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Old Deerfield Productions loves creating, promoting, presenting the lively arts to nourish, challenge, engage, and heal wherever we are!
Past, present, and future. For almost 30 years, Old Deerfield Productions has looked deeply at the issues of our times to imagine a more beautiful future. We present festivals featuring the work of regional artists to expose them to new audiences and creative peers, to expand the creative economy, and to nourish our cultural discourse. We commission new work that grapples with the stories of our time and the past to begin conversations about the future. We make a difference in the lives of thousands each year. We invite you to join the family through your gift and your investment is worth it. Here's why:
Past Remember those first years at Deerfield Academy offering summer theater like The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Wit? She Stoops to Conquer and The Miser? What was your favorite show in the Black Box? And remember our first commission, The Captivation of Eunice Williams and it's life on the road at the Smithsonian Institution, in Cooperstown, at the Ohrid Festival in Macedonia and for the Mohawks in Kahnawake? How about TRUTH, our new American opera about Sojourner Truthat the sold out performances at the Academy of Music in Northampton? Or Madwoman of Chaillot at the Artsblock and the Pushkin Gallery with audiences rushing across the street to have tea with the Madwomen?
Present (last 12 months) And all in this year: MY BRONX on tour to Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania; John Sheldon's Red Guitar at Artsblock; Double Take Fringe Festival with eight short shows in eight different venues all in downtown Greenfield; the premiere of Frankenstein bringing attention to the First National Bank with a reprise performance at the Quadrangle in Springfield.
Future! In the offing: the return of A Christmas Carol at the Academy of Music from December 18-21. Also, Frankenstein will go on a European tour next August; the First National Bank is in the planning stages of being restored for performing arts; a Lively Arts Festival of engaged creation will happen in downtown Greenfield next July; and Slow Living Summit will hit the road in 2015.