The Marc Steiner Show

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Center Stage’s 15/16 Season: Motown, Shakespeare, Football, Gardens, & Jane Austen

Photo Credit: Richard Anderson via Center StageSeptember 18, 2015 – Segment 2

Motown, Shakespeare, Football, Gardens, & Jane Austen: Center Stage has it all in their 2015-16 Season! Listen in for a preview of the season, with Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Center Stage Artistic Director and award-winning playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster.

Theatre Baltimore: ‘Slaveship: A Tribute To Amiri Baraka’ At Arena Players

SlaveshipFebruary 19, 2015 – Segment 2

Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc.

We get a special sneak preview at the production currently playing at the Arena Players in Baltimore, Amiri Baraka’s Slaveship: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka.With director Rosiland W. Cauthen and actors Nathan Couser, Malcolm Anomanchi, and Tracie Jiggetts.

Center Stage’s Kwame Kwei-Armah on ‘One Night in Miami’


December 23, 2014 – Segment 2

Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah joins us to talk  about the upcoming production of playwright Kemp Powers historic dramatization, One Night in Miami. The play tells the story of the the events that unfolded on the evening of February 25th, 1964, as friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown  and Cassius Clay celebrate Clay’s upset victory over Sonny Liston.

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: A New