On the heels of a successful Charm City Night Market, the inaugural event that brought thousands to the west side of downtown for Asian-American food, vendors and entertainment, the Chinatown Collective is teaming with Baltimore Center Stage for a pop-up market on Nov. 9.
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Exit Interview: Kwame Kwei-Armah reflects on his time at Center Stage, his upcoming play on Stax Records and more
Over the course of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s seven-year run as artistic director, Baltimore Center Stage regulars have grown accustomed to seeing him walking around during previews, those first few times a production is performed before an audience. The tall, lean, and handsome Kwei-Armah can typically be found dapperly attired and casually milling about, as if just another theatergoer on a night out. On Saturday, prior to the second preview of “Soul: The Stax Musical,” his final directing effort of his tenure, he stood in the lobby surrounded by a small throng of people, chatting and having a laugh.
By Martha Thomas
Baltimore Center Stage had “Lookingglass Alice” in its season lineup long before Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was on the radar or #metoo became a hashtag. And while this energetic and whimsical take on the beloved Alice’s trippy meanderings isn’t explicitly about female exploitation and empowerment, I couldn’t keep my mind from going there.
Themes of faith, love, family, revolution and the state of the union are featured in the plays selected for the 2017-2018 “Mainstage Season” at Baltimore Center Stage.
As it prepares to reopen following a $28 million renovation, Baltimore Center Stage announced today that it has a new pre-show restaurant vendor.
For those seeking a chance to let loose and escape their sense of dread or other overwhelming politically charged feelings this Tuesday, the BMA is hosting an Election Night party inspired by their feminist art exhibition about the Guerrilla Girls.
Michael Ross keeps coming back to Baltimore. This past July, the Milwaukee native returned to the city for the fourth time to take over as managing director of Center Stage, a position he previously held from 2002 to 2008. During his eight-year hiatus from Baltimore’s largest nonprofit professional theater, Ross served as managing director of the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut. Throughout his career, he also has consulted on fundraising, board development, executive search, and strategic planning for theaters nationwide.
Upon meeting Ross, his firm handshake, quick smile, and roaring laugh make him seem at once like a trusted friend and the centerpiece of the room. After spending some time with him, what also becomes evident is Ross’s love of Baltimore and his desire to grow its cultural scene, his devotion to Center Stage in particular, and his belief in the power of the theater in general. Recently, he expounded on these themes and more in an interview with Baltimore Fishbowl.
Why have you decided to return to Center Stage?