Thursday, May 31, 2012

MOBTOWN SETS JUNE 10 PERFORMANCE OF “BENT” TO BENEFIT EQUALITY MARYLAND

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BentBENT
By Martin Sherman
Directed by Will Carson

WHEN: June 1-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; June 10, 4 PM, performance to benefit Equality Maryland;* in addition to the benefit matinee, there will be one regular-price matinee on Sunday, June 17, at 4 PM
WHERE:
Mobtown Theatre, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore
TICKETS: $25 for the benefit ($15 from each ticket goes directly to Equality Maryland; for other performances, $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at
www.brownpapertickets.com
GET DIRECTIONS TO THE THEATER HERE

*The Mobtown Players have joined forces with Equality Maryland for a special benefit performance of the Mob’s spring production of Bent. A portion of the proceeds from the Sunday, June 10, show will support equality and antidiscrimination efforts in Maryland. Tickets are $25 each, including the performance, free wine and talkback session with the cast and crew after the show. $15 from each ticket goes directly to Equality Maryland.

Martin Sherman’s dark drama Bent tells the story of a young man forced by fear and shame to hide his true nature. Set in Hitler’s Germany, the play follows Max from his Berlin apartment to the depths of the Dachau concentration camp as he does everything within his power to avoid accepting who he is. That is, until he no longer can.

The Mobtown Players are a non-profit theater company dedicated to making both classic work and contemporary plays accessible to a wide variety of audiences. To stay up to date on Season 15, visit www.mobtownplayers.com.

Equality Maryland lobbies to create equal protection under the law for LGBT Marylanders and their families and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn more at www.equalitymaryland.org

PLEASE REMEMBER, I-83 IS UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. PLEASE LEAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR TRIP TO THE THEATER.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A MONTH OF FREE FLICKS FOR EVERYONE @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Muppets Movie

The Muppets

Free Family Flicks @ the Pratt

To stage "The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever "and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.

Starring Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper.
Directed by James Bobin, 2011, PG, 98 minutes.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Whole Family


Food Stamped film

Food Stamped

Find out what it's like to take "the food stamp challenge."

Follow Shira and Yoav Potash as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. (62 min.) Discussion following the screening.

(www.foodstamped.com)

 

This is a Deaf Friendly Event (Hearing and Speech Agency interpreters)
Sign language interpreters provided
by
the Hearing and Speech Agency

Presented in partnership with Urbanite Project 2012

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
  • Monday, June 4, 2012 (6:00  - 8:00 PM)

Suggested Audience: Adults, Seniors


Can't Stop the Music

Can't Stop the Music

A special "Gay Pride Month" screening

“Both awful and immensely enjoyable---the ideal party movie!” - Wade Major, Box Office Magazine

Come party with us and take in a movie so bad that it inspired the creation of the "Golden Razzie Awards" (honoring the best of Hollywood's worst movies) in 1980. Billed as "the movie musical event of the '80s," Can’t Stop the Music tells the “true” story of how The Village People came about, based on a script by Grease producer Allan Carr and directed by Rhoda's mom, Nancy Walker. A very dorky Steve Guttenberg, a very sexy Valerie Perrine, and a very wooden Bruce Jenner (a Razzie "Worst Actor" nominee) star alongside the Village People, who sing their classic "Y.M.C.A." and five other other songs. Monumentally, mind-bogglingly and magnificently bad, this movie features laughable script-writing, acting, and over-the-top musical numbers. It won two Golden Raspberry Awards (Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay) out of seven nominations.Come dressed as your favorite Village Person or 1980s diva and be prepared to witness the limits of camp, kitsch, and bad taste.

See also:

Directed by Nancy Walker, U.S., 1980, 124 min.)

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Adults


Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

When bass player Nick’s ex-girlfriend shows up at his gig three days after their breakup with her new man, he quickly asks Norah to pose as his girlfriend to help him save face. This unplanned invitation leads to a sleepless night of adventure in the indie rock world and the beginnings of a romance that could change both of their lives.
(Directed by Peter Sollett, 2008, 90 minutes, Rated PG-13)

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Teens, Adults


Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Jacques Tourneur honed his directing skills on several Val Lewton produced horror films for RKO in the early '40s. The dark moody lighting and sharp editing used in The Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie, and The Leopard Man were easily applied to another genre in which RKO specialized: the film-noir.

