Thursday, July 20, 2017


Worlds in Collusion at Artscape

WHEN: Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2-8 PM daily
WHERE: UB Student Center (Maryland and Mt. Royal • 5th Floor

High Zero Foundation presents a full weekend of mind-bending performances at Artscape by regional and national artists, including the traditional, the experimental, and the just plain strange throughout the festival weekend!

Friday 7/21

2 PM Small Axe Fractured lo-fi pop duo
3 PM Sean Seaton Contemporary digital art music—with attitude!
4 PM The Witches Modern classical music for violin, flute and voices
5 PM Shelly Purdy & Sam Garrett Guitar and percussion duo informed by contemporary classical music
6 PM Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks Minimal movement and sound unite for mesmerizing conceptual slapstick
7 PM Amadou Kouyate Songs ancient and modern from Mali and DC for 21-string kora, djembe and koutiro drums

Saturday 7/22

2 PM Symphony Number One Musicians Michael Rittling and Sean Meyers perform chamber and electro-acoustic music, featuring a new composition by Jason Mulligan, commissioned for Artscape.
3 PM Robbie Neubauer Dense, overwhelmingly eclectic compositions for instruments and electronics
4 PM Polarity Avant garde jazz combo led by bassist Jeron White
5 PM Mbira Oracle Music for the Zimbabwean thumb piano
6 PM Ancestral Duo Multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart’s spiritual space music duo
7 PM Jeff Carey Digital sound and light assault

Sunday 7/23

2 PM John Hoegberg Solo guitar and voice exploring the post-rock delta of American experimental song form
3 PM Patrick James Cain Experimental sound and video art from DC
4 PM Will Schorre Baltimore-based synthesizer, artist, and instrument designer
5 PM Megan McShea & Kristen Anchor Experimental video collaboration (8 minutes) and prose poetry reading by Megan McShea.
6 PM Josh Dean Immersive meditations for modified organ and light box
7 PM Cheick Hamala Diabate The classical music of Mali presented by a master of the ngoni, a distant ancestor of the banjo


Written By: Laura King
Directed By: Audra Mains Mullen
Starring: Ryan Gunning and Gareth Kelly

WHEN: July 21-30, Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm
Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: All tickets just $10. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.


The warning sirens have sounded, but can Anna and David survive the fallout?

Two damaged strangers take shelter from an unknown menace in a relic from the Cold War.  In the claustrophobic confines of a family bomb shelter, Anna and David will have to decide if what is outside is more terrifying than what they are hiding inside themselves.

Photo: Ryan Gunning as Anna, Gareth Kelly as David. Photo Credit: Audra Mullen

Graphic Design: Tim Mullen

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Join Us for "Camp Artscape" This Weekend, July 21-23, 2017


Baltimore Clayworks logo


WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Dear Baltimore Clayworks Patrons:

We have every interest in and want to help return the artwork, personal property, and related items that may currently be in the Gallery & Studio buildings, and we are going to make a final attempt at providing an opportunity for this to occur.

We have found volunteers to allow controlled access to the Gallery & Studio Buildings during the outlined hours and under the below conditions, which must be strictly adhered to:


  • Friday, July 21 - 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday, July 22 - 11am-7pm
  • Sunday, July 23 - 1pm-5pm


  • Patrons should arrive with TWO PRINTED COPIES listing any work, supplies, materials, and personal items within the building that they own/wish to collect
  • Small groups of no more than 5 persons at any time will be admitted into the building, and will be checked in and out by volunteers

For those artists with consignment artwork or exhibition pieces still in the Gallery Building, volunteers will be available during the following hours to provide controlled access or to facilitate the pickup/shipment of work under the following conditions:


  • Thursday, July 20 - 10am-6pm
  • Friday, July 21 - 10am-4pm


  • Consignment artwork may be picked up during the hours listed by the artist (or by a representative of the artist—please provide name/phone/email)
  • In-person pick-up must include conducting an inventory of the work prior to packing/boxing for removal
  • Shipment—via the shipper of your choosing (FedEx and UPS will pickup on site), send a Call Tag/schedule a pickup for no later than Friday, July 21


Those with exhibition pieces on site have been contacted separately. Please follow the instructions received.

Many have submitted questions or information regarding refunds. All those who have registered for classes, etc. will be contacted separately regarding any refunds, and we appreciate your patience and understand during this difficult and stressful time.

