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Upcoming Shows at Theatre Project

Todd Marcus Quintet, Quartet, and Trio

March 10 - 12

 

Acclaimed bass clarinetist Todd Marcus comes to Theatre Project for three unique jazz performances, March 10 - 12 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore.

 

Bass clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Todd Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus their work primarily on the bass clarinet. Though use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus' straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.

 

Based in Baltimore, MD, Marcus actively leads small ensembles such as the Todd Marcus Quartet, Trio, and Duo as well as his nine piece band The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra on original compositions and jazz standards.

 

March 10-12 Theatre Project features the range of Marcus' diverse work by presenting three of his different ensembles including:

 

March 10 - Todd Marcus Quintet with bass clarinet, vibraphone, piano, bass and drums. The performance will feature compositions written by Marcus to capture elements of his west Baltimore neighborhood where the death of community member Freddie Grey in April 2015 led to the city's subsequent civil unrest. As a musician who has also worked as a community activist in his neighborhood for 20 years (at his nonprofit Intersection of Change), Marcus' new compositions seek to portray both the challenges and strengths of his community and find beauty in each.

 

March 11 - Todd Marcus Quartet with bass clarinet/clarinet, piano, bass, and drums featuring music from the band's 2012 album Inheritance with jazz standards and Marcus' original compositions that uniquely incorporate Middle Eastern influences into jazz. Includes music performed by Marcus in Egypt at the 2015 Cairo Jazz Festival.

 

March 12 - Todd Marcus Trio with bass clarinet/clarinet, bass, and drums featuring compositions by Marcus, Sonny Rollins, and Bennie Maupin. The trio showcases Marcus' harmonically rich improvising and highlights his work transforming the bass clarinet from an obscure peripheral instrument to one of power and intricacy capable of strongly leading a driving small group format.

 

This production is made possible by grant from the

Maryland State Arts Council Touring Program

 

Todd Marcus Quintet, Quartet, and Trio

March 10 - 12, 2017

 

Showtimes:

Friday, March 10 @ 8pm

Saturday, March 11 @ 8pm

Sunday, March 12 @ 3pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $25

Seniors/Artists/Military - $20

Students - $15

 

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Impacting Spaces
Deep Vision Dance Company, RebollarDance, RealLivePeople

March 17 & 18

 

Deep Vision Dance Company (Baltimore), RebollarDance (DC), and RealLivePeople (Philadelphia) are on a collaborative, three-city tour. Presenting works in their beloved home cities and that of each other's, the companies investigate "space" in unique ways - the space of creation, psychological spaces, and the perceived space between us.

 

Deep Vision's Matter, Energy, Human explores the nature of human existence and our connection to the greater universe. RebollarDance's Space Junk parallels the folds of space-time with psychological spaces of the mind. RealLivePeople's Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation investigates the tenacious, inner conflict of identity as a motivating force for social behavior. Imaginative, athletic, and rich in detail, Impacting Spaces addresses universal concepts and drives audiences to reflect on the visible and invisible world around us.

 

Deep Vision Dance Company's Matter, Energy, Human delves into the intersections between quantum physics, metaphysical theory, and the human experience. Each section uncovers the visual beauty of unfolding physical phenomena while illuminating the complex, yet delicate, human condition - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and as a universal whole. Deepak Chopra's writings in Everyday Immortality: A Concise Course in Spiritual Transformation impact the connective fabric of the work. Audiences witness two storylines - (1) energy and matter and (2) the seemingly concrete human experience - that parallel, impact, weave, crescendo, and eventually converge. Collaborator Timothy Nohe composes the evolving, oscillating sound score.

 

RebollarDance's Space Junk is the result of an intensive collaborative process of experimentation between movement, light and sound, an original score based on mechanical algorithms, and unusual use of lighting design and projection. Space Junk, astronomy's definition of orbital debris created by humans, is used by RebollarDance as a metaphor for the rubble that lives and dies within our minds as past experiences, outdated ideas and misfired thoughts. The work highlights the dialogue of the body as it negotiates interplanetary worlds and psychological spaces.

 

RealLivePeople shares Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation, a highly physical and personal duet between Artistic Director Gina Hoch-Stall and Philadelphia dance artist Scott McPheeters. Presenting originally premiered at the 2014 "Evening of Duets" in University City, Philadelphia. In March 2015, it was selected for the opening night gala at the American College Dance Association conference at West Chester University. These early performances encouraged co-choreographers Gina Hoch-Stall and Scott McPheeters to push further into the territories of identity, social status, "winning someone over" and how to do your best. Facilitated by dramaturg Sara Nye, the expanded version probes into the darker side of being a "people pleaser" and compromising oneself for outside approval.

