WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th, 6pm
We hope you will join us for this special night and get ready to relive Tippy picking off three, Tito's sudden-death playoff home run, Rick Dempsey's MVP World Series performance, and more!
Gala attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour, plated dinner with wine service, silent and live auctions, a great speaker program, and more.
Additional amenities exist at the sponsor levels, call 410-727-1539 x3033 for details.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Harvest new skills with classes and workshops!
This Fall, explore your creative side, learn a new skill or polish your professional chops with Everyman Theatre's exciting class experiences for children and adults!
With age-appropriate and value-based learning in a professional theatre facility, guidance from Everyman's Resident Company members and some of the region's top Teaching Artists, our classes cater to beginners and professionals alike. Cross the threshold, and make Everyman your artistic home this Fall.
Registration is now open for Fall!
VIEW THE CLASSES
WHERE: Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Our Box Office can be reached at 410.752.2208.
Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo joins the Baltimore Symphony in a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites. Praised for her star-making performance as "Celie" in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, British singer and actress Erivo has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and 2017 Grammy Awards. She stars in the upcoming 2018 films Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, alongside Viola Davis.
Click here to learn more about Cynthia Erivo
Concert tickets do not include Gala dinner and after-party. For sponsorship opportunities and full Gala packages please contact the Development Office at 410.783.8074.
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WHEN: Sept 21 - Oct 14 Fri, Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $21 - $24
More info HERE
Two to three weeks before the opening of each Mainstage performance of our Season, we will host TOPIC TUESDAY on a Tuesday evening (surprise!).
TOPIC TUESDAY for Lysistrata by Aristophanes, translated by Sarah Ruden, will focus on the content of the work, its social relevance and impact, along with historical reference. Audience members will hear from a panel including our Directors, Michael Blum and Darlene Harris; or Dramaturg, Paul Gerczak; educators from local colleges and universities; and translator, Sarah Ruden.
Sarah Ruden was raised in the United Methodist Church and is a “convinced Friend” or Quaker convert. She holds a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She has taught Latin, English, and writing at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Cape Town, and has been a tutor for the South African Education and Environment Project, an education-enrichment nonprofit in Cape Town. She was a scholar in residence for three years at Yale Divinity School and a Guggenheim fellow, and is now a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2016, she received the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her work on Augustine’s Confessions.
She is a poet, translator, essayist, and popularizer of Biblical linguistics. A collection of her poetry, Other Places (William Waterman Publications, 1995, later distributed by HarperCollins) won the South African Central News Agency Literary Award, and her poems appear in The National Review and religious periodicals. She made use of her experience in publishing several book-length translations of pagan literature to write Paul among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time (Pantheon, 2010). Her translation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia is part of The Greek Plays, a Modern Library Collection (2016). The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible (Pantheon) and Augustine’s Confessions: A New Translation (The Modern Library) both appeared in early 2017. She has begun a new translation of the Gospels for The Modern Library, taking into account linguistic, literary, and historical research that has been poorly represented in standard translations.
Join us for this free event, and gain insight into the show, before you come and see Spotlighters’ take on a 2400 year old classic!
Tamm E Hunt & Her Band
WHEN: Friday, August 24 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door; Seniors: $15 in advance /$18 at door; $10 full-time students with ID
“Tamm E Hunt is an American Original…She gets better and better” - Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard
Versatile, contemporary, timeless and captivating, vocal stylist Tamm E Hunt is the real deal…rolling up on the set to give you ballads, jazz & blues classics and original material from her CD Tamm E Hunt Live @ Birdland, which she recorded with Gary Bartz, Eric Reed and Mac Gollehon.
Maybe you became aware of Tamm E Hunt when she first graced Baltimore in 2002 because of a tragedy: It was the shooting death of her son that bought her to Charm City from New York City. Could have been in 2003 when the Maryland State Senate cited her as a “Maryland Jazz Ambassador and then Mayor Martin O’Malley deemed April 19th Tamm E Hunt Day in Baltimore.” You might have been there when she and her band played to a SRO audience at Baltimore’s Caton Castle Jazz Club in the 2003 blizzard. Or, perhaps you saw her on WBFF-TV with Baltimore Jazz Treasure, saxophonist Carlos Johnson. Maybe you got hip to the raconteur when she debuted her critically acclaimed CD Tamm E Hunt Live @ Birdland with Gary Bartz, Eric Reed and Mac Gollehon on WEAA Radio 88.9 with Gary Ellerbe. Could be you read about the multi-talented Jazz Diva in the Afro American Newspaper, Baltimore Sun Paper or the now defunct City Paper. And it just might be your first time ever hearing of Tamm E Hunt, which means you have something to look forward to.
