Gala and Annual


CATA’s 2019 Gala & Annual Performance – “NEXUS”
May 11 & 12, 2019 at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse


“Be prepared to have your heart blown wide open!

CATA’s signature public event, the Gala and Annual Performance is the culmination of hundreds of performing arts workshops and a celebration of the tremendous artistry of people with disabilities. Hosted at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, the event is a powerful demonstration of community and inclusion —“one of the most joyous and inspiring events of the year.”


This year’s Annual Performance, NEXUS, features more than 50 local performers with disabilities sharing their talents in dance, theater, music, comedy, and more. Since September, CATA artists having been using the theme of “Nexus” to inspire their artistry and create new collaborations through the arts and across the community.


Saturday’s Gala festivities begin at 5 p.m., with a performance at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. The Sunday matinee begins at 1 p.m. Tickets for both performances are available here or by calling CATA at (413) 528-5485.


Questions about the show? Want to know about accessibility, purchasing tickets, dress code, or something else? We’ve got you covered. Click here for our “Know Before You Go” guide.

CATA’s Gala & Performance Weekend is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Your gift as a Gala Sponsor inspires others to join in supporting CATA’s mission and helps to underwrite 1,500 year-round arts workshops for people with disabilities across Berkshire and Columbia counties. Learn more.

The Feigenbaum Foundation
Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne
Emily Rechnitz & John Paladino
Leslie & Steve Shatz
Dr. Robert C. & Tina Sohn Foundation

Berkshire Bank

Blue Q

Anne G. Fredericks & Marc Fasteau

Greylock Federal Credit Union

Joan & Jim Hunter

Joyce Linde

The Family of Louisa Millonzi


Allegrone Companies

Berkshire Health Systems

Berkshire Magazine

Canyon Ranch

Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant

Linda Greenhouse & Eugene Fidell

Jami & Ira Grossman

David & Julie McCarthy



Linda & Frank Russell

Anne Schnesel

Danielle & Dan Stern

Liz & Mark Williams

Kathleen & John Zutter


Alexandra Dest Capital Management • Annie Selke Companies • Berkshire Mountain Distillers • Brava • CMC: Berkshires • Hillcrest Educational Centers • J.H. Maxymillian, Inc. • Lee Bank  • Dr. William O’Donnell • Martin & Oliveira, LLP • Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James • Qualprint • TD Bank


Black Rock Foundation/Buzz and Robin McGraw • Neil & Kathleen Chrisman • John & Lois George • Brett & Eve Goldberg • Heather Wells Heim & Matthew Heim • Ann & Peter Herbst • Jane & Charlie Johnson • Marisa Labozzetta & Martin Wohl • Taryn & Mark Leavitt • Eleanor Lord & Margaret Wheeler • Rob Mathews & Mary Graziano • Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson • Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino • Martha Sauer & David Rosenthal • Maria Sirois • Tim & Ana Suffish • Ben & Elaine Silberstein



Berkshire Photo Booth • Bill Wright Photo • Domaney’s Liquors and Fine Wines • Kwik Print, Inc. • Mahaiwe Tent