WMAR-TV accepting drama scripts Contest: Television station and Arena Players are sponsoring 15th annual competition for amateur African-American writers.

Arts Notes

June 30, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Entries for the 15th Annual Drama Competition for African-American writers are being accepted through Sept. 6. The event is sponsored by WMAR-TV News Channel 2 and the Arena Players in celebration of Black History Month in February.

The competition gives amateur African-American playwrights a chance to have work produced and aired on television. The winner will get $1,000 and will assist in the play's production. Entries should be mailed to Drama Competition, WMAR-TV, 6400 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 21212.

Greek Festival

The Information Office of the Greek Embassy will sponsor a Greek Festival to benefit the Olney Theatre from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 20 in the Olney Theatre Courtyard, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. Featured will be Greek food by George's Restaurant, entertainment, an auction, door prizes and wine by the glass.

After the festival, enjoy a performance of "Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by the Outdoor Summer Shakespeare Players.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Friends of Olney Theatre. Call (301) 570-1110 or (301) 725-5541.

Department chairman

Julian Allen has been named chairman of the illustration department at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Allen came to the United States from England in 1973 to work as a contributing editor and resident artist at New York Magazine. Since 1977 he has worked as a free-lance illustrator. His work has appeared in such magazines as Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker. He also designed a series of stamps for the U.S. Postal Service depicting blues singers.

New Blake Center chief

Leslie Howard is the new executive director of the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center, which provides residents of Baltimore opportunities to experience the arts through classes and exhibits.

Howard has nearly 20 years of experience in developing, implementing and directing public programs, urban renewal projects and human services.

In his new position, he will be responsible for fund-raising, program structure, staff development, long-range planning,

exhibit maintenance and scheduling.

Worcester show

The Worcester County Arts Council is accepting entries July 1-5 from artists wishing to participate in the juried show, "A 3-dimensional Craft Event." The exhibit will be on view July 8 through Aug. 30 at the WCAC offices, 103 Main St. in Berlin. Call (410) 641-0809.

Videos at lunch

The Columbia Association Art Center is offering a free lunchtime art video series at noon Saturdays, at the center, 6100 Foreland Garth.

Topics will include "Monet and Cassatt," July 6; "Bonnard," July 13; and "Robert Bateman," July 20.

Call (410) 730-0075.

Auditions

The Other Little Theatre conducts auditions for Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" at 7 p.m. July 8-10 at the Annapolis Naval Station Theatre, in the Recreation Center at 89 Bennion Road. Roles are open for seven men, ages 25 to 62, and four women, ages 13 to 47. The comedy will be produced in late September. Call (301) 317-9438 or (410) 293-9200.

General auditions for the Axis Theatre's 1996-1997 season will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 15-16 at the theater in Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road in Baltimore. Actors of all ages and races are needed. Prepare a two-minute, contemporary monologue. Call (410) 243-5237.

Performers ages 4 through 18 are needed for the Timonium Dinner Theatre's children's production of "The Wizard of Oz." Auditions for children who can sing, dance and act will be held at 5: 30 p.m. July 1 at the theater, 9603 Deereco Road. The musical will run Sept. 14 through Dec. 28. Call (410) 560-1113.

Auditions for the Bowie Community Theatre's production of the Tony award-winning play "The Shadow Box" will be held at 7: 30 p.m. July 1-2 at the Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park, Route 3. Roles are open for three males, ages 20s to 50s; one teen-age male; four females, ages 30s to 70s, and voice-only of the interviewer, male or female. Call (410) 956-6421.

Theatre Therese will hold auditions for the musical "Plain and Fancy" at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Shrine of the Little Flower School, 2800 Brandan Ave. Roles are open for adults, teens and children. Readings will be provided. Prepare a song either from the show or a Broadway musical. Be prepared to dance. Call (410) 893-2830.

Pub Date: 6/30/96

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