"I feel more comfortable talking to teachers, principals, and community members about the issues we are trying to solve. Problem solving has also become easier for me. In VPM we have to fix problems in the scenes we are doing to come to a conclusion, it's like practice for real life." – Emery King, Colrain
Our program where teens create podcasts based on stories from their lives is now registering for Year 4 starting in November, 2022 and Year 3 will premiere on August 5th.
"Thank you for the opportunity [to be in the podcast] and the wonderful job you and the cast did in honoring our father's legacy." - Nancy Dixon, daughter of William Webb (pictured) founder of Ridgefield CT's NAACP chapter
Statement of Solidarity
Piti Theatre Company stands in solidarity with protesters around the world demanding systemic change in the wake of the murder of George Floyd while in police custody and the murder of many other black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in their homes and communities over the last years, decades, and centuries. In the wake of the murder of eight people, six of them Asian-Americans and all but one of them women in Atlanta on March 16, 2021 we invite you to take action here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-for-a-community-centered-response-to-violence-against-aapi-communities
As a white led small theatre company in a predominantly white county of Western Massachusetts, we commit and recommit to anti-racism work within our organization and within the communities we serve. While we feel we have made some progress in the right direction, we also understand we have much more work to do.
As an arts organization historically committed to environmental justice in terms of the content of our performances, we are acutely aware that this work begs the question, "environmental justice for who?" It is not possible to effectively address environmental degradation without simultaneously working to dismantle systemic racism and the ways in which environmental harm and the public health impacts which follow are disproportionately transferred to low income and communities of color.
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“Bee Weeks“ use the arts to leverage community and school-based activities that move towns toward sustainability and create new partnerships between environmental stewards.
Piti’s stage performance has been re-imagined as a “made for the web” event. The Ko Festival of Performance presents the streaming world premiere of “Canary in a Gold Mine,” which uses a comedic lens to explore fatherhood, marriage and environmental health on Feb 11 and 12 @ 7:30 pm and Feb. 13 @ 3 pm…Read More
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Piti Theatre is partnering with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to create a podcast series that brings to life the local history of Ridgefield, CT as part of our “Your Town” program. We have chosen figures from Ridgefield with particular relevance to our current moment and the series is being released in conjunction with the…Read More
As part of our Piti To Go series, we have a new To Bee or Not to Bee podcast premiering at the Toronto Fringe Collective July 4 – 6. Preview the podcast here: Piti has two more pieces up in Acts 3 & 4 of the Festival: July 7 – 9: Sammy and “Le Grand…Read More
Thanks to our Sponsors
Thanks to our Funders
Piti Theatre is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act from the National Endowment for the Arts. Piti Theatre is also supported by a 2020 Support Grant from Mass Humanities. Various Piti programs are also supported by The Community Foundation of Western MA, The Art Angels of Western MA, Mass Humanities, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Horace Moses Foundation, The Horne Family Foundation and individual donors. Please see individual program pages for complete acknowledgements.