Moir's 'Killing Memory' wins drama contest Play: Baltimorean's mystery to be produced for television airing in February.


Kim Moir of Baltimore is the winner of WMAR's 15th annual drama competition for African-American writers. His mystery drama, "Killing Memory," was selected for top honors from more than 70 entries.

The hourlong production of "Killing Memory" will air on Channel 2 in February in celebration of Black History Month.

The play will be produced by WMAR-TV in association with the Arena Players. And as part of the prize, which included $1,000, Moir will assist in the production.

Second place in the competition and $500 went to Kymm Williams for "Cherie," and third place, along with $250, was awarded to Reginald Davis for "Terminal Relations." Tracy Chambers received honorable mention for "Cousin George."

Artscape '97

Organizers of Artscape '97's crafts market are encouraging crafters who produce traditional, heritage or contemporary pieces to apply for participation in the annual Baltimore artistic celebration

Lauren S. Schott, a Baltimore goldsmith, will select about 48 craft artists to participate in the festival, which is scheduled for July 25-27. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

Each participating artist will be provided a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth under a colorful tent. All spaces are accessible to the handicapped. The exhibitor fee is $200, and prizes will be awarded for the best displays.

For an application, call (410) 396-4575.

About child performers

Peter Sklar, a New York producer, author and talent scout, will discuss arts-related childhood disturbances in a free seminar, "The Truth About Kids in Commercials, Television, Film, Dance, Broadway and Modeling," Thursday and Friday.

Thursday's talk takes place at 6: 30 p.m. at Dance Explosion, 925 N. Azar Road in Glen Burnie. Friday's discussion is scheduled for 6: 30 p.m. at Knight Moves and Falls Road Dance Studio, 4508 Lower Beckleysville Road in Hampstead.

After both seminars, Sklar will interview children and young adults, ages 5 through 24.

Sklar has a master's degree in education from Harvard.

Reservations are required. Call (410) 768-4767 or (410) 239-9483.

WAMMIE winner

Sue Trainor, a Columbia-based performing songwriter and humorist, was presented the WAMMIE Award for "Best Female Vocalist" in the children's music category by the Washington Area Music Association.

Trainor was also nominated with her music partner Sue Ribaudo as "Best Children's Duo Group" and with her new trio Hot Soup -- with Ribaudo and Christina Muir -- as overall "Best New Artist."

A full-time musician, Trainor performs for adult, child and family audiences.

Award winners are determined by the general WAMA membership.

Art's antecedents

Lisa Graziose Corrin will present the last in a series of lectures on "Newly Known: Women Art Historians Consider the Antecedents of the Baltimore Art Community," at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Vagabond Theater, 806 S. Broadway.

Corrin will speak on the work of Ann Fessler, a former professor at the Maryland Institute, College of Art who is now chairwoman of the photography department at Rhode Island School of Design, and Claudia Matzko, a new instructor at the institute.

A curator for the Contemporary, Baltimore's nomadic contemporary art museum that installs work exclusively and collaboratively in temporary spaces, Corrin will lecture on the effect Fessler and Matzko have had on their students and the Baltimore art community. Both women are installation artists.

The one-hour slide lecture is sponsored by the Fells Point Creative Alliance. Admission is free, but a $4 donation is suggested. Call (410) 276-1651.

Lunchtime videos

The Columbia Association Art Center is offering a free lunchtime art video series at noon Mondays. Take a bag lunch.

Topics include "Isamu Noguchi," tomorrow; and "20th Century Art/Manet," Dec. 16.

The art center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village. Call (410) 730-0075.


Auditions for "Killing Memory" by Kim Moir, winner of the 15th annual drama competition for African-American writers, will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St.

Needed are one black female and one black male in their 30s to early 40s, one black female and one black male in their 60s, and one white male in his 60s. Call (410) 728-6500.

The Down South Independent Theatre Company sponsors auditions for the "Brothers and Sisters" by Ed Bouligny from 6 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Thursday in the lower level of Catonsville Community College's K-Building, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Needed are four males (two adults and two teens) and six females (one adult and five teens). Call (410) 381-0742.

The Red Wheelbarrow Theatre will hold auditions for a staged reading of "Bo & Mo: A Rockabilly Musical" at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ellicott Theatre, 8217 Main St. in Ellicott City. The book and lyrics were written by Geoffrey Himes, and the music is by Billy Kemp. Roles are open for five adult males and five adult females. Singing is not required; the composer will perform the music at the reading. Call (410) 235-6627 or (410) 465-0899.

Pub Date: 12/08/96

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