WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Producer Patti Cassidy announced the television program Play Café has received a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire to bring the theater process to the public.
The series, which presents actors reading works-in-progress with the playwright present, allows the public to see how plays get made.
"This program benefits everyone involved," Cassidy said. "The general public gets follow the decisions that go into developing a drama. The playwright has an opportunity to hear a script being read, which is essential in developing a work. And the actors involved get exposure, credits, and a DVD of their performance."
Play café is broadcasted on WilliNet, channel 17, and at other access stations in the Berkshires.
Cassidy is a playwright and has produced a number of series on Community Access TV stations in the past. WilliNet in provides studio support for this show and other community productions.