 

** There will be pre & post-show receptions on March 18 **

 

Impacting Spaces

March 17 & 18 @ 8:00pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $23

Seniors/Artists/Military - $18

Students - $13

 

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Fairytales & Other Nonsense

Quest Visual Theatre

March 24 & 25

 

Internationally acclaimed Quest Visual Theatre performs the United States premiere of Fairytales & Other Nonsense, a family friendly non-verbal production that takes audiences on a whimsical and hilarious journey through classic tales they all now. Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Three Little Pigs, and another classic fairytales and children stories find their way into this whacky production. Fairytales... features performances by members of Quest's Wings Company, an ensemble of Deaf, hard of hearing, performers that travels nationally and internationally performing and teaching. Fairytales & Other Nonsense premiered in Vienna, Austria and later appeared in Vancouver, Canada. Be prepared to laugh yourself silly.

 

 

 

 

Fairytales & Other Nonsense

March 24 & 25


Showtimes:

March 24 @ 8pm

March 25 @ 2pm & 8pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $23

Seniors/Artists/Military - $18

Students - $13

 

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Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them

by A. Rey Pamatmat

From Iron Crow Theatre

March 31 - April 2

 

Three kids - Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji - are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny's and Benji's relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn't shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not. Tender, at times charming and full of heart, this coming of age story explores the gap between childhood and whatever comes next; forcing us to engage with what it means to remain young when exposed to the adult world far too quickly.

 

Please note that  Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence, and may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.

 

 

Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them

March 31 - April 2


Showtimes:

March 31 @ 8pm

April 1 @ 2pm & 8pm

April 2 @ 2pm & 7pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $25

Seniors/Military/Educator - $20

Student - $15

 

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David London's Weekend of Magic

April 13 - 15

 

Magician David London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, philosophy, surrealism, and that which cannot be defined, to create original shows of magic unlike anything you have experienced before.

 

The Weekend of Magic at Theatre Project will feature a three performance of David's Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show , a Magic and Surrealism Workshop and a FREE performance of his family show, The Adventure to the Imagi Nation.

 

Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show: Join David London on a journey to someplace else. Featuring excerpts from his previous theatrical productions, this 75 minute show is packed full of laughs, mystery, and the unexpected! Recommended for ages 15+. 75 minutes.

 

April 13 - 15 @ 8pm

 

Tickets:

$40 General Admission

$20 for Students, artists, seniors and wizards

$60 VIP First Three Row Seating

$80 VIP Seating + Close-Up Magic Show at 7:15pm

 

The Adventure to the Imagi Nation Family Show: The Adventure to the Imagi Nation utilizes magic, storytelling, and interactive play to take children of all ages on a journey to the Imagi Nation a far away place found within each one of us. Meet the mayor, Take a ride in a hot air balloon, behold the phantasmata flower, and that's just the first 10 minutes! Recommended for ages 5-11. Fun for everyone! 25 Minutes FREE!!

 

April 15 @ 1pm

 

Tickets:  Free

 

Magic and Surrealism Workshop : In David's mind, Magic and Magic Tricks, are two very different things. This workshop will explore both. Through a crash course in illusion, we will examine how we interact with reality. We will also discuss the intersection of magic and surrealism as well as play several surrealist games. You will go home with many more questions than you came in with, as well as several tricks and surrealist games to amuse, amaze and engage your friends and family. Recommended for ages 12+. 120 minutes.

 

April 15 @ 3pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

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Are You There God? It's me, Chaos

Adam Rosenblatt

April 20 & 21

 

What exists between pure chaos and complete predictability? Where do we, as animals, as people, as societies, fall within this spectrum? Are we really in control of our actions? Is free will an illusion? Do the same laws that dictate gargantuan cosmic forces and minute atomic attractions also apply to our personal relationships, our intellectual opinions, and our reptilian urges?

 

Music by Steve Reich, Thierry de Mey, Alexander Schubert, Mark Applebaum, and Fran├žois Sarhan

 

Performed by Adam Rosenblatt and friends

 

**This project is supported in part by a Rubys Artist Project Grant. The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

 

Are You There God? It's me, Chaos

April 20 & 21 @ 8pm


Tickets:

General Admission - $15

Students - $10

 

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Together We Stand

Domineka Reeves

April 22

 

Together We Stand is an evening length piece created by Baltimore-based choreographer Domineka Reeves. This dance is an intriguing exploration of historically, socially, and politically controversial issues within America.

 

Reeves uses these three subjects which offer a vast amounts of inspiration in this world of controversy to help her center on racial and gender issues. When audience member observes the sharp, staccato, and fluid movements within the piece, some of the inspiration stems from the past years of African American Slavery. However, gender inequality is displayed when Reeves transitions her movements into an attitude of dominance that characterizes her inner feminist.

