Two years ago, a devastating fire destroyed the Doris Duke Theater, a hub of creativity and experimentation on the campus of Jacob’s Pillow, a celebrated dance center in Becket, Mass.
The site of the former theater has been mostly empty since then. But on Thursday, Jacob’s Pillow announced that it had secured a $10 million gift to rebuild the theater and turn it into a space focused on dance and technology.
“The fire was a tragic moment for everyone associated with Jacob’s Pillow,” Pamela Tatge, the center’s executive and artistic director, said in an interview. “To be looking forward now — to have this phoenix rise from the ashes and to create a place of possibility and creativity for the future — is so exciting.”
The $10 million gift, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, a longtime supporter of Jacob’s Pillow, will help cover a third of the project’s…