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Safe Space  by R. Eric Thomas - 2018 Fellow

Safe Space by R. Eric Thomas - 2018 Fellow

Safe Space  by R. Eric Thomas - 2018 Fellow

Safe Space by R. Eric Thomas - 2018 Fellow

Infertile Ground  by Aladrian Crowder Wetzel - 2018 Fellow

Infertile Ground by Aladrian Crowder Wetzel - 2018 Fellow


Come hear brand new plays by our 2019 Playwrights Fellowship Cohort!

All readings are open to the public and will include a talkback.

Tickets are Pay What You Can starting at $10.

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By Sea

by Laura Fuentes

Directed by Dani Turner

Saturday, September 14 at 7:00

Sunday, September 15 at 2:00

Hosted by the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory at St. Mary’s Great Hall

3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Amanda, the steadfast captain of the humble ship Forthright in medieval Elsinore, is trying to keep her business afloat. She must navigate her teenage daughter’s wrath, reluctant noble passengers, rowdy actors, and her unnamed feelings for her first mate all while a certain something is rotting in the state of Denmark.

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Where Our Dead Are Buried

by David J. Hills

Directed by Kat Kaplan

Saturday, September 21 at 7:00

Sunday, September 22 at 2:00

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

1900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD

Amidst elements of poetry and folktale, a family in rural West Virginia contends with a visit from the queer prodigal son and the buried trauma his presence unearths.

**Content warning: strong language, discussion of assault and abuse.**

Cohort Bios

Laura Fuentes is a Baltimore/DC based librettist, playwright, musician, and mom. Her musical works, written with composer Sean Pflueger, have been produced in DC, Cape Cod, and the Twin Cities. Locally, Laura was a commissioned writer for Interrobang Theatre's Heavy Hors D'oeuvres in 2017.

Director Dani Turner is a Baltimore-based director, producer, and dramaturg with extensive new play development experience at various organizations in New York City including New York Stage and Film. She recently directed a reading of Lipstick: a Queer Farce by Cohesion Founding Artistic Producer, Alice Stanley.

David J. Hills is a playwright, director, and puppeteer local to Baltimore. A recent graduate of Goucher College, David has served as the Artistic Fellow at Single Carrot Theatre an the President of Goucher's Open Circle Theatre.

Director Kat Kaplan is a director, collaborator, and deviser with the Oven Theatre Company. Their work was last seen on Cohesion's stage with Men on Boats, for which they were the Assistant Director.

Beginning in January 2019, the Fellowship cohort met regularly to workshop the playwrights' progress on their new works. Private table readings were held June.