WAM Theatre Donates to ROPE
WAM Theatre made a gift presentation of $3,400 to the Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program for Girls (ROPE) following the sold-out closing performance of ‘Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ on Sunday, November 24. Over 800 people enjoyed the performance, which led to WAM Theatre’s largest donation yet to a beneficiary. The $3,400 gift presentation to ROPE, a skills based program for young women in Berkshire County with a particular focus on young women of color, will fully fund the Northeast college tour taken by ROPE participants at the culmination of their program. ROPE was founded and is run by Pittsfield community leader Shirley Edgerton. WAM (Women’s Action Movement) Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State. Their philanthropic mission is two-fold: first, to create theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls; and second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. Since 2010, WAM Theatre has donated more than $10,500 to its beneficiaries. For more information, visit WAMTheatre.com.