Evaluations of Season 40 plays are complete

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival, while closely monitoring COVID-19 impact and regulations for reopening, have completed readers’ evaluations of plays submitted for our 40th Season, and evaluations have been forwarded to all playwrights. We have not yet determined when or in what form we will be able to hold public readings of new plays. Like the rest of the world, we are waiting to see how the Pandemic will play out. Rest assured that we are enthusiastic about the new plays we have received, and although on “pause,” we will resume our mission to serve Maryland and DC playwrights just as soon as it is safe to do so.

Above all, we hope everyone stays safe during these challenging times. Let’s all take care of each other.

Do It Now! Additional Audition Date

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is proudly partnering with playwright Rich Espey and composer Jonathan Jensen to present their musical DO IT NOW! Directed and choreographed by Timoth David Copney-Welton, this show promises to be a Baltimore-area summer sensation! An Additional Audition and Callback will be held on 3/18 to become part of this premiere performance. A stipend will be provided to all participants.

AUDITION DATE
Wednesday March 18th, 6pm to 8pm
The Fells Point Corner Theatre

PLEASE PREPARE A SONG OF 16 TO 32 BARS. SIDES WILL BE GIVEN FOR COLD READINGS.
REHEARSALS WILL START THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE

PRODUCTION DATES
Fells Point Corner Theatre
August 13th to 16th, and August 20th to 23rd

WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER
Middle-aged, white male – baritone

JAMES BAKER, Schaefer’s neighbor
Young or middle-aged, African-American male – baritone/bass
GEORGE MURRAY, political candidate (doubles with James Baker) Young or middle-aged, African-American male – baritone/bass

ED RUTKOWSKI, Schaefer’s neighbor
Middle-aged white male – baritone
HYMAN PRESSMAN, city comptroller
Middle-aged or old white male (non-singing) (doubles with Ed Rutkowski)

JACK HOFFMAN, a businessman and political boss
Middle-aged white male – baritone
ROBERT IRSAY, owner of the Baltimore Colts (doubles with Jack Hoffman)

DAN GOLDNER, assistant to Schaefer
Young white male – tenor/baritone

Questions? email [email protected]