EMP Collective and the New York-based One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF) have announced the Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival, coming to EMP on Feb 9th and 10th at 8PM.
Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival
February 9th and 10th at 8PM
EMP, 307 West Baltimore Street
Tickets are $15, available HERE
Proceeds from the event will benefit OMPF and EMP Collective’s mission to nurture and challenge local artists of all mediums through cross-collaboration and artistic experimentation.
Sunday’s performance at EMP will be live-streamed online at #newplay TV HERE.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival will feature over 50 brand new One-Minute Plays by nearly 30 local or Baltimore-rooted playwrights. Burgeoning playwrights will be working alongside prominent artistic voices in the region. OMPF takes the temperature of a collective artistic conscious through these series of pulsing moments.
Playwrights were selected by invitation and asked to engage in OMPF’s playmaking approach. Playwrights are encouraged to write about anything they are passionate about, and, as emerging themes or ideas become apparent, the plays are curated and presented in clusters to reflect those elements. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each cluster of plays.
Artists from EMP Collective, Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), Glass Mind Theatre, and other Baltimore theatre artists are among the participants.
Downtown arts collective, EMP, is opening their first exhibition of 2013 on January 18th. “Reject the Gaze” features the paintings and drawings of local visual artists Lacey Anderson and Sylvia O.
In “Reject the Gaze,” the artists are stylistically juxtaposed yet share a similar effect on the viewer: both Anderson and Ortiz turn notions of the flesh on their head and directly challenge the viewer’s gaze on the female form.
“Reject the Gaze” opens January 18.