Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah wrote a piece about One Night in Miami for The Guardian
Birmingham Repertory Theatre announced its production of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, to be directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Center Stage and its involvement in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Election Night Party was featured in in the New York Times
Center Stage’s Director of Dramaturgy Gavin Witt was featured in American Theatre magazine
Our 2016/17 Season lineup was featured in Metro Weekly
WYPR’s J. Wynn Rousuck previews the fall theater season on Midday with Tom Hall.
Baltimore OUTloud features our theater renovation and the upcoming season
WEAA’s Marc Steiner interviews Associate Director/Director of Dramaturgy Gavin Witt and playwright Larissa FastHorse about the Fall 2016 Play Lab
City Paper honors our production of X’s and O’s with a “Best of Baltimore” award
The Baltimore Business Journal interviews Managing Director Michael Ross
Baltimore Style features our 2016/17 Season
Baltimore Fishbowl interviews Managing Director Michael Ross for the Big Fish column
Leonard Lopate interviews Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah on WNYC New York Public Radio
City Paper cover story connects Marley to current events in Baltimore
The free concert at Penn and North by the 'Marley' cast is featured in the soundtrack of the Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun profiles Amy, her uncle and the Herzog Festival at Center Stage
Heyl, a 2014 Yale School of Drama grad, has the starring role in Amy Herzog's After the Revolution, one of two Herzog plays (the other is 4,000 Miles) being performed concurrently at Center Stage through mid-May
Stage Left: Red-hot playwright Amy Herzog examines her politically charged family history without apology at Center Stage.
Michal Martin interviews Kwame on NPR’s “Tell Me More”.
The Baltimore Sun interviews Kwame Kwei-Armah on the announcement of his contract extension and the next few years for Center Stage.
The Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith talks to dialect expert Leigh Wilson Smiley about how versatile two actors learn a multitude of accents in a short amount of time.
The New York Times speaks with Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah about The Raisin Cycle and Kwame's brand new play Beneatha's Place, premiering in May of 2013 and being performed in repertory with Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. The New York Times, May 2, 2013.
The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith gets an exclusive look at Season 51 through the eyes of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. This year, it’s all about the heart. The Baltimore Sun, March 11, 2013.
Center Stage Announces Participation in The National Civil War Projects alongside The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park and other theaters and universities nationwide
The National Civil War Project crosses traditional boundaries by uniting a range of academic and artistic perspectives through a unique partnership of four universities and five performing arts organizations including Alliance Theatre and Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, GA; American Repertory Theater and Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and Center Stage in Baltimore, MD and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
Read more on The National Civil War Project from these articles:
The Baltimore Sun
The Washington Post
The New York Times
The Boston Globe
The Associated Press (NPR)
Watch a video of the official press conference here.
Kwame discusses the broad economic and cultural impact of arts institutions like Center Stage. The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2013.
Kwame discusses The Moutaintop and how he wants to extend the Center Stage theatrical experience beyond the theater doors. Amtrak Arrive, January 2013.
Baltimore’s Center Stage is presenting a play that imagines a conversation between Dr. King and a maid at the Lorraine Motel during this period, the night before his assassination. It’s called The Mountaintop. Tom Hall talks with Kwame Kwei-Armah, the the Artistic Director of Center Stage who's directing the play. WYPR, January 11, 2013.
In his first year as new Artistic Director at Center Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah, a London native playwright, actor and director, has quickly made his mark on one of Baltimore's most venerable arts institutions by bringing the kind of artistic cachet to Baltimore that Marin Alsop did when she took over the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra five years ago. The Baltimore Sun, December 25, 2012.
City Paper: 2012 Top Ten Stage and Performances
The Whipping Man, Into the Woods, A Skull in Connemara are honored as three of the top ten shows around Baltimore according to City Paper. Actors Dana Steingold as Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Kevyn Morrow as Simon in The Whipping Man, Si Osborne as Mick in A Skull in Connemara, and Susan Rome as Catherine in An Enemy of the People are also recognized as having four of the top ten best performances throughout the city this year. City Paper, December 12, 2012.
Kwame Kwei-Armah speaks with What Weekly on starting out his second year as Artistic Director, exploring his understanding of what it means to lead and to entertain and to be a part of the Baltimore Community. What Weekly, October 31, 2012.
A profile on Baltimore-based actor, Clarke Peters, who speaks fondly of meeting Kwame Kwei-Armah when he was just 17 years old. Kwei-Armah hopes to bring Peters to Center Stage in the near future. Baltimore Magazine, November 1, 2012.
Mark Coles speaks with Kwame Kwei-Armah and My America playwright Lydia Diamond (The Author's America) about the My America project. The Strand, BBC World Service, October 17, 2012.
Tom Hall speaks with Artistic Producer Susanna Gellert about Center Stage's new project My America, with clips from The Author’s America by Lydia R. Diamond and Still by Naomi Iizuka. WYPR Maryland Morning, October 8, 2012.
To celebrate its 50th season, Baltimore’s Center Stage has commissioned a series of 50 short films, written by 50 established and emerging playwrights, starring well-known stage and screen actors directed by the indie filmmaker Hal Hartley. The New York Times Arts Beat, September 27, 2012.
"If My America is any indication of the sort of work to come from Kwei-Armah's leadership, you should all go buy your Go Pass now." Jess Gartner Blog, September 29, 2012.
Community Programs and Education Director Julianne Franz talks with Gigi Barnett about 50 Fest "busting at the curbs" at this year's Baltimore Book Festival. WJZ, September 28, 2012.
The Baltimore Sun rates Center Stage's 50 Fest as one of the top 5 things to do while at the Baltimore Book Festival. The Baltimore Sun, September 28, 2012.
Success of Stoop Storytelling, whose performances have been hosted at Center Stage many times over the past few seasons, attests to the powerful hold of narrative on our lives. The Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2012.
City Paper's guide to the juiciest parts of the Baltimore Book Festival, including Center Stage's 50 Fest. City Paper, September 26, 2012.
The Baltimore Sun speaks with four My America playwrights: Neil LaBute, Lynn Nottage, Lee Blessing, and Lydia Diamond about their monologues, addressing "What is my America?" The Baltimore Sun, September 23, 2012.
Native Baltimorean wishes residents would take advantage of what city has to offer, like shows at Center Stage! The Baltimore Sun, September 21, 2012.
Kwame Kwei-Armah is named Best Theater Director and Bruce Nelson as Best Actor. City Paper, September 19, 2012.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning that the book fest, which will run Sept. 28-30, will expand down Monument Street between St. Paul and Calvert streets — toward Center Stage. The Baltimore Sun, September 18, 2012.
Coverage of the announcements made at BOPA's Baltimore Book Festival press conference on Tuesday, September 18. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kewi-Armah and Community Programs and Education Director Julianne Franz speak about the exciting new expansion of the festival down Monument to Calvert Street to Center Stage's doors. WJZ, September 18, 2012.
Kwame Kwei-Armah speaks with Tom Hall about Center Stage's 50th Anniversary Season and the upcoming An Enemy of the People and My AmericaMaryland Morning, September 17, 2012.
Bruce Nelson is featured as an actor to watch this fall when he comes to Center Stage as Baltimore's favorite local emblem of oddness, Edgar Allan Poe in The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe. Style Magazine, October 2012.
Kwame Kwei-Armah aims to make Center Stage the hub of a global theater community. City Paper, August 29, 2012.