THE 2022-2023 SEASON



by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Mary-Corinne Miller

October 21 – 29, 2022

at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

In Lauren Gunderson’s hilarious, raucous farce, inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, beauty pageant contestant Katherine (Tahmie Der) has aspirations beyond the sash and crown – but she needs the help of ultra-conservative Senator’s aide Pat (Stephanie Carlson*) and ultra-liberal eco-terrorist Bianca (Tracy Einstein). It takes a trip back to 1787 for Kate to find an unexpected compromise that is timely and fresh.

Thanks to our Show Sponsor, TEDDY BEAR POOLS


by C. Denby Swanson

Directed by Gina Kaufmann

a Theater Thursdays reading

November 3, 2022

7:30 pm

at The LAVA Center

324 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

Playwright and Smith College alum C. Denby (Colin) Swanson travels from her base in Austin, Texas to join Silverthorne for a reading of her comedy about really, really nice Minnesota gangsters – Norwegian hit men – and the feisty women who hire them.

Gina Kaufmann directs.. The cast is as follows: BETTY – Stephanie Carlson; OLIVE – Elisa Gonzales; TOR – Jay Sefton; GUS – Noah Tuleja. Audience discussion with playwright Colin Swanson will follow the reading. This Theater Thursday Play Reading series event is sponsored by our local Cultural Councils which receive their funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.Free admission but space is limited. Please register at


by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Directed by Lucinda Kidder

Our holiday fundraiser!

December 17, 2022

at The Deerfield Inn

3:00 pm

81 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA

Have a drink with us and celebrate the holidays as veteran Silverthorne actors read this witty, romantic comedy and sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, with bookish middle sister Mary as the unlikely heroine.



by Betel Arnold

Directed by Kyle Boatwright

a Theater Thursdays reading

February 16, 2023

7:30 pm

at The Divine Theater, Gateway City Arts

92 Race Street, Holyoke, MA

Catalina and her grandmother are surrounded by the mysteries in the building – including secrets about her mother and the father of Catalina’s clandestine boyfriend, Arturo. Will the women’s desire to protect Catalina lead to chaos or a happy ending?



by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Jasmine Brooks

March 10 – 18, 2023

Evening shows 7:30 pm

Matinees 3:00 pm

at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA

This joyful drama about Esther, a Black seamstress whose patrons range from wealthy white women to prostitutes, is set in New York in 1905. While receiving beautiful letters from a handsome Caribbean man named George, Esther’s heart is drawn to the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth. Directed by Boston-based guest artist Jasmine Brooks.


by Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by Brianna Sloane

a Theater Thursdays reading

May 11, 2023

7:30 pm

at The Barn Theater

715 Federal Street, Belchertown, MA

An aging ruler, an oppressive police state, a restless polarized people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle and flirt like young men with everything to lose.




by Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by Gina Kaufmann

Assistant Directed by Ezekiel Baskin

June 9 – 17, 2023

Evening shows 7:30 pm

Matinees 3:00 pm

at Hampshire College

893 West Street, Amherst, MA

Della, a vivacious, white conservative North Carolina baker, faces a crisis of conscience when Jen – whom she loves like a daughter – asks her to bake a special cake for her wedding – to a Black woman. This romantic comedy is a recipe for unexpected turns and unexpected empathy. Baking a cake takes time, rich ingredients and a lotta love.