John Waters Brings ‘This Filthy World’ to MICA Next Month

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Hairspray is headed for TV, and its creator is still influential in Baltimore. A John Waters performance is one of the headlining events of a MICA series on racial diversity and inclusion.

The Baltimore-born director is set to perform his one-man show “This Filthy World” at MICA’s Brown Center (1300 W. Mt. Royal Ave.) on March 8. Waters has been known to tailor each version show to fit the times, and the theme indicates he’ll do the same

“At a time when Baltimore is confronting its racial and cultural past and exploring what an inclusive and just community looks like, the city’s creatives are uniquely positioned to inform, influence and improve current and future conditions,” says a press release from MICA.

The series, which runs through the end of the spring semester, will also feature a screening and discussion with filmmaker Shakti Butler on March 29, and a reading with writer Claudia Rankine on April 15.

Waters’ performance is free, but a ticket must be reserved in advance to get in.


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