Fresh Takes: Smart People

Fresh Takes: Smart People


August 1, 2017

5:00 PM-6:30 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

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Curated by WAM Theatre’s Artistic Associate Molly Clancy, Fresh Takes gives a stage to ground-breaking works – which have been successfully presented elsewhere but are new to our Berkshire audiences – that tell women’s stories. Featuring local professional actors and directors, the series explores the work of provocative contemporary voices. The series includes a post-reading discussion and will encourage feedback on which plays audience members would like to see WAM Theatre produce.

Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival said, “We are thrilled to host Kristen van Ginhoven and WAM for a reading at the Festival this summer.  We look forward to supporting her wonderful work to benefit women and girls.”


The 2017 Fresh Takes Reading Series is generously supported by No. Six Depot Roastery and Café and the Dramatists Guild Fund.

Smart People
by Lydia R. Diamond

It is the eve of Obama’s first election in 2008. Four of Harvard University’s brightest – a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist – are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia R. Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.