Baltimore Theatre Project

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
410-539-3091

Mission Statement:
Theatre Project -- through the presentation of a diverse array of original and experimental theatre, music, and dance -- connects the artists and audiences of Baltimore with a global community of performers. We seek to nurture those artists who are actively experimenting with new forms of expression and support both performers of international reputation and emerging local companies creating new work.

History of Theatre Project:
Theatre Project was founded by Philip Arnoult in 1971. The early years hosted presentations of artists such as Pilobolus Dance Theater, Urban Bush Women, and Bread and Puppet Theatre, and community outreach programs such as the Baltimore Neighborhood Arts Circus and Baltimore Voices. Arnoult established Theatre Project and Baltimore as a factor on the international theater scene, and increasingly Theatre Project became known for a dynamic mix of experimental national and international presentations. Theatre Project was a co-producer of The New Theatre (TNT) Festivals at University of Maryland Baltimore County and in downtown Baltimore (1976-1979). The theater was crucial to the selection of Baltimore as the 1986 site of the prestigious International Theatre Institute's biennial Theatre of Nations Festival, the festival's only North American location.

In 1983-84, Theatre Project underwent an extensive restructuring that included the renovation of its historic 45 West Preston Street home. The resulting space is a gem with a sprung wood floor measuring 33'x35', backed by the original 20' acoustic dome. There are 150 seats, all unobstructed. In 1994, Theatre Project again modernized its facility with the addition of chair lifts providing handicapped accessibility.

In 1992, Theatre Project came under the direction of Robert Mrozek. During his tenure, artists like Karen Finley, Danny Hoch, Holly Hughes, James Magruder, da da kamera's Daniel McIvor, Squonk Opera, and David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) developed and/or premiered work at Theatre Project.

In the Fall of 2001 Anne Cantler Fulwiler, a board member and former employee became the theatre's director. Anne has a background that includes work in New York for companies like Meredith Monk/The House Foundation and Obie Award-winning MCC Theatre, and service as Program Associate at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and Associate Director of Development at Center Stage. Under her direction, Theatre Project has continued its reputation for outstanding service to artists, initiated an exciting new subscription series, increased community outreach, and improved its financial stability.

Upcoming Events at Baltimore Theatre Project

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Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Baltimore, MD
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Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 3:00pm
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Recent News

Baltimore Theatre Project's 2019/20 Season

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Variations on Myth at Theatre Project

Baltimore's original ten-minute play festival returns to Theatre Project with its 15th annual production, Variations on Myth directed by T.P. Huth. Come see the full production of these 12 world premiere plays by local authors, and vote to choose…

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Baltimore Theatre Project - Help Make the Match

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! The national day dedicated to promoting philanthropy and giving back to our communities is tomorrow, November 27th. Since we are at the start of the 'Season of Giving', what better time is there to give generously to…

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Theatre Project's 2018-19 Season is Underway

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Theatre Project's 2018 - 19 Season

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Artscape 2018

Theatre Project is thrilled to once again host events for Artscape, America's largest free arts festival.Please Note: Except for the first performance of the day, each show's tickets are only available at the door beginning two hours prior to its…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - Happy New Year!

As we approach the end of 2017, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Theatre Project. None of what we do would be possible without the generosity of our wonderful patrons, like you! In only a couple of more seasons Theatre…

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Theatre Projects 2017 - 18 Season Schedule

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Deep Vision Dance Company Presents Matter, Energy, Human at Theatre Project

Deep Vision Dance Company's annual concert - Matter, Energy, Human - is an imaginative 3-day performance series. Created by Artistic Director, Nicole A. Martinell, Matter, Energy, Human delves into the intersections between quantum physics,…

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Mervin Primeaux-OBryant's 'Look Through My Eyes' at Theatre Project

Quest Visual Theatre premieres a brand new show, Look Through My Eyes, at Theatre Project, Baltimore.Conceived and performed by Quest Wings Company Artistic Director, Mervin Primeaux-OBryant, Look Through My Eyes takes the audience on a life journey…

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Let's Get Personal at Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD -- Internationally renowned Danish performance artist Annika B. Lewis, brings her one-woman show, Let's Get Personal.The evening will also feature a performance of F.E.A.R., a work-in-progress and an international collaboration between…

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The Oven Presents the World Premiere of 'Gone'

Baltimore, MD -- Baltimore's new performance company, The OVEN presents the World Premiere of GONE, a post new-age cantata at Theatre Project.Interested in making work that is connected to large social issues, The OVEN has been working with the…

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The Santa Closet and The Seven Poor Travellers at Theatre Project

Act 1 - The Santa ClosetWritten and performed by Jeffrey SolomonWhen a little boy's gender atypical gift request to the North Pole is denied, a series of heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet, and into the culture…

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Show - Total Verrückt!

