The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)

Gavin
CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

thaumaturg
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Pronunciation: \ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work

2013-2014 Season:
Animal Crackers
Dance of the Holy Ghosts
A Civil War Christmas
Stones in His Pockets
Twelfth Night
Vanya Sonya Masha and Spike
Wild with Happy
Play Labs

The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from above. Or the Light Street side, anyhow. Smack in the center of what was just recently our first Grand Prix street race. For more observations on this, cf The Second City’s latest, Charmed & Dangerous at CENTERSTAGE….

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from above. Or the Light Street side, anyhow. Smack in the center of what was just recently our first Grand Prix street race. For more observations on this, cf The Second City’s latest, Charmed & Dangerous at CENTERSTAGE….

(Source: Flickr / timshahan, via baltiamore)



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"They tell me Virginia has its share of characters. It will be hard to match the ones who have populated this column over the years. Without further ado, I’d like to thank:"… and, to read who gets skewered, follow the link below.

~Vozzella goodbye: Columnist thanks Sheila Dixon, William Donald Schaefer, David Simon and other Mayland figures for six years of fun. - baltimoresun.com



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Getting zany at the Baltimore Improv Festival… (via baltimoresun.com)
And if this lights your fire, get ready for loads more when the legendary Second City comes to town Sept 15 -Oct 15 at CENTERSTAGE. We hear rumors of electoral water ballets! Find out more here.

Getting zany at the Baltimore Improv Festival… (via baltimoresun.com)

And if this lights your fire, get ready for loads more when the legendary Second City comes to town Sept 15 -Oct 15 at CENTERSTAGE. We hear rumors of electoral water ballets! Find out more here.



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simplybro:

Wedding cake toppers at a Baltimore, MD wedding.

simplybro:

Wedding cake toppers at a Baltimore, MD wedding.

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Judge tosses tree suit

A “tree suit?” read on…

Baltsun.com

August 8, 2011

Judge tosses tree suit, urges city be more open

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed a Bolton Hill resident’s bid for an injunction to prevent any more trees from being removed to accommodate the Baltimore Grand Prix, but she appealed to the city to be more forthcoming about plans to replace them.

Judge Evelyn O. Cannon ruled that David C. Troy lacked legal standing to sue the city, and in any case was suing the wrong party, since the city itself didn’t remove the trees. She also questioned the urgency of Troy’s court quest, since city officials have said no more trees need to be cut down or moved.

City officials had declared on Friday that tree removal had been limited to 31 along the race course, down from the 50 they’d said earlier in the week would be taken.

It was disclosed at the hearing, though, that another trees are to be moved from in front of the Hilton Hotel on West Pratt Street. City officials said those were on private property and not subject to the agreement the city had negotiated with Baltimore Racing Development, the organizer of the three-day street race downtown on Labor Day weekend.

Troy, a software developer, had protested the tree removal after seeing a photograph in The Baltimore Sun Monday showing trees being cut down on West Pratt Street and reading that a race official said 136 trees were being removed. He also drafted an online petition, which had garnered more than 4,000 signatures by this morning. Frustrated by an inability to see the agreement the city had negotiated with the race for tree removal and planting, and by the shifting numbers of trees being taken, he filed suit Friday and sought an injunction.

Cannon said there was no legal basis for granting the injunction, and lectured Troy on the shortcomings of the complaint he drew up himself. But the judge also urged city officials to be more forthcoming about their arrangements with the racing organization to replace the cut trees and plant more.

Racing officials say they plan to plant 59 new trees along the race course, plus another 139 around downtown, and they have pledged to pay for another 5,000 saplings to be used as the city sees fit. But the memorandum of understanding detailing the deal has not been released, with city officials saying it’s not official until it’s been reviewed by lawyers and signed.

"I think in the long run it would be helpful," the judge said, if the city would provide Troy and other protestors with the agreement and details on what trees are being taken and what ones planted, and how they’re to be cared for. If that was done, she added, "everybody just might be able to sleep better." Matthew Nayden, the city’s lawyer, complained at first that Troy, a supporter of mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, was making political hay with the tree flap and accusing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of wrongdoing. But the judge responded that none of that was in the lawsuit and renewed her suggestion - Nayden said he would contact Troy later.

Troy acknowledged after the hearing that his case had been “rough around the edges,” but he said he didn’t regret bringing it. He said he believed that had he not rallied protests against the cutting, more trees would have come down.

(Source: weblogs.baltimoresun.com)



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Daniel Ettinger’s scenic design, in elevation and in model view, for the upcoming Second City show at CENTERSTAGE, Charmed & Dangerous.

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Time for a brew on Brewers Hill? Mr. Boh Thinks Soh.
filthcity:

Brewers Hill.

Time for a brew on Brewers Hill? Mr. Boh Thinks Soh.

filthcity:

Brewers Hill.

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coming soon….Charmed & Dangerous (otherwise known as The Second City Does Baltimore II), at CENTERSTAGE.
sarah-anne:

I just had to.  (Taken with instagram)

coming soon….Charmed & Dangerous (otherwise known as The Second City Does Baltimore II), at CENTERSTAGE.

sarah-anne:

I just had to. (Taken with instagram)



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Mobtown Murder Mystery: “Fluid Movement” Strikes Again
Film Noir has never been so wet…

Mobtown Murder Mystery | What Weekly Magazine

Follow the link, unravel the clues, and find out more about the latest iteration of this novel Baltimore tradition.

fluid movement



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btowncru:

Location: Fells Point, Baltimore.

btowncru:

Location: Fells Point, Baltimore.

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