'Seven Guitars' on the schedule Theater: Center Stage will present the August Wilson play next spring. Also coming: 'Romeo and Juliet' and Bertolt Brecht's 'Galileo.'

Arts Notes

August 11, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Center Stage has received the rights to produce August Wilson's Tony Award-nominated play "Seven Guitars" and has scheduled performances from April 25 to June 1 in the Pearlstone Theater.

The nonprofit professional theater also has finalized plans to present Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" as part of the 1996-1997 season. The play will run Jan. 31 through March 9.

Center Stage's six-play season opens Sept. 27 with Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo."

A part of history

You and your family have a chance to become part of a historic Smithsonian exhibit, "The American Family," sponsored by Discover card to celebrate the American family and the Smithsonian Institution's 150th birthday.

To participate, send a family photo to Discover card. Three thousand photos will be randomly selected to be included in the Smithsonian exhibit, which is scheduled to open next year.

For an entry form for the exhibit, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The American Family Discovered, P.O. Box 4745, Blair, Neb. 68009-4745. Photos and entry forms must be received by Oct. 30. Photos will not be returned.

Community arts

The Worcester County Arts Council is offering grants to community-based organizations interested in promoting the arts in Worcester County.

Eligible nonprofit organizations include arts organizations, civic groups, libraries, museums and social clubs.

The community art development grants are awarded twice annually. Deadline for application is Sept. 1. Call (410) 641-0809.

Painting fellowships

Chevelle Makeba Moore of Baltimore and David Krueger of Hyattsville are recipients of 1996 National Endowment/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation regional fellowships in painting. Each will receive a grant of $5,000 in support of continued development of their work.

Moore and Krueger are among a group of 25 selected for the award from a total of 2,100 applicants. The fellowship winners were chosen for work that demonstrated "exceptional, continued and serious investigation of the medium."

From here to Holland

Tony Tsendeas, artistic director of Impossible Industrial Action Theater, will go to Holland Tuesday to observe and participate in the development of a theater work by Stuffed Puppet Theatre. The project, an adaptation of "Salome," is scheduled to debut in Amsterdam in September.

Tsendeas' two-week stay in Holland is sponsored by the Baltimore-based US/Netherlands Touring and Exchange Project, a program that was founded four years ago to inspire and support artistic exchange.

Arnault on forum

Philip Arnault, founder and director of the Baltimore Theatre Project, has been named to the International Presenters Forum, a new organization composed of leading American presenters who will address the challenges of importing international work.

The forum was established by Arts International and funded by a $300,000 grant from the Pew Charitable Trust.

Arts International, a division of the Institute of International Education, encourages connections between U.S. and international artists through grants, advocacy, exchange and

information.

Openings on chorus

The Harford Choral Society will begin rehearsing Sept. 3 for its 1996 Christmas concert and has openings for new members, especially tenors and basses.

Those who want to participate are invited to join the chorus at its first rehearsal at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 206 E. Courtland Place in Bel Air. Sight-reading is not required, and auditions are not necessary.

$ Call (410) 893-1512.

Plays accepted

The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild is accepting unproduced plays for its annual Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition.

Open to aspiring as well as professional American playwrights, the national event offers prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

Entry deadline is Nov. 1, and winners will be announced next June. For application and guidelines send a business-size self-addressed, stamped envelope to BHTG, 2815 N. Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90068-1923. Call (213) 465-2703.

Auditions

Auditions for new members of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra are scheduled for Saturdays, Aug. 24 through Sept. 14 at Catonsville Community College, Humanities Building Q.

The orchestra begins its 33rd season in September. Call (410) 442-5645.

Auditions for Uhry and Waldman's rowdy musical comedy, "The Robber Bridegroom," are scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 9-10 at the Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point. Needed are eight women and eight men, ages teens and up. Bring a ballad and an up-tempo song -- country music if possible. Ability to play an instrument is a plus. The musical will be presented on weekends, Nov. 8 through Dec 13. Call (410) 563-9135 or (410) 366-0396.

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra is still accepting applications for its Aug. 26-30 auditions. Musicians ages 8 to 18 are needed in all orchestra sections -- woodwinds, strings, brass and percussion. Call (410) 956-2195.

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