#BaltimoreTheatre - Online Edition 5/14
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Here’s what’s online this weekend:
Baltimore Improv Group
5 nights/week more info >>
Performance Interface Lab
Lab B: 5/8/20 - 5/24/20, Fridays - Sundays.
These are interactive, live pieces of microtheatre (up to 25 minutes in length) enacted for only one audience member at a time. More info >>
Kathleen Akerley & Emily Whitworth share a fascination with the spaces in which we live - the mental and emotional spaces. We each live in a city to which we currently have limited access: our homes have become our cities, our bodies are the only constant cities. Have we built them all with more love than vigilance? More vigilance than love?
Created by Philip Kenner and Matt Meyers, SNAP CRACKLE PROP is an interactive radio play about children’s cereal, sound effects, and the crunchy caves of our imagination. SNAP CRACKLE PROP will give you a chance to step into the shoes of a Foley artist, where you will create sound effects for children’s cereal commercials using the objects in your own home. You will meet Jason: a voice actor who can get a little lost in the work. If you’re looking for a laugh and an auditory obstacle course, SNAP CRACKLE PROP will delight you.
Love Story: A Meal In Five Courses uses the five senses to conjure both a meal and a love story. How do the senses inspire memory? Is touch possible through a computer screen? How do you taste the memory of love? Can you experience love by something other than emotion? Culinarily crafted by Rachel Hynes and Anastasia Wilson, this piece invites you to a communal meal of memory.
The 5x5 Film(ed) Festival
Friday, June 5th
TEN participants will have ONE week to produce a FIVE-minute film with FIVE randomly selected props from FPCT. Then we will edit together all TEN entries into a ONE-hour event and have a watch party on Friday, June 5 from the comfort (and safety) of our homes. More info >>
June 5th - 28th
Shattered Space is an online, fully interactive, three-dimensional show created & built by Chris Uehlinger & Matt Payne, with direction by Benjamin-Ernest Abraham & Lance Bankerd. After a major cataclysmic event, known as T h e S h a t t e r, inhabitants of a once closely knit two sun solar system are hurtled into space, unable to communicate or fly ships, and are isolated from one another. In this universe, audience members take on the role of the only pilots left in the universe, the Star Jockeys. Star Jockeys travel from planet to space station and to other celestial locations where they meet the location’s inhabitants and, hopefully, are able to offer some help.
Missions will be approx. 45 mins long, available @ 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm each show date. There will be 30 pilots maximum per mission. Reserve your mission at https://shatteredspace.live/tickets
Auditions & Jobs
The Gold Night Writer Applications
The Gold Night is a new world premiere rock opera that will be staged in the spring of 2022. BROS is seeking a Lead Script Writer to support Jessica Keyes, who pitched the show earlier in 2020 and will also be serving as lead composer.
Set in Dawson City in 1898 during the peak of the Klondike Gold Rush, a ragtag group of gold-crazed characters in a sumptuous saloon are gleefully outdoing each other in games of chance and rousing dance numbers when an impending attack by a giant ice worm unites them to venture into the cold, terrifying night to fight the monster and save the town from total destruction. This arctic adventure will include grizzled prospectors returning from camp with tales of the encroaching threat, a friendly Sasquatch and its barkeep love interest, a heart-rending love song under the Northern lights, and an epic battle on the icy tundra. More info >>
Wyrd Sisters Shakespeare General Company Auditions
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 >>
Workshops/Classes & Activities
PAST IS PROLOGUE Video Series
Each week Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar will bring you stories and reflections from some of the world’s leading Shakespeare artists, educators, and fans. Episode 1 is out now with our special guest, Patrick Spottiswoode from Shakespeare’s Globe in London. More info >>
OOpS: Online Opera Series Challenge
Submissions due Sunday, May 24th
BROS is challenging YOU to create your own short, original rock opera video. Using only what and who you have at home (and following the strictest of socially responsible guidelines for keeping everyone healthy and safe) create an original mini-rock opera up to 3 minutes in length and film it to share with the BROS community. We'll choose the top 10 submissions and then post them online to be voted on by the public.
The creators of the winning submission will get the opportunity to recreate or enhance their masterpiece with BROS' support and resources. This may mean a new soundtrack with a full band performing your acapella musical score, or perhaps a new dance number or added special effects. The reimagined opera will premiere at an official BROS event (after quarantine), and join the ranks of BROS' productions! More info >>
Dance Nation: Envision the Future
Jason Loewith checks-in with playwright Clare Barron and Paige Hernandez, the playwright and director/choreographer (respectively) of DANCE NATION in Olney Theatre’s 20-21 Season.
Each Saturday at 5:00 pm on our Facebook and YouTube pages, we’ll stream live discussions with artists in different parts of the industry and talk with some of the Olney-affiliated artists with productions slated for the 20-21 Season. You can participate live in the comments section. Remember to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. More info >>
Two Strikes Tales @ Two Strikes Theatre Collective
Calling out to all Black Womxn Artists--we want to hear from you!
Every week for the month of May, Two Strikes Theatre Collective will post a prompt for you to create content. Send your poems, monologues, songs to our FB or IG, or post it to your own page and tag us! We can't wait to hear from you. More info >>
View the full list of ongoing workshops here: https://www.baltimoretheatres.org/workshops-classes
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