#BaltimoreTheatre - Online Edition 4/23
There are now SO many online workshops, classes, and activities that it deserves its own page! There are a few featured workshops & classes listed in the newsletter below, and the rest can be found here: https://www.baltimoretheatres.org/workshops-classes
Great job Baltimore - keep ‘em coming!
Here's what's online this weekend:
William Shakespeare's The Wrath of Khan
Friday, April 14th @ 8pm
Log on to watch the pay-what-you-can premier of an epic mash up of two classic fandoms! The timeless tale of the crew of the Enterprise as told by the Bard himself. Starring a full cast of talented actors from the mid-Atlantic region. Proceeds to benefit the participating artists who have been hard hit by the pandemic. More info >>
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
Saturday, April 25th @ 7pm
Pandemic Players is proud to present A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen. This classic three-act drama, first performed in 1879, portrays the awakening of Nora Helmer from a life of complacent domesticity, as she questions the very foundation of her marriage and a woman's place in society. It is often hailed as one of the earliest feminist plays, and the ending was considered quite scandalous for its time.
Each week we partner with a brick and mortar theatre company that has been shuttered by the pandemic, to raise money through donations to help keep them afloat. Our performance is free, and 100 percent of all proceeds go to our partner theatre company chosen each week. This week we are proud to be partnering with Silhouette Stages. Please consider a donation to help them keep the arts alive! https://www.facebook.com/donate/3152283118139531/
For live streaming of this production to your home, click on our YouTube channel, Pandemic Players of Baltimore.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHlIucoid-7qqXkdNSeLnkQ
Performance Interface Lab
The goal of the Performance Interface Lab (PIL) is to reckon with the spatial, social, and creative limits being placed upon us right now and to recontextualize them as opportunities to adapt and renew the platform of theatre. This is a laboratory intended to explore that. The lab has produced a separate series of live, interactive, at-home, theatre-for-one pieces to be performed in 30 minutes or less for each added month of stay-at-home orders.
LAB A: available now - April 26th
*These are interactive, live piece of microtheatre (up to 25 minutes in length) enacted for only one audience member at a time.
Out of Time (Thurs - Sundays, extended til May 3rd)
Crafted by Joan Cummins & Susan Stroupe
We thought we had come to the end.
But another path has been discovered.
We need you to craft the way outward from here, to navigate the journey, just like before.
Well, not quite like before, but we’re going to make do, right?
We need you, old friend.
One last time - what do you say?
Couples Therapy (Fri - Sundays)
Crafted by Lily Kerrigan & Matthew Marcus
Have you ever wanted to tell a couple how to fix their relationships?
Matthew & Lily are a pair of codependent, commitment-phobic polyamorists who could really use your help.
As their couples therapist, you can choose to respect professional boundaries... or not.
Woolgatherings (Fri - Sundays)
Crafted by Pete Danelski & Jordan Clark Halsey
This play is about you.
You know all the words.
Walk through the spaces you know.
Walk with the ghosts you’ve made.
Where We Stand by Donnetta Lavinia Grays
April 2nd - 26th
"This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just one kind stranger can tip the scales. Join in community as one passionate storyteller spins a supernatural tale of loneliness seduced by kindness and asks us “what do we owe each other?”'
The play will now be offered via the Vimeo streaming platform beginning April 2, the date live performances were scheduled to begin. The theater will also offer originally scheduled pre- and post- show programming in a virtual format. Current ticketholders will receive an email with instructions on how to access the production and new ticket buyers will have the ability to purchase tickets (pay what you can, starting at $5) on Baltimore Center Stage's website (www.centerstage.org).
Poe Theatre on the Air
Now Streaming on WYPR
Each month on WYPR.org and NPR.org, Poe Theatre on the Air streams a fresh, 20- to 30-minute radio drama re-imagining of the best-known works of Edgar Allan Poe, America’s renowned master of horror and suspense.
