From the mind of our amazing Director of Community Engagement Petula Caesar, a work of creative nonfiction that will explore the question: "What would it look like if Baltimore got some therapy?"
Four different actors will personify the various sides of our city's personality during their sessions with a court-appointed therapist, and through monologue and music, we'll see their journey through a spectrum of human emotion, trauma, and achievement. We'll travel through Baltimore's history as events that happened to a troubled individual, and through some audience participation, we'll diagnose the fundamental problems that plague us and discuss where our city should go from here for a brighter and healthier future.
We'll be featuring Baltimore’s own rap, rock, and spoken word music project The Out of Water eXperience who will respond to each therapy session, playing short musical sets of original music that is thematically about Baltimore and riffing on the themes that are brought up by the session. We'll also have local artists displaying their wares in our lobby for perusal and purchase.
A truly Baltimore-centric work of art that is not to be missed!
This show is a partnership with New Song Community Learning Center & New Song Academy at 1530 Presstman St, Baltimore, MD 21217.
New Song Community Learning Center is building on its rich history as a community-based non-profit to create a dynamic community wellness hub through partnerships, collaborations and community engagement that focus on education, health and workforce development serving the children, youth and families of Sandtown-Winchester.
Keep an eye out here for vendors as they are added to our lobby experience.
Thank you to our funders and partners, they include: The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, T Rowe Price Foundation, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Maryland State Arts Council.