Theater, book critics to address Hopkins forums Speakers: Robert Brustein and Jonathan Yardley to take part in 'Odyssey' series. Book event scheduled Nov. 12.


Two programs remain in the "Odyssey Media Forum," a series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University that features conversations on art and culture with well-known critics.

Wednesday meet Robert Brustein, theater critic for the New Republic, director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard, former dean of the Yale Drama School and founder of the Yale Repertory. He will talk about the function of theater criticism and his greatest challenges as a regional theater director.

Jonathan Yardley, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post, takes a look inside the publishing world Nov. 12. He will talk about the life and choices of an irrepressible critic, including his nominations for 10 "must-read" books.

Both programs run from 8 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. on the Homewood campus. Arrive early Nov. 12 and take part in a "Book Bash" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with authors of books on Baltimore, health and general new titles for holiday giving.

Admission is $17. Call 410-516- 4842.

More time for songs

The Songwriters Association of Washington has extended its deadline for entry to the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriters Contest to Nov. 15.

The contest has 10 categories. Songwriters who have not been employed as staff writers for a publishing company or have not received more than $5,000 in royalties in the past year are eligible to enter as many songs as they wish in each category.

A variety of prizes will be awarded.

The SAW was founded in 1979 as a nonprofit organization to assist songwriters.

For more information, contest rules and regulations, or to enter, call 800-218-5996.

Holiday cards

Send a Holiday Miracle Card designed by Maryland children and at the same time help raise money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

This year's designs were created by four young artists: "I Love Cookies" by Kate Deadrick, 11, a student at Windsor Knolls Middle School in Ijamsville; "Snowy, Snowy Night" by Hannah Levin, 7, of Fort Garrison Elementary School in Baltimore County; "A Magical Orioles Holiday" by Stephanie Zwolinski, 10, of Kemptown Elementary School in Frederick County; and "The Happy Skier" by Heather Pennington, 10, of Glade Elementary School in Frederick County.

Miracle cards are available in packages of 20 assorted cards, five of each design, and envelopes for $10. Quantities of 100 or more can be personalized. Call 410-223-1730.

Dance group elects Bradley

Karen Kohn Bradley, chairwoman of the department of dance at Towson University, has been elected president of the Congress on Research in Dance.

The group is an interdisciplinary organization that encourages research in all aspects of dance through publications, conferences, workshops, panel discussions, institutes and other media.

Bradley has a master's degree from the University of Oregon in dance and a bachelor's degree from Boston University, where she founded the Boston University Dance Company. She has taught at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., Towson University department of theater, the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Columbia University Teachers College, and Goucher College department of dance and department of dance therapy.

Acting workshop

Fells Point Corner Theatre is offering a six-week beginning acting workshop on Tuesdays, Nov. 25 through Jan. 6. The cost is $50.

Although the course is geared to beginners, intermediate and advance students are welcomed. Call 410-337-7569.

Exhibition ideas wanted

Proposals for new exhibitions in the City Hall Courtyard Galleries are being accepted for the 1998 exhibition season. Interested artists, art organizations and cultural groups should contact the curator's office for proposal forms.

Completed proposals and appropriate visual samples must be received by Dec. 5. Call 410-396- 4721 or 410-396-5176.


* The Colonial Players. "My Three Angels." 2: 30 p.m. today and 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow. Call-backs Wednesday. Colonial Players' Annex, 2132 Rennard Court, Annapolis. Needed are four adult men, two adult women, two young adult men, one young adult woman. Two-minute monologues requested, not required. Call 410-268-2476.

* "Sesame Street Live." Audition for future replacement positions in full body costume characters and male live performers. 1: 30 p.m. Thursday. Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Bring picture and resume, and wear dance attire. Performers must be 18 or older. Tours run about nine months in the United States and Canada. Call 612-375-9670, Ext. 704.

* Washington Performing Arts Society. Women of the Gospel Mass Choir. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday at the University of the District of Columbia's music program's recital hall, Building 46 West, Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street N.W. Vocalist needed for January concert at Kennedy Center. Call 202-833-9800, Ext. 130.

* Fells Point Corner Theatre. Casting for new musical drama, first staged reading in March. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. Needed are actors who sing -- two men, ages 35-55 and 20-30, one woman, age 18-28. Bring audio tape and appropriate monologue. Call 410-472-6903.

* National Christian Choir. By appointment Nov. 22 at First Baptist Church, 55 Adclare Road, Rockville. Needed are altos, tenors, basses. Call 301-670-6331 or 800-599-4710.

* Baltimore Chamber Chorale. Experienced choral singers needed for 1997-1998 season. Rehearsals at 7: 30 p.m. Mondays in the Towson area. For auditioning appointment, call 410-821-0620.

Pub Date: 11/02/97

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