Getting an inside look at the film and video industry Talk: Filmmaker Steve Gillilan will speak to the Women in Film & Video group Thursday.


Steve Gillilan will talk about his experiences as an actor, writer, director and producer at Thursday's open membership meeting of Women in Film & Video of Maryland.

Gillilan, a Baltimore native and a graduate of Boston University's theater department, is the writer and director of the coming films "The Jealous God" and "Patty Stone." He appeared on the soap opera "One Life to Live" in 1988 as Jason, the preppy drug dealer.

Gillilan starred in films and plays and has written many screenplays, including "The Last American Cab Driver" and "Mad for Thy Love," which were both inspired by life experiences. His play "The Bee" was produced at the Art Continent in Baltimore before being shown off-Broadway in New York.

"Patty Stone," a romantic-comedy flashback to the '50s, is scheduled to be shot in Baltimore next summer. The screenplay was inspired by "The Patty Duke Show" and will feature a cameo appearance by Patty Duke.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway in Fells Point. Networking starts at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. The cost is $10 for nonmembers and free for members. Women in Film & Video of Maryland is a nonprofit educational organization. Call 410-685-FILM.

Sunday cinema

"Cinema Sundays at the Charles, the Film Lovers Club" opens its 11th series next Sunday at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore with Tom DeCillo's "Box of Moonlight," starring John Turturro and Sam Rockwell. Eddie Cockrell, who will have just returned from the Toronto International Film Festival, will lead a post-screening discussion.

Each of the 10 screenings is accompanied by a guest speaker. The program begins each Sunday at 10 a.m. with brunch, followed by the film at 10: 30 a.m. Due to contractual arrangements with the distributors, the titles of most films cannot be revealed until a few days before the screening.

A full membership for all programs is $120, or $100 for renewals. Also available is a membership package of five dates of your choice for $70, or $60 for a five-screening renewal. All members ++ receive a benefit package, worth a minimum of $100, that includes free passes to the Charles, invitations to preview screenings at other theaters and discounts at restaurants, cafes, art galleries, video stores and theaters. Individual tickets are $15 at the door.

Call 410-366-8675.

Ten-minute plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville is accepting submissions for its annual National Ten-Minute Play Contest, designed to discover outstanding short works by new and established playwrights. Contest winners will be honored with the $1,000 Heideman Award.

Any original, unproduced 10-minute play will be accepted. Each script must be no longer than 10 pages, and there is a limit of two submissions per playwright. Plays must include a title page with name, address and phone number, and must be postmarked by Dec. 1. The winner will be announced in the fall of 1988. Call 502-584-1265.

Canticle Singers

The Canticle Singers, a Baltimore women's chorus, is looking for new members interested in singing classical music.

The group rehearses Tuesday evenings. Auditions are not required. Call 410-435-3168 or 410-435- 4028.

Hopkins choral society

Join the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Choral Society during a reception and first rehearsal at 5: 15 p.m. Sept. 17 in the East Wing Auditorium of the School of Hygiene and Public Health, southeast corner of Wolfe and Monument streets.

Chorus members and soloists are needed. Auditions are not required. The singers will perform Verdi's "Requiem" this year. Call 410-955-3363.


Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra. Auditions for new members for the orchestra, the Maryland Symphonette and the Maryland Youth Symphony Flute Choir, 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday at Catonsville Community College. Call for audition time, 410- 442-5645.

Therapeutic Recreation Service. Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Parts open for children and adults. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern Regional Performing Arts Center, North Point Government Center, Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue, Dundalk. Bring a photo and prepare a song. Call 410-887- 5470.

Maryland Dance Theatre. Auditions sponsored by Dance Dynamix! for new semiprofessional dance company. 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Dance Dynamix South. Open to dancers age 15 and older who are proficient in modern, ballet, modern jazz or tap. Dancers ages 13-14 could be considered for apprentice positions. Call 410-665-1111.

Baltimore Symphony Chorus. Auditions are being scheduled for new members in each section for the 1997-1998 concert season. Call 410-655-0997 or 410- 783-8100.

Maryland State Boychoir. Auditions are being scheduled tomorrow through Sept. 30 for the 1997-1998 season. Boys, ages 7-18, must live in Maryland, love music and be willing to work toward a high level of professional performance. Prior musical training not required. Call 410-668-2003.

Rep Stage. "Man With a Load of Mischief." Saturday, Theatre Outback, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for union performers; 1: 30 p.m.-4 p.m. for nonunion performers. Singers should bring sheet music and prepare 16 bars of a ballad or an up-tempo song. Accompanist provided. For audition appointment, call 410-992-5061.

Pub Date: 9/07/97

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