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This Week: MICA Rinehart Graduate Show, Jen White-Johnson lecture at UMBC, 25th Maryland Film Fest, Passion and Poetry performance at MCHC, Cindy of Arc at Baltimore Theatre Project, Sherry Insley opening reception at Cotyledon Arts, Asia North opening event, Highlandtown First Friday guided tours, Baltimore Crankie Festival at Creative Alliance, and the Kinetic Sculpture Race at AVAM — PLUS SOLOS 2025 call for proposals at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington and more featured opportunities!

 

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Carry On | MICA Rinehart Graduate Show
Ongoing through April 30
@ MICA

Jen White-Johnson — Anthology of Blackness: The State of Black Design
Wednesday, May 1 :: 6-7:30pm
@ UMBC

Jen White-Johnson ’08, visual arts, will discuss her work and experiences as a Black professional in design and discuss her contributions to the recently published Anthology of Blackness: The State of Black Design. After her talk, White-Johnson will sign books for the audience.

Jen White-Johnson (she/they) is a distinguished Afro-Latina artist, activist, designer, and educator, whose creative expressions delve into the intersection of content and caregiving. With a profound focus on reshaping ableist visual culture, Jen, an artist-educator grappling with Graves disease and ADHD, brings a heart-centered and electric approach to disability advocacy.

Her invaluable contributions to these movements manifest through powerful and dynamic art and media that simultaneously educate, bridge divergent worlds, and envision a future reflective of her Autistic son’s experiences. White-Johnson’s activism extends to collaborations with notable brands and art spaces, including Coachella, Target, and Adobe, both in print and digital realms.

Her photography and design work have gained recognition in esteemed publications such as Art in America, Juxtapoz Magazine, AfroPunk, and she has contributed insightful essays to publications like “After Universal Design: The Disability Design Revolution” and “An Anthology of Blackness.” Notably, White-Johnson’s work is permanently archived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National African American Museum of History and Culture in DC.

White-Johnson holds a B.A. in Visual Art from UMBC and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she also imparts her knowledge as an instructor.

Admission is free.

 

 

25th Maryland Film Fest
Thursday, May 2 | Ongoing through May 4
@ SNF Parkway Theater

The mission of the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) is to bring films, filmmakers, and audiences together in a friendly, inclusive atmosphere that reflects the unique aspects of our community, while participating in and adding to the larger film dialogue across the country and across the world. Film for Everyone.

Passion and Poetry in the Courtyard
Thursday, May 2 :: 6:30-8pm
@ Maryland Center for History and Culture

Enjoy a free Thursday evening in MCHC’s Meyerhoff Courtyard! Students from Maryland Rhythm Institute and the Baltimore School of the Arts’ Black Student Union celebrate their music and literary creations in response to studying our civil rights exhibition, Passion & Purpose. Grab a cold sweet treat and pull up a chair for a culmination of community and creativity. Museum admission is free all day for Free First Thursday.

 

 

Cindy of Arc
Thursday, May 2 | Ongoing through May 4
@ Baltimore Theatre Project

Why are there no Jews in Whoville?

What is a scold’s bridle?

What is the song Delta Dawn really about?

Should we rethink Dr. Deborah Birx?

Why is the Holy Ghost a ghost?

In this brand new work of comedy and music, your guide, Cindy of Arc, will answer these and other pressing questions. She will take you through an abridged history of lying in such popular areas as religion, politics, sex, songwriting, Nazis, and, of course, dogs. Think American Utopia but with expletives, a three man backup band all named Mike, no David Byrne, and no Utopia. And no choreographer. And no money. And it’s a comedy. And they wear their shoes. But otherwise, very similar.

