Here you can find information about current and past productions along with show images, press releases, and reviews.

For Press related inquires, please contact Brad Norris at Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.

 

Chara Bauer as Patty, Emily Sucher as Jeanine, and Tatiana Ford as Renee Shealyn Jae Photography

Chara Bauer as Patty, Emily Sucher as Jeanine, and Tatiana Ford as Renee
Shealyn Jae Photography

SCHOOLGIRL FIGURE

by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Jonas David Grey

November 17-December 4, 2016

"If you like your comedy extra-dark, you will love Cohesion Theatre's Schoolgirl Figure."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"It's funny, it'll inspire a lot of 'Well, what did you think?' and that's worth the price of admission. See it."
The Bad Oracle

"The show is well worth investigating, if you can stomach it...Do not miss your opportunity to see this one."
Theatre Bloom

"Cohesion Theatre welcomes you to a slightly off, slightly alternative world where the 'in-crowd is the thin-crowd'."
MD Theatre Guide

"Set in a high school, this edgy comedy examines the tragic complexities of body image in today's vanity-obsessed culture."
Rousuck's Review


Chris Cotterman, Jessica Byars, Dominic Gladden, Brad Norris, Jonas Grey, Katharine Vary, Zach Bopst, Tegan Williams, and Melanie GlickmanChris

Chris Cotterman, Jessica Byars, Dominic Gladden, Brad Norris, Jonas Grey, Katharine Vary, Zach Bopst, Tegan Williams, and Melanie GlickmanChris

SPECIAL PROJECTS

THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

by Alice Stanley
Directed by Tom Delise and Alice Stanley
a partnership with Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

January 15-16 & October 28-31, 2016

"Poignant, masterfully penned, and choreographed with astonishing fight scenes, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare will slay you in the aisles."
Theatre Bloom

"The show is a joyous celebration of fight choreography, comic gags, and Bard geekery."
The Bad Oracle

"If you're a Shakespeare enthusiast, you'll delight in this celebration of the Bard's death-iversary...And if you're not that boned up on the Bard, Cohesion and BSF have so much fun with the production that you can't help but get swept along."
MD Theatre Guide

THE POLITICAL CABARET

a partnership with Spotlighters Theatre and Baltimore Improv Group
Directed by Alice Stanley

September 9-17, 2016

"I wish the members of Congress worked as well together as these artists from different disciplines and backgrounds do; a lot more would get done!"
DC Metro Theater Arts

"It's to the cast's credit that they find some fresh shots to aim at these stinking fish in a barrel."
The Bad Oracle


Jonas David Grey as the Marquis Shealyn Jae Photography

Jonas David Grey as the Marquis
Shealyn Jae Photography

Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE

Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Directed by Brad Norris

June 2-19, 2016

"With well-executed technical complexities and truly superb acting, Cohesion Theatre Company's production of Neverwhere exceeded by very high expectations."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"Cohesion's Neverwhere is a breathtaking achievement, elevating the art of the small stage in Baltimore City."
The Bad Oracle

"Neverwhere might not be a great place to live, but this theatrical vision of it is well worth visiting."
Baltimore Sun

"Cohesion's Neverwhere is a fully immersive experience that doesn't let up until the last shadow leaves the stage."
MD Theatre Guide

"Directed by Brad Norris, this ambitious beast of a production ensnares the mind and engulfs the soul for a treacherous trek into a world unseen, a world of suspended disbelief and theatrical prestidigitation that transports the heart of the average theatergoer to a place most wondrous."
Theatre Bloom


Bobby Henneberg as Flip, Mari Andrea as Mrai, and Terrance Fleming as Dece

Bobby Henneberg as Flip, Mari Andrea as Mrai, and Terrance Fleming as Dece

FORCE CONTINUUM

by Kia Corthron
Directed by Rosiland Cauthen

April 22-May 8, 2016

"Timely and important, Cohesion's production of Force Continuum is a powerful, unflinching look at how systemic racism and the militarization of law enforcement affect African-American communities and the officers, both white and black, who police them."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"Conversations need to be had, and Cohesion Theatre Company is having them with their production of Force Continuum."
Theater Bloom

"Come for the brilliant performances, stay for the anguish."
Baltimore City Paper

"Cohesion takes Force Continuum balls to the wall, and is tackling contemporary issues that are timely and relevant."
The Bad Oracle


Caitlin Carbone as Hamlet and Kathy Vary as Gertrude Shealyn Jae Photography

Caitlin Carbone as Hamlet and Kathy Vary as Gertrude

Shealyn Jae Photography

HAMLET

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Alice Stanley

March 4-20, 2016

"Only in its second season, Cohesion has made an admirable mark on the local ensemble theater scene with imaginative choices of material and concepts. This Hamlet reconfirms 'what a piece of work' the company is."
The Baltimore Sun

"Cohesion serves an incredibly emotional Hamlet, one that made me care, that made me stand, that opens a can of worms. This is a Hamlet that finds it marks brutally, hotly, humanly."
The Bad Oracle

"I have a new favorite production of Hamlet and I saw it right here in Charm City. I've seen Hamlet done very well before, but I've never seen anything like this."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"In terms of inspired audacity, it certainly deserves credit."
WYPR

"Remarkable work from exceptional talent, this is the Shakespearean production in Baltimore to see this spring."
Theatre Bloom

Hamlet was featured in The New York Times and USA Today.


