In 2017, Baltimore City officials removed controversial public statues, including that of Andrew “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee, which stood in Wyman Park Dell for 69 years. But what happens next? Who deserves a public monument? Whose stories should be told? And who decides? Join us to continue this ongoing conversation in a fun and unique way. Free.
What: The Legend of Tommy Tremain: Who Owns History?
When: Wed., October 16, 7:30 pm
Where: The Motor House Theater, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201
Details: Join us for a lively and entertaining reading of a dramatic new play that asks hard questions about whose stories we tell—and who deserves a statue in the town square. Then share your views during our conversation exploring the myths around monuments and vacant pedestals in Baltimore and beyond. What happens next? Moderated by Sheila Gaskins, co-founder of Artpartheid, and Elizabeth Nix, Associate Professor, Div. of Legal, Ethical & Historical Studies, University of Baltimore. Cash bar. Who is Tommy Tremain? What’s the real story behind the legend? A tangled web of lies, myths, buried truths, and startling visions unfolds. At the center of it all: a black woman re-shaping history and the future in her own image. Sponsored by a grant from Maryland Humanities.
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MEET THE CAST:
Zipporah Brown is an actor and teaching artist in Baltimore City.
Paul Diem is an Ensemble Member at Single Carrot Theatre and Chair of the Theatre Department at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Named “Best Actor” by City Paper in 2014.
Cori Dioquino is a Filipino-American film and theater actor currently based in Baltimore and NYC.
Toby Frevert, UMBC Theatre Program 2018 graduate, is a writer, actor, and dramaturg. He is the coproducer of The Poe Toaster Radio Show.
Richard Goldberg has acted in a range of dramas, comedies, and musicals in Baltimore over the last 20 plus years. Favorites include: Phoebe in Winter, The Memo, and Eurydice at Single Carrot Theater; Angels in America at Spotlighter’s; and Parade and Passion at Fells Point Corner Theater.
Alexander Scalley is a Baltimore-based theatre producer and performer, member of the Submersive Collective, and co-founder of BOUXSCAL Productions, which he runs with his wife, Caitlin Bouxsein.
Dwight R.B. Cook (Director) is a singer/actor/director/playwright, and production manager of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.