Written and performed by Cynthia Kaplan

Directed by Dani Davis

With Michael Hunter, Mike Rosengarten, and Mike Lunoe

Music supervision by Nate Patten
Orchestrations/arrangements by Christopher Jahnke
Music Direction by Michael Hunter
Lighting Design by Bob Bonniol
Sound Design by Justin Brown
Projection Content Creation by R. Sikoryak
Projection Design by Tristan DiVincenzon
Associate Producer – Georgia Monroe

Cindy of Arc was a 2023 finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.

 

 

“What Remains” Sherry Insley | Opening Reception
Thursday, May 2 :: 6-8pm
@ Cotyledon Arts

The Ghost Forest series is an ongoing photographic documentation begun in the summer of 2022. Depicting the emergence of ghost forests along the mid-Atlantic coasts, particularly in the DelMarVa area. When salt water is pushed inland into freshwater ecosystems due to storms, rising sea level, and climate change, the salinity of the soil becomes too high. The Atlantic White Cedar is particularly susceptible to the high salinity, and is the first species to die. The skeletal white trunks standing against lush landscape are sounding the alarm of a changing climate. This stark contrast is both beautiful and disconcerting, creating visual and literal gaps in the density of the forest. My hope for this project is to bring visibility to this pernicious consequence of climate change. The large scale photographs are dramatic and meant to hold the viewer’s attention with their size and contrast. I expect to expand this series into a large body of work that calls attention to this situation and asks the viewer to reflect on the loss of tree species, farmable soil, increased flooding and climate change overall. I hope to engage with people who are aware of the more overt dangers of climate change, but may not have knowledge of this specific consequence. The communities that live, work and visit our coastal areas may pass ghost forests regularly, but may not realize what they are indicative of.
My work with historical alternative processes such as lumen printing and anthotypes, further examines the relationship of photographic images with time and impermanence. The prints cannot be fixed with traditional darkroom chemistry, which is decidedly not environmentally friendly, and will fade away in ambient light. In the Ebb project, I collect seaweed, plant material, and found objects from the areas near ghost forests. I contact print onto photographic paper leaving the translucent silhouettes, and attempt to stabilize the images with saltwater. Here salt water is an agent of preservation rather than destruction.

The Threshold series captures temperature inversions over the ocean that create a sense of being unmoored due to the obscured horizon. It is an absence of footing, and a feeling of disorientation. This atmospheric phenomenon and feeling of uncertainty are temporary, as the horizon vanishes and then reappears. In Untethered a sound and image installation, I am revisiting images from Threshold, and replacing the disappearing visual information with sound. Using low frequencies, reverberations and higher pitched tones, I aim to influence the viewer’s sensory response to the images. This too is a temporal state of being as the images and sound fade in and out as the video loops.

 

 

Asia North 2024 | Opening Event
Friday, May 3 :: 5-8pm | Festival Ongoing through June 1
@ Motor House + 16 W. North Avenue

Celebrate the kick-off of Asia North 2024. Meet the artists featured in Love Letters to Baltimore + the DMV. Enjoy performances by Ami Dang, Soo Kyung Jung, Somapa Thai Dance Company, and the Yong Han Lion Dancers. Savor dishes provided by the Baltimore Xiamen Sister City Committee. Hosted by Joyce Liang.

 

 

Let’s Art Walk Together! Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk guided tours
Friday, May 3 :: 5:30pm

Join the Highlandtown Arts District and Highlandtown Main Street as we do First Friday Art Walk – together! Meet us at Off The Rox (3232 Eastern Ave.) at 5:30 pm. We’ll visit a few highlight spots, get all the inside scoop on the district and end the tour with our best recommendations for the night!

The tour will run from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and you are welcome to stay throughout the tour or hop off at any point. Art Walk nights often runs until 9:00 pm (check individual venue pages for any changes).

Hope you can join us!

 

 

2024 Baltimore Crankie Festival
Friday, May 3 :: 8pm
@ Creative Alliance

Watch the world’s greatest stories unroll before your eyes! Baltimore’s beloved festival of scrolled panoramas, known as “crankies,” returns for its 10th year of fireside wonder! The festival, the largest of its kind in the country, works with artists to showcase crankies from Baltimore and beyond!

