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

2014-2015 Season:
Amadeus
Next to Normal
It's A Wonderful Life
One Night in Miami
Herzog Rep
After the Revolution
4000 Miles
Marley
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.

-----------------------------------------


interrobangbaltimore:

baltimoresun:

Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.

Art everywhere!

interrobangbaltimore:

baltimoresun:

Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.

"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.

Art everywhere!



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share


Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share

nprchives:

This latest addition was found by Research and Development intern Kat Arcement. She writes, “commentator Andrei Codrescu bemoans his fate at being in Baltimore, and not—I repeat, not—in Paris.

With one exception:

“Of course they don’t have baseball in Paris. The kids there kick things with their feet, but unless the ball hits a window and the classic shrew of a concierge starts pouring boiling water on pedestrians, it’s nothing to get excited about.”

(3/20/84)

(via daisyalioto)



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
injusticeworth:

I’m glad that it’s correct and beautiful. I just can’t quite get into the incorrect and crabbed.
[London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 13 Nov. 1735]

In honor of the current Everyman (Baltimore) production.

injusticeworth:

I’m glad that it’s correct and beautiful. I just can’t quite get into the incorrect and crabbed.

[London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 13 Nov. 1735]

In honor of the current Everyman (Baltimore) production.



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
allboutlisa:

ATTENTION ALL BALTIMORE ACTORS:I am directing “The Rainbow Plays” by Rich Espey. Auditions will be May 15th and 16th from 7-9pm. (Show up any time in that two hour window, but please try to be in the building by 8:30pm.) Callbacks will be held May 19th from 5-7pm. I am seeking all actors from 18-50 years of age. Up to 16 parts are available to be cast. Location: Fells Point Corner Theatre-  251 S Ann St Baltimore, MD 21231Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Actors are encouraged to bring headshot/resume, but not required. Hope to see you all there!(“The Rainbow Plays” are a new piece of LGBT theatre written by Rich Espey. Each short play represents a different color of the LGBT flag and the play follows the struggles of the queer community.)  

allboutlisa:

ATTENTION ALL BALTIMORE ACTORS:

I am directing “The Rainbow Plays” by Rich Espey. 

Auditions will be May 15th and 16th from 7-9pm. (Show up any time in that two hour window, but please try to be in the building by 8:30pm.) Callbacks will be held May 19th from 5-7pm. 

I am seeking all actors from 18-50 years of age. Up to 16 parts are available to be cast. 

Location: Fells Point Corner Theatre-  251 S Ann St Baltimore, MD 21231

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Actors are encouraged to bring headshot/resume, but not required. 

Hope to see you all there!

(“The Rainbow Plays” are a new piece of LGBT theatre written by Rich Espey. Each short play represents a different color of the LGBT flag and the play follows the struggles of the queer community.)  

(Source: remuant-reveur, via baltiamore)



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
lightening the mood…

fairly serious finance committee meeting, full of portent and ponderous prognostication, gets injected and infected with levity when - for a bet to benefit the theater - one trusty trustee enters with his hair teased and dyed to honor the hometown Ravens. well done, Ken, well done.

lightening the mood…

fairly serious finance committee meeting, full of portent and ponderous prognostication, gets injected and infected with levity when - for a bet to benefit the theater - one trusty trustee enters with his hair teased and dyed to honor the hometown Ravens. well done, Ken, well done.



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
realmagndaz:

My view this morning ❄❄ #Baltimore


beautiful Baltimore in midwinter snowfall.

realmagndaz:

My view this morning ❄❄ #Baltimore

beautiful Baltimore in midwinter snowfall.

(Source: magndazs, via baltiamore)



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share

50!

Getting ready to blow out the blazing conflagration in celebration of CENTERSTAGE’s 50th anniversary.

While the whole year marks our semi-centennial celebration, by all accounts today, January 22, was our first official public event. So here’s to 50 more!



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share

Gauntlet thrown, challenge issued

B’more to face San Fran in super Harbowl, wagers must follow… CS vs ACT!

"Dear Carey and Ellen,

Well, it has finally come to this. After years of friendly coexistence and mutual love and respect, you are now the sworn enemy.

The match has assumed Shakespearean dimensions.

Brother versus brother.

Long lost cousin versus better branch of the family.

Poe’s legacy versus the diggers of the Gold Rush.

Right coast versus left, and good versus evil.