Baltimore Clayworks | 5707 Smith Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21209 | T. 410 578 1919 | F. 410 578 0058 |

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seven Performers over the Next Six Days with Musical Styles for Everyone

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
Buy tickets online at
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

No Strings Attached: Peter Mazza/Steve Herberman/Blake Meister Trio

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19 - 8:30 pm
: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

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“It’s one thing to perform compositions that go through time modulations, meter changes, and reharmonizations; but, to do those things and make it seem effortless and of the highest musicality is a rarity...” - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

"A guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice, his original compositions are joyous whirlwinds of thematic expression, rich with emotion and personality. Both vulnerable and commanding, he puts it all on the line and goes for it, the experience is thrilling...” - Jazz Inside Magazine

A meeting of three jazz string players from three cities --  a collaboration featuring  NYC guitarist Peter Mazza,  DC guitarist Steve Herberman, and Baltimore Upright bassist Blake Meister.

NYC Guitarist Justin Lees

WHEN: Thursday, July 20 - 8 pm
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

Justin Lees started playing guitar professionally in the late 70’s and studied guitar with several local prominent guitarists in Washington D.C., including Rick Whitehead, Paul Bollenbach (local to DC at the time), Bill Biesecker, Danny Gatton, and guitarists not so local (including Herb Ellis and Emily Remler).

Although stylistically diverse, Justin's main focus is on a straight ahead approach to jazz steeped in the fifties tradition of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and rooted in the styles of Charlie Christian and T Bone Walker. The feeling of Swing and the Blues is a constant. While in Washington D.C., he worked as a freelance musician with a variety of people that have included Ron Holloway, Dick Morgan, Keeter Betts, Cindy Cain and others. At that time, you could hear him every Monday night with his own trio at the One Step Down, Washington D.C.’s premier Jazz club, until it’s closing. He performed at Blues Alley, 219 Club, and Constitution Hall plus.

He has studied seriously with Howard Alden and Michele Ramo, as well as Dr. Asher Zlotnik. Past performances include opening for Nina Simone as a member of the Ron Holloway Group at Constitution Hall. In addition to his own solo, duo, and trio projects,

current projects include being the guitarist for the John Colianni Quintet, since its formation in 2006 as well as being the guitarist for John’s NEWLY FORMED JAZZ ORCHESTRA. John Colianni was Les Paul’s most recent pianist until his passing, and was with Mel Torme for 4 years, and also played for Lionel Hampton at the tender age of 19.

Other highlights from Justin's playing history (with John Colianni) include touring England in March of 2007 as well as playing for the Tri-State Jazz Society early in 2009. He also recorded on John Colianni’s record Johnny Chops (a 2008 release) and on On Target, a follow-up release as well as his last CD After Hours. Additionally, He has plays with the Gypsy Jazz Phenomenon Franglais. He performed with his own Trio at The Uptown Lounge and Restaurant on Manhattan on Tuesdays for a year long residency Sept of 2015-2016 as well as at The Garage in NYC for more than 10 years until its closing. His trio also performs at, Cleopatra’s Needle ans The Bar Next Door located on Manhattan.

29 & Georgia

WHEN: Friday, July 21 - 8 pm
$10 in advance/$13 at door
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Lush four-part harmonies, indelible melodies, and honest, thoughtful lyrics are what you'll get at a 29 & Georgia show. Made up of piano, acoustic guitar and two cellos, the band brings together its members' diverse musical backgrounds to create a unique sound that is both progressive and folky. 29 & Georgia's music has been featured on the shows The Fosters and Eastbound and Down.

Ann Street Trio 

WHEN: Saturday, July 22 - 2 pm 
TICKETS: $12 advance/$15 door/$8 student and military with ID
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Three of Baltimore’s finest chamber musicians have founded a new trio dedicated to performing classical music in intimate settings.  Please join them for their inaugural concert at An die Musik Live in a performance of works by W.A. Mozart, Gordon Jacob, and Johannes Brahms.

Erik Franklin, clarinet
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
Yang Guo, viola

Erik Franklin, clarinet

Staff Sergeant Erik Franklin is a member of the U.S. Army Field Band.  Prior to joining the Field Band in March 2016, Erik held positions with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.  He is the founder of the Novacane Quartet, an award-winning group discovering new avenues for art music in America. Every summer, Erik hosts the Indiana Clarinet Experience—a weeklong music camp in Brown County, Indiana.

