Lineup is announced for Playwrights Festival

Arts Notes

June 09, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Six plays by Maryland playwrights will premiere during the Baltimore Playwrights Festival in July and August at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, Spotlighters Theatre and the Vagabond Players.

Since 1982, the Baltimore Playwrights Festival has produced well over 100 original plays. A five-ticket subscription is $30 and can be used at all participating theaters. Individual ticket prices vary.

"The Portable Tutweiller" by Geoffrey Bond, a comedy about vvTC young man going through the trials and tribulations of separation and divorce, will run July 11-28 at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Call (410) 276-7837.

"Saint Sylvia" by Nan Kirchhoff laughingly exposes America's fixation on celebrities, from July 12 through Aug. 3 at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call (410) 752-1225.

"Keeping It Aloft," a contemporary farce written by John Morogiello about social values, infidelities and mistaken identities, will be presented Aug. 2-18 at the Vagabond Players. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 7 p.m. Call (410) 563-9135.

"Real Time" by Mimi Teahan is scheduled Aug. 8-25 at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre. A physical incident erupts between a social worker and a prisoner in this drama by a Baltimore attorney. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Call (410) 276-7837.

"Chin Music" by Joe Dennison and "Saturday Morning Television" by Joe Thompson, a double bill of one-acts, will be performed Aug. 9-24 at the Spotlighters Theatre. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call (410) 752-1225.

Barbershop champions

The Chorus of the Chesapeake, with more than 85 men on stage, won the Mason-Dixon Division Barbershop Chorus championship in a contest against 26 barbershop choruses from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Dundalk-based chorus now qualifies for competition in a seven-state district championship in October in Ocean City. The winner of that contest will compete internationally.

Off to Ohio

David J. Brown, director of exhibitions at the Maryland Institute, College of Art for the past seven years, has been named curator for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. He will start his new position July 1.

Brown produced and curated an eclectic mixture of exhibitions at the institute, including Critical Mass in 1991, Beyond Glory: Re-presenting Terrorism in 1992, and Project: Exhibit in 1995.

Photo opportunity

Photographer Randolph Stewart Albright, of Reisterstown, was selected a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He will be among 141 scholars nationwide who will be recognized during National Recognition Week, June 19-23 in Washington.

Albright is a senior at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.

The works of the presidential scholars in photography, visual arts and writing will be on exhibit June 20 through July 14 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, Eighth and G streets N.W.

Breathing lessons

Amateur and professional brass and wind musicians will learn proper breathing techniques at a workshop sponsored by the National Orchestral Institute from 10 a.m to 12: 30 p.m. June 15 in the Tawes Fine Arts Building, University of Maryland College Park.

Manny Laureano, principal trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, will teach.

The workshop is geared to adult and high-school-age musicians. The fee is $30. Call (301) 405-6538.

Dance workshops

Harford Community College's Harford Dance Theatre is offering two summer dance workshops for children and adults. Each workshop consists of 12 classes, scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in the Susquehanna Center on campus, Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.

Session I runs June 21 through July 19 and Session II is scheduled July 22 through Aug. 16.

The workshops include intermediate and advanced ballet and pointe. Registration deadline is June 17. Call (410) 836-4376.


Volunteers are needed for the Maryland Jambalaya-Fest, a community project celebrating the diversity of people of African descent. The free festival -- a day of entertainment, culture and education -- is scheduled for June 22 at Lake Elkhorn on Broken Land Parkway in Columbia.

Volunteers will assist with festival set-up June 21 and work the day of the event. Volunteers also are needed to work at a Maryland Jambalaya-Fest promotional booth at a community event June 14-16. Call (410) 312-7972.

Marketing your art

"Marketing and Promoting Your Craft: A Seminar for the Emerging Craft Artist" will be offered by Baltimore's Festival of the Arts and the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture from 11 a.m. to noon June 22 at the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Mount Royal Station Building, Decker Auditorium.

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