The public schools in our region start back on Monday. The teachers have been around for a few days (or weeks) for training, getting their rooms ready and preparing for their new classes.
At Baltimore TheatreWorks, this is when our work kicks into high gear, as well. We are having meetings and planning our programs for this school year in the Baltimore region. If you work in a school that is interested in working with Baltimore TheatreWorks, please complete a contact form or email directly to email@example.com.
We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with CASA of Baltimore County to present workshops to their volunteers and students. CASA is a group of volunteers who are Court-Appointed Special Advocates for young people in foster care. We look forward to developing a workshop that will help these students develop greater self-confidence, better communication skills and a strong sense of themselves and their place in the world.
In addition to CASA, we will be working with several Baltimore City Schools this year as we develop our Drama Club Program. And, we will be raising money to tour Rain’s play Colorism to high schools in the city. The play examines the issues faced by African American women because of the hue of their skin. The funds will be used to hire professional actors, train them to present workshops and to tour the show with an accompanying residency about identity. Please take a moment to make a donation on our website (or set up a small monthly payment) to help us make this tour possible. We want to work with just young women in the residency to help them write a monologue or soliloquy that explores their reactions to the play. It will be especially powerful that the actors will teach the workshops with the young women. Use the Donate Now button on the side to help us reach this goal.
Take a look at a reading that Rain did of the play a few years ago. She is adapting the play for school audiences.
Baltimore TheatreWorks wishes everyone a fantastic new school year!