An ironclad singer of indisputable capability, creative drive and rhapsodical panache, Tamm E Hunt has emerged as one of Maryland’s premiere vocalist and a recognizable Baltimore Jazz Treasure. She has exercised her formidable vocal skills on three continents in venues throughout France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Central America, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States and looking forward to touching hearts and souls beyond.
Her musical associations read like “Who’s Who in the music and entertainment industry.” Tamm E Hunt is an accomplished actor and producer has shared the stage with Sir Elton John, on his Tumbleweed Connection Album, Louis Gossett, Jr., LaVar Burton, “Roots – The Gift”, appeared on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman and Paul Shafer, the Temptations at the Tropicana Hotel, bassists Buster Williams, Walter Booker, Curtis Lundy, pianists Dorothy Donegan, Larry Willis, John Hicks, Orrin Evans, saxophonists Rene McLean, Bobby Watson, drummers Ronnie Burrage, Eric Kennedy, Steve Williams, vibraphonist Roy Ayers and countless others.
Look out for author Tamm E Hunt’s new literary contribution “Baltimore Jazz Chronicles: A New History” dropping Summer 2018.
WHEN: August 25 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
WHERE: Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
FEE: A $25 Registration Fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a reception.
To register, contact the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 or visit www.repstage.org/womenintheatre.
Rep Stage is pleased to announce that the third annual conference dedicated to women working in the theatre will be held. This year’s theme of “Empowerment and Connection” pairs the original mission of providing opportunity for women in theatre to network with the urgent need for women to develop strategies to further the cause of gender equality.
The keynote speaker will be DC-based actor and activist Erika Rose, whose recent credits include “Queen’s Girl in Africa” at Mosaic Theatre and “An Octoroon” at Woolly Mammoth. Rose is a member of Not in Our House DC, an ongoing initiative to develop a standard of safety and address sexual harassment and other abuse in the DC region theatre community. This initiative expands upon the work of Not in Our House in Chicago.
This year’s conference features two new initiatives: a portfolio expo, which provides an opportunity to share work with other theatre artists, and an afternoon of readings of new short plays or scenes from full length pieces. According to Rep Stage Business Manager Zheyan Damavandi, “We are very pleased to host this event that brings together a diverse group of theatre professionals from across the region, and this year offers them the chance to share their work.”
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight
WHEN: on view beginning August 8, 2018
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For general museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.
ADMISSION: General admission to the BMA is free.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces it will present Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight, a new site-specific work commissioned by the museum. For this installation, New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan has rendered the words “In broad daylight” in a flowing neon script, setting the BMA’s historic façade aglow day and night for the next six months. This simple statement can be interpreted as a question, an exclamation, an affirmation, or a challenge. The significance of the work shifts in relation to the perspectives of its viewers, reflecting the beliefs, values, and experiences of those that encounter it.
“In broad daylight invites viewers to see the museum in a new light while they consider the meaning of the illuminated words,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “It also signifies the BMA’s commitment to the city of Baltimore and to doing all that is required to become an indispensable part of civic life in 2018 and beyond.”
Tavares Strachan explores the intersection of science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate the nature of invisibility, calling into question the conditions that frame and legitimize certain cultural knowledge and histories while obscuring and erasing others. Strachan also aims to build and connect communities through his work by making networks of power more visible, prompting viewers to reconsider their social roles at the local and global levels. The perceived authority of language is the subject of Us, We, Them (2015), a neon sculpture that questions declarations of affiliation, locality, and identity. A Children’s History of Invisibility (2017) highlights topics often overlooked by society, creating an A-to-Z index of under-known histories. Overlooked figures are also brought forward in a series of collaged portraits, including 19th-century Korean empress Queen Min (2016–17), 20th-century musical innovator Butch Morris (2015–16), and Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay (2015–16). Their biographies remain largely unknown, yet their cultural influence has been broad and complex.
Strachan (born 1979, Nassau, Bahamas) received a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tel Aviv, and London, among others. In 2013, he represented the Bahamas in the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Seen/Unseen (2011) was a closed exhibition that took place in an undisclosed location in New York City. His neon work, I Belong Here (2012), is on view in Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, a nationally touring exhibition that will open at the BMA in summer 2019. In 2018, he was named the first artist-in-residence at the Allen Institute, a nonprofit founded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen.
THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs. The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world. The 210,000-square-foot museum is also distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture. The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
General admission to the BMA is free. Special exhibitions may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Monday, Tuesday, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Image: Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight. Photography by Maximilian Franz
Spotlighters, in collaboration with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival present
a new play by Glennyce Lynn
Directed by G. Andre Tittle
Stage Managed by Paul Saar
Produced by Spotlighters Theatre in collaboration with the BPF and Miriam Bazensky
a Baltimore Playwrights Production
WHEN: August 16 - 26, 2018; Thur, Fri, & Sat at 8:00pm; Sun at 2:00pm
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $17 for all tickets; TWO TEN SPOT THURSDAY Performances (Aug 16 and 23, 2018) Tickets are just $10
ORDER Tickets at www.spotlighters.org
In a near, yet very changed, future, where civilians volunteer to undergo traumatic medical testing in exchange for “favors” from the government, two doctors find themselves on lockdown with their belligerent patient, and are forced to confront the very nature of their work.
