Baltimore Center Stage: Digital Initiatives: Watch NOW

Digital Initiatives: Watch NOW


Baltimore Center Stage's Digital Initiatives program is dedicated to the exploration of the intersection of technology, media, and the performing arts.

Focused on connecting the theater to the world beyond Baltimore—and Baltimore audiences with theater and artists from around the world—Digital Initiative programming brings to Baltimore Center Stage audiences some of the most notable theater artists working today, for conversation, insight, and performance. 


My America Too

Baltimore Center Stage's Digital Initiatives program commissioned 10 American writers to create plays set around the kitchen table, inspired by recent events in communities like Sanford, FL; Cleveland, OH; Ferguson, MO; Staten Island, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Charleston, SC. Six of the plays were filmed as pieces of street theater, guerrilla-style, at pivotal locations across the country. 

 

Middle of the Night
By Neil LaBute
Filmed in Staten Island, NY

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That I Know for Sure
By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Filmed in Sanford, FL

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Safety Measures
By Lydia R. Diamond
Filmed in Ferguson, MO

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Mr. Chen
By Kenneth Lin
Filmed in Baltimore, MD

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Allies
By Larissa FastHorse
Filmed in Cleveland, OH

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Mr. President
By Kwame Kwei-Armah + Hana Sharif
Filmed in Charleston, SC

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My America

In the spring of 2012, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Baltimore Center Stage asked 50 of the country's leading playwrights to answer a simple question: What is my America? The responses, ranging from the political to the personal, form a tapestry of ideas—a snapshot of our nation through the eyes of its playwrights. Filmed by Possible Films, led by award-winning director Hal Hartley, these 50 monologues by writers including Anna Deavere Smith, Neil LaBute, Christopher Durang, and Lynn Nottage explore our particular American moment—the ideas and people that make the country what it is today.

Learn more and watch the monologues here.