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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
Michael Stebbins, who has guided Rep Stage since 2005, has resigned as producing artistic director, effective May 5. "I have decided to go back to being a freelance actor and director," Stebbins, 47, said Friday, "which is something I have wanted to do for some time. " Although Stebbins has directed and acted in Rep Stage productions -- he will be featured in the season-closing revival of "Boeing Boeing" that opens April 17 -- much of his attention has been focused on the administrative and fund-raising duties expected of an artistic director.
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By Mike Giuliano | September 20, 2013
Horton Foote crafted gentle dramas about ordinary lives. The late playwright's "A Young Lady of Property," which opens the Rep Stage season, is set in a Texas town in 1925. Although it's such an insular place that it seems unlikely the small-town gossip would even travel as far as the next town, Foote taps into dreams and disappointments that have universal application. A prolific writer whose plays included "The Trip to Bountiful" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Young Man From Atlanta," Foote also won Academy Awards for his adapted screenplay for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and original screenplay for "Tender Mercies.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
When Rep Stage opens its season this weekend with a production of Horton Foote's "A Young Lady of Property," a nostalgic piece by the author of "The Trip to Bountiful," it may seem like business as usual. The cast features some company regulars, such as Christine Demuth. And the play's director is Michael Stebbins, who ran Rep Stage for the past eight years. He'll be back again next month to star as the East German transvestite in Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife. " But if that makes the onstage offerings look familiar at the two-decade-old professional theater company based at Howard Community College, there's been quite a change offstage.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
When Rep Stage opens its season this weekend with a production of Horton Foote's "A Young Lady of Property," a nostalgic piece by the author of "The Trip to Bountiful," it may seem like business as usual. The cast features some company regulars, such as Christine Demuth. And the play's director is Michael Stebbins, who ran Rep Stage for the past eight years. He'll be back again next month to star as the East German transvestite in Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife. " But if that makes the onstage offerings look familiar at the two-decade-old professional theater company based at Howard Community College, there's been quite a change offstage.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
As Michael Stebbins prepared to embody 40 characters in a one-man show that begins tonight at Rep Stage, the director, Susan Kramer, called him "elastic" and "a putty man." That flexibility will come in handy in Stebbins' new full-time job, as well. As Rep Stage's new artistic director/producer, he will choose the season, oversee the staff, act as a producer and seek financial support, among other tasks. Stebbins, who turned 40 this week, was named to lead the professional theater company in residence at Howard Community College in November.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
As Michael Stebbins prepared to embody 40 characters in a one-man show that begins tonight at Rep Stage, the director, Susan Kramer, called him "elastic" and "a putty man." That flexibility will come in handy in Stebbins' new full-time job, as well. As Rep Stage's new artistic director/producer, he will choose the season, oversee the staff, act as a producer and seek financial support, among other tasks. Stebbins, who turned 40 Wednesday, was named to lead the professional theater company in residence at Howard Community College in November.
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September 15, 2006
Irish comedy -- Rep Stage, the professional theater in residence at Howard Community College, will open its season with Marie Jones' Irish comedy Stones in His Pockets on Sept. 22 at the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Bruce Nelson and Michael Stebbins (above), Rep Stage's producer and artistic director, play 15 characters in the two-man satire of Hollywood's romantic version of rural Ireland. The play runs through Oct. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Oct. 5. Tickets are $12-$24.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Rep Stage, the two-decade-old Equity theater company based at Howard Community College, has named two Marylanders to succeed Michael Stebbins as artistic director. Suzanne E. Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch will serve as co-producing artistic directors. Beal, who has directed several Rep Stage productions in the past, is current board chair, resident director and associate artist of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick. She is also a playwright and educator. Ritsch is co-founder and former associate artistic director of Baltimore's Iron Crow Theatre Company, which focuses on LGBT works.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Rep Stage, the fine professional company in residence at Howard Community College (the emphasis is on Equity, not college), will explore vintage and contemporary works during its 21st season. And Michael Stebbins, who just wound up his nearly eight-year tenure as artistic director of Rep Stage, will still be a presence, at least for part of the 2013-2014 lineup. He said he decided to leave the administrative post to concentrate more on acting and directing, and he'll do both with his former troupe.
