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Baltimore Center Stage Mourns the Loss of Lane Berk

We were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of our founding members, Lane Berk. A tireless advocate for the arts, as well as a civil rights and social justice champion, Mrs. Berk was a frequent guest at Baltimore Center Stage on Opening Nights.

Managing Director Michael Ross reflected on Lane Berk and her impact at Baltimore Center Stage:   
“Words can’t do justice to all that Lane Berk did to support Center Stage, the arts community, and truly all of Baltimore. A passionate civil rights activist, her work to fight segregation in Baltimore theaters had an enormous impact at our city’s many theatrical venues,” said Ross. “Five years ago, she spoke to us about the night of Martin Luther King’s assassination—when she was attending An Enemy of the People at Baltimore Center Stage.”

In her own words:

Lane Berk was 89.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Berk