- Does the given consent absolve them of the horrors of their work?
- Is informed consent still consent if all you’ve done is make it impossible to say no?
Featuring Tina James, Brandon Richards, and McKinley Wallace.
Join us for the first fully staged production of this new work. Learn about the process from writer's idea to workshops reading to staged reading to full production. Be a part of the development and support of new playworks at Spotlighters Theatre.
WHEN: Thu, Aug 30 at 7:30pm; Fri, Aug 31 at 8pm; Sat, Sep 1 at 8pm
WHERE: 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: General Admission. Tickets in the Bernard Black Box are always $25!
Written and directed by Kat Woods
Tequila, clubbing, fights, lost friends, and being sick in the toilet. Emma and Oli face the consequences of a night out. Wasted is like no other play that you will see in Baltimore this fall, the show packs one fateful night’s drama in an hour-long, completely original theatrical experience. Wasted is a Kitchen Sink Theatre production and will star the original cast members Will Hearle and Serena Jennings.
This immersive theater experience welcomes YOU into a London club at closing time. Step onto the stage and into the world of the play, then take your seats and watch the rest of the evening unfold.
“Thought-provoking, challenging, and disturbing—just what theater should be.”
Disclaimer: This show includes language, controversial sexual situations, and female nudity. Due to its sensitive subject matter, this production may trigger an adverse reaction. This show is not recommended for people aged 17 and under.
BROS is Hiring!
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society wants you! Baltimore's community-powered, collaborative, rock n' roll production company is looking for great people who can work part-time to further BROS mission of providing unforgettable experiences to audiences in Baltimore and beyond. We are looking to fill three paid part-time positions, as well as looking for volunteers for several Captain openings.
POSITIONS BEING HIRED:
Salary: $10,000 annual salary
Hours: 10-15 hours/week
UNPAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
BROS is looking to fill the following volunteer Captain positions. Captains are volunteer leaders that take initiative to maintain and improve Baltimore Rock Opera Society through a specific set of duties. Although these positions are unpaid, Captains get priority access to professional development opportunities and a free rock operative membership. Captains will receive an @BaltimoreRockOpera.org email address and access to the administrative side of the BROS Google Drive.
Please share this information as much as you can! We are hoping to find some really great candidates to help guide BROS through the next step in our evolution, and the more people that hear about it the better those chances will be, and the better WE will be!
BY BESS WOHL
WHEN: August 29 – September 23, 2018
“A play that leaves you moved, refreshed, and yes, maybe even a little enlightened.” – The New York Times
Artistic Director Ryan Rilette opens Round House’s 41st season with a remarkable theatrical experience. A weeklong silent retreat in the woods proves to be anything but tranquil for six restless souls in search of enlightenment. Guided by the disembodied voice of an increasingly unhinged guru, the group struggles to find relevance in their own intentions. As the week progresses, they discover inner peace isn’t all that peaceful, especially when you’re spending most of your time trying to relate to the people around you … or avoiding the threat of bears. Played with equal parts humor and tenderness, Small Mouth Sounds examines all the aching, awkward, and awesome ways humans break barriers in order to connect with each other. Content Advisory: This production contains full-frontal male nudity.
Katie deBuys (Alicia) makes a joyful return to Round House after playing Jane in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, Aimee in The Night Alive, May in Fool for Love, and Kate in Seminar (Helen Hayes nomination). Other local credits include The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, The Conference of the Birds and The Gaming Table at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre; The How and the Why at Theater J; Stupid F***ing Bird and In the Next Room or the vibrator play at Woolly Mammoth; Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky: Mad But for Music with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; and Aladdin’s Luck at Imagination Stage. Regionally, she has performed at Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Capital T Theater in Austin, Texas, and at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Katie holds a B.S. in Theatre from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin.
Timothy Douglas (Teacher) is indeed tickled to make his Round House acting debut where he has directed five productions and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Acting credits include stints at Yale Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, Victory Gardens and off-Broadway, and most recently in productions of Tempest (opposite Olympia Dukakis), King Lear and Alls Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare & Company where he has been a member since 1986. Timothy is also a Linklater-designated voice instructor and has served on the faculties of ACT, USC, DePaul, Denver Center, Birmingham School of Acting (UK), and New Zealand Drama School. He holds his MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama, and will return to the director’s seat at Round House for the upcoming August Wilson’s Gem Of The Ocean.
