African-American writers have until Sept. 6 to enter the 16th annual drama competition sponsored by WMAR-TV News Channel 2 and the Arena Players in celebration of Black History Month in February.
The competition gives amateur playwrights a chance to have work produced and aired on television in February. The winner will receive $1,000 and will assist in the play's production.
Brochures with competitionrules are available at the Arena Players or can be obtained by calling WMAR (410-377-2222). Entries should be mailed to Drama Competition, WMAR-TV, 6400 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 21212.
Redoing the doors
Beginning tomorrow, the Charles Street entrance of the Walters Art Gallery will be closed while sculptural bronze doors, the bronze bust above the doors and the doors inside the vestibule are being refurbished.
Painted to imitate a dark patina at the time of installation around 1904, the doors will be stripped and then polished to reveal the rich sculptural bronze, reflective of the Baptistery Doors in Florence.
Doors are expected to reopen July 12. In the meantime, visitors to the Walters should use the Centre Street entrance.
Christina Nassif, 19, a voice student at the University of Maryland College Park, earned the gold medal in the three-day Rosa Ponselle Centenary Year Young Marylanders competition. Peabody Institute students Daniel Holmes, 19, and Tameika Lunn, 20, received the silver and bronze medals.
Silver Rose awards went to Kevin Thompson, Suitland High School; Amanda Zalenski, Wilde Lake High School; Erin Frisby, Colleen Sklamm and Jessica Simmons, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Jennifer O'Loughlin, Peabody Institute; Stacey Mastrian, Catholic University; and Brandi Burkhardt, Chesapeake High School, Anne Arundel County.
Honorable mention awards were presented to Valerie Kopinski, Seneca Valley High School; Sarah Jester, Frostburg State University; Daniel Westen, Urbana Elementary School; and Keren Shifflet, West Frederick Middle School.
The three medalists received cash awards and scholarships. The Silver Rose and honorable mention winners received cash prizes. All award recipients will be featured in the 1998 Rosa Ponselle Winners Showcase concert in March.
Rep Stage schedule
Rep Stage, the professional theater company in residence at Howard Community College, has scheduled four shows and three events for the 1997-'98 season.
Steven Dietz's "More Fun Than Bowling" opens Sept. 12. An East Coast regional premiere of "Never the Sinner" is scheduled Oct. 10-26. "Man With a Load of Mischief" will be performed Feb. 6 through March 1. And the classic "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" runs from April 24 to May 9.
In addition, Rep Stage will present three one-weekend shows -- "Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats," Oct. 3-4; "Gilbert Without Sullivan, or Innocent Merriment," Nov. 14-17; and "Aurora Dance Company," April 3.
Subscription prices for the regular four-show season range from $45 to $60. Individual tickets are $10-$16. Call 410-772-4900.
Thomas A. Kiefaber, owner of the Senator Theatre, will talk about his experiences in the movie industry at an open membership meeting sponsored by Women in Film & Video of Maryland at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Point.
Under Kiefaber's guidance, the Senator Theatre -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- has been the site for numerous movie premieres. Kiefaber also is the host of "MPT at the Movies" and one of the founders of the Producers Club of Maryland.
The WIFV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women in the film and video industries. Call 410-685-FILM.
Towson Dinner Theatre. 100 E. Chesapeake Ave. "Damn Yankees." 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon July 6. Prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and be prepared to dance. Call 410-321-6595.
Vagabond Theatre. 806 S. Broadway, Fells Point. "Inherit the Wind," a courtroom drama. 7: 30 p.m. July 14. Large cast includes adults, ages 20-65, and children, 10-15. Call 410-563-9135.
Pumpkin Theatre. Hannah More Arts Center, St. Timothy's School, Stevenson. "A Little Princess" and "Alice in Wonderland." Men, women and teens, ages 13 and older, at 7: 30 p.m. July 29. Children, ages 8-12 at 7: 30 p.m. July 30. Call 410-323-9402.
Pub Date: 6/29/97