A crankie is basic in concept: it is a scroll that provides the visual narration to a story or song. Versions of the crankie have been around for hundreds of years, if not longer; their most recent iteration is directly linked to moving panoramas popular in the 19th Century. In recent years, artists have begun to embrace the intimacy of the format, creating multi-layered, immersive experiences for audiences.

 

 

Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 4
@ American Visionary Arts Museum

On Saturday, May 4, 2024, the American Visionary Art Museum’s fun and frenzied Kinetic Sculpture Race, Powered by PNC, returns for its 24th year. The festivities will commence, rain or shine!

As of this date, there are 24 registered teams, with participants ranging from teenagers to octogenarians, echoing the race theme of “Monuments and Masterpieces” in their design and theme songs as they prepare to travel through 15 miles of downtown Baltimore streets, mud and sand pits at Patterson Park, and the Inner Harbor, vying for honors such as ACE, Best Pit Crew, People’s Choice, Sock Creature of the Universe, and Spirit of the Glorious Founder. The highest honor in the Kinetic Sculpture Race is the Grand Mediocre Champion, awarded to the team that finishes exactly in the middle of the pack.

Sculptor David Hess has entered his vehicle, PLATYPUS (Personal Long-range All-Terrain Yacht Proven UnSafe), in every one of the 24 years of the race. PLATYPUS is a 9-person, 26-foot long, 4000-lb amphibious sculpture constructed from truck, bike, and pontoon boat parts. For Hess the race has become an annual family rite of passage, as both his son Eli, who started at age 4 and is now 29, and his 87-year-old father George have been part of the team in most years. Hess reflects, “For me the race is emblematic of how art can foster joy and a sense of community. The Kinetic race is simultaneously preposterous and perfect, bringing many smiles to the racers and our fans. It always reminds me that we humans have boundless capacities for problem-solving and creativity. Ultimately, it’s a reminder that anything and everything is possible.”

Three of the five Baltimore-area school teams confirmed for this year’s race hail from Jemicy School, which offers its students an official course designed to prepare them for the annual race, led by instructor August DiMucci. The program, called Kinetic Sculpture Race Industrial Design, focuses on developing universally applicable skills through the lens of this unique tradition. Last year, the Jemicy team was awarded Best Pit Crew “for their patience, ingenuity, and resourcefulness,” according to the Baltimore Kinetic website. The other two participating Baltimore-area schools are St. Paul’s School for Boys and The Park School. For the first time this year, Duke University will be participating in the race, represented by students from its mechanical engineering department.

Be sure to keep an eye on the following stand-out contenders: theMountain Club of Maryland will debut their first vehicle, “Happy Trails”; TeamConestoga Creamers claims they will have ice cream churning capacity with their wheels and will deliver frosty treats; and The Battle of Ball’s Deeppromises a huge Dung Beetle’s Dungball—complete with “odors.”

Kinetic Sculpture Race Approximate Schedule:
8:00 AM • Safety Check & Brake Test
9:30 AM • Opening Ceremonies at AVAM
10:00 AM • LeMans Start of Race on Covington Street
11:15-1:00 PM • Water Entry at Canton Waterfront
1:15-3:30 PM • Sand & Mud Obstacles in Patterson Park
4:00 PM • Finish Line at AVAM
6:00- 7:00 PM • Awards Ceremony at AVAM

 

 

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syn·the·sis: digital craft
deadline May 3
posted by Floyd Center for the Arts

This national call is looking for works that were created by taking advantage of all forms of computer technology including; AI, rapid prototyping, computer-aided design, 3D scanning, laser cutting and engraving, and subtractive processes such as computer numerically controlled routers and mills. The “hand” of the computer, however, may not necessarily be evident at first glance, and in some ways this exhibition represents the anti-digital exhibition as selected artists, designers, and craftspeople seek to fully absorb and understand how analog influences inform the digital to create work that might be categorized as digital craft.

