• Round Table

  • Transformation: The Art of Converting a Local Landmark Into A Regional Destination

    January 8


    Cocktails:
    6:00PM
    Dinner: 6:30PM

    Executive Director Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Beryl Jolly has been the director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center since the rebirth of the century-old theater as a dynamic Great Barrington cultural destination in the spring of 2005. The Mahaiwe’s extensive historical restoration was completed in 2006 and the theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mahaiwe has become a flagship venue in Berkshire County, presenting world-class music, dance, theater and family events, as well as “Live in HD” broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and London’s National Theatre and classic movies on a year-round basis. Ms. Jolly leads a small, stellar team to create the presentation schedule of over 150 events per year. The organization successfully completed a $2.7 million restricted campaign goal to eliminate the theater’s debt and establish a cash reserve in 2015. The Mahaiwe is at the hub of the newly state designated Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District and the theater is one of only 29 arts organizations across the state to have recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the Barr-Klarman Foundations as part of the Mass Arts Initiative. Prior to joining the Mahaiwe, Ms. Jolly served as the Director of Individual Giving and Development at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), as a General Management Associate at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and worked in several Broadway offices including the League of American Theaters and Producers. She graduated from Brandis University with highest honors in theater arts, summa cum laude. Please reserve by 3pm on January 7th 2019 

     

     

  • Executive Director
    Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Beryl Jolly has been the director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center since the rebirth of the century-old theater as a dynamic Great Barrington cultural destination in the spring of 2005. 

    The Mahaiwe’s extensive historical restoration was completed in 2006 and the theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Mahaiwe has become a flagship venue in Berkshire County, presenting world-class music, dance, theater and family events, as well as “Live in HD” broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and London’s National Theatre and classic movies on a year-round basis. 

    Ms. Jolly leads a small, stellar team to create the presentation schedule of over 150 events per year.  The organization successfully completed a $2.7 million restricted campaign goal to eliminate the theater’s debt and establish a cash reserve in 2015.  

    The Mahaiwe is at the hub of the newly state designated Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District and the theater is one of only 29 arts organizations across the state to have recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the Barr-Klarman Foundations as part of the Mass Arts Initiative. 

    Prior to joining the Mahaiwe, Ms. Jolly served as the Director of Individual Giving and Development at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), as a General Management Associate at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and worked in several Broadway offices including the League of American Theaters and Producers.  She graduated from Brandis University with highest honors in theater arts, summa cum laude.
     

    Please reserve by 3pm on January 7th 2019 at 3 PM

     

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