(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work
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.
The fractured fairy tales that comprise Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods are initially a frothy frolic, becoming dark in the second act. As children, we were satisfied when the wolf was vanquished, the princess was united with her prince, and the tenacious boy outwitted—or outran—the giant. But happily ever after, Sondheim reminds us, is not part of the human condition.
Martha Thomas previews Into the Woods in the latest Urbanite at Old Tales Made New | Theater | Urbanite Baltimore Magazine
Can National Register status save Baltimore’s coolest abandoned building?
Druid Hill Chinese Pavilion. From an Urbanite article,
What’s the secret to reviving abandoned urban parks?
SEPARATE LIVES from Baltimore's _The Urbanite_ Magazine -
Simple but illuminating piece from The Urbanite with various reflections on race and segregation/integration in their continuing thorny and complex iterations here in Charm City. Apropos, mainly I suppose, of the upcoming start of rehearsals for Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but certainly not inapt for Kwame’s Let There Be Love—or just life in B’more in general.
And yes, for those few who follow or check in regularly, welcome to the madcap array that is our first season of Theatrical Tapas: titles and events are flying fast and furious around here. Really, Snowmaggedon aside, we truly did just open Let There Be Love (last night in fact), start rehearsals for Working It Out (last Tuesday, the first day of the second blizzard), load in and out E. Faye Butler in a somewhat truncated whirlwind three-day cabaret extravaganza—and we’re nearly cast and ready to start rehearsals for Ma Rainey, with three readings of five international plays not far behind. Never a dull moment…..