Monday June 24, 2013

WAM Theatre of Pittsfield, recently announced as a finalist in the Creativity/Innovation category of the Berkshire Trendsetter awards, will present "Claiming Her Place," a benefit for WAM, to be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Co-produced and hosted by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson, recently cast in "The Lion in Winter" at Berkshire Theatre Group, the evening will feature a celebrity panel discussing the challenges women face in the entertainment industry.

The panel includes: Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Michael Gill ("House of Cards"), Marin Mazzie (Tony nominee), Linus Roache ("Law & Order") and Debra Jo Rupp ("That 70’s Show").

The evening will also include a sneak peek of WAM Theatre’s fall production, "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" by Lauren Gunderson.

Tickets for the benefit can be purchased online at www.mahaiwe.org or at (413) 528-0100.