A South Carolina native, Erik earned a BM in clarinet from Furman University and MM in clarinet from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.  He is currently pursuing a DM in clarinet from the Jacobs School, studying with Howard Klug.
Erik lives in Baltimore with his husband. When not traveling the country with the Field Band or the Novacane Quartet, he enjoys exploring museums and monuments in our nation’s capital.

Yang Guo, viola

Yang Guo was born and raised in Handan, China. He received his Artist Diploma from Indiana University under tutelage of Atar Arad, and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Li-Kuo Chang and Victoria Chiang.

Mostly recently, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is also a fellowship recipient and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Banff Music Festival, Sejong Music Festival among others. As the winner of the Indiana University concerto competition in 2014, he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Carl St. Clair.

Guo is joining the San Antonio Symphony this fall.

Hui-Chuan Chen, piano

A native of Taiwan, pianist Hui-Chuan Chen began piano lessons at age four and made her debut performance at six. As a successful soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist and educator, Hui-Chuan has traveled and performed widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

She has won numerous prizes at competitions including the Wonderlic Piano Competition in Baltimore, Concerto Competition of International Music Festival in Siena, Italy, Kaohsiung City Competition, Kawai Piano Competition, and the University Piano Concerto Competition of NTNU, Taiwan.

As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has worked with accomplished musicians such as cellist Amit Peled and Flutist Demarre McGill.

Hui-Chuan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she is also a faculty member in the preparatory division. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore City, Washington Conservatory of Music, and the Heifetz International Music Festival in Virginia.

New Perspectives Quintet 

WHEN: Saturday, July 22 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Brandon Woody, Trumpet
Isaiah Lewis Collier - Saxophone
James Francies - Piano
Tarus Mateen - Bass
Kweku Sumbry - Drums

Brandon attends the  Brubeck Institute, a full scholarship Jazz program in California that accepts only 5 people every 1-3 years. Next year, he will attend the Manhattan School of Music on a fullride.

Brandon has won numerous competitions: Berklee Jazz Workshop 2014, Young Arts in 2015 and 2016, BSA Concerto competition in 2016, Peabody concerto competition in 2016, Shenendoah Jazz Soloists Competition in 2016. Has studied privately with Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Tiger Okoshi, Andrew Balio, Dontae Winslow.

Brandon has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center Appel Room, Lincoln Center Atrium, The Meyerhoff, The Lyric Opera House, The Kimmel Center, Marthas Vineyard Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Watts Tower Jazz Fest LA, Davis Jazz Festival, An die Musik, Twins Jazz Club, Wally's, Dizzys Jazz Club Coca Cola. Brandon recently opened up for the Newport Jazz Festival, and performed in the Danilo Perez Band.

Upendo means love in Swahili.

Sean K. Preston & Billy Kemp: Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series 

WHEN: Sunday, July 23 - 5 pm
: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Performing their own songs in the round with singing host Geoffrey Himes

Billy Kemp was born and raised in Baltimore, where he led the area’s best country-rock band of the ‘70s and ‘80s (the Paradise Pickers) and its best rock'n'roll band of the ‘80s and ‘90s (the Paradise Rockers). The singer-guitarist has played with Tommy Conwell at the Meadowlands, with Jeanne Pruett at the Grand Ole Opry and with Tommy Overstreet in Europe. He produced albums for Edge City and Linda Nelson and composed music for “Bo and Mo: A Rockabilly Musical,” Maryland Public Television and the American Visionary Art Museum. For the past 10 years, he has been writing, recording and touring North America and Europe as half of the Appalachian folk duo Jeni & Billy. He’s now at work on his first solo album in 12 years: “Heart & Home.” For this show, he will reunite with his former co-writer Geoffrey Himes.

Sean K. Preston is an Australian native who moved to Maryland as a teenager, played in local punk bands here, led a folk-rock band in Ireland and a country-blues-punk band back here in Maryland. The last band, the Loaded Pistols, travels from Vermont to Missouri, playing songs from Preston’s four albums. He has released three albums and an EP, the songs ranging from delicate laments and lullabies to fiery sermons and confessions. At the Roots CafĂ©, fans will get a chance to hear those songs in an unplugged setting.