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Auditions & Jobs
Maryland Arts Summit Call for Proposals, Creative Co-Hosts, Brand Ambassadors, and Social Media Marketers (paid)
The Maryland Arts Summit Goes Virtual! Due to the recent COVID-19 State of Emergency, the 2020 Maryland Arts Summit has decided to respond to the community’s need for resources and support. Please join us for a 21st Century Maryland Arts Summit - Creative Resurgence: A Vision for the Future of the Arts in Maryland. Call for proposals has re-opened for the Maryland Arts Summit 2020! Submissions are due Saturday, April 25th via this form.
We are now supporting independent artists at the Summit by offering artist stipends to help host and facilitate and promote the virtual Summit. We will offer artists a $125 stipend who apply and are selected to serve as: Creative Co-Hosts OR Brand Ambassadors and Social Media Marketers
Wyrd Sisters Shakespeare General Company Auditions (non-paid)
Submissions due May 15th
Wyrd Sisters Shakespeare Society is Looking for a Few Good Womxn! WSSS is a brand new, digital classics company dedicated to creating performances based on womxn identifying perspectives! We will be exploring Shakespeare and his contemporaries as well as early womxn writers (Aphra Behn, et. al) and devised adaptations of classic novels. More info >>
THEATRE is the CURE seeking Actors, Directors, and Writers
Logan Squared Productions, producers of THEATRE is the CURE, A Weekly Worldwide Online Theatre Event, is seeking professional actors, directors and writers who are willing to be part of a fast-paced, creative, worldwide theatre collaboration. More info >>
The Dictator’s Playbook (paid)
Video submission due April 24, 2020
Seeking: We are looking for five male/male-identifying actors who have experience with devised theatre. These actors should have some movement/dance experience. Actors are paid a stipend of $500.00. More info >>
Cohesion Theatre Arts Playwrights Fellowship
Submissions due Friday, May 1st
Overview: Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to local playwrights and their work and presents the Playwrights Fellowship program to support the development of new full-length plays by local playwrights for local audiences. The Fellowship is made up of two to three playwrights, a dramaturg, and two to three directors connected with each playwright for the duration of the Fellowship. More info >>
Single Carrot Theatre 2020/2021 Fellowship Program
Submissions due Friday, May 1st
SCT's fellowship program is designed to provide hands on experience to emerging theater artists, as well as an opportunity to have a working understanding of Baltimore’s premier ensemble theatre. The fellowship is a season-long program that includes administrative and artistic responsibilities. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2Veuxhz
Workshops/Classes & Activities
AfterThoughts: Regenerative Futures @ Baltimore Center Stage
Thursday, April 23rd @ 8pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that in this moment safety looks like physical distance from one another, but how will that play out when restrictions start to be lifted? When eventually we are able to re-enter our physical routines, how might we begin to feel safe with one another? How do we re-learn trust? And what might a generative future centered on community and individual care look like? In this conversation inspired by Where We Stand, BCS Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra will be joined by special guests Maryland State Delegate Stephanie Smith and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen to consider questions of community care and a just recovery process. More info >>
Magic for Theater Makers @ Baltimore Academy of Magic
Thursdays, starting 4/23 @ 8:00pm
Magicians Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, of Baltimore-based magic team The Encounter, are pioneers of “narrative magic”; a potent blend of traditional stage magic effects and playwriting, with an aim to create experiences that are part magic show, part theatrical performance. In this four week virtual course, Montone and Kehoe share with theater practitioners of all levels (actors, directors, producers, and administrators) the principles of stage magic, and how to incorporate them into traditional theater settings. Register here: https://encountermagic.square.site/product/magic-for-theater-makers/60
Broadcasting Theater During a Pandemic @Pandemic Players
Friday, April 24th @ 7pm
Pandemic Players will be holding a Zoom workshop, Broadcasting Theater during a Pandemic, which will cover how we are using easy to acquire software to broadcast theater over the internet. More Info >>
Motivation, Mindset and Mastery. Free online workshop for Singers
Saturday, April 25th @ 12pm
Carol Westcott, owner of The Voice Within Studio will discuss strategies for singers to maintain a healthy practice routine during this time of quarantine. Topics covered include: Setting a practice routine, mind/body warm-ups and vocalizing, goal setting, motivation strategies and vocal health. More info >>
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