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By Mike Giuliano | September 20, 2013
Horton Foote crafted gentle dramas about ordinary lives. The late playwright's "A Young Lady of Property," which opens the Rep Stage season, is set in a Texas town in 1925. Although it's such an insular place that it seems unlikely the small-town gossip would even travel as far as the next town, Foote taps into dreams and disappointments that have universal application. A prolific writer whose plays included "The Trip to Bountiful" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Young Man From Atlanta," Foote also won Academy Awards for his adapted screenplay for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and original screenplay for "Tender Mercies.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Rep Stage, the two-decade-old Equity theater company based at Howard Community College, has named two Marylanders to succeed Michael Stebbins as artistic director. Suzanne E. Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch will serve as co-producing artistic directors. Beal, who has directed several Rep Stage productions in the past, is current board chair, resident director and associate artist of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick. She is also a playwright and educator. Ritsch is co-founder and former associate artistic director of Baltimore's Iron Crow Theatre Company, which focuses on LGBT works.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Rep Stage, the fine professional company in residence at Howard Community College (the emphasis is on Equity, not college), will explore vintage and contemporary works during its 21st season. And Michael Stebbins, who just wound up his nearly eight-year tenure as artistic director of Rep Stage, will still be a presence, at least for part of the 2013-2014 lineup. He said he decided to leave the administrative post to concentrate more on acting and directing, and he'll do both with his former troupe.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
Michael Stebbins, who has guided Rep Stage since 2005, has resigned as producing artistic director, effective May 5. "I have decided to go back to being a freelance actor and director," Stebbins, 47, said Friday, "which is something I have wanted to do for some time. " Although Stebbins has directed and acted in Rep Stage productions -- he will be featured in the season-closing revival of "Boeing Boeing" that opens April 17 -- much of his attention has been focused on the administrative and fund-raising duties expected of an artistic director.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex marriage, though, since the play is set in the severely closeted 1950s. "Back then, people were arguing about whether gay men should marry women," Marans said. "There was no concept that something like same-sex marriage was on the horizon.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2011
From time to time, playwright Heather McDonald lets loose her fury at the supreme being. It is, she says, a form of prayer. "I think of God as someone I can abuse, and who abuses me back," says McDonald, 51, who until recently lived in Catonsville. "It's a relationship, though not always a warm one. But I'm giving him my full attention. " Plays dealing with crises of religious faith are staged about as often on Broadway as burlesque acts are performed in churches. But McDonald's spiritual quest has consumed her since she was a teenager, and it spills over into the seven plays and one libretto that have been performed in some of the nation's most prestigious theaters, including Center Stage in Baltimore, the La Jolla Playhouse near San Diego and Houston's Grand Opera.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
A show with "glitz and glamour" production values wasn't exactly the vision in Michael Stebbins' head back in 1983 when he was 17. The classically trained singer and then-amateur thespian was handed his high school diploma a half-year early in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis., and began touring with a Six Flags entourage. "I had imagined myself getting into the 'real theater,'" said the producing artistic director of Rep Stage in a mock British accent. "Not the world of spandex and tap shoes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2010
Attention, adrenaline junkies: It's your time of year. Friday marks the beginning the teeth-rattling lead-up to Halloween, when creepy-crawly things lurk in every shadow, and the sound of someone — or something — scuffling through the leaves on dark nights can make even the boldest run for cover. Not that we mind being scared; in fact, we relish it. Folks of all ages tour haunted houses, deliberately walk through graveyards and throng to frightening films. Psychologists say the resulting chemical rush makes us feel stronger, swifter and more alert.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
A show with "glitz and glamour" production values wasn't exactly the vision in Michael Stebbins' head back in 1983 when he was 17. The classically trained singer and then-amateur thespian was handed his high school diploma a half-year early in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis., and began touring with a Six Flags entourage. "I had imagined myself getting into the 'real theater,'" said the producing artistic director of Rep Stage in a mock British accent. "Not the world of spandex and tap shoes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2010
Attention, adrenaline junkies: It's your time of year. Friday marks the beginning the teeth-rattling lead-up to Halloween, when creepy-crawly things lurk in every shadow, and the sound of someone — or something — scuffling through the leaves on dark nights can make even the boldest run for cover. Not that we mind being scared; in fact, we relish it. Folks of all ages tour haunted houses, deliberately walk through graveyards and throng to frightening films. Psychologists say the resulting chemical rush makes us feel stronger, swifter and more alert.
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September 15, 2006
Irish comedy -- Rep Stage, the professional theater in residence at Howard Community College, will open its season with Marie Jones' Irish comedy Stones in His Pockets on Sept. 22 at the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Bruce Nelson and Michael Stebbins (above), Rep Stage's producer and artistic director, play 15 characters in the two-man satire of Hollywood's romantic version of rural Ireland. The play runs through Oct. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Oct. 5. Tickets are $12-$24.
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