Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Marion and Henry Knott Foundation, St. Mary's-Govans Elementary and Middle School will create a performing arts center to provide music, dance, drama and visual arts instruction to students from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. The program, which will begin this fall, will be staffed and supervised by the Cultural Arts Institute. St. Mary's-Govans will be the only Baltimore elementary and middle school that incorporates the arts into its daily curriculum, says Deborah London, executive director of the Cultural Arts Institute.
The New Metropolitan Theatre Company will hold auditions for "Sittin' With the Sisters," a play by writer/director Kevin Brown, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brookshire Hotel, Lombard and Calvert streets. It is scheduled for production in mid-October. The play calls for four black women, one black man and one white man. A prepared monologue is not necessary. For details, call (410) 685-9428.
Axis Theatre will hold auditions for its inaugural show, "La Bete," a comedy by David Hirson, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and next Wednesday at the theater, 1800 N. Charles St. The play calls for six men, aged 20 to 50, and four women, aged 18 to 40. Prepare a comic monologue. For details, call (410) 356-6097.