Geoffrey Himes celebrates his birthday on the day of this concert. Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and many more, Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Si Kahn, Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Tony Denikos, Alan MacEwan, Ed Pettersen, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere a new song “Reap the Benefit.”

Willem Elsevier is a conservatory trained violinist who has found success in both the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known, however, for his role in Love Riot, the Baltimore rock band that recorded with producer Eric Ambel and toured widely. Elsevier’s sophisticated solos helped the band beat out 2,500 other bands from around the globe to win the Yamaha Music Quest competition  in Japan in 1994. Elsevier has also recorded with such acts as Billy Kemp and Milkshake. Since 2012, he has been performing and songwriter in a duo with Geoffrey Himes.

Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band

WHEN: Monday, July 24 - 7 pm
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students
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Led by jazz educator / trombonist Chales Funn, this jazz ensemble, organized in 1995, performs the music of composers Duke Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, William “Count” Basie, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and others.

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

Great Jazz Venue 2016 & 2017 -- DownBeat Magazine
Top 10 Best Live Music Venues in Maryland --
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

Monday, July 17, 2017


We don’t usually post articles, but this one really got to us. We have bben posting notices about Baltimore Clayworks since our founding in 2010. This situation is painful to the Clayworks staff, board and to the people who loved Clayworks and studied there. We will miss them.

Dear Clayworks Patrons & Supporters,

The loss of the sale of our buildings created a complex and delicate situation. Toward the end of last week, the board was told that the "Community Campaign's" accrued funds came with a variety of restrictions in order to be disbursed. While the administration of that group worked hard to release some of that now, and potentially more later, it was not enough, nor in enough time, to stave off bankruptcy. An infusion of an immediate $200,000 would have allowed us to file for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, giving us time to continue operations and restructure, to continue to seek a buyer for our property(ies), to work with the steering committee, and, potentially, to survive. Without it, and with many creditors, now being insolvent, we are facing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week.

Again, all of this is deeply regrettable. The board presented the Board of Public Works (BPW) with a detailed three-year organizational and financial plan that would have meant a very similar Clayworks in a new location. We had public and private grants that were pending the sale. We were prepared to develop new sources of revenue. We had identified three locations suitable to Clayworks' needs. We were ready to embrace new audiences as well.

The very public nature of the opposition to locating anywhere but Mount Washington caused delays with the BPW, and the state treasurer's, comptroller's and governor's offices to approve the sale of the buildings. That was in spite of recent support from political leaders and arts community leaders, including Fred Lazarus, who had recently written to BPW in support of the board's efforts to sell the properties.

Our former buyer, another nonprofit, would have made a wonderful addition to the Mount Washington Merchants and Community Associations. The contract would have allowed for a more than reasonable transfer to a new location. Unfortunately, because of all those delays and uncertainty, they had little choice but to purchase another property. 

The board deeply regrets the outcome for artists, students, kids who were to attend summer camps/parents who have to rearrange work, staff and teachers who are out of jobs, and even some staff who are still assisting and working for the organization though they may not be paid for weeks or months. We are also hopeful we can find a new "home" for the Community Arts program, and are actively engaging with possible organizations that could administrate it. 

Over the past few days, the board became aware of threats to personnel and property as we volunteered to facilitate an orderly schedule for pick up of personal property. That has left us with no choice but to secure the buildings until further notice, very likely until a bankruptcy-court appointed trustee can manage the situation.

I'm sharing this with you so that you understand the complexity and sensitivity of the situation. We understand the impact this will have on the larger arts community. It is exceedingly painful to those that Clayworks has served. We are all grief-stricken with the result.

Kind regards,


Kathy Holt
Board President | Baltimore Clayworks

Sunday, July 16, 2017



WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Baltimore Convention Center,
Pratt and Howard Street Lobby, Baltimore

The Ringo Awards is currently in the midst of the 2017 nomination process, which is inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike.

Please submit your nominations.

