Introducing: Mobile Unit
Mobile Unit, an exciting new initiative, will break down the walls of conventional spaces by taking high-quality theater performances directly to communities including the homeless, the elderly, the incarcerated, and the underserved.
Following a successful pilot project in 2016, the Mobile Unit will officially launch 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.
Mobile Unit’s professional actors will bring both classic and contemporary works to life. The unlimited imagination of audiences will be at the center of the action in the intimacy of community cafeterias, recreation rooms, gyms, or lobbies. It’s theater up close and personal for everyone regardless of education or class, age or circumstance—furthering Baltimore Center Stage’s mission to provide Access for All.
Baltimore Center Stage is proud to partner with a number of organizations to bring Endgame to audiences. These organizations include:
- Healthcare for the Homeless
- Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
- Esperanza Center
- Baltimore Outreach Services
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Daniel Bryant
Apr 25–May 5
A blind man in a wheelchair and the caretaker who’s stuck with him, a couple who’s stuck in trashbins, and a three-legged dog who’s just stuck—all wondering how and why they got stuck there together. Samuel Beckett's absurd comedy Endgame explores the inexplicable, unpredictable journey of life, and our desire not to go it alone.
JAMES T. ALfred
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Regional—Penumbra: Two Trains Running, Jitney, Detroit ’67, Fences; Steppenwolf: Head of Passes (world premiere), The Glass Menagerie, and Hushabye (world premiere); Guthrie: Mountaintop and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Congo Square: Brothers of the Dust (world premiere); A.T.C: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fences; KCrep: Jitney, To Kill a Mockingbird; Woolly Mammoth: Southside of Heaven; Denver Center: Fences; IRT: April 4, 1968 (world premiere); Milwaukee Rep: Clybourne Park; Second City: Southside of Heaven; A.R.T: Romeo and Juliet. Television—Empire, Chicago P.D., BOSS. Education—MFA: Harvard/MXAT.
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Regional—Kennedy Center: The Second City's Twist Your Dickens, Mockingbird, The Cerulean Time Capsule; Second City/Woolly Mammoth: America All Better!!, Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies; Folger: Romeo and Juliet; Signature: Threepenny Opera; Olney: Rabbit Hole; 1st Stage: Lobby Hero, Old Wicked Songs, Trevor, The Hunchback Variations; Theater J: Yentl; Forum: The Illusion; Pointless Theatre: Minnie the Moocher. Film/TV—Mercy Street, Turn, The Sultan and the Saint. Education—BA: University of Maryland, College Park. Professional—Member, Pointless Theatre; Member, Flying V.
SUZETTE AZARIAH GUNN
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Off-Broadway—Labyrinth Theater Company: Paradox of the Urban Cliché, Funnyhouse of a Negro; (Sarah, Named one of NY’s Top Actresses Off-Broadway, NY Sun); Classical Theater of Harlem: American Maul; Culture Project: Black Flag; 59 East 59th: Velvet Rope; (Best Supporting Actress); Planet Connections. Regional—Trouble In Mind; PlayMakers Repertory: High Priestess of Dark; North Carolina Black Repertory. Film/TV—The Depths, Movie No.1, Five Nights in Maine, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Roadie, Believe, Mercy, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, SVU. Honors—NBC Diversity Showcase. Education—BFA: Howard University, Oxford Certified.
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Off-Broadway and National Tour—The Acting Company: The Tempest, Moby Dick Rehearsed; 59E59:Do Not Disturb. Regional—Bard Summerscape: Master & Margarita; Shakespeare & Company: King Lear, The Tempest; Glimmerglass Festival: Annie Get Your Gun, Carmen; New Jersey Repertory: Place Setting; Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and more. Film/TV—Dinner at 40, Law & Order SVU, Light Sleeper, and more. Other—Screenwriter: Dinner at 40; Playwright: Someplace Warm (published by Samuel French, Inc.), A Beautiful Building, Oliver and Me, A Different Time, and more. Education—MFA: ASF/UofA. petermacklin.com.
Artistic Producer/Director of Community Programs/Director of Endgame
Daniel is a multi-dimensional theater practitioner and a recent addition to BCS staff. Prior to joining the artistic team three months ago, Daniel had recently moved to New York City from Chicago, where his extensive experience as an actor, director, and producer of theater began. An ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago for the past nine years Daniel served multiple roles within the organization as Associate Artistic Director for two years followed by three years as Artistic Director. His producing credits include several productions of The Nativity at the Goodman Theatre, The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, and Eisa Davis’ Bulrusher, as well as numerous staged readings for Congo Square’s Summer Reading Series, Legacy Festival and Festival on the Square. His directing credits include Pearl Cleage’s What I Learned in Paris, Brothers of the Dust (BTAA for Best Play) of which he also helped develop at Congo Square, The Fall of Heaven by world-renowned mystery novelist Walter Mosley and August Wilson’s King Headly II (BTAA for Best Ensemble, Best Director)and a one-act of Nambi Kelly’s For My Brothers, Where Ever I May Find Them at Step Up Productions.He is an associate artist at Chicago Dramatists where he has directed several times for their Saturday Series and their festival/showcase of new work. He also directed for the Young Playwrights Festival at Pegasus Players and American Theatre Company. He is also an established performer with extensive acting experience as well. Learn more about Daniel Bryant.
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Regional—Signature Theatre: West Side Story; Girlstar; Freaky Friday; Olney Theatre: Carmen; Mary Poppins; Sweeney Todd; Everyman Theatre: Los Otros; Navy Memorial: Swingtime, The Musical. Other—US Navy Band, Retried. Awards—Latin Grammy, Best Latin Jazz Recording (Afro Bop Alliance/Caribbean Jazz Project, 2008). Grammy Nomination, Latin Jazz Recording (2009). maxbass.com.
Baltimore Center Stage: debut. Off-Broadway—Who’s Your Baghdaddy? or How I Started the Iraq War (NY Times Critics’ Pick). National Tour—Rock of Ages, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Bellobration. Regional—Mosaic Theatre: The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Milk Like Sugar; Studio Theatre: Hand to God, Choir Boy, Laugh, The Big Meal; The Second City at The Kennedy Center: Twist Your Dickens; Arena Stage: A House of Glass; Woolly Mammoth: Lights Rise on Grace; Olney: Awake and Sing; Imagination Stage: Wake Up, Brother Bear; WPPAC: Once Upon A Pastime. Other—Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Resident PSM.
Baltimore Center Stage: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Detroit ’67, As You Like It, Pride and Prejudice, Marley, One Night in Miami…, Amadeus, Wild with Happy, Twelfth Night, A Civil War Christmas. Broadway—54 Productions including: Amazing Grace, On The Town, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew
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