One of the classic tropes of the film-noir is the femme fatale, the woman who causes the protagonist's downfall, and Out of the Past, sports one of the best, or should we say worst, of these shady ladies. Kathie Moffat (played brilliantly Jane Greer) causes "hero" Jeff Bailey to utter the immortal line (and there are many in this film), "You're just like a leaf that blows from gutter to gutter." For Kathy is not satisfied with messing up the life of just one man; her other "gutter," Whit Sterling, is played menacingly by Kirk Douglas.

Out of the Past, as is typical of the genre, has a convoluted plot filled with many interesting subordinate characters. Daniel Mainwaring, writing under the pseudonym Geoffry Homes, wrote the original novel on which Out of the Past was based, Build My Gallows High, and the screenplay for the film. He went on to write some classic 50's films, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

(Directed by Jacques Tourner, 1947, US, 97 min., black & white. Not Rated.)

For more information see:

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
  • Saturday, June 9, 2012 (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Suggested Audience: Adults


Happy Feet II

Happy Feet 2

Free Family Flicks @ Pratt

The world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, and the love of his life, Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik. Erik is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working -- and dancing -- together to save them. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood and Robin Williams.

Directed by George Miller, 2011, 100 min., rated PG.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Whole Family

A MONTH OF WRITERS LIVE! @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free LibraryWriters LIVE!

Mark Shriver

Mark Shriver
A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 

Brewing in Baltimore book - Arrow Beer

Maureen O'Prey
Brewing in Baltimore

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 1 PM
WHERE:
Southeast Anchor Library


 

Ledisi

Ledisi
Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 3 PM
WHERE: Central Library Main Hall


 

War of 1812 book

David Taylor
The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

 

 

Obamians book
James Mann
The Obamians: How a Band of Newcomers Redefined American Power

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

Complete schedule

Honoring The Life and Poetic Legacy of Lucille Clifton

Nikki Giovanni and Afaa Michael Weaver

Won't You Celebrate With Me?

Nikki Giovanni and Afaa Michael Weaver lead a star-studded lineup of poets and writers
WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library

SUMMER READING 2012 @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Dream Big, READ! Summer Reading 2012

Dream Big, READ!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program 2012

Registration begins June 2 with special kickoff celebrations at all Pratt locations.

Free programs all summer long!  

Summer Reading 2012 is part of Baltimore City's "Super Summer."

Support Summer Reading at the Pratt Library!

Help reduce Summer Slide

Last year, more than 15,000 children and teens participated in Pratt's Summer Reading program, reading nearly 160,000 books. 

Each $60 donation to Summer Reading provides a summer learning experience for one child at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Sponsor a child today and help prevent summer slide, the loss of academic skills that many children experience in the summer months. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

NEW WAVE SINGERS EXPLORE LIFE THROUGH MUSIC

A Day In The LifeA DAY IN THE LIFE
SPRING CONCERT

WHEN: June 2, 7:00- 9:30 PM; Doors open at 7 PM and the concert will begin at 8 PM 
WHERE: Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore
TICKETS: $20

Music has a power like none other to express the experiences and emotions of our lives. Come join us as New Wave explores the lives shared through music. From Broadway, to gospel, to a Korean folk song and everything in between you are sure to find a new favorite.

The pre-concert reception and intermission will feature encore performances from our cabaret show. The silent auction will feature a wall of wine, gift certificates to local businesses, gift baskets from each section and much more.

FASHION HITS BALTIMORE IN AUGUST: BUY TIX NOW!

Information Flyer

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET

Day 1 - August 17, 2012

Day 2 - August 18, 2012

Day 3 - August 19, 2012

THEATRE PROJECT CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS

A FIERCE LONGING
By John Schneider
Directed by John C. Wilson

WHEN: JUNE 1-JUNE 9; OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 8 PM; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
WHERE:
  Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Opening Night $40 (in honor of Theatre Project’s 40th Anniversary); Adults $20; Seniors/Artists/Military $15; Students $10

This highly visual, multimedia production borrows stylistically from Japanese theater traditions. The play is drawn from the life and work of the Nobel-nominated Japanese novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Theatre Project's web site by clicking here.

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS POSTS LIST OF SUMMER CLASSES

SUMMER CLASSES ARE HERE!

