A Pandora's box of poets to read at cafe

ARTS NOTES

June 05, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

Four poets from the Pandora women's arts organization in Washington will read from their work at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Irina's Cafe, 32nd and Barclay streets in Charles Village.

The poets, who have been widely published in literary journals, are Sibby O'Sullivan, winner of the 1989 Artscape literary award for fiction; Kim Roberts, author of "The Wishbone Galaxy"; Rose Solari, winner of the 1993 Artscape literary award for poetry and author of "Difficult Weather"; and Lisa McCullough, finalist in a poetry contest sponsored by the Nation.

Created in 1993, Pandora supports individual and collective works by female artists, including writers, visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers, composers, dancers, actors and performance artists. For details about the free reading, the final program in this year's First Tuesday series, call (410) 383-6928.

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Theatre Project will present "A Night of 1,000 Risks," a fund-raising evening of theater, dance, music and comedy, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 45 W. Preston St. Entertainment includes theater by Impossible Industrial Action, comedy by Flying Tongues, a multimedia music performance by Lissa Pasternak, modern dance by JHU Dance Company and new music by Scapegoat, Pearlfishers and Broad. Tickets are $10. All proceeds will benefit the 24-year-old organization, which presents innovative work in the performing arts. For details, call (410) 752-8558.

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High school and college students can earn internship or college credits this summer by working with Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre at Essex Community College. In courses titled Play Production (Theatre 110) and Theatre Orchestra (Music 181.10), the students work with the college's professional staff on their summer productions. Cockpit in Court is Maryland's largest summer theater and will produce one Shakespearean play, two musicals, two comedies and one children's production. For details, call F. Scott Black at (410) 780-6534.

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Ellis Island, a Celtic folk music group, will initiate a series of free monthly concerts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at historic Union Square. The other Sunday performances, sponsored by Union Square Association, are as follows: July 3, Nada Brahma, ethno-jazz combo; Aug. 7, the Situation, new music; Sept 7, Black Cherry Puppets; and Oct. 2, Suzanne Chadwick, children's music. Union Square is a neighborhood of restored Victorian homes that border the park along the 1500 block of West Lombard Street.

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A free workshop to help emerging artisans is scheduled for Saturday at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Titled "Successful Strategies for Winning Competitions: How To Improve Your Chances of Getting Into Juried Events," the program will bring together ceramicist Deborah Bedwell, fiber artist Judith Bird and jeweler Shana Kroiz to discuss how crafts people can better present their work for inclusion in fairs, festivals, exhibitions, galleries and other juried competitions.

The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium of the Mount Royal Station Building, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Registration deadline for this event is Thursday. For registration and details, call (410) 396-4575.

Auditions

* The Maryland Renaissance Festival will hold auditions for actors for the General Company (ages 18 and older) and the Young Actors Ensemble (ages 15-18) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 12 at the Marriott Courtyard on Riva Road in Annapolis. Actors should prepare a Shakespearean monologue no longer than 1 1/2 minutes and bring a photograph and resume. The festival will run on weekends Aug. 27-Oct. 16. Auditions are by appointment only. To reserve a space and for details, call (800) 296-7304.

* The Mornington Players will hold auditions for a November production of "See How They Run" at 2 p.m. June 12 and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 15 and 16 at Dundalk United Methodist Church, 6903 Mornington Road. The production calls for three females, ages 15 to 50, and six males, ages 20 to 70. For details, call (410) 284-4818 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Auditions for a September production of "Fiddler on the Roof" are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 13-16 in the music room at Westminster High School, Route 32 in Westminster. Auditioners should bring a short song and the music to accompany it. Actors, singers and dancers must be at least 13 years old to audition. The show, the annual September Song benefit production, will support Richcroft Inc., the Therapeutic Recreation Council and CHANGE Inc. For details, call (410) 848-3186.

* Fell's Point Corner Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production of "Six Degrees of Separation" at 7:30 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. The production, directed by Steve Goldklang, calls for women in their 20s and 30s and men ages 20 to 55. For details, call (410) 276-7837.

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