TRANS VOICES WORKSHOP SERIES: APHORISMS ON GENDER, TWELFTH NIGHT, & A LITTLE BIT NOT NORMAL

Trans* Voices won Best Stage Series from Baltimore City Paper's 2016 Best of Baltimore.

Logan Davidson as Nora and Fred Fletcher-Jackson as Max

Logan Davidson as Nora and Fred Fletcher-Jackson as Max

APHORISMS ON GENDER (WORKSHOP)

by Alice Stanley
Directed by Caitlin Carbone & Melanie Glickman

April 1-3, 2016

"Kudos to Stanley for bringing these questions to the fore and to Cohesion Theatre Company and Iron Crow Theatre's commitment to new work that is a catalyst for the exchange of ideas and an instigator for social change."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"A remarkably smart and insightful piece, Stanley's work sheds light on a great deal of subjects relating to gender identification and speaks to audiences of all genders in a fluid and openly honest voice."
Theatre Bloom

"I left feeling that Cohesion is doing right for this underrepresented community."
The Bad Oracle

TWELFTH NIGHT (WORKSHOP)

by William Shakespeare, adapted by Phil Vannoorbeeck
Directed by Phil Vannoorbeeck

January 8-10, 2016

"With exceptional pacing, perfect trimming to make this identity-crisis-comedy fit just inside of 90 minutes, and a stellar ten-person cast, this production is a fantastic way to enjoy a Shakespearean classic while simultaneously gaining exposure to just how normal and positive the Trans* experience is."
Theatre Bloom

A LITTLE BIT NOT NORMAL (MAIN STAGE)

by Lillie Franks
Directed by Alice Stanley

November 19-December 6, 2015

"Depicting the more routine experiences of the trans* community will go a long way in achieving Cohesion Theatre's goal of fostering an understanding that despite our differences, we are all human. Our similarities far outweigh our differences. Kudos to Cohesion Theatre Company for their Trans* Voices Workshop Series and, notably for including the trans* community in the process."
DC Metro Theater Arts

"A truly unique and engaging experience, A Little Bit Not Normal is relatable and compatible beyond the gender issues it raises. Everyone has a family with which to have issues...add gender into the equation and it makes for a fine and informative as well as entertaining evening in the theatre."
Theatre Bloom

"When a play that involves superheroes and talking cats that date deities reflects real life, it's doing something right."
Baltimore City Paper

"Playwright Lillie Franks expertly launches us into an intricate and enjoyable comedy/drama that explores the multi-faceted nature of our experience, and the challenges of sharing and understanding the experiences of others."
What Weekly

"This worth effort opens a window into lives and issues that matter, while serving up a fair number of laughs on the side."
The Baltimore Sun

"[This production] does not suffer from a lack of authenticity. Franks is trans*, as is Alice Stanley, the director, and Erica Burns, the lead actress (this casting is another place where Stanley and Cohesion step absolutely right)."
The Bad Oracle

Named #9 Stage Production of 2015 by Baltimore City Paper

Fred Fletcher-Jackson as Supraman, Martha Robichaud as Shadow, and Erica Burns as Devon Kevin Stanley Photography

Fred Fletcher-Jackson as Supraman, Martha Robichaud as Shadow, and Erica Burns as Devon

Kevin Stanley Photography


PARITYFEST BALTIMORE 2015

Plays by over 40 female playwrights
Festival Director: Alice Stanley

July 1-August 9, 2015

ParityFest Brings Underproduced Plays by Women Playwrights to Baltimore
Baltimore City Paper

"To help people appreciate what they've been missing in their theater diet, nearly two dozen troupes have signed on to offer readings of four dozen new works by female playwrights during the inaugural ParityFest Baltimore 2015."
The Baltimore Sun

"The Cohesion ensemble is working with the Los Angeles-based Kilroys, a group that is compiling a list of 'the most recommended new and under-rpdouced plays written by female playwrights'."
The Baltimore Sun


Joseph Coracle as John, Michele Massa as Deb, and Rebecca Ellis as Deborah Shealyn Jae Photography

