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Incoming artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has bold plans for Center Stage

Incoming artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has bold plans for Center Stage

Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out.

People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director staggering a bit and with their hair mussed, but visibly charged up.

The 45-year-old Kwei-Armah, who takes over leadership of Maryland's largest regional theater on July 1 from Irene Lewis, was in town last week for a five-day visit. He met a range of Baltimoreans, from civic bigwigs to subscribers to leaders of...

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