When Rep Stage decided to devote the entire 2015-2016 season to works by contemporary female playwrights, the company's co-producing artistic director, Suzanne Beal, sought to make a statement with the first work. Her choice: Paula Vogel's "The Baltimore Waltz," opening this weekend.
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Martina Bagnoli, a 12-year veteran at the Walters Art Museum, where she is currently the Andrew W. Mellon curator in charge of medieval art and manuscripts, has been named director of a major museum in her native Italy.
Just before the start of its 42nd season, Music in the Great Hall has announced a venture aimed at mentoring young talent in the Maryland/D.C./northern Virginia area and promoting an interest in the genre of chamber music.
Baltimore's 2015-2016 theater scene will be missing a player. With a freshly appointed administrative team, Iron Crow Theatre plans to spend the next season beefing up the ensemble and expanding its mission and message.
A little musical gem from the past (does anybody remember Victor Herbert -- or Richard Crooks -- anymore?) to let you know that your intrepid Artsmasher still thinks about his readers when he's away. This will, I hope, hold you over until I get back to work next week.
Baltimore-born and -raised playwright Mai Sennaar is gearing up for a significant new step in her blossoming career. The world premiere of Sennaar's ambitious drama "The Fall of the Kings" will be held Sept. 5 at one of the New York City's historic landmarks, the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx.
Washington, never short on substantive art exhibits, offers much to view and ponder over this summer.