Joseph Coracle as John, Michele Massa as Deb, and Rebecca Ellis as Deborah

Shealyn Jae Photography

THE PILLOW BOOK

by Anna Moench
directed by Jonas David Grey

June 25-July 12, 2015

"There is nothing like a non-linear, non-narrative, non-anything-conventional play to stir up the scenes - as long as it's produced intelligently and sensitively. That's what Cohesion Theatre Company and Strand Theater Company provide in an absorbing co-production of The Pillow Book by Anna Moench."
The Baltimore Sun

"This skillful production allows us to see patterns in behavior and unforeseen consequences that we might have missed in a more conventional play."
Baltimore City Paper

"The Pillow Book tucks in new Baltimore DIY company Cohesion Theatre's inaugural season with enough intimacy, heartbreak, and hopefulness to impregnate you with longing for the birth of its second season."
The Bad Oracle

"Through snippets of thoughts and memories, the  [Strand and Cohesion] Theatre Companies paint a solid, enlightening picture of modern life and the hopes and dreams that most often accompany it."
MD Theatre Guide

"The show is filled with opportunities to question a great deal of subjects; memory, emotional, time and space, relationships. It is a thinking show, but in an extremely good sense and the cast as well as the show’s director has a firm handle on how to navigate the audience into corralling their thoughts for an enjoyable experience."
Theatre Bloom

"Michele Massa as Deb, Joseph Coracle as John, and Rebecca Ellis as Deborah convey wit, anger, regret, fear, longing, and passion as the need arises, without a false step."
Broadway World

"The thing that struck me about the script on the page was the way the various characters just jumped off the page and came to life."
Jonas David Grey, in an

One of MD Theatre Guide's Top 5 Shows of the Week


Casey Dutt as Dee Dee Shealyn Jae Photography

Casey Dutt as Dee Dee
Shealyn Jae Photography

THIRTEEN DEAD HUSBANDS

by Tom Horan
directed by Brad Norris

March 12-29, 2015

"Cohesion is a welcome addition to Baltimore's theater scene - for its broad vision as well as its more immediate achievement of introducing us to new, young playwrights like '13 Dead Husbands's Tom Horan."
WYPR

"All that matters is if we're lured into an enchanted, enchanting world - and we are."
Baltimore City Paper

"13 Dead Husbands is a well-executed gem. Cohesion deserves a packed house for rocking out in this new space so very well."
The Bad Oracle

"Dare to dream, dare to hope, dare to live; this show will help you do all of those things and see the colors and light that life has to offer."
Theatre Bloom

"If charming and silly are your thing, you'll have fun at Thirteen Dead Husbands by Tom Horan, making its appearance in Baltimore courtesy of Cohesion Theatre Company."
Broadway World


Dave LaSalle as Coriolanus and Matthew Ancarrow as Aufidius
Tyrone Eaton Photography

CORIOLANUS

by William Shakespeare
directed by Alice Stanley

November 20 - December 7, 2014

"If you care about Shakespeare, you shouldn’t miss the fine production now at the Cohesion Theatre." 
Baltimore City Paper

"In the final moments, which make 'Coriolanus' a genuine tragedy, the production achieves considerable impact."
The Baltimore Sun

"Go see this show to experience the step above DIY theatre in Baltimore. Go see this show because of Cohesion's mission of theatrical togetherness."
The Bad Oracle

"The end of war is uncertain; Cohesion Theatre Company making an impact in the Highlandtown Arts District with their inaugural production Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' is certain."
Theatre Bloom

Winner: Most Intriguing Stage, The Bad Oracle's B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Awards


"Cohesion Theater Company has some big plans. Not only for the company, but for the whole arts community in Baltimore. With Brad Norris’ brash enthusiasm and [Alice] Stanley’s quiet determination, they have a very good shot at making those plans a reality."

Baltimore Gay Life's Spotlight on Cohesion

"Brad Norris and [Alice] Stanley, the directors of this spring's excellent 'Edward II' at Spotlighter's, have gone from putting up a show to putting up a whole goddamned company in, like, fifteen minutes (actually more like two and a half months, but still)."

The Bad Oracle Reviews our Launch Party!


EDWARD 2

by Christopher Marlowe
adapted by Jonas David Grey
directed by Brad Norris

May 30 – June 22, 2014

"Tragic and gentle and creepy and perfect."
The Bad Oracle

"[Jonas David Grey]'s performance alone is enough to make this show a must see."
Maryland Theatre Guide

"Don’t miss it!" 
DC Metro Theater Arts

Winner: Best Play, Best Direction, and Best Lighting  The Bad Oracle's B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Awards 
Number 1 of the Top 5 Shows of the Week  Maryland Theatre Guide
Jonas David Grey is May's "Actor Stealing the Spotlight"  The Bad Oracle
WBJC Radio interview with Brad Norris and Jonas David Grey: WBJC