The work presented investigates the future of craft and the implications of merging traditional craft with digital processes and how these hybrid objects inform the age in which we live.

This is a national, juried call, and all accepted works will be exhibited in our main gallery space from Saturday, June 8, through Saturday, August 3, 2024. All relevant media will be considered for jurying. Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering work to FCA and for any return shipping. There will be no substitutions allowed. First, second, and third place awards will be granted, as well as a “People’s Choice” award. To participate in this exhibition, a nonrefundable application fee of $25 is required. Artists may apply beginning March 13, 2024, with a deadline of May 3, 2024. Any questions may be submitted via email to [email protected] or by phone.

Application Requirements
Visit www.callforentry.org to submit your images or visit our website to do so. A total of FIVE (5) works of art may be submitted per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the skill level and unique voice of each artist’s work. All submitted works must be available to be shown at this exhibition; however, not all submissions may be accepted into the exhibition. Video entries cannot be accepted. Review and acceptance of the artist field will be performed by the juror, Frankie Flood. Artists will be notified of acceptance by May 14, 2024.

 

 

Marble House Project Residency
deadline May 6

Marble House Project accepts approximately 60 residents and is open to artists living in the United States and abroad. You must be at least 21 years old. Each session accommodates approximately eight artists and is specifically curated to bring together a diverse group of creative workers to maximize potential for collaboration and dialogue while in residence and beyond.

All residents live together in the historic, eight-bedroom Manley-Lefevre house, a communal space organized around responsibilities-sharing systems which highlight sustainability and community. The residency is an opportunity to develop and carry out practices of mutual support, group conversation, and to cultivate adaptive relationships with the environment. This can take the form of discussions with guest multidisciplinary artists, thinkers, and activists and other individual and group activities that benefit our community of residents.

Residents will be paired and asked to cook for shared dinners three times over the course of their residency, Monday-Friday. . Each session culminates with a short video interview and artists are invited to share their work with our community and each other. Marble House Project provides private bedrooms, food, private studio space, and artist support. We are not able to cover costs related to travel or materials. There is no fee to attend the residency.

Applications are accepted in all creative fields including but not limited to writing, dance and choreography, performance, music composition and sound, film and video, visual arts, and culinary arts. Applications are reviewed by a jury of alumni and staff. Artists are selected based on quality of work, commitment to practice, and project description. Please choose the application that best describes your work. Two artists may apply together as a collaborative, and should complete one application. Within each application you will be asked to select the session dates best for you.

Marble House Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. For exact dates, more information or questions about the residency, visit our FAQ page. If you still have questions you may contact [email protected].

Personal information is not shared with our jury and will remain confidential. This includes email, home address, phone number and any information regarding your family, anything else you would need to tell us and how you heard about Marble House Project. Please remove this information from your resume. All of our outreach questions also remain confidential and blind to our jury.n regarding your family, anything else you would need to tell us and how you heard about Marble House Project. All of our outreach questions also remain confidential and blind to our jury.

We look forward to viewing your application.

 

 

Towson University Call for Scores from Marginalized Composers
deadline May 15

The Towson University Department of Music, funded by a grant from the College of Fine Arts and Communication DEI Committee, is thrilled to announce a call for scores for our concert series in the Fall of 2024, which includes performances at Towson University and in the Baltimore area.

About the Project:
This project is intended to highlight the work and experiences of underrepresented voices, and to respond to a DEI-related topic or issue. We are seeking music that tells stories, explores themes of identity, challenges our understanding of societal norms, and/or examines the contemporary landscape of DEI-related issues in a reflexive way. Scores could explore topics such as racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ experiences, or disability rights, or the contemporary political discourse surrounding DEI-issues.

