Baltimore Center Stage announced today the dates for The Bridge Series, a new program of virtual gatherings from Baltimore Center Stage. The Bridge Series explores the interconnectedness of classic and contemporary theater through virtual play readings and conversations between artists and scholars.
“Developed with our members in mind, The Bridge Series offers a range of new ways to engage with our beloved art form,” said Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. “We’ll use excerpts from time-honored plays to catapult us into conversation alongside some of today’s brightest artists and thinkers.”
The first Bridge Series conversation is “Setting the Stage: Craft, Design, and Why it Matters” on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The conversation, between BCS director of costumes and resident costume designer at Everyman Theatre David Burdick and BCS director of artistic producing Chiara Klein, is a behind-the-scenes look into the costume design world and the role costuming plays in storytelling.
David Burdick is one of the most respected Costumers in the theater industry. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia where his love for theater and fashion converged into a talent for costume design. He has been at Baltimore Center Stage for more than 30 years. Some highlights of David’s design work are “The Rivals,” “Blithe Spirit” and “Caroline, or Change.”
The Bridge Series will also hold programs on October 29, November 19, January 21 and March 18. The topics and guests will be announced at a later date.
The Bridge Series is free for Baltimore Center Stage members, and pay-what-you-will for non-members, starting at $10. People can register to attend the first Bridge Series event at https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/bridge-series/.
This new virtual series is another way Baltimore Center Stage has committed to remain “open for storytelling.” The theater has activated adaptive programming and resources in the wake of cancellations and shutdowns. For more information on Baltimore Center Stage’s available virtual programming including BCS Camp at Home, Play At Home, The Bridge Series and more visit www.centerstage.org.
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