Baltimore Center Stage: Fall 2017 Play Lab
Fall 2017 Play Lab
September 22–September 24

    Play Lab Fall 2017

    Join us this fall for readings of two gripping one-act plays from two homegrown, Baltimore-based playwrights, Miranda Rose Hall and Rachael Knoblauch.

    Play Labs provide an opportunity to witness, and even participate in, the process of making a new play. Developing new work doesn’t happen overnight; workshops, readings, and rewrites play a vital role in helping playwrights hone their work. (Not to mention the ever-popular Toast Bar of breads and spreads!) A discussion session with the artistic staff will be held after each Play Lab.

    Both one-act plays will be read at each event.

    To the Flame
    by Miranda Rose Hall

    What do you see when you see a moth? For one Kentucky family a moth may bring prayer, passion, or possibly even a plan. So now, sisters Kay and Sissy must confront what’s real in this story of memory, violence, and hope.


    Handle It
    by Rachael Knoblauch

    When Alice opens the door to a new relationship, naturally she doesn’t know what will come next. What she discovers is that the door, and the choice to leave, is always there–if sometimes just out of reach.


    Sep 22–24, 2017

    $10 tickets | $5 for Members

    Fri, Sep 22 at 7:00 pm
    Sat, Sep 23 at 7:00 pm*
    Sun, Sep 24 at  2 pm

    *There will also be a free Open Rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday. RSVPs to are encouraged.


    Miranda Rose Hall

    Miranda Rose Hall

    Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. She has produced her plays at the Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale Summer Cabaret, the DC Fringe Festival, and with Longacre Lea for the DC Women's Voices Theater Festival. She most recently took part in the Kennedy Center's MFA Playwrights Workshop and the Sam French Off-Off Broadway Festival. She is currently Resident Playwright and ensemble member with LUBDUB Theatre Company, a New York-based physical theater company with whom she has developed work at the Orchard Project. Miranda was the 2013/14 Hot Desk Resident Playwright at Baltimore Center Stage, where she helped launch the Wright Right Now program. She has taught playwriting as a visiting lecturer at Wesleyan University, and will teach this coming school year at Georgetown University. She graduated with a BA from Georgetown University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. 


    Rachel Knoblauch

    Rachael Knoblauch

    Rachael Knoblauch has been a freelance designer in the Baltimore/DC area, working with organizations such as Adventure Theatre and Gallaudet University as a costume designer. In addition, she gained experience as a house manager with Everyman Theatre, and exercised her playwriting muscles with Baltimore Center Stage as a season Hot Desk writer, Playwright's Collective member, and Wright-Right-Now playwright. In the fall of 2016, she enrolled in a chemistry PhD program; however, she still maintains a connection with the arts through an organization she helped found named the Living Network for Connective Sciences (LNCS). This group is interested in integrating science into the public using art as medium. Current plans include using comedy, film, and new plays to accomplish this goal, collaborating with Baltimore arts groups to achieve this vision. In addition she has continued to freelance, working as a designer for organizations such as Flying V Theatre (properties) and George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (scenery). 

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