Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jun. 11 2024

Getting hysterical with Summer at the Center

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Getting hysterical with Summer at the Center

2024 heralds the revival of the Summer at the Center arts festival at Towson University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC)–for the first time in nearly 20 years. This festival offers a celebration of, as well as a tribute to, Baltimore’s vibrant artistic tapestry and COFAC’s long history as a part of it. Spread […]

Jun. 10 2024

A 1742 grist mill and miller’s house as a creative hub

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on A 1742 grist mill and miller’s house as a creative hub

The restored Manor Mill in Monkton, MD offers everything from classes, workshops, and a fine arts gallery to musical performances and poetry and prose readings. I spoke to the owner, Angelo Otterbein, about his vision.  

Jun. 07 2024

Mary Zimmerman’s Matchbox Magic Flute

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Mary Zimmerman’s Matchbox Magic Flute

Mary Zimmerman’s Matchbox Magic Flute, a collaboration between The Goodman Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre Company, reimagines Mozart’s final opera as “a hybrid, a playful variation, more a creature of the theatre [than of] opera.” I spoke to Mary about her concept.  

May. 14 2024

Go into the woods with Shakespeare at Everyman

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Go into the woods with Shakespeare at Everyman

Everyman Theatre is making a rare foray into the Shakespearean canon with its current production of the much-loved comic romance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream–playing through June 9th. This fresh, surprising new take* on the old classic looks to find new resonance, new twists, new laughs, new life, new bite, and a balance between heart and […]

May. 09 2024

The Washington Chorus Celebrates Timeless Choral Music

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on The Washington Chorus Celebrates Timeless Choral Music

On Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 PM The Washington Chorus will present sacred choral works by Lili Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, and Beethoven with National Philharmonic all under the leadership of TWC’s Artistic Director, Dr. Eugene Rogers who joined me to talk about the concert.

May. 07 2024

Safe Boating Week

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Safe Boating Week

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Apr. 29 2024

A swansong for Mark Cudek

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on A swansong for Mark Cudek

    Having founded the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble thirty-six years ago in 1988, Mark Cudek will conduct the group for the last time in a concert called “Music for Joan the Mad,” inspired by Marjorie Sandor’s book “The Secret Music at Tordesillas,” at Peabody and St. David’s Roland Park. Please click on the link below […]

Apr. 29 2024

Crossing borders and breaking boundaries with Spooky Action Theater

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Crossing borders and breaking boundaries with Spooky Action Theater

Spooky Action Theater’s artistic director, Elizabeth Dinkova, joined me by phone to unpack some of the humor, humanity, and heart at play in the latest production from this inventive DC-based theater compnay. She spoke with extra authority and insight having known the playwright, Philip Howze, since overlapping at drama school; having selected and programmed the […]

Apr. 25 2024

CINDY OF ARC jousts with the patriarchy at Theatre Project

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on CINDY OF ARC jousts with the patriarchy at Theatre Project

I had the pleasure of chatting all the way across the Atlantic with writer/performer/creator Cynthia Kaplan about her new play Cindy of Arc, coming to Baltimore Theatre Project May 2nd-4th after a raucously successful stop at Intiman Theatre in Seattle. The journey of this piece has been a lengthy and arguably convoluted one, from extremely topical […]

Apr. 17 2024

Exciting plans at Bard Library

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Exciting plans at Bard Library

Dr. Elizabeth Van Pate is the relatively new Director of Library Services at Bard Library on the Liberty Heights campus of Baltimore City Community College. She is full of plans for the facility.  

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