Nomination Deadline Extension

Due to a steady and growing influx of nominations, as word of our inaugural awards spreads through the comics professional and fan communities, we are extending our original voting deadline to midnight on July 24, 2017. Professional voting on the final ballot is still slated to be available starting on July 26th. A press release will announce the final ballot at the start of pro voting.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
* Best Writer
* Best Artist or Penciller
* Best Inker
* Best Letterer
* Best Colorist
* Best Cover Artist
* Best Series
* Best Single Issue or Story
* Best Original Graphic Novel
* Best Anthology
* Best Humor Comic
* Best Comic Strip or Panel
* Best Webcomic
* Best Non-fiction Comic Work
* Best Presentation in Design

Jury-Only Nomination (with three bonus jurors)

* The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award

Fan-Only Favorite Categories

* Favorite Hero
* Favorite Villain
* Favorite New Series
* Favorite New Talent

Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)

* The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award

* The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award

"We saw an immediate burst of voting after we made our debut," said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. "Since then, we have seen fans promoting their favorites, pros promoting their works, and now publishers have jumped into the fray hyping their titles and creators. It's been great to see readers and the industry embrace this effort so completely, and we're really excited to see how the final ballot comes out!"

About the Ringo Awards

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The Ringo Awards recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, and are the only industry awards nominated by fans and pros alike, with final voting by the comic professional community. Launched in 2017, the awards ceremony is held annually at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Further details are available at

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About Mike Wieringo

Michael Lance "Mike" Wieringo was known to fans and friends as "Ringo", which is how he signed his artwork. His comics artist graced the pages of DC Comics' The Flash, Adventures of Superman, Batman, and Robin, Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Rogue, and his co-creation Tellos. He passed away on August 12, 2007 at the young age of 44 from an apparent heart attack.

About the Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 18th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit


Saturday, July 15, 2017


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In “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” a mixed media exhibit by The Dandy Vagabonds, (xander dumas and elliot moonstone), The Dandy Vagabonds have created 2- and 3-dimensional naturescapes that captivate the senses. They encourage the viewer to “picture the ocean as it churns and cascades, spits and crashes…grooving time into the cliffs of the Pacific coast” or to widen their vision to “see ancient ferns unfurling within a forest of moss and conifers.”

The Dandy Vagabonds, a Baltimore-based duo, capture moments in time and space through their whimsical, adventurous and insightful story telling. Drawing inspiration from the lineage of stones and the memory of flying, the collaborative duo uses performance art, fiber arts, the tactile and the ephemeral to weave together moments of ancestor past and future in their panoramic environments. Through their exhibit, dumas and moonstone plan to take the viewer on a journey throughout Earth element tapestries and into the Cosmos.

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits. Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

Learn More


MY FAIR LADY run extended through August 6

WHEN: 10 performances added!:

  • Thursday, July 27 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 29 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, August 3 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 4 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, August 6 at 2:00pm

WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2100 Olney-Sandy Springs Rd., Olney

Purchase your tickets today!



Olney Theatre Center 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Auditions Coming Up for Pumpkin Theatre's 50th Season


Auditions for Pumpkin Theatre's 50th Mainstage Season

Pumpkin Theatre of Baltimore is holding auditions for its upcoming 50th mainstage season

WHEN: Sunday July 16th from 11am to 3pm and Monday July 17th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Auditions will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, please write to us at

  • Adults & kids, please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a one-minute monologue. You can also bring a song or portion of an acapella song.
  • More information regarding auditions can be found on our website:

Here is the season lineup:

Little Red (Riding Hood)
By Linda Chambers
Rehearsals: September 18-October 13
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts: October 15 at 1pm & 3:30pm; Single Carrot Theatre: Friday November 3 at 10am & 11:45am -AND- November 4 and 5 at 1pm & 3pm

(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

Candles in the Dark
By Kimberley Lynne
Rehearsals: November 13-December 7
Har Sinai Congregation: Fri, Dec 8th at 8:15 pm; Sat, Dec 9th & Sunday Dec 10 at 12:30pm & 2:30pm

(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

The Emperor's New Clothes
By Holly-Morse Ellington and Jason Tinney
Rehearsals: February 20-March 16 -AND- May 9-11
Single Carrot Theatre: Monday, March 19, at 10am & 11:45am -AND- March 17 and 18, at 1pm & 3pm; Gordon Center for the Performing Arts: May 13 at 1pm & 3:30pm

(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

Auditions for our 5th Annual Kids for Kids Production, Cinderella

WHEN: Saturday September 10 (2017) from 10am to 1pm & Sunday September 11, 2017, from 10am to 1pm.  Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment please write to us at

What to Prepare:

  • Kids should bring a headshot and resume.
  • Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue.
  • Please also prepare a 30 to 45 second section of a song to be sung without accompaniment.
  • You may also be prepared to be asked to read with other actors from scenes in the script.

