WAM Theatre presents Ann At the Tina Packer Playhouse October 19 to 28 in Lenox, MA. The play,  a co-production with the Dorset Theatre Festival, ran in Vermont earlier in the season. Bob and I  interviewed Kristen van Ginhoven when the play was running at the Dorset Theatre. As always it was a pleasure talking with Kristen about a play and about the work of WAM Theatre. WAM’s motto is Where Arts and Activism Meet.

Ann, a one woman play about former governor of Texas Ann Richardson starring Jayne Atkinson, exemplifies the type of work that WAM does.  Among their range of activities such as play readings and a girls ensemble, the company offers thought provoking and entertaining plays about women.

Listen to our interview with Kristen by clicking below

Interview with Kristen van Ginhoven

Then go to the WAM website for tickets and further information about their work

WAM Theatre website


945197ea-1633-4e8e-a869-f9726222a6dcBob and I have talked at length about how much we enjoy WAM Theatre’s Fresh Takes series of play readings. One of our favorite plays in the series was Waxworks. Imagine our delight when we discovered that Williams College ’62 was producing the play and that Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM’s Artistic Director, was directing it.  The performances are May 5, 6 and 7 at the Adams Memorial Theatre in Williamstown. Tickets are $3.00.

We were fortunate enough to interview Kristen in her office at Williams College where she is also teaching this semester. The play by Trina Davies tells the tale of Madame Tussaud  and  her work during the French Revolution.

Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud
Death mask of Robsepierre
Death mask of Robespierre

A skilled artist in creating wax impressions of people, a skill she learned from her uncle, Madame Tussaud was commanded to make death masks of the victims of the guillotine such as Robespierre.

Click on Waxworks and you will hear our interview with Kristen van Ginhoven.