Baltimore County granted $63,824

Arts Notes

July 28, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences has received a $63,824 Community Arts Development grant for 1997 from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

The commission regrants the funds to organizations promoting the arts and sciences within the county and state, such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Maryland Arts Festival and Sky is the Limit, a performing arts center.

Helping theater helpers

Mingle with Baltimore's theater folk beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. ** 19 at the Everyman Theatre and help kick off the Baltimore Theatre Alliance's membership drive.

The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization that supports and promotes theater in the greater Baltimore area. The group provides services for actors, directors, theaters, producers, technicians and theatergoers. Through a hot line, the BTA offers a listing of artistic and technical theater needs.

Admission to the membership kickoff is free. Call (410) 752-6757.

Drama therapy

The Magical Experiences Arts Company, an internationally recognized drama therapy group, is looking for volunteers for the 1996-1997 season.

Volunteers work one morning a week at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute. Volunteer positions are also available for evening projects. Experience is not necessary and training will be provided.

Call (410) 358-9293.

Everyman's season

Subscription tickets are available for the Everyman Theatre's 1996-1997 season.

For the price of three professional plays, you will be able to see four: "Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson, "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer, "The Lisbon Traviata" by Terrence McNally and "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

Season tickets are $45. Call (410) 752-2208.

Summer at the movies

The University of Maryland Baltimore County's Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics presents the free "Summer 1996 Film Series: West European Cinema" at 6: 30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 14 in Lecture Hall IV of the Academic IV Building, B Wing.

The schedule includes "Hiroshima Mon Amour," tomorrow; "The 400 Blows," Wednesday; "Breathless," Aug. 5; "Chinese Roulette," Aug. 7; "Stroszek," Aug. 12; and "Alice in the Cities," Aug. 14.

Call (410) 455-2109.

Fanfares, please

Patricia Berry has been named community outreach manager for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Gabriel A. Purviance has been appointed hall manager of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Berry replaces Dorothy Wright, who retired in February but continues to be an active volunteer with the Baltimore Symphony Associates.

Berry brings to the orchestra a background in events and marketing. Formerly with Pepsi-Cola Co., Berry served in several positions, including marketing manager. She also was an events consultant for the Associated Black Charities' 10th anniversary gala.

As hall manager, Purviance will be responsible for the booking and production of the "Meet Us at the Meyerhoff" concert series and all Meyerhoff Symphony Hall rental events. He will also oversee the managing of security, ushers, concession operation requirements, and building and grounds maintenance.

He has been with the Meyerhoff Hall for more than nine years, most recently as assistant hall manager.


The Pasadena Theatre Company will hold auditions for its fall production, "The Sound of Music," at 7: 30 p.m. today and Monday at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church, 1069 Cecil Ave., in Millersville. Call (410) 544-8444.

Auditions for the Fell's Point Corner Theatre's spring production of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" will take place at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. Needed for the lead is a youthful looking girl, age 13-18. Also needed are two women, ages 18-21; three women, ages 35-45; one boy, age 15; and four men in their 30s. Be prepared to read from script. Call (410) 276-7837.

The Colonial Players of Annapolis are scheduling audition appointments for "And the Nightingale Sang." Needed are four men and three women. Call (410) 647-6863 or (410) 974-6849.

Volunteer actors are being auditioned for the Mental Health Players, an interactive theater troupe that performs in the Baltimore area. Players explore health issues and social problems using improvisational role playing. Experience is not necessary. Call (410) 235-9786.

Auditions for the Mornington Players' comedy "Let's Murder Marsha" will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 6903 Mornington Road in Dundalk. The production is scheduled for Oct. 25-26, Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 8-9. Call (410) 285-1038.

Pub Date: 7/28/96

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