America & Me: A Reading Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Stable at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$20 general; $15 Mount members

America & Me: The Celebratory, Profound and Tormented Musings of Walt Whitman 

A reading by William Kinsolving

80 minutes with no intermission


Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman at this staged-reading of America & Me by William Kinsolving. America & Me is the celebratory, profound, and tormented musings of Walt Whitman–on Lincoln, the Civil War, 19th Century America, sensory proclivities, and the struggles of publishing Leaves of Grass–on the occasion of his 67th birthday.

William Kinsolving is an author and playwright. After graduating from Stanford, Kinsolving worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before attending The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has appeared in many on- and off-Broadway plays, directed at Harvard, Dartmouth, and others, and was awarded the Best Actor of the Year award from the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Kinsolving’s first play was awarded a Ford Foundation Playwriting Grant and was produced by the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival. Since that first play, he has been involved with more than 54 films in Los Angeles, London and Rome, written five novels, and has performed with the likes of Peter Duchin and Emmanuel Ax.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email,, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.