Cohesion Theatre Company to debut in November with Shakespeare

Baltimore's continually blossoming theater scene has another bud.

Cohesion Theatre Company, to be based in the Highlandtown Arts and Culture District, will debut in November with a production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." (Given the arrival of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the Bard appears to be on a roll this season in Baltimore.)

The Cohesion ensemble also plans to stage two Baltimore premieres: Tom Horan's "Thirteen Dead Husbands" in March, Anna Moench's "The Pillow Book" next summer.

The new company is guided by founding artistic producers Alicia Stanley and Brad Norris, who were involved in the recent, vivid production of "Edward II" at Spotlighters. Her day job is technical writer for CBO Financial, Inc; his is events manager at Center Stage.

"Coriolanus" will be presented Nov. 20 to Dec. 7 in a building at 413 S. Conkling St. Venues for the other plays will be announced later.

Also in the works for Cohesion Theatre Company is a six-week, city-wide theater festival starting next July offering readings of dozens of "new and under-produced" plays written by women, as well as workshops. Center Stage, The Strand, and Interrobang Theatre Company are among those expected to participate.


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