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Women Rule at Everyman Theatre’s Salon Series


If you’re looking for an affordable night out and want to try something new, make your way to Everyman Theatre​ in downtown Baltimore. Everyman’s 2​019 Salon Series starts Monday, September 9,​ and continues on select dates through December. Each evening highlights a new play written by women, directed by women, in a one-night-only performance.

These unique events transform attendees from passive audience members to artistic co-creators who get a front-row peek inside the acting and directing process. Add in a relaxed atmosphere, the chance to mix and mingle with actors and directors, and a cash bar, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fun, memorable evening.

This year, Everyman Resident Company Members ​Megan Anderson​ ​(currently in P​roof)​, Deborah Hazlett​ ​(Everything is Wonderful, Sweat)​, ​Dawn Ursula​ (​Queens Girl in the World, Sweat)​, and ​Beth Hylton (Dinner with Friends)​ are taking the helm. Plays from the Salon Series are often brought to the mainstage in subsequent years; Be Here Now,​ Everyman’s fourth play in their 19/20 season, was a 2018 Salon Series pick that the audience adored.

‘Queens Girl’ plays at Everyman Theatre are a tour de force of acting and storytelling

Dawn Ursula, left, and Erika Rose. Credit Teresa Castracane Photography and ClintonBPhotography

Partway through “Queens Girl in Africa,” protagonist Jacqueline Marie Butler finally feels like she’s making friends at her fancy new school in Nigeria.

There’s a problem, though. Some of the students want to raise money for a school dance by holding a “slave sale.” Students will get to “buy” other students and tell them what to do. And to make it even more fun, one girl announces, owner and slave will be tied together with rope.

Jacqueline, a recent transfer from Queens, New York, screws up her courage and gives a short, eloquent argument against this terrible idea–only to be promptly shut down by an American student who tells her that slavery is in the past, so there’s no reason to be upset. The grisly fundraising event goes on.

‘Everything is Wonderful’ at Everyman Theatre lives up to its name

Bruce Randolph Nelson, left, and Deborah Hazlett in “Everything is Wonderful.” Credit: ClintonBPhotography.

Could you forgive the man who killed your sons? Should you?

Those are the searing questions at the heart of “Everything is Wonderful” at Everyman Theatre.

With a stellar cast and a tight, fast-paced script by Chelsea Marcantel, this riveting play plunges us deep into the world of an Amish family wrestling with grief, religion, forgiveness and acceptance.

Everyman Theatre’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ is a poetic portrayal of family and memory

From left to right, Katie Kleiger, Annie Grier, Labhaosie Magee and Megan Anderson in “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Credit: Teresa Castracane.

Everyman Theatre’s season-opening play “Dancing at Lughnasa” is a poetic, nostalgic remembrance of a family teetering on the brink of change in 1936 rural Ireland.

Art Outside Spotlight on Baltimore City Teacher, Turned Artist – Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper
Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music

Art Outside 3 returns to Druid Hill Park this Sunday, May 17 from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s art festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the Maryland region. They will be a diverse group who reflect a wide array of influences and inspirations from around the region. Among them will be Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who lives on Eutaw Street in Bolton Hill and creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music.

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Formerly a Baltimore City schools teacher, Charles decided several years ago to resign from teaching and focus on art full time. The result has been the creation of a large portfolio of colorful, fun and unique prints representative of Charles’ outgoing personality and perspective on Baltimore life.

Art Outside 3 will be Charles’ second year participating in this annual arts event. According to Charles, Art Outside is his most favorite arts event of the year thanks to its intimacy and the opportunity to really engage with visitors to the festival as well as other participating artists. “There is a great energy that pervades Art Outside,” said Charles. “Last year I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country who seemed genuinely interested in art, collecting art and learning what inspired me to create my works. This grassroots event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring people together from all over the City for a beautiful day around the lake in Druid Hill Park.”

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Everyman Theatre to stage Death of a Salesman, Streetcar Named Desire in one run


everymanbaltThe Everyman Theatre announced its 25th anniversary season on Tuesday, and they’re staging two American classics at the same time.

Yoga Storytelling for Kids at Everyman


Yoga Storytelling

catch of the day fish (2)We’ll admit, when we first saw that Everyman Theatre was offering a yoga and storytelling series, we immediately got excited, thinking it was for adults. After all, we love yoga— and how fit, relaxed, and overall healthy it makes us. But we’re also big fans of storytelling– which is enjoying a renaissance thanks to phenomena like The Moth and The Stoop. So, needless to say we were a tad bit disappointed to realize that the only ones eligible for this fab-sounding series are 4-8 year olds. Sometimes it seems like they get to have all the fun.

Vino Festa from Everyman Theatre and Foreman Wolf


Festa Vino

catch of the day fish (2)It’s not quite March yet, but you’d better snatch up your tickets now for Vino Festa, an Italian festival of wine and food to take place at the new Everyman Theatre. Why plan so far ahead? Because the fab event features an irresistible custom menu from Tony Foreman of Foreman Wolf Restaurants. And this is no show-up-and-sit-down affair.  Guests will wander the rooms of Everyman’s new home to find signature Italian dishes alongside fine wines and mouth watering pastries. Beyond food (if there is such a thing), there will “pop-up” style performances by opera singers at the piano on the mezzanine, commedia dell’arte performance troupes, and period-style swordfighters throughout the evening. In other words, prepare for all of the decadence and festivity of a traditional Italian street fair.

Long Anticipated New Everyman Theatre Opens Doors in the Bromo Tower A&E District



Six years in the making (the planning and ongoing money-gathering and actual renovating), the Everyman Theatre’s hipper new home in the 300 block of West Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District kicks off a week of opening celebrations January 14th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony starring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other local biggies. First show on the slate: the Baltimore premiere of August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, the 2008 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play plugged by The New York Times as “the most exciting new American play in years.” Founder and Everyman Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi directs. (Show runs 1/16-2/17.)

So what physical changes can we expect as the well-respected actor’s actors’ stage finally relocates from 1727 N. Charles?