Colleague versus colleague.

All riding on the fateful outcome of the Harbowl.

We proudly wager a dozen of our vaunted Faidley’s Maryland crab cakes against whatever you can rustle up to approximate that - if you dare.

Defiantly yours,
Kwame and Stephen”



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
dontrell2013:

Arriving in Baltimore for a “Hot Desk” residency at CENTERSTAGE. My original flight was cancelled due to fog.  Next morning, it still lingers. Fog is such a fascinating phenomenon.  How incredible that, with all our technology and innovation, something as simple and insubstantial as fog can bring everything to a halt.  A humbling reminder that, no matter how far we advance, some things will always be beyond our control. 

weather-inspired reflections from playwright nathan davis on his trip to centerstage/baltimore

dontrell2013:

Arriving in Baltimore for a “Hot Desk” residency at CENTERSTAGE. My original flight was cancelled due to fog.  Next morning, it still lingers. Fog is such a fascinating phenomenon.  How incredible that, with all our technology and innovation, something as simple and insubstantial as fog can bring everything to a halt.  A humbling reminder that, no matter how far we advance, some things will always be beyond our control. 

weather-inspired reflections from playwright nathan davis on his trip to centerstage/baltimore

(Source: dontrellwhokissedthesea)



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
ch-ch-ch-cherrybomb:

Edgar Allen Boh


Jack-Poe-Lantern…#CSPoe#CSPoetograph

ch-ch-ch-cherrybomb:

Edgar Allen Boh

Jack-Poe-Lantern…

#CSPoe
#CSPoetograph

(via baltiamore)



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
sabinessyllabub:

Getting our Twilight Zone on…howl if you like it!

sabinessyllabub:

Getting our Twilight Zone on…howl if you like it!



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share

Return of the Living Pub Lab

you may recall our McDonagh pub labs last spring? well, the concept is back and bigger than ever. this coming monday, it’s coming to life on north ave in balto! come and join us, jump in or just drink along.

The Twilight Zone: It’s Alive!
October 15th, 7pm
Liam Flynn’s Alehouse, 22 W. North Ave, Baltimore
CENTERSTAGE explores the strange, creepy, and culturally pervasive world of The Twilight Zone through live readings of touchstone episodes. Join us, and join in: read a role, add sound effects, or follow along with our special Twilight Zone drinking game. You won’t want to miss this surreal, silly, surprising night of stories from the sixth dimension. 100% free theater (bar tab is on you though).



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share

BOGED (TRAITOR) - a reading

by Boaz Gaon and Nir Erez
Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Joseph Megel
Originally Produced by the Beersheva Theatre

A reading at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, October 8 at 7:30 pm

produced by Theater J and presented in partnership with Georgetown University In association with StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance

A sudden chemical leak in an Israeli industrial park endangers the region’s water supply. The mayor is quick to cover up the scandal, but his brother fights to expose the truth. The family feud quickly turns into a political war with major environmental repercussions. Emerging from Israel’s social justice movement of the past year, this timely adaptation of Ibsen’s play is the brain child of the Israeli playwright and adapter of Ghassan Kanafani’s Return to Haifa.

#newplays



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share
Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day
In Baltimore lives the legacy of one of the United States’ most famous writers—Edgar Allan Poe. In his lifetime, Poe never received the sort of attention that he deserved. But despite harsh critiques from famous writers such as T.S. Eliot (who happened to despise Poe but love Baudelaire despite the fact that Baudelaire was influenced by Poe), his name and his work continue to live on. Today, October 7th, Poe’s fans and followers will commemorate his death and his life. (via Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day | Writer vs the World)
Cast of #CSPoe headed over to take part. Join the commemorations, and then come see the production of …POE @CENTERSTAGE_MD!

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day

In Baltimore lives the legacy of one of the United States’ most famous writers—Edgar Allan Poe. In his lifetime, Poe never received the sort of attention that he deserved. But despite harsh critiques from famous writers such as T.S. Eliot (who happened to despise Poe but love Baudelaire despite the fact that Baudelaire was influenced by Poe), his name and his work continue to live on. Today, October 7th, Poe’s fans and followers will commemorate his death and his life. (via Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day | Writer vs the World)

Cast of #CSPoe headed over to take part. Join the commemorations, and then come see the production of …POE @CENTERSTAGE_MD!



Comments (View)

Bookmark and Share