Kwame Kwei-Armah on the 2017/18 Season
July 7, 2017—Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah reflects on high notes in the upcoming season.
video: A moment of artistic synergy
July 6, 2017—Take a moment to watch this video which celebrates a very special artistic moment in Baltimore Center Stage's history.
performing for love with maria broom
June 30, 2017—With more than 40 years of performing and teaching across the globe, Maria Broom has delighted Baltimore Center Stage audiences during the theater’s first Family Series (2016/17), as well as during events and education programs like Encounter and Camp Center Stage.
Spring Play Labs with dan hoyle
June 7, 2017—Baltimore Center Stage recently welcomed Dan Hoyle, a solo performance artist, and his long-time collaborator and director, Charlie Varon. Hoyle brought with him two pieces—Each and Every Thing, a play about finding human connection in an increasingly digital age; and the fledging piece Borders/No Borders.
Recap: The Mobile Unit Journey
June 2, 2017—The Baltimore Center Stage Mobile Unit officially launched this spring with Endgame, Samuel Beckett’s landmark play that explores the inexplicable, unpredictable journey of life, and our desire to not go it alone.
From intern to artist
June 1, 2017—D. Wambui Richardson was an intern at Baltimore Center Stage in 2000. Now, he is a full-fledged teaching artist at Camp Center Stage.
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Multimedia Fellow Gabriel Macedo
May 3, 2017— Multimedia Fellow Gabriel Macedo has played an integral role this season as the completely renovated Baltimore Center Stage building incorporates multimedia projections and new technologies at every turn.
TEACHING ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: The Jokesters
May 2, 2017—The Jokesters, Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger, are professionally trained in the fine arts of mime, clowning, magic, makeup, and costume design. They have been performing for audiences across the U.S. since 1983, including eight Command Performances at the White House and a Royal Command Performance for the King of Saudi Arabia.
Meet Daniel Bryant, Community Programs Director and Artistic Producer
April 3, 2017—“I love acting. It’s one way of contributing to the art,” he says. “But I realized eventually that it was never about becoming famous for me. It was more about using theater to make a difference somehow. I wanted to have a greater impact on the community and the world around me.”
Take our Quiz: Can You Complete the Donny Hathaway Lyric?
March 21, 2017—Check out our Donny Hathaway quiz—inspired by Twisted Melodies—and test your lyrical knowledge!
Psychology of a Genius
March 20, 2017—a Q&A with Kelvin Roston, Jr.,Writer/Performer of Twisted Melodies.
TEACHING ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CJAY PHILIP
March 10, 2017—Broadway Dance Teaching Artist CJay Philip has taught at Baltimore Center Stage for the last six summers. According to Education Coordinator Kristina Szilagyi, CJay is a triple-threat: she’s a Broadway veteran, a choreographer, and incredible educator and mentor to the young people she teaches. We talked to CJay about her experience as a Camp CS Teaching Artist.
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Audience Relations Intern Vivian Barnes
March 8, 2017— Last week marked the grand re-opening of Baltimore Center Stage’s fully renovated theater. Audience Relations Intern Vivian Barnes was on hand to greet long-time patrons: “I loved getting to watch people's jaws drop and their eyes widen in delight as they turned the corner and got to see the new lobby, all lit up and expanded. It brought me so much joy to see people walk into the new Head Theater and not want to take their seats because they were so excited to explore everything that has been updated."
A transformed Baltimore center stage reopens after its historic $28 million renovation
March 4, 2017— “In 2012, the Board of Directors and the staff of Baltimore Center Stage conducted a strategic plan to address the needs of our aging historic building, our artist housing in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, and our artistic programming, which serves the citizens of the city, the county, and the state,” said Baltimore Center Stage Board President Terry H. Morgenthaler. “Today, we celebrate the realization of that vision.”
IN THE NEWS – JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS
February 15, 2017— monthly look at some of the headlines featuring Baltimore Center Stage.
Intern Spotlight: THE LYNN AND TONY DEERING PRODUCTION INTERN JACK DEE AND Digital Media Fellow Jasmine “JaiBee” Baxter
February 15, 2017—Jack Dee, the Lynn and Tony Deering Production Intern, and Jasmine “JaiBee” Baxter, the Digital Media Fellow, have been hard at work helping to create and organize The Ground on Which We Stand.
Notes from The White Snake First Rehearsal
February 14, 2017—The cast and design team of The White Snake came together with Baltimore Center Stage staff for the production’s first rehearsal, which took place in the newly renovated Andrus Rehearsal Hall in our historic theater on Calvert Street.
A Story of Love and Friendship: Natsu Onoda Power Discusses The White Snake and Mary Zimmerman
February 8, 2017—Natsu Onoda Power is directing The White Snake, the first production in Baltimore Center Stage’s re-designed Head Theater. In this interview, Natsu discusses her approach to directing The White Snake, as well as her relationship with Mary Zimmerman.
The Ground on Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence
January 26, 2017—The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage are pleased to present a one-time performance featuring music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history.
January 16, 2017—The time has come. Our historic building has reopened after a year of major refurbishment and new construction. We are truly excited to be home.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
January 5, 2017—We asked our leadership, board president, and staff members what they were most looking forward to about the new building.
Video: Constructing the Chaise in Les Liaisons Dangereuses
December 13, 2016—Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the chaise in Baltimore Center Stage's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, featuring interviews with Scenic Designer Michael Carnahan and the Baltimore Center Stage props team.
Meet Education Director Michael Wiggins
December 9, 2016—Michael Wiggins joined the Baltimore Center Stage family in December 2016 as the new Director of Education. Most recently, Wiggins served as the Director of Education and Special Projects at the New York-based Urban Arts Partnership.
VIDEO: The Costumes of Les Liaisons Dangereuses
November 10, 2016—Award-winning designer Fabio Toblini shares his design process and reveals his inspiration for the stunning costumes in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Take our Quiz: Who Said It?
November 4, 2016—Who Said It: Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf or the Marquise de Merteuil?
Take our Quiz: Who Said It?
November 4, 2016—Who Said It: Mad Men's Don Draper or the Vicomte de Valmont?
A Masterful Game of Chess
October 6, 2016—Baltimore Center Stage Associate Artistic Director Hana S. Sharif shares her stunning vision for Les Liaisons and her thoughts on why this story continues to be particularly relevant to audiences today.