation, "Present Music," ...
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The Olive Trees, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889; oil on canvas;, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Will Call #12— Van Gogh and Nature at the Clark

I love having my senses tested—really put through their paces. That’s just what “Van Gogh and Nature,” a painstakingly assembled ...
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Jonathan Gonzalez and Kimberly Golding in Williams College Summer Theatre Lab's 2013–2014 season production of "A Brief History of America;" photo courtesy WCSTL

Will Call #11 — Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

"Will Call" dropped in on Caitlin Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Williams College Summer Theatre Lab at the '62 Center ...
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Tom Brennan and Nikos Psacharopoulos, 1960; photo courtesy Williamstown Theatre Festival

Will Call #10 — “Many Stages” Celebrates 60 years of Williamstown Theatre Festival

Plus: North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright shares some of his perspectives on the future of the City and region ...
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Deirdre Flynn Sullivan; photo courtesy the artist, via Deirdre of the Arts, Facebook

Will Call #9 — Deirdre Flynn Sullivan: Hard-wiring the arts into life; Celebrate Ulysses, June 16

We are introduced to Deirdre, and, less than an hour later, we have a new old friend. There really was ...
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Eric Rudd; photo courtesy iBerkshires.com

Will Call #8 — Eric Rudd: Intersection of Art and Public Life

A conversation with Eric Rudd about art, development, and the future of North Adams Tela Zasloff, editor of the Greylock ...
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Williams Reunion Jazz Band; photo courtesy Robert Kingsbury

Will Call #6 — Robert Kingsbury: Berkshires Jazz Cat to Mad Man and back again

PLUS: Music from Munk Duane and And the Kids; Douglas Paisley Opens Up about the Creative, the Subconcious, the Spiritual ...
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Jessica Sweeney, founder and director of the Common Folk Artist Collective; photo by Jason Velazquez

Will Call #5 — Kickin’ Back with Some Common Folk

PLUS: Music from Winterpills, The Sun Parade, and Wishbone Zoe; the BCRC names Jennifer Crowell new director This episode contains ...
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Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine

Will Call #4 — “Inkless” Live Storytelling

PLUS: Music from Moon Hooch, Munk Duane, and Wishbone Zoe; AND Tuesday Teas return to Williams College. This was a ...
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2014 Fresh Takes staged reading at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge; photo by Enrico Spada

Will Call #3 — “Fresh Takes” Series from WAM Theatre

PLUS: Book Talk with Tela Zasloff and Civil War Perspectives by Charles Dew, "Our Hearts Opening," by Glenn Smith "Book ...
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Will Call #2 — An Eclipse of Memory; It’s Just a Jump to the Left; Wildwood Bride

For this, our second episode of "Will Call," we were extremely fortunate to have two special guests, as well as ...
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Wedding of the Ear

Will Call #1 — Jim Shaw at MASS MoCA

We are thrilled to be "Entertaining Doubts" here on this, the first episode of "Will Call." This podcast is a ...
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