Thoughts About 2017 Season: J. Peter Bergman

As we look forward to the 2018 season, we reflect on last season.  Considering the season from Peter Bergman’s perspective always provides us with  insights into the plays and into theatre generally.  Peter probably sees as much theatre as it is possible to see.  He ranges from Massachusetts to Vermont, Connecticut and New York. He also gets to New York City once in a while to see what they have to offer. Large and small, professional and community theatres, new and classic plays are all part of his theatre experience. We benefit from his knowledge and understanding of theatre; what makes it successful and what falls short. When we  only knew Peter from his reviews, we found ourselves traveling to new and distant theatre companies based on his thoughtful, intriguing  analyse   s. Since we have been interviewing him in person, we  still do it.

Click below to listen to his summary of last season

Interview with Peter Bergman on 2017 Theatre.

Then click below to follow his reviews on Berkshire Bright Focus.

Berkshire Bright Focus

J. Peter Bergman-2017 Theatre Season

Each year we like to check in with Peter Bergman about the upcoming theatre season. As always, the conversation roams over many topics about theatre besides the anticipated season. Peter shared information about the Berkshire Theatre Awards among other topics. As always, we gained a fresh perspective on matters theatrical from Peter. After listening to what he has to say,  click on the link below to check out his website Berkshire Bright Focus.  Bookmark it to read insightful reviews of plays as they open.  We always do.

J.Peter Bergman Part 1

J. Peter Bergman Part 2

J. Peter Bergman Part 3

J. Peter Bergman Part 4


Berkshire Bright Focus

J. Peter Bergman, Spring 2016

280_2007_Christmas064Peter Bergman is a man of many talents. He was the Executive Director of the Edna St.Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop from 2007 through 2013. He is now the Director of Communications at Herman Melville’s  home, Arrowhead. He is also a novelist,  playwright, poet and theatre critic. It is always a pleasure to talk with Peter about theatre. We will have to have him back, however, to talk about his career as a child actor. Not many six year old actors  have had the opportunity to sing a Noel Coward song to Noel Coward and the Lunts. He told us about that after the program was over so we want to know more about his experiences on stage. Meanwhile,  Peter has given us an informative preview of the upcoming season.

J. Peter Bergman 2016 Part 1

J. Peter Bergman 2016 Part 2

J. Peter Bergman 2016 Part 3

J. Peter Bergman 2016 Part 4

You will also want to check out Peter’s  reviews on