 

In addition, she uses four other bodies to help express her ancestral roots that tie in to her closeness to the racial and gender issues. Furthermore, there are various elements of emotion, unique auditory, and videography that are the underlying drive behind her work.

 

Together We Stand

April 22 @ 8pm


Tickets:

General Admission - $10

 

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Millennial Motions

ClancyWorks Dance Company &

Coppin State University Dance Ensemble

April 23

 

Coppin State University Dance Ensemble and ClancyWorks Dance Company join dance forces and dream together in Millennial Motions.

 

Inspired by the quote of Ossie Davis, "Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change -- it can not only move us, it makes us move" - CoppinState University Dance Ensemble and ClancyWorks collaborate for an evening of choreographic impact!

 

Millennial Motions

April 23 @ 8pm


Tickets:

General Admission - $23

Seniors/Artists/Military - $18

Student - $13

 

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This is Home

The Collective

April 27 - 30

 

The Collective, Baltimore's hub for movers and shakers, will present work inspired by the universal theme of Home through the movement perspectives of the Baltimore-based Dance Company. Celebrating 16 years of calling Baltimore "home", The Collective will create work that speaks to healing and repairing of our beloved home city as well as examining what defines home from multiple perspectives. Co-directed by Alyson Jacques and Sonia Synkowski, The Collective is home to seventeen dance artists who gather to create new work and to offer bi-weekly dance classes for the public from their home at the Bryn Mawr School.

 

Work created for This is Home is also heavily influenced and inspired by the Imagining Home exhibit currently on display in the new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center at the Baltimore Museum of Art. exploration of historically, socially, and politically controversial issues within America.

 

In addition to This is Home, The Collective will host a series of Open Marleys, on Thursday, April 27 and Saturday, April 29. Similar to an "open mic night", the performance space will be open for choreographers to show work or work-in-progress with feedback from the audience facilitated and encouraged.

 

For Open Marley: Artist Edition, the night will feature a collection of works or works in progress from local, professional artists.

 

For Open Marley: Open Call, the performance will feature a collection of works or works in progress from both artists and pre-professional students.

 

This is Home

April 27 - 30


Showtimes:

Open Marley: Artists Edition - April 27 @ 7pm

Open Marley: Open Call - April 29 @ 3pm

This is Home - April 29 @ 8pm

This is Home - April 30 @ 3pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $23

Senior/Artist/Military - $18

Student - $13

Open Marley - $7

 

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IDENTITY: Dancing the Self

Trajectory Dance Company

May 25

 

Trajectory Dance Project presents IDENTITY: Dancing the Self: movement works that express the challenges of maintaining one's individual identity while navigating complex social demands. Audience members experience the creative process of contributing specific movements to a dance composition that incorporates these individual expressions but places them within the context of a unified society.

 

IDENTITY: Dancing the Self

May 25 @ 8pm


Tickets:

General Admission - $15

Seniors & Students - $10

 

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BootyCandy

by Robert O'Hara

From Iron Crow Theatre

June 9 - 18

 

Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black.

 

Please note that  BootyCandy explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence.  BootyCandy may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.

 

BootyCandy

June 9 - 18


Showtimes:

June 9 @ 8pm

June 10 @ 2pm & 8pm

June 11 @ 5:30pm

June 15 @ 7pm

June 16 @ 8pm

June 17 @ 2pm & 8pm

June 18 @ 2pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $25

Seniors/Military/Educator - $20

Student - $15

 

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Air(realist)

Air Dance Bernasconi

June 23 - 25

 

Jayne Bernasconi and Kirsty Little present Air(realist), a collaborative choreographic collage of succulent vignettes.

 

These real (and unreal) acts of defying gravity use metaphor, visual projections, and a variety of other feats to enlighten and celebrate human expression. With over 45 years of work between them, both Bernasconi and Little are two seasoned aerialists who dive deep into the heart of their unique lifestyle to pull out the deeper layers of time, space and altered states of mind as they soar over your heads to contemplate the artistry of an Air(realist).

 

Air(realist)

June 23 - 25


Showtimes:

June 23 @ 8pm

June 24 @ 8pm

June 25 @ 3pm

 

Tickets:

General Admission - $23

Seniors/Artists/Military - $18

Students - $13

 

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Theatre Project

is funded in part by

The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund,

creator of

The Baker Artist Awards,

www.BakerArtistAwards.org

 

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Theatre Project is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council,

an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
 
MSAC
 

Theatre Project is funded by

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-
Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.

 

 

Theatre Project is funded by an operating grant from the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.

 

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