Joanna Caplan and Double Edge Theatre return to Theatre Project with Caplan's devised work Total Verrückt!Total Verrückt!, an original devised solo theatre piece, tells the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held in the Dutch transit camp of…

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Baltimore Theatre Project's 2015/16 Season

Baltimore, MD -- Theatre Project announced its 2015/16 season today. Among the highlights are original works by Guest Artists, Theatre Project Resident Artists, and productions from other talented Baltimore companies."No matter what the preference,…

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Show: Sandi Carroll's - Mission: Implausible!

Mission: Implausible! utilizes Facebook, Twitter, and Skype to engage the audience in our heroine's effort to save the world. Audience members contribute their intelligence to help save the day, and one lucky person is chosen to be our heroine's…

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The Art of Play A Workshop in Serious Fun

The data is in! Play is essential in developing resiliency and innovation. Experts in corporate, medical, scientific and government circles have all begun to recognize that Play teaches us how to be resilient in the face of the inevitable failures…

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Show - The Well of Horniness

by Holly HughesIron Crow TheatreThis hilarious and wild send up of a film-noir detective genre puts the focus on the women in this all-female Baltimore premiere of Holly Hughes' The Well of Horniness. As director Julianne Franz says, this play is…

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Naoko Maeshiba/Kibism's 'Dream Island'

Theatre Project Resident Artist, and award-winning performer/choreographer/director Naoko Maeshiba, with her company Kibism, debut their new performance piece Dream Island at Theatre Project in Baltimore.A highly charged physical expression, Dream…

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Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre's 'The Sorrow Message'

Kel Millionie, Artistic & General Director of Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre (DNA Theatre), in collaboration with Baltimore writer Annelise Montone, presents an intriguing, dark and fantastical aerial-theatre production to Baltimore's…

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The World Premiere of 'The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard'

The Revelation of Bobby Pritchardby Rich EspeyIron Crow TheatreIron Crow Theatre presents the world premiere of The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard, a poignant and lyrical new play from Maryland playwright Rich Espey, three-time award winner for Best…

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World Premiere of 'Fortune's Child' at Theatre Project

A World Premiere Play from Award-winning Playwright Mark Scharf opens in January 2015 Fortune's Child by Mark ScharfAn Actors' Equity Members ProjectFortune's Child, a new play by award-winning Baltimore playwright Mark Scharf, premieres at Theatre…

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Sonar New Music Ensemble's 'Child's Play'

The SONAR ensemble opens its fifth season with a program inspired by youth, innocence and vitality. Play "I Spy" with David Lang in Child - an epic work inspired by the composer's childhood memories. Play Catch with Thomas Adés, where the ensemble…

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Show - The Odyssey

Bethel, who performed his critically acclaimed and audience praised solo adaptation of Beowulf at Theatre Project last December, re-imagines The Odyssey, Homer's famous epic poem that tells the tale of Odysseus' 10-year journey home to his "sweet…

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Show - The Seven Poor Travellers

In Charles Dickens' "other" classic Christmas story, The Seven Poor Travellers, a nameless traveller arrives at an inn on Christmas eve, and hosts the holiday feast for the other guests. When they ask him, late into the evening, to tell them a…

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'Roughed In - Work by Ryan Syrell' in the John Fonda Gallery

ROUGHED IN brings together a number of parallel, and often overlapping, projects; a series of large cartoon landscapes, executed on framed drywall panels, a selection of landscapes drawn from memory with eyes closed, a suite of ten works on paper,…

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THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic

Max Major Is Back! THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic After a SOLD OUT WEEKEND IN BALTIMORE and selling over 5000 tickets to THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic, Max Major, twice voted the best entertainer in DC by readers of the…

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Theatre Project Presents Happenstance Theater's Cabaret Macabre!

