Casting director wins Charm City Award Honor: Pat Moran of 'Homicide' cited by Women in Film & Video of Maryland.

Arts Notes

October 19, 1997|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Casting director Pat Moran will receive the Women in Film & Video of Maryland's first Charm City Award for her contributions to promoting women in the film and television industries.

The Baltimore native is the principal and location casting director for NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Streets." She also has been responsible for casting numerous feature films, including "Enemy the State," "Private Parts," "Absolute Power," "Washington Square," "Avalon" and "Serial Mom."

Moran received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Series for the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 television seasons. She is a long-time member of WIFV and a member of the Casting Society of America.

Moran will receive the WIFV award at a dinner at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Point. The cost is $30 for WIFV members and $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 410-685-FILM, Ext. 1.

Inside theater

You can become part of a theater company and work with professionals by joining the Theatre Project's new volunteer and intern programs.

The volunteer program, "Connect," introduces arts novices, theatergoers and members of the community to the daily operations of the Theatre Project. Volunteer opportunities at any level of commitment are available in box office and house management, administration, development, and technical work. Volunteers receive training, and benefits include free tickets to performances.

The new internship program, "Interact," gives area high school and college students and other interested individuals a chance to witness the process of creating successful productions. During the three-, six- or 10-month program, interns work side by side with local, national and international artists, designers and directors. Both programs are free, and course credit is available at many area universities. Call 410-539- 3091.

Careers in dance

The Goucher College Department of Dance will sponsor a free "Careers in Dance" symposium at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elizabeth Connolly Todd Dance Studio, in the Sports and Recreation Center on campus, Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

Dance professionals will discuss various careers in the field, including dance science, dance history and criticism, dance therapy, dance education, and dance performance and choreography.

For more information, call 410- 337-6190.

Walters history

The "History and Highlights of the Walters Arts Gallery" will be discussed at noon Wednesday in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins University.

The free talk, presented by Molly Edgar of the Walters, is part of Hopkins' celebration of Baltimore's bicentennial.

Edgar will review the lives and collecting interests of William Walters and his son, Henry. She will mix images of the family's life with slides picturing selections of sculptures, paintings, porcelains, manuscripts and ivories.

Call 410-516-7157.

Two join opera staff

The Baltimore Opera Company recently added two employees to its staff. Patrick Rath joins the development department as director of annual giving, and Helen Stevens will head the expanded education and outreach program as education coordinator.

Rath, who will manage individual fund development, comes to the Baltimore Opera from the Milwaukee Public Museum. Stevens had been director of development at OperaDelaware.

Auditions

* Encore Theatre. Auditions for the 12th season of African-American community theater. Needed are comedic and

dramatic actors and actresses, singers who can act and move, comedians for a stand-up comedy night. Come prepared with a two-minute monologue. Singers must provide accompaniment or tape, or sing a cappella. 7 p.m. Tuesday at the theater, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. Call 410-466-2433.

* The Spotlighters. "Scrooge" and "The Mousetrap." 817 St. Paul St. For the musical "Scrooge," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All parts open, all ages. "The Mousetrap," 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 26. Needed are three women and five men. Call 410-298-1022.

* Bowie Community Theatre. Evening of one-acts. 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 28-29, callbacks Oct. 30. Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park, Route 3 south, one mile south of Route 450. Cold readings from the scripts. Needed for "Hai Ku," a drama, are three women -- two in their early 30s, one in her 50s. Needed for "Sure Thing," a comedy, are a man and woman in their late 20s.

* Handel Choir. "Messiah." Auditions by appointment Nov. 2. Openings in soprano, tenor and bass sections. Must be good sight readers. Rehearsals Mondays. Call 410-366-6544.

* Baltimore Chamber Chorale. Experienced choral singers needed for 1997-1998 season. Rehearsals at 7: 30 p.m. Mondays in the Towson area. For auditioning appointment, call 410-821-0620.

Pub Date: 10/19/97

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