Welcome to Kwame Kwei-Armah's first season as Artistic Director--that is, the first where the choice of plays and players has stemmed from his own heart and mind--and CENTERSTAGE's 50th Anniversary Season. At its core, next season's selection of great classics and exciting new plays revolve around the notion of Conversation.

Locally and nationally, civically and artistically, our aim is to be a focal point for art as a catalyst for debate. We hope that when you leave a show, whether you have loved it or not, you will have been exposed to an idea, an emotion, or an experience that will stay with you long after you have left the auditorium.

“Plays, old and new, were chosen not just for the value of the lines spoken onstage, but also for their potential to generate a broader dialogue on various issues. By the end of next season, it may seem as if the plays themselves are conversing with each other.”

The Baltimore Sun

So join us again as we celebrate CENTERSTAGE’s place at the heart of this community. Come help us reflect it, serve it, be it.

The 2012-13 Season calendar can be seen below or by clicking here

CENTERSTAGE's 50th Anniversary is made possible by:

Presenting Sponsor:
Associate Sponsors:
Media Partners:

Season Sponsors

Lynn and Tony Deering
and The Charlesmead Foundation
Ellen and Ed Bernard
Stephanie and Ashton Carter
James and Janet Clauson
Jane and Larry Droppa
Terry Morgenthaler and Patrick Kerins
Judy and Scott Phares
Phil & Lynn Rauch
Jay & Sharon Smith
Barbara Voss and Charles E. Noell, III

Kathleen Hyle
Kenneth C. and Elizabeth M. Lundeen

Season Partners

T. Rowe Price Foundation

The Rouse Company Foundation 


50 Fest is supported by