Baltimore, MD -- Happenstance Theater returns to Theatre Project with their "ghoulishly gratifying" and "wickedly funny" Cabaret Macabre.  Cabaret Macabre is a series of dark, comic vignettes inspired by the illustrations of Edward Gorey. Live…

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Baltimore Theatre Project's 2014/15 Season

Baltimore, MD - Theatre Project announced its 2014/15 season today. Among the highlights are original works by Guest Artists, the return of Theatre Project Resident Artists, and productions from other talented Baltimore companies. These artists will…

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Baltimore Improv Group Presents The 8th Annual Baltimore Improv Festival

Baltimore, MD -- The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) is proud to announce its eighth annual Baltimore Improv Festival running at Theatre Project.Performances from some of the best improv comedy troupes from around the region highlight the festival  -…

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MotherSON - Baltimore Premiere at Theatre Project

Jeffrey Solomon's award-winning solo play MotherSON will have its Baltimore premiere at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore.Mother/SON charts the delicate, layered and changing relationship between a Jewish gay man and his mother. It is…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - June 9, 2014

Baltimore's Queer Film and Media FestivalB'more QFest - June 10 - 15 After more than a decade without one to call its own, Baltimore will once again host Maryland's premiere international LGBT film and media event. B'more QFest will re-introduce…

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Mara Neimanis/In-Flight Theater 'Air Heart'

Mara Neimanis returns to Theatre Project with aerial Earhart piece.The the life, mystery and final flight of Amelia Earhart is explored in Mara Neimanis' aerial theatre piece, Air Heart.Air Heart is a sixty minute solo aerial performance that…

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Happenstance Theater's 'Impossible! A Happenstance Circus' and 'Pinot and Augustine' at Theatre Project

Happenstance Theater brings two funny, family-friendly shows to Theatre Project!Baltimore, MD -- The circus comes to Theatre Project with Happenstance Theater's IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus and Pinot & Augustine. Performances will be in…

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Miwa Matreyek's 'This World Made Itself' at Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD - Theatre Project hosts the return of Miwa Matreyek, with the Baltimore premiere of her new multi-media work This World Made Itself, as part of QuestFest 2014. Performances will be in Theatre Project's intimate black box theatre. Ms.…

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World Premiere of Twilight Station - QuestFest 2014

World Premiere production from Naoko Maeshiba kicks off Theatre Project's QuestFest 2014 events.Baltimore, MD - Continuing its ongoing relationship with Quest Visual Theatre, Theatre Project will host the World Premiere of Naoko Maeshiba's Twilight…

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The National Endowment for the Arts Awards $10,000 to Theatre Project

Theatre Project Receives National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grant  to Support QuestFest 2014Baltimore, MD -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that Theatre Project is one…

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Show - Where the Whangdoodle Sings

by K. Frithjof PetersonTheatre Project Resident Artists Generous Company presents the world premiere of K. Frithjof Peterson's comedy, Where the Whangdoodle Sings. In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, the Whangdoodle, a foul-mouthed-hobo-bird sings of…

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The Collective and ClancyWorks Dance Company In Concert

Baltimore, MD---The Collective and ClancyWorks Dance Company present an evening of original choreography on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 17th at 3:00pm at Theatre Project, 45 west Preston Street, Baltimore. Founded in 1999,…

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Theatre Project's 2013/14 Season

Baltimore, MD - Theatre Project announced its 2013/14 season today. Among the highlights are a new Guest Artist Series, the return of Theatre Project Resident Artists, the inaugural Charm City Fringe Festival, and QuestFest 2014. These artists and…

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The Tempest Flies into Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD---Tempest DNA Theatre's team of innovative directors and designers are collaborating with with some of the region's best actors and aerialists to portray an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic story of love and…

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The Whistling Mortician at Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD -- Theatre Project will present NYC-based Cloud of Fools Theater Company's production of its original play The Whistling Mortician at its theatre located at 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. Incorporating dance, music and theater…

