About the Performances
Baltimore │ February 2021
By Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by A. Lorraine Robinson
Performance recorded on Zoom
Live streamed via webinar in Cole Cinema, Campus Center
Available for remote viewing through Broadway on Demand
Live streaming/performance begins at 8:00 p.m.
When a racially charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, BALTIMORE is a timely drama about racism on college campuses.
Checking In │ April 2021
Collaboratively written, original student work
Conceived and supervised by Amy Steiger
April 15-17, 7:30 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.
“Checking In” evolved from collaborative work between students in SMCM professor Amy Steiger’s fall 2020 course on devising community-based theater and the St. Mary’s local community. Based on interviews students conducted with community members on subjects of race, gender, and healing, a play took shape that focused on a group of people forced into lockdown in a medical waiting room. To keep themselves occupied, they share stories about their lives. As they transform the waiting room into a place for creativity and community, the group discovers that while there is no single path to healing that works for everyone, the acts of storytelling and of listening have power.
“Checking In” continues professor Steiger’s collaborative work with students and local community members on subjects of race, gender, class, and social justice, including “Beyond the Sunset” and the 10-minute play festival of student-written plays, “Humanizing Histories.”
To reserve tickets for the recorded Zoom performance of “Checking In,” registration is required through Eventbrite @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/146999614805.
SPECIAL INCENTIVE: The first 10 patrons for each “Checking In” performance who register for tickets will receive a “care package” to make the Zoom performance an interactive experience.