Dates of Rehearsals: January 2 through February 1 (2018)
(Generally, rehearsals are weeknights 6pm-9pm and Sundays 10am-2pm.)

Dates of Performances: Friday February 2 (2018) at 10am & 11:45am; February 3 (2018) 1pm, 3pm & 7pm; February 4,10 & 11 (2018) at 1pm & 3pm

Many more important details can be found on our website at

All auditioners for Cinderella must be between 8 and 18 years of age

Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment please write to us at


Enoch Pratt Free Library

PrattCon 2017


WHERE: Southeast Anchor Library
WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 10am – 3pm

Join us for our third annual comic book convention with panelists, local artists, comic book workshops and other activities for the whole family. This year's theme is "Build a Better World: World Builders."

A Beautiful Ghetto

Devin Allen

A Photo-Illustrated Talk by Photographer Devin Allen, in conversation with D. Watkins
WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, Noon

The eyes of the world turned to Baltimore photographer, Devin Allen in 2015, when Baltimore erupted in mass protests in response to the death of Freddie Gray. In his new book, Allen documents the uprising, his city, and the people who live there.

What Color is Your Poetry? 


WHERE: Central Library, Meyerhoff Children's Garden
WHEN: July 12, 19 & 26, 6:30pm

In this three-part workshop, poet, performance artist, and professor Ron Kipling Williams takes you through a journey of how he began coloring his poetic world and offers tools on how you can do the same.

Uncle Devin's World of Percussion

For ages 5 and under.  Presented by Uncle Devin and his flute-playing sidekick, Mr. Grasshopper.

WHERE: Herring Run Branch
WHEN: Thursday, July 13, 11:30am

WHERE: Orleans St. Branch
WHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 10:15am

Writers LIVE

Kennedy and King

Steven Levingston, Kennedy and King: The President, The Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 6:30pm
Central Library African American Dept.

Library Bingo

Roz Warren, Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library, An Insider's Tales of Library Life, in conversation with Marion Winik

WHEN: Tuesday, July 25, 6:30pm
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Full Writers LIVE! schedule

We offer dozens of free events and classes each month. Check the Pratt Calendar for more!


Michael Mwenso & The Shakes

WHEN: THU JUL 13 | 7:30pm
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
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With such mentors as Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones to the Godfather of Soul James Brown, Michael Mwenso's background couldn't be more engaging if we made it up ourselves. But it's what he's become that's so exciting. Michael's madcap, spontaneous mix of blues, Black American folk music, big-band standards and high-octane be-bop, all under his gritty, growly voice, has been captivating audiences of all ages all over the world. Did we mention he's bringing a tap dancer tonight?


City of Trees

WHEN: WED JUL 12 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

What sounds like a simple goal, employing people to plant trees and improve their communities, becomes complicated when you don’t involve the community you’re serving. A deeply personal and moving story about the struggle for meaningful jobs and environmental justice in our cities. Presented in partnership with Friends of Patterson Park and Patterson Park Audubon Center.

Jonathan Gilmore's Blues Jam

WHEN: TUE JUL 25 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore — Marquee Lounge
TICKETS: Suggested donation to the band, $10

Musicians, bring your axes and a song. Music lovers, bring your ears and your best dancing shoes. After a highly successful jam in May, host Jonathan Gilmore returns with his dynamic house band for another smokin' night of blues and soul. Following a short set from Jonathan, it's time to share your talents. Get together and let the good times roll!

The BIG Show & little BIG Show!

WHEN: On View: JUN 24 - JUL 29

The BIG Show and little BIG Show is our annual members’ exhibition extravaganza! Members contribute one piece of art in a salon styled spectacular event! Member submissions for 2017 are now closed, but the exhibition is on view through the month of July. Info

Justin Gray: Modern Elements

WHEN: On View: JUL 7 - 22

Justin Gray, an artist and furniture craftsman based in Highlandtown, exhibits his new, abstract wooden wall hangings, custom tables, and benches. Info

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES! Want to stay in the know about our workshops and artist programs? Sign up for our dedicated workshops email by clicking HERE.