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A Real '*****' Show Returns to Theatre Project

10th Anniversary production returns to Theatre Project with new material Baltimore, MD---ARNS A Real "*****" Show, a theatrical collection of short stories that depicts the various stereotypes and sentiments associated with the "n word" and its…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - July 2, 2013

The Midnight Magic ShowSaturday, July 13 (it's at midnight) David London and Max Major invite you to very special Baltimore performance of The Midnight Magic Show! This 2 hour show of magic is packed full of laughs, mystery and the…

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'Planet Egg' - From PuppetCinema at Theatre Project

An epic science-fiction movie ... performed live ... with organic vegetables! Baltimore, MD---Planet Egg, from the innovative minds of PuppetCinema, will be at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore for a brief run July 25 - 28,…

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Show - Act A Lady

by Jordan HarrisonWhen the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in "fancy-type, women-type clothes," eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled. A thoughtful and exuberant Midwestern…

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Show - You Will Know

New multi-media sketch comedy You Will Know looks on the bright side of unemployment.Baltimore, MD - You Will Know, an uplifting new comedy that debuted at CENTERSTAGE in January 2013, returns to Theatre Project, 45 west Preston Street, Baltimore,…

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Show - Plasmic Patterns

Choreographer and MSAC Individual Artist Award-winner Naoko Maeshiba premieres new work in collaboration with musician Andy HayleckBaltimore, MD - Where does the sound begin and end? Where is the boundary between sound, the body, and the environs of…

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Room 17B is Coming!

Since 1971, Theatre Project has been at the forefront of presenting what's next in performance. New work in theatre, dance, music, poetry, puppetry, multi-media, performance art, and things that defy description have all debuted here. For the last…

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Peabody Opera Outreach Presents Ariel's Tempest

One hour educational show presents classical music and literature in a fun, engaging wayBaltimore, MD -- Peabody Opera Outreach, part of the Peabody Conservatory Opera Department, presents Ariel's Tempest, a 45 minute opera for children, based upon…

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en Route! A Touring Dance Project

en Route A Touring Dance Project! is an annual collaborative touring performance project facilitated by Next Reflex Dance Collective (NRDC) that brings together high quality, professional dance artists targeting diverse and new to dance audiences.…

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Quest Visual Theatre and Theatre Project Present Room 17B

New York based Parallel Exit, masters of physical comedy, are coming to Baltimore with their smash hit Room 17B. Co-presented by Quest Visual Theatre and Theatre Project, Room 17B will be performed four times only, at Theatre Project, 45 West…

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Naomi's Flight - A New Solo Work From In-Flight Theater

Baltimore, MD---Naomi's Flight, a new solo show by aerial theater artist, Mara Neimanis, is being presented at Theatre Project. This one-hour performance combines text with dazzling aerial choreography on three suspended steel apparatus sculpted by…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - January 28, 2013

The GUMBO is hot and ready to be served! Generous Company's GUMBO returns to Theatre Project January 31 through February 9. This festival consists of presentations of more than 25 new works in various stages of development over two weeks.GUMBO,…

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Baltimore Theatre Project Presents War of 1812 Ballet

Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), the state's premier professional ballet company, will perform Frontier: The War of 1812 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore.Frontier: The War of 1812 is a live dance multi-media performance that…

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Baltimore Theatre Project Hosts B'more Dance Mixer II

Theatre Project Partners With Professional Dance Companies in Second Annual Free Showcase EventMixer highlights professional dance in BaltimoreJeannie Howe, Executive Director of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, will emcee the evening of dance…

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Full Circle Dance Company's Moving Passages: Part Two Debuts at Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD - Theatre Project announces the premiere of Moving Passages: Part Two, works inspired by writing, by Full Circle Dance Company.How do we find words to describe something as fleeting and physical as dance? Do dancers think in words…

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David London's Weekend of Magic

Magician David London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, and that which cannot be explained, to create shows of magic unlike anything you have experienced before. Join us for a weekend of wonder, magic & play, featuring two…

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Cabaret and Magic: Coming Soon to a Theatre Project Near You

DNA Cabaret Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre presents a 1920's Vintage Cabaret style of performances featuring live music, artisan cocktails, and fabulous food. Join us for a weekend of ritzy glamour, in the glass, on the plate, and in the air.…