The summer class schedule has recently posted to the Clayworks' web site... a great variety of classes that just look delicious! So add some kick to your summer and sign up for one of these tantalizing classes! This is just a sampling of what is offered. For a full listing, please visit their website.

IC1 Clay: An Introduction - Sunday, 6-9 PM, June 17 - August 5

BW1 Basic Wheel - Tuesday, 7-10 PM, June 19 - August 7

BIW2 Basic/Intermediate Wheel - Wednesday, 10 AM-1 PM, June 13 - August 8

BIW4 Basic/Intermediate Wheel - Friday, 7-10 PM, June 15 - August 3

IAW1 Intermediate/Advanced Wheel - Tuesday, 7-10 PM, June 19 - August 7

HB1 Hand-building and Sculpture - Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM, June 16 - August 4

HB3 Mold Making & Slip Casting for Sculptures - Monday, 7-10 PM, June 18 - August 6

HB4 Subtle and Sublime: Mason Stains in Clay - Tuesday, 7-10 PM, June 19 - August 7

HB5 Jamaican Coil - Thursday, 7-10 PM, June 14 - August 2

ST1 Atmospheric Pit-Fire & Terra Sigillata - Sunday, 11 AM-2 PM, June 17 - August 5

ST5 Bottled Up: Vases, Bottles and Closed Form - Monday, 7-10 PM, June 18 - August 6

ST6 Low Profile: Handmade Tile - Wednesday, 7-10 PM, June 13 - August 8

ST8 Seductive Elegance: Surface Embellishment - Wednesday, 7-10 PM, June 13-27

ST10 Mosaic Madness - Saturday, 10AM-4PM & Sunday, 10-2 PM, July 7 & 8

ST12 Teaching Clay to Children

WS4 Kip O'Krongly: Active Earthenware10 AM-4 PM, July 14 & 15

WS5 Eric Serritella : Trompe L'Oeil Birch Bark10 AM-4 PM, August 11 & 12

A BUSY JUNE @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS


CLAY FROM THE CLASSROOM
BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS' 16TH ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION

WHEN: JUNE 2-16; OPENING RECEPTION POTLUCK: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:
OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Showcased will be wheel-thrown functional ware, hand-built sculpture and figures created by children and adults. A variety of finishing techniques are employed; high and low-fire glazes, wood, salt and raku firing. All work has been created by beginner and advanced student artists at our Mt Washington classrooms and satellite studios at Jubilee Art Center, Zeta Center and Tuerk House.

HUEY-MIN TEO
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM ARTIST
WHEN: JUNE 2-16

In the solo gallery, Huey-Min Teo will be exhibiting the work she has produced while working in the Clayworks studio as an exchange artist from Tainan National University of the Arts. Huey-Min came to us in February 2011 and has created a series of wood fired and gas fired ceramic vessels.

SECONDS SALE WEEKEND!

The Annual Seconds Sale features pottery, garden sculpture, handmade tile, and vessels at unbelievable prices!

SECONDS SALE PREVIEW PARTY
WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 6-8 PM
TICKETS
: $15 MEMBERS, $20 NON-MEMBERS
Click here to purchase tickets.

Seconds Sale Preview Party! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wine while you shop amongst shelves upon shelves of beautiful ceramics handcrafted by artists. You'll have first pick from hundreds of handmade pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects before it opens up to the public on Saturday.

SECONDS SALE
WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 12-8 PM’ SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-3 PM; $20 BOX SALE: 4-5 PM
ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

On Sunday, the doors re-open at 4 PM for the $20 box sale. Limit: 2 boxes per customer. For more information please visit the web site.
All proceeds benefit artistic and collaborative programming at Baltimore Clayworks.

HOT OFF THE KILN SHELVES:

CLAY ENTHUSIASTS: A DEDICATED, PRIVATE WORK SPACE IS COMING SOON!

Springboard is a non-juried open studio program providing a communal space for ceramic artists at any skill level to work side by side. The program provides a dedicated studio with access to our classroom equipment and facilities.

Stay tuned, more details will be on the way in the next few days!

 

CLAY ARTISTS WITH OVERSTOCK
We are accepting donations of work for our Seconds Sale. All proceeds go back into the Clayworks' studio to maintain or buy new equipment. Donations are tax deductible.