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Rodney) is thrilled to begin his residency at Round House with Small Mouth Sounds. Previous Round House credits include: The Book of Will and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. REGIONAL: Murder on the Orient Express at Hartford Stage; Disgraced and Murder on the Orient Express at McCarter Theatre; Disgraced at Milwaukee Rep; The Invisible Hand [Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor] at Theatre Exile; The Liar at Gulfshore Playhouse; and The Container at Center Stage. DC:The Price at Arena Stage; The Invisible Hand at Olney Theatre Center; Mockingbird at Kennedy Center; Timon of Athens and Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre; Water by the Spoonful and Edgar & Annabel at Studio Theatre; and The Pillowman, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Bobrauschenbergamerica, and Scorched at Forum Theatre. FILM/TV: Jessica Jones, Imperium, and Sally Pacholok.
Michael Glenn (Ned) is excited to be returning to Round House, having previously appeared in Stage Kiss and This. A Washington-based actor for the last two decades, Michael has appeared on nearly every area stage. Some favorite past credits include: The School for Lies at Shakespeare Theatre; Baskerville and Good People at Arena Stage; Brighton Beach Memoirs at Theatre J; Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Ensemble) and Arcadia at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre; Marjorie Prime at Olney Theatre; Clybourne Park at Woolly Mammoth; The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Signature Theatre; Cat’s Cradle and The Hothouse with Longacre Lea; A Skull in Connemara and Major Barbara (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor) at the Washington Stage Guild.
Beth Hylton (Joan) is very happy to return to Round House after appearing as Liz in Handbagged and Gwen in Rapture, Blister, Burn. Beth is a company member of Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre: some favorite recent performances include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Rosemary in Outside Mullingar, and Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists. DC-area credits include Appropriate and Collective Rage at Woolly Mammoth, The Heidi Chronicles at Rep Stage, as well as productions at Ford’s and Olney. Favorite regional performances include Amanda in Private Lives at PICT, Nora in A Doll’s House at Gulfshore Playhouse, Elvira in Blithe Spirit at Delaware Theatre Company and The Woman in The 39 Steps at The Maltz-Jupiter. Also: PlayMakers Rep, Kennedy Theatre NC, Weston Playhouse, Public Theatre of Maine. In NYC, Beth was a founding ensemble member of The Ground Floor Theatre Lab. Training: MFA UNC-Chapel Hill PATP.
Andrea Harris Smith (Judy) is delighted to make her Round House Theatre debut. Credits include Our Town at Olney Theatre Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, Les Blancs, and Chicago at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Mules at Magic Theatre, San Francisco; Blues for an Alabama Sky [Critics Circle Award] at TheatreWorks, Bay Area. International credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon and West End; To Kill a Mockingbird at Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse; Film: Last Chance Harvey . TV: “Doctor Who” (BBC). Andrea trained at A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) in San Francisco and The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK.
James Whalen (Jan) is delighted to be back at Round House for Small Mouth Sounds. He was last seen as Aidan in NSFW. Other area credits include The Little Foxes at Arena Stage; The Argument and Race at Theatre J; Colossal and Da at Olney Theatre Center; True West and Boeing Boeing at Rep Stage; Ghosts, Tribes, The Dresser, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Time Stands Still, and Betrayal at Everyman Theatre; Hamlet for We Happy Few; Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center; STAY and Two Bit Taj-Mahal for Theatre for the First Amendment; and Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has also worked with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Open Circle Theatre, and St. Mark’s and the Chernukin Theatres in New York. Film and TV credits include “House of Cards,” “VEEP,” “I Love You But I Lied,” Raltat, Money Matters, and A Beautiful Mind. He earned his MFA at The Catholic University of America and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Back and in its FOURTH year, the beloved Schwingo! will be moving to R. House this year! As always, it continues be a spin on the typical Bingo with Make Studio and local artists teaming up to offer art prizes. At R. House garage this year, with food and drink offerings onsite, we can host double the crowd and hope to pack the House in support of Make Studio!
Doors will again open at 5 with live music, so come early to stake out your seats and to grab dinner and drinks! Bingo begins at 6. The "Ambassador of Hampden," Lou Catelli will again be our celebrity caller, amongst surprise guests.
All proceeds will directly benefit the programming at Make Studio, including our studio program for emerging adult artists with disabilities and inclusive arts activities for all.
Our mission encompasses support for and promotion of our 30 artists and their wonderful work as well as creating and providing opportunities for the community and our artist-community to engage with one another via fun, innovating programming intended to build a more inclusive community.
Make Studio is a 501c3 that has been supporting adult artists with disabilities who wish to work as professional artists in Baltimore for the past 8 years (www.make-studio.org).