The scope of the project is as follows: The selected composer will produce a newly-composed piece written for a chamber ensemble of no more than 6 parts, and approximately 10 minutes in length. The piece will be learned, rehearsed, and performed by a faculty-led ensemble of current Towson University students and faculty in the Fall of 2024. The deadline for delivering the final score and parts is September 1, 2024. Please note that adhering to this deadline is crucial to ensure sufficient rehearsal time for the ensemble.

Who We’re Looking For:
We are seeking original and engaging scores from emerging composers of all ages, with a focus on those who are residents of the Greater Baltimore area and identify as belonging to a community traditionally underrepresented in classical music composition. We are particularly interested in artists with a strong point of view, who are looking to share, examine, interrogate or critique unique experiences of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome work that is bold, innovative, and challenges our assumptions about the world.
Applicants must be eligible to receive income in the US.

 

 

Prince George’s Film Festival
deadline May 15 (early bird)

Are you a filmmaker with a unique story to tell? Are you looking to showcase your work to a wider audience? Look no further than the Prince George’s Film Festival! The Prince George’s Film Festival invites submissions for the upcoming film festival, where diversity, creativity, and the power of storytelling is celebrated.

The Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council and the Prince George’s Film Office come together again for the third annual Prince George’s Film Festival (PGFF – Take Three). This annual celebration of cinematic arts will take place September 26–29, 2024, in the crown jewel of the DMV, Prince George’s County, Maryland.

We’re on the lookout for films from diverse voices and backgrounds that showcase the rich journey of human experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, we welcome submissions from filmmakers of all levels.

As Prince George’s County becomes an attractive filmmaking destination for blockbuster films, the Prince George’s Film Festival aims to provide independent filmmakers the platform to gain recognition and advance their careers to the next level. PGFF – Take Three is a meticulously curated space that will feature both virtual and onsite film screenings, community events, high-impact networking receptions, keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, culminating at the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino for the Closing Celebration Brunch and Awards Ceremony.

We believe in the importance of representation and amplifying diverse voices. We are excited to invite filmmakers from around the world to submit their films for consideration for the 2024 festival. Especially looking to highlight local and independent filmmakers, our goal is to showcase a wide range of films that represent the diversity of the Prince George’s County community and tell stories and unique perspectives that are often overlooked in mainstream cinema.

 

 

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
deadline May 15

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

 

 

Image: Christina P. Day, Installation view of Depth Cue, part of SOLOS 23-24.

Call for Proposals: SOLOS 2025
deadline May 24
posted by Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is currently accepting proposals for SOLOS 2025, a series of solo exhibitions by Mid-Atlantic artists. Contemporary artists living or working in the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to propose solo exhibitions to take place in one of the Museum’s gallery spaces. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington staff. The exhibitions selected for SOLOS 2025 will take place in one of two time slots, either February 14 – May 25, 2025 or June 13 – September 7, 2025. Once artists are selected, MoCA Arlington staff will work with artists to determine the timing for the selected artists.

Artists are encouraged to propose new bodies of work, installations, or projects and to consider the available exhibition spaces in their proposal. Exhibition proposals should include the preferred gallery for the proposed work, especially if the artist feels strongly about exhibiting in a particular gallery.

Download the floor plans for the SOLOS 2025 Gallery Spaces.

Artists will be notified regarding the results of the selection process by August 1, 2024. Regretfully, MoCA Arlington is not able to offer feedback directly to artists on individual proposals either during the application process or once the selections have been made.

GUEST JURORS:
Phaan Howng, artist, Baltimore, MD
Cynthia Stucki, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Andrew Wasserman, Professorial Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art, American University, Washington, DC

 

 

On::View Artist Residency Program
deadline May 28

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at ARTS Southeast’s flagship project, Sulfur Studios, the ON::VIEW Artist Residency provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The studio’s large windows look out onto Bull Street, the district’s main thoroughfare, allowing the artists’ work to be on view to the community at all times. Sulfur Studios’ visitors and passersby on the sidewalk witness the artists’ process as it unfolds in real time, seeing all the steps involved from concept to final execution. Community events like workshops, performances, public art projects and artist talks, offer creative ways to interact with the public. The ON::View Residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media.

