Friday, March 9, 2012

SPRING BLOOMS @ CENTERSTAGE: CABARET, DANCE, THEATER

Grrl Parts: The Extra Bits

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2 PM
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

CENTERSTAGE partners with the UMBC Department of Theatre to produce a unique experience that celebrates seven years of creating strong, new roles for women.

Grrl Parts: The Extra Bits will take place in CENTERSTAGE’s Head Theater. The event is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP to this event. A reception will follow the performance. More information can be found online at the official Grrl Parts website.

The production will showcase UMBC’s Grrl Parts 2012 directed by Eve Muson and featuring UMBC students in new short plays written by notable female playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Julia Jordan, Kate Moira Ryan, Tanya Saracho, and Lucy Thurber. Readings of past celebrated Grrl Parts plays written by Phyllis Nagy and Naomi Wallace featuring local, professional actors will follow. To round out the evening, Grrl Parts artistic director Susan McCully and renowned professor, performer, and advocate for women in theatre Susan Jonas will lead a panel discussion with all five playwrights, deliberating the importance of women’s plays, playwrights and overall presence in today’s theater world.

Play Lab

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman

WHEN: Friday April 27, 8 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday April 28, 8 PM
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Sunday April 29, 2 PM Buy Tickets

For more than 30 years, dance pioneers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman have been colleagues in the continuing struggle for human rights and democratic practice in and through the arts. Each is an ordinary woman who has done extraordinary things to create art that matters, using artistic skills to challenge bias in her own community and expand society’s sense of moral purpose and creative possibility. Now they embark upon their first collaboration, a multi-faceted partnership to explore important questions about civil rights, poverty and economic inequality, aging and feminism in today’s United States. Jawole and Liz will use their artistic rigor, distinctive creative processes, friendship and humor to imaginatively address these issues across the country. CENTERSTAGE hosts their first creative residency in Baltimore.

CABARET SERIES CONCLUDES

E.FAYE BUTLER

WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 7 PM Buy Tickets
Friday, May 18, 8 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 19, 8 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday, May 20, 2 PM Buy Tickets

Faye's many credits here include Caroline, or Change; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Once on This Island; and two sold-out cabaret performances.