Free Fall Baltimore

Baltimore Playwrights Festival is participating in Free Fall Baltimore with Making a Scene, Scenes from New Plays. Engaging scenes from new plays by area playwrights will be presented by directors and actors in a book-in-hand staged reading format. You will meet a man and a woman who fall in love just when Daylight Savings Time turns back time; witness a psychologist, an angry husband and an unexpected twist; understand why two sisters never agree on anything, including the mother they just buried; and empathize with a young doctor working on the first artificial heart while confronting the parameters of humanness. Scenes selected for this presentation are:

  • Call Me Joe by Danae Henry
  • Daylight Saving Time by Stephen LaRocque
  • Jochebed Gives Moses a Pep Talk by Helen Cheng Mao
  • Kinda Human by Anne Valentino
  • People Should Talk About What’s Real by Allie Hartley-Kong
  • Privileges by Kevin M. Schaeffer
  • Sanctity by Kerr Lockhart
  • This World We Are In by Sharon Goldner

The readings will be rehearsed, have movement, lighting, props and some costuming. For your safety, all patrons will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours to gain entry. Masking is required while inside.  Free ticket reservations are required. Use this link:

The Free Fall Baltimore program is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA). Free Fall 2022 is presented by BGE with the generous support of Atapco Properties, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Reyka Vodka.  Thanks to Vagabond Players for hosting this presentation.  Vagabond Players is an original founding member of Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

The final date of our in-person reading schedule

4/30 11 a.m. The Search by Kevin Kostic, directed by Miriam Bazensky
Maureen interviews for the top job at a school with a dark past
4/30 1 p.m. The Next Big Thing by John Pesaniello, directed by Andre Tittle
The Next Big Thing is an 80’s pop musical comedy about a band of aspiring young musicians who must reconcile their dreams of success and fame with the unexpected “gifts” of the real world.

All readings held at Spotlighters Theatre 817 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Readings are free and open tothe public (no tickets required). Masking and proof-of-vaccinations enforced