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Baltimore Playwrights Festival - New Works Readings at Spotlighters!
February 5, 2022 at 1pm
Crazy Quilt Blues by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, directed by Leslie Byrne
Four women are doing needlework in a quilt shop when a young tough, aspiring to be a big-time bank robber, barges in. What are the odds they're going to find common ground?
March 5, 2022 at 11 am
The United States v. Susan B. Anthony by Stephen LaRoque, directed by Miriam Bazensky
United States v. Susan B. Anthony tells how suffragist Susan B. Anthony successfully registered and voted in the 1872 Presidential election; how she was indicted, arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced for voting illegally - and what happened to her after that.
March 5, 2022 at 1 pm
A Lovely Light by Hannah Land, directed by Jenna Buzard
Based on true events, A Lovely Light introduces audiences to the queer, disabled poet whose writing still captures readers a century later. Join Edna St. Vincent Millay as she journeys to Paris in 1921, struggles with illness and heartbreak, and learns how to accept help—and a second chance at love.
March 19, 2022 at 11 am
The Threshold by Jack Gohn, directed by Barry Feinstein
Life in a high-powered firm may have its toxic side, but it sure is enticing to young lawyers. Can Tom, starting his career, navigate his way through the ethical and moral challenges of a workplace gone awry
April 23, 2022 at 11 am (one act)
Lavender Lad by Bruce Reich, directed by Sharon Weaver
Ethan is a middle-aged man struggling with some personal demons when he meets the charming and much younger Xander. Ethan instantly falls under the spell of Xander, not knowing that Xander has some truly shocking secrets that will put their meeting in a whole new light.
April 23, 2022 at 12 noon (one act)
Underwater by Laura Weeldreyer, directed by Timoth Copney
Using significant flashbacks, this one act play tells the story of a family grappling with the depression and anixety of their 17 year old son, Evan, and his suicide on a trip to Key West. Evan came out as transgender at 15 years old, and his parents, Julie and Mark, have struggled to support his needs.
April 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm (one act)
Preserving History by Alexandra Horowitz, directed by Miriam Bazensky
A professor and her onetime protégée have devoted their careers to saving a dying discipline - the study of Classics. As they strive to preserve ancient history, their biggest challenge may be preserving their own
April 23, 2022 at 1:10 pm (one act)
Captain Hook, My Story, or, How I Clawed My Way to the Top by Peter Boyer, directed by Miriam Bazensky
Captain Hook the legend, the myth, the man (?), reveals the untold story of his treacherous journey into piracy and his profound yet thoroughly justifiable hatred of Peter Pan. With some help from a skeleton, while baking a cake.
April 30, 2022 at 11 am
The Search by Kevin Kostic, directed by Miriam Bazensky
Maureen interviews for the top job at a school with a dark past.
April 30, 2022 at 1 pm
The Next Big Thing by John Pesaniello, directed by Andre Tittle
The Next Big Thing is an 80's pop musical comedy about a band of aspiring young musicians who must reconcile their dreams of success and fame with the unexpected "gifts" of the real world.