Just five blocks east of the Residency Studio, the 5th Dimension Apartment features a full kitchen, bath and main room to comfortably house the Artist (+1 guest if requested) for month-long Residency stays. The 5th Dimension Apartment has a private gated entrance and private garden with plenty of space to create, lounge and entertain. It is our hope that by providing lodging for ON::View Artists that we will accommodate a diverse range of creatives from far and wide, as we continue to fulfill our mission to make Savannah a destination for the arts.

 

 

The Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards
deadline May 30
posted by Poe Baltimore

The Saturday Visiter Awards are presented by Poe Baltimore to recognize a new generation of artists continuing Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in the arts and literature around the world.  The prizes celebrate media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works. 

Though he was not wealthy in his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to support himself entirely by his pen. The Saturday Visiter was the name—and spelling—of a local periodical that held a contest for poetry and short stories. Poe won the award for his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” (which he wrote at Poe House.) The Saturday Visiter Awards are named after the prize a young Edgar Allan Poe won while he lived in Baltimore which helped to launch the famed writer’s career. 

Saturday Visiter Awards are presented in two categories: works that adapt Poe’s life or writing (including biography, or true adaptations of his poetry or prose), and original works that are inspired by Poe’s life or writing. In addition, important “Poe Places”, including The Poe Museum(Richmond, VA) ,  The Poe Cottage (the Bronx NYC) and Poe House (Baltimore , MD) will highlight exceptional entries specific to their region. The awards are presented every October at the annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Poe Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.  

Click here to read the Saturday Visiter Awards Guidelines for Entry or download the PDF below. Call for entries will open January 19, 2024.

NEW for Maryland High School Students only:   The Young Saturday Visiter Awards, sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Click here to read more about this category, open to Maryland High School Students (Grades 9-12 or equivalent during the 2023-24 School Year.)

 

 

PLAYA Residency
deadline May 30

Awarded residencies are funded opportunities available through an application process and awarded to people actively working to promote dialogue and positive environmental change. Wide open vistas and opportunities for field exploration in the high desert’s living laboratory provides rich inspiration. Residents stay in their own cabin, free of charge, and are responsible for their own travel costs and food while they are in residence. PLAYA is open to international and domestic applicants as long as eligibility requirements are met.

Applicants may choose a 12 or 26 day session. All residency sessions begin on a Thursday and end on a Monday. Applicants must choose from the dates available. We cannot accommodate custom residency dates.

 

 

Baltimore Area Non-Equity Auditions
deadline May 30
posted by Baltimore Small Stage Coalition

The Baltimore Small Stage Coalition will hold its second semiannual weekend of open auditions for actors and theater companies June 1st and 2nd, at Arena Players (801 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201). Building on the successful first such event held in early January, BSSC again invites performers and auditors to register for attendance at www.bmoresmallstages.org/. Advance registration is required; the deadline is May 30th.

There is no charge for performers. Each will have a total of two minutes for their
audition. Once registered, actors will receive an email with instructions to submit a
resume and headshot electronically. An accompanist will be provided on Saturday from
10am – 11:30am for musical auditions. Sheet music must be provided in the desired
key, with a 24-bar selection indicated.

Theater companies can register to send up to four representatives to all or part of the two-day event for $50. Individual directors can join for a fee of $25. The registration fee includes year-round access to a digital database of participating auditioners.

This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

BSSC was established in 2022 with the express purpose of restarting collective
auditions for small and non-equity theaters in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The
group is committed to mutual support, advocacy, and collaboration to benefit the rich
network of non-equity theaters and practitioners in the region. Founding member
companies are Arena Players, Inc., Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, Baltimore
Rock Opera Society, Fells Point Corner Theatre, On the Road Theater Company, Rapid
Lemon Productions, Strand Theater Company, and Vagabond Players.

 

 

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