Baltimore theater firm options black actors — in costume – on former Accomplice statue plinths within the metropolis.
DATE: Wednesday, February 24
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: Chesapeake Shakespeare Firm, 7 S. Calvert St.
DETAILS: Whereas town of Baltimore ponders the everlasting destiny of 4 pedestals the place as soon as stood statues of the Confederacy, Chesapeake Shakespeare Firm — town’s third-largest theater firm — is enterprise an effort to deliver consciousness to the necessity for motion with THE MONUMENT PROJECT, a collection of images that depict black actors from CSC posing in Renaissance costumes on these plinths, which have stood empty because the statues had been eliminated in 2017.
The marketing campaign will kick off Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at CSC when the corporate unveils the portraits – taken final November – of seven actors deciphering Again Lives Matter with an help from passages from Shakespeare’s HAMLET, THE WINTER’S TALE and ROMEO AND JULIET. The pictures will make their debut on Wednesday, Feb. 24 on large-scale banners that can grasp from the Calvert Avenue home windows on the entrance to Chesapeake Shakespeare Firm’s theater constructing.
Poster-size copies of the pictures be obtainable for buy, with proceeds to profit CSC’s common teaching programs, which serve 16,000 college students yearly in Baltimore and surrounding counties, and components of D.C.
The corporate is presently in rehearsals for its livestreamed manufacturing of ROMEO AND JULIET to be broadcast for gratis to Maryland public colleges this Might.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Firm is Maryland’s main classical theater firm, based in 2002, now with a 266-seat theater housed in an previous Downtown Baltimore financial institution constructing on the nook of Calvert and Redwood. CSC presents a full season yearly of first-rate, skilled productions of Shakespeare performs, together with more moderen classics equivalent to OUR TOWN. Fairness and inclusion in employment, training and neighborhood outreach has at all times been an rising focus of the corporate’s mission.
IN ATTENDANCE AT THE FEB. 24 EVENT AND AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT WILL BE:
Lesley Malin, CSC Managing Director
Gerrad Alex Taylor, Affiliate Creative Director and director R&J
Tamieka Chavis, Shaquan Pearson, Keith Romeno Snipes, actors
Seamus Miller, a member of CSC, conceived THE MONUMENT PROJECT. Pictures by Mr. Miller and Brandon W. Vernon, costume design by
THE ACTORS PHOTOGRAPHED ARE:
KEITH ROMENO SNIPES on the former Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Memorial
TAMEIKA CHAVIS on the former Accomplice Girls’s Memorial
TERRANCE FLEMING, ISAIAH HARVEY, GERRAD ALEX TAYLOR and SHAQUAN PEARSON on the former Accomplice Girls’s Memorial
RENEA BROWN on the former Roger B. Taney Memorial
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE MONUMENT PROJECT AND CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY go to here.