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  • Working in an environment deliberately separated from the intensive treatment atmosphere, patients take up the role of student as they participate in a variety of artistic and intellectual endeavors in the Activities Program.

    As we approach the end of 2017, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year.

    Here are five of the most popular blogs from July to September.

     
     
  • Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings, December 12-17, 2017

    Riggs Theatre 37 is excited to announce this year’s December production: Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings will be performed Tuesday, December 12 through Sunday, December 17, nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor.

     
  • Pottery Instructor Michael McCarthy writes about his role as a teacher in the Activities Program at the Austen Riggs Center for Studio Potter journal. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center treatment approach is based on four-times weekly individual psychotherapy.

    Read about the programs and services that contribute to the interdisciplinary and individual treatment at Austen Riggs Center. 

  • Recently, the Austen Riggs Nursery School held both its annual art show and its year-end celebration, two events organized to recognize the work of the children, parents, teachers, and all those who contribute to the school’s continued success throughout the year.

  • Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure May 23-28

    Each spring, a group of Austen Riggs Center patients and actors from the local community stage a Shakespearian production in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor. This year’s production, Measure for Measure, will be performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, May 23 through Sunday, May 28.

  • Riggs Theatre 37 Middletown

    Each December, a group of Austen Riggs Center patients and members of the local community stage a production in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor. This year’s production, Middletown by Will Eno, will be performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, December 13 through Sunday, December 18.

  • The Lavender Door

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to host “Art in Marginalized Populations,” a presentation by, and discussion with, Phyllis Kornfeld, author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America, on Tuesday, August 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Austen Riggs Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • Austen Riggs Nursery School, part of the Activities Program at the Austen Riggs Center, celebrates children at year-end graduation.

    Though it was a cool and windy day, there was a great deal of warmth in the large tent that housed the Austen Riggs Nursery School graduation on June 9, 2016. Parents, caregivers and members of the Riggs community congregated, while festive music filled the air and a slideshow of pictures from the school year flashed by on a large projection screen.  

  • Austen Riggs Nursery School holds annual art show featuring work by students at the Lavender Door Gallery in Stockbridge, MA.

    Red and white star-shaped balloons outside of the Lavender Door Gallery in the late afternoon of Friday, May 20 gave a hint of the celebration contained inside. Artwork created by students of the Austen Riggs Nursery School during this past school year was proudly displayed throughout the gallery.

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