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The Grand Parade

Double Edge Theatre CompanyBaltimore Performance Kitchen presents A workshop production leading to the Arena Stage premiere of The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) Conceived and directed by Stacy KleinCo-created by the Double Edge ensembleComposed…

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Cloud of Fools Theatre Company's Physical Training Intensive

The actor's body is one of the most important tools for expression. The Intensive will encourage students to dive into the process of utilizing their bodies as the primary material for theatrical creation. Through challenging exercises and…

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Iron Crow Theatre Company's Bad Pand by Megan Gogerty at Theatre Project

Bad Panda: A new play by Megan GogertyThey're the last two pandas on earth. It's mating season. One of them falls in love with a crocodile. Who is gay. And then the baby comes.In this sweet celebration of non-traditional families, Gwo Gwo the panda…

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Theatre Project Presents For That Which Returns

Flying into Baltimore's Theatre Project for eight shows running, two companies on the forefront of aerial performance - Baltimore's In-Flight Theatre (Mara Neimanis) and Washington's Arachne Aerial Arts (Andrea Burkholder and Sharon Witting) - join…

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Full Circle Dance Company Premieres New Work at Theatre Project

Moving PassagesFeaturing choreography by Donna Jacobs, Travis Gatling, Theresa DeAngelo, Angelica Daniele, Kakuti Lin, and Jennifer Seye.Baltimore, MD - Theatre Project announced the the premiere of Moving Passages, works inspired by writing, by…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - September 18, 2012

High Zero is BackHigh Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast, being fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world. Celebrating its 14th year, High Zero is…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - September 4, 2012

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The Thunder Thigh Revue Returns to Theatre Project

Theatre Project announced the return of Joyce J. Scott and Kay Lawal-Muhammad in The Thunder Thigh Revue ~ For Fat Women Only and the Men Who Have the Guts to Come/Attend or Our Egos are Bigger Than Our Asses.Nearly 30 years ago, Ms. Scott and Ms.…

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - August 21, 2012

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Baltimore Theatre Project News - August 13, 2012

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Theatre Project's 2012 - 2013 Season

Theatre Project announced its 2012 - 2013 season today. Among the highlights are the return of local resident companies, new works in aerial theatre, experimental music, opera, dance, world premieres, and international work. Resident CompaniesA core…

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Kulunka Teatro's Andre and Dorine

Theatre Project is thrilled to welcome Spain's Kulunka Teatro to Baltimore, as they present their beautiful production of André and Dorine.In the small room, on whose walls reflect the past, sound the keys of a typewriter and the notes of a cello.…

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Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre Returns toTheatre Project

Baltimore, MD---Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre returns to Theatre Project in September with the debut of their new work Pulse, a high energy explosion of aerial circus wonder. The show will be performed at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston…

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Tricksters and Truth Tellers Debuts at Theatre Project

Baltimore, MD---Tricksters & Truth Tellers is the debut original piece by new theatre group Tricksters & Truth Tellers in partnership with Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. The show will be performed at Theatre…

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Quarry Theatre Presents 'The Booth Project'

Baltimore, MD---Killing a president ~ Fracturing a nation ~ Satiating an ego ~ Destroying a brother ~ Listening to voices ~ Following a cause.For one hundred and forty seven years, John Wilkes Booth left unanswered questions that Quarry Theatre will…

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The Campbell Dance Experience and Reginald Cole In Concert

Baltimore, MD---Theatre Project continues its commitment to supporting local dance by presenting The Campbell Dance Experience and Reginald Cole In Concert, two shows only.This evening of original dance works, features Special Guest Choreographers…

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This Weekend - Artscape 2012

July 20 - 22Theatre Project is thrilled to once again host events for Artscape, America's largest free arts festival. This year we will be hosting 14 different performances over three days, all of them free. Tickets are only available at the theatre…

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Meshelle: The Indie-Mom Of Comedy

Diary of a M.I.L.F. (Mom I'd Love to Follow)Directed by Rain Pryor Following a sold out performance at Theatre Project last December, and a successful cross-country tour, Meshelle: The Indie-Mom of Comedy returns with her signature…

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