Andre Braugher to lead theater workshop On stage: Baltimore Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring program for high-school students interested in acting.

Arts Notes

January 07, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Andre Braugher, an acclaimed Shakespearean actor who portrays Detective Pembleton on television's "Homicide: Life on the Street," will lead the first student actors workshop to be sponsored by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival.

The workshop, Feb. 3-4, is geared to high-school students who have an interest in the theater but no professional acting background.

The two-day workshop, made possible through a grant from First Maryland Bancorp Trust Group, will immerse the local teen-agers in a variety of activities presented by nationally prominent experts in various fields of the theater.

Auditions for interested students will be held Jan. 13 at 17 S. Charles St., first floor. Call-backs are Jan. 14. Call (202) 544-4457 or leave a message at the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's office, (410) 433-8296.

All students who audition will receive tickets to the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's summer production, "As You Like It."

Local teens in 'ARTS'

Five high-school students from the Baltimore area are among 118 young artists nationwide invited to participate in "ARTS Week '96," starting tomorrow in Miami.

Photographer Randolph Stewart Albright of Reisterstown; visual artists Elizabeth Anne Burger and Elizabeth Lee Skelton of Baltimore; dancer Anupama Pillalamarri of Bel Air; and writer Katrin Sirje Kark of Towson were selected for participation from more than 7,000 young people who applied to the program.

"ARTS Week '96" is the final audition phase of the 1995-1996 Arts Recognition and Talent Search program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. The foundation makes available up to $300,000 in cash awards and provides access to nearly $3 million in scholarship opportunities to the nation's most promising high-school artists in dance, music, theater, visual arts and writing.

Eat, watch and listen

For fine films, food and discussions, attend Cinema Sundays at the Charles. Beginning today and running through Feb. 25, film buffs will be able to enjoy brunch at 10 a.m., watch a film at 10:30 a.m. and participate in a post-film discussion at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St.

You won't know the film titles in advance, but all will be first-run features, sometimes offbeat, and as yet unseen in the area.

Scheduled speakers are Christine Mason, writer, poet, producer and long-time member of the John Waters film family, today; Gabriel Wardell, writer, critic and programmer, Jan. 14; Sam McCready, Irish actor, director and professor of theater at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Jan. 28; Sue Lowe, artist, teacher, actress and another member of the John Waters film family, Feb. 4; Mike Giuliano, a critic, Feb. 18; and film directors John Jolles and Skizz Cyzyk, Feb. 25.

Tickets, $15 each, are available at the door beginning at 10 a.m. Package deals are also offered. For more information, call (410) 366-8675.

Women and film

Scriptwriter Paul Sekulich will speak at the Jan. 11 membership meeting of Women in Film & Video of Maryland Inc. Networking starts at 6 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Tremont Plaza, 222 St. Paul St. in Baltimore.

The meeting is open to group members and others with an interest in film and television.

The group's membership consists of directors, writers, casting agents, videographers, stylists, entertainment attorneys, publicists, actors, models and producers.

Mr. Sekulich has written for the network television series "Cheers" and "Head of the Class." He is filming a movie in Baltimore with his newly formed production company, Cinemagic Productions.

Call (410) 685-3456.


* Auditions for the Spotlighters March 8-31 production of "Lettice and Lovage" are scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and Jan. 19 at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. in Baltimore.

Needed are two women, ages 40 to 60; one woman, any age; and one man, age 40 to 65. An English accent is required.

Call (410) 752-1225.

* Auditions for "The Sound of Music," which will be presented March 8 through May 19 at F. Scott Black's Towson Dinner Theatre, are scheduled for Jan. 8-9.

Children under 18 will audition from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 8; adults from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

All roles are open. Call (410) 321-6595.

* Auditions for the Maryland Arts Festival's 1996 summer production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be held Jan. 13 at Towson State University's Fine Arts Center.

All roles are open. Needed are 15 men, ranging in age from 20 to 40, and 20 children who are at least 10 and look 8 to 14 years old. Experience in singing and movement is required.

Auditions for children, who must be registered by their parents by Jan. 11, will begin at 10 a.m. Tryouts for principals and chorus start at 1 p.m. Participants should prepare a song in contemporary rock style and bring sheet music -- a pianist will be provided. Also requested are a resume and black and white head shot.

Rehearsals are scheduled from June 1 through July 4, and the production will be staged in July.

For additional information, call (410) 830-2076 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

* Mother Lode Productions will hold auditions for its March production of "Pilgrims of the Night" by Len Jenkin at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Theatre Project, 43 W. Preston St. in Baltimore. Callbacks are scheduled Jan. 21.

Needed are four men and three women, ages 18 to 60. Bring resumes and head shots and be prepared to read from a script.

* Encore Theatre will conduct auditions for its spring production, "R&B, Part II," a rhythm and blues revue play, at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the theater, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave.

Actors and singers wishing to audition should come prepared to sing rhythm and blues songs from the 1950s to 1970s era, perform a two-minute comedy monologue and dance.

Call (410) 466-2433.

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