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Woman-focused Strand Theater buys new home in Hamilton-Lauraville

Woman-focused Strand Theater buys new home in Hamilton-Lauraville

The Strand Theater Company, a Baltimore troupe devoted to spotlighting women's voices, has been without a fixed address for two years -- until now. With funding from a Maryland state grant, the company closed on the purchase of a 50-seat venue previously occupied by Performance Workshop Theatre on Harford Road in the Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood.

"We tried to continue operating on a nomadic basis, but we weren't able to stick to one neighborhood," said Strand Theater Executive Director Elena Kostakis. "That hurt us in terms of audience base."

The company, which showcases the work of female playwrights, directors and actors, moved out of a tiny...

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