Please contact Mary at mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org

5707 SMITH AVENUE
BALTIMORE MARYLAND 21209
410.578.1919

www.baltimoreclayworks.org

MON-SAT, 10 AM-5 PM

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STRAND THEATER HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR FIRST SHOW OF 2012-2013 SEASON

AUDITION NOTICE

Strand Theater is holding auditions for the opening show of their
2012-2013 Season

MOTHER, MAY I
By Dylan Brody

A sad comedy in two acts
Winner of the 2005 Stanley Drama Award For Playwriting
Directed by Rain Pryor

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, from 5-8 PM
WHERE:  Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles St., Baltimore

  • Prepare 1-2 min monologue and be ready to read sides if requested.
  • Please bring headshot and resume

Character breakdown:

  • Ellen Grunman - Mother of two adult children (Cast)
  • Paul Grunman - Husband of Ellen
  • Daniel Grunman - Adult son of Ellen and Paul
  • Franny Grunman - Adult daughter of Ellen and Paul
  • Sarah Cannerly - Girlfriend of Daniel

To schedule your audition time, please e-mail info@strand-theater.org.

DRAMA OF FAMILY & HEALTH OPENS @ THE STRAND

Strand Theater Company Proudly Presents

PictureWELL
By Lisa Kron
Directorial Debut of Artistic Director Rain Pryor

WHEN: June 1-16; Thursday, May 31 at 8 PM: Final Dress (Pay-What-You-Can); Friday, June 1 at 8 PM: Opening Night (pre-show reception & post-show Q&A); Wednesday, June 6 at 7 PM: School Night ($3 with code 'STUDENTS' or 'TEACHERS'); Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM; Sunday, June 10, at 3 PM
WHERE:
  Strand Theatre, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:
Adult: $20, Senior: $15, Student: $10, Opening Night: $25
Other discounts may be available; like the Strand on
Facebook or follow the Strand on Twitter to learn more.
CLICK HERE to purchases tickets online.

“I wanted to crawl right into her skin, and I couldn't push her far enough away.”

In this poignant examination of family, health and wellness, and the tricks of memory, noted solo performer Lisa has written her first multi-character play, a riff on her and her mother Ann’s knotty history with chronic illness. But as she presents her story, nothing goes according to plan. Ann won’t stay put in her recliner. The chorus can’t keep track of their scenes. Childhood nemesis Lori Jones keeps popping up. As Lisa struggles to maintain control of the show and herself, she confronts her greatest fear: turning into her mother.

Performers: Alexandra Linn (Lisa Kron), Joan Weber (Ann Kron), Donna M. Fox (Joy, Dottie, and Herself), Kyla Janise (Lori Jones, Kay, Mrs. Price, Cynthia, and Herself), Michael Alban (Howard Norris, Head Nurse and Himself, Shawn Naar as Jim Richardson, Nurse 2, Little Oscar, Big Oscar, and Himself).

About the Playwright: Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Well opened to critical acclaim on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in March of 2006 and received two Tony nominations. It previously premiered at the Public Theater in Spring 2004 and was listed among the year's best plays by The New York Times, followed by an acclaimed run at A.C.T. in San Francisco in 2005. It is included in the anthology, Best Plays of 2004-2005.

Well was developed in Baltimore at CENTERSTAGE and received a workshop there in 2002; they also presented her 2.5 Minute Ride in 2000. Lisa is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, an NEA/TCG playwriting fellowship and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches playwriting at Yale Drama School.

PictureAbout the Director: Rain Pryor is a director, stand up comedienne, dynamic speaker, acting teacher, award-winning actress, singer, twice award-nominated author, mother and wife. Her autobiographical solo show, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is an NAACP Award winner and DC Black Theatre Festival Award nominee. It has earned rave reviews from the US to the UK and is currently making its comeback off-Broadway.

Pryor made her television debut in 1989 as a series regular on the hit ABC series, Head of the Class, and starred opposite Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave on the Showtime series, Rude Awakening. Rain’s stage credits include playing Billie Holiday in the UK tour of The Billie Holiday Story and Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, Meet Marilyn. She’s performed in the Los Angeles production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, with the Groundlings improvisation troupe, The Exonerated, and The Who's Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

DANCE BALTIMORE SETS ANNUAL CONCERT WITH THE COLLECTIVE

Collective Concert

THE COLLECTIVE: PRIME

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2 PM and 8 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: $15, $10 students & seniors
For tickets call 443.2573844 or purchase at the door (cash and checks only)

Friday, May 25, 2012

FINISHING MAY @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com

Buy tickets online

 

Buy tickets by phone

410.385.2638

IN THE COUNTRY – Norwegian Piano Trio
WHEN: May
29 –Tuesday, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$12/$10 students

Morten Qvenild, piano; Roger Arntzen, double bass; Pål Hausken. drums

In The Country is the jazz outfit that seems impossible to decide to which musical world it belongs. ”Stylistic orthodoxy be damned”, said Downbeat and called their debut album”one of the finest and most arresting albums to come out of Europe” that year. All About Jazz has described them as”some of the best music to emerge from Norway in the past half decade.” Since the start in 2003 In The Country have played 150 concerts in 23 countries and released four albums and two DVDs on the prestigious Norwegian label Rune Grammofon, all too great critical acclaim by the worldwide press. In The Country was awarded Best Young Jazz Artists in Norway in 2004, and have been nominated for the American Independent Music Awards 2012 for their latest video.

Erik Deutsch
Demonio Teclado CD Release Concert
WHEN: May
30 – Wednesday, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$12/$10 students

Featuring Jon Gray, Jeff Hill, and Tony Mason

Pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, producer—these are some of the faces Erik Deutsch has shown the world. An intensely creative and talented player, he has the ability to lend his sound to an impressive array of musical endeavors.

Janet Feder
WHEN: May
31 – Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$12/$10 students

Widely known for pioneering composition for prepared guitar, Feder is touring in support of her latest release, Songs With Words. Janet continues exploring extended sonic regions of the baritone guitar accompanying, for the first time, her voice.  She has toured both solo and with her duo Cowhause (with Colin Bricker, live electronics) across the US and internationally.

Considered to be one of the most innovative guitarists worldwide today, Janet has performed and collaborated with other legends of modern music including Fred Frith, Elliot Sharp, Nels Cline and Bill Frisell.

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MAKE A GIFT FOR DAD @ CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO

MAKE A GLASS PAPERWEIGHT FOR DAD

paperweightsPaperweight
Mini-Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, June 2; 12, 1, or 2 PM (choose one)
WHERE:
Corradetti Glass Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119,  Baltimore
COST:  $50 per paperweight

This will be our last activity until Fall.

Have fun in the glassblowing studio making colorful, swirled paperweights! Step up to the glowing furnaces and experience the art of  forming solid molten glass into objects of art. 

Very limited space left,  must register online to attend.

Click here for event description & registration

HAVE YOUR EVENT AT CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO

party spaceThis spacious glassblowing studio is the area's most unique venue for parties, holiday events and receptions. With ceilings over 20 feet high, exposed brick walls, glass gallery and fire-glowing furnaces, the space offers contemporary design infused with old world charm. A beautifully renovated historic location within Clipper Mill / Woodberry.

Click here for party rental information

SEE AWARD-WINNING STUDY OF LOST SOULS @ SPOTLIGHTERS IN JUNE

Agnes of GodSpotlighters Theatre presents

HOT_L BALTIMORE
By Lanford Wilson
Director: Eric Stein
Stage manager: Molly Hopkins

WHEN: June 1 - June 24, Fri & Sat – 8 PM, Sun – 2 PM*
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:
Adults: $20; Seniors (60+): $18; Students: $16*
Order ONLINE

Winner of the New York Drama Circle Award, the Obie Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award.

A brilliant Off-Broadway success by an outstanding playwright, which brings compassion, humor and arresting  theatricality to its imaginative, touching study of lost souls trapped by society's inexorable decay. The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the "e" from its marquee.

As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, and from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of one day. The drama is of passing events in their lives, of everyday encounters and of the human comedy, with conversations often overlapping into a contrapuntal musical flow. Each character emerges clearly and perceptively defined in the resulting mosaic, and the sum total of what they are—or wish they were—becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in its own and the world's eyes.

*Talk Back with Cast and Director  Sunday, June 17, immediately following performance

*Ten Spot Thursday - Tickets $10 - June  21 – 8 PM (NO other Discounts on Ten Spot Thursday)

DIGITAL MUSIC REIGNS @ THE RED ROOM THIS FRIDAY

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RTFM
A night of recursive and stochastic music with Jeff Carey, Dì Tu Piàn Duàn, Sergio Luque

WHEN: May 25, doors 8:30, music 9 PM sharp
WHERE:
Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $5

This edition of RTFM will feature the BTO's own Jeff Carey performing material from his new CD "Interrupt-Decay."  We'll start the evening with a short multichannel piece from Sergio Luque, immediately followed by the visual music duo Dì Tu Piàn Duàn. 

Jeff Careys music is hardcore digital instrumental music.  It is computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and vicseral. 

"He's acting on raw instinct here—he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognizable notes or melody."  —Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector on 'Impulse'

In 2002 Carey co-founded the Amsterdam based N-Collective with fellow musicians to explore the intersections of contemporary, electronic, and improvised music at its outer limits. His ensembles SKIF++, USA/USB, and Office-R(6) garnered critical acclaim for their approach to structured improvisation and integration of acoustic and digital elements.  Nearly a decade later, Carey's first Solo CD 'Impulse' was released dubbed "fragmentary noise", "speaker damaging", and "breathtaking."  His new ten track CD 'interrupt, decay' continues to explore the dynamism in physically controlled sound production while expanding his palette of expression.

Carey holds a Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology from American University (1994) and studied computer music at the Instituut voor Sonologie at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Den Haag, The Netherlands (2002) and has been recognized twice by the Maryland State Arts Council with an Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Music Composition.

http://jeffcarey.foundation-one.org

Dì Tu Piàn Duàn / ("Recursive Frame Fragmentation") is a collaboration between Mei Mei Chang (live video, light, objects) and Cory O'Brien (snare drum, electronics). Recursion is presented as infinite audio and video feedback. Fragmentation is the alteration and destruction of objects, sound and light. The subject of fragmentation is the internal perception, mental frame, memory, or idea. Performances are real-time and improvised, using snare drum and infrared CCTV camera as the main instruments. Sustaining textures and motifs allow close inspection of the viewers own perception of the work. The result is simultaneously visceral, organic, frightening, and encompassing.

http://di-tui-pian-duan.com/
http://meimeichang.com/
http://myosound.com/

Sergio Luque: Born in Mexico City, currently residing in Mardrid, Spain, Sergio is an exponent of stochastic synthesis and multichannel music.  He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Birmingham, Masters Degrees from the Institute for Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Rotterdam University, and a Bechelors degree from the Music Studies and Research Center in Mexico.

http://www.sergioluque.com/

SINGLE CARROT THEATRE ANNOUNCES 6TH SEASON

2012/2013 Season!

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
By Caryl Churchill
WHEN: 9/19/12 – 10/ 21/12
WHERE: 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore

Follow Guy and Sam as they navigate the tumultuous political love affair America has cultivated with the rest of the world and its inevitable backlash.

The VIP
By Aldo Pantoja
WHEN: 1/16/13- 2/17/13

In 1996 hundreds of hostages were held captive by guerilla nationalists in Peru for 126 days. Ensemble member Aldo Pantoja explores the months the hostages were held, the relationships they formed and their struggle to stay alive. A World Premiere.

The Tropic of X
By Caridad Svitch
WHEN:
4/3/13 – 5/5/13

In a futuristic Polyglot America ravaged by war and poverty, the young are in search of love, community and a constant high. A true connection is a rare find, and most will do anything to keep it. A National Premiere.

A Sorcerer’s Journey: Based on the Works of Carlos Castaneda
By Single Carrot Theatre
WHEN:
6/5/13 -  6/30/13

Carlos Castaneda’s controversial writings on mysticism captivated a culture.  Who was the man behind these writings, and what about them launched a movement? An all-new original journey from Single Carrot Theatre.

Coming up next at Single Carrot Theatre...

Foot of Water
By Single Carrot Theatre
WHEN:
June 6- July 8

Explore the mythology and mystery of sexuality from this award-winning ensemble that brought you Sects and Violins, Slampooned! and Illuminoctem. What is stripped away when we look at ourselves as purely sexual beings? Virginity, lust, fertility and love unfurl to create a completely original experience. A theatrical adventure like only Single Carrot can bring.

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