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Saturday, February 28, 2015
11:00 AM
BPF Play Development Workshop Readings

11:00 AM: Staff Attorney by Nicholas Cartier

Directed by Daniel Douek

An insider portrait of the world of big firm law that grapples with vexing questions of race, merit and diversity, Staff Attorney is the David and Goliath story of a legal battle between a young African-American woman and one of the country’s oldest and most powerful law firms. When recent Harvard Law grad Deanna Williams joins forces with her former law professor to sue the white-shoe law firm of Foster & Carlyle, accusing it of hiring African-Americans in dead-end legal jobs to create a facade of diversity, the firm will stop at nothing to protect its reputation - even if it means destroying hers in the process. A legal drama of constantly shifting perspective, Staff Attorney explores the wounds inflicted on a young woman who may be both victim and opportunist and the lengths to which she'll go to not only seek justice but revenge.

3:00 PM: To Kill A King by Joshua Ford

The true story of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike of 1968 that led to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mayor Henry Loeb, a staunch conservative and recent Episcopalian convert, refuses to negotiate, despite the Black community's support of the strikers. As a planned march approaches, an energetic Black union steward, a Jewish rep and a local preacher try to resolve things with the Mayor, unaware of the tragedy that awaits.

About the playwrights
Saturday, March 14, 2015
01:00 PM
BPF Play Development Workshop Readings

1:00 PM: Revisions by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Directed by Stephy Miller

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Baltimore Playwrights Festival News

Congratulations to the Season 33 BPF Award Winners

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival proudly announces the winners of this year’s Festival, the 33rd annual celebration of Baltimore theater:

For the script:

  • 1st place (Carol Weinberg Award, $250 cash prize): Under the Poplar Trees by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, directed by Miriam Bazensky, and produced by Fells Point Corner Theatre.
  • 2nd Place ($100 cash prize): Fourteen Days in July by Lewis Schrager, directed by Barry Feinstein, a production of the Theatrical Mining Company
  • 3rd Place ($50 cash prize): The Soulman’s Soul by Joycelyn Walls, directed by Nathan Couser, a production of the Theatrical Mining Company.

This is the third time Frisino Toohey has taken first place in the Festival. In 2005 she won for Cornered, and in 2009 she won for G-Man.

For the production:

  • 1st place: Under the Poplar Trees by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, directed by Miriam Bazensky, a production of Fells Point Corner Theatre.
  • 2nd Place: Fourteen Days in July by Lewis Schrager, directed by Barry Feinstein, a production of the Theatrical Mining Company.
  • 3rd Place: The Soulman’s Soul by Joycelyn Walls, directed by Nate Couser, a production of the Theatrical Mining Company.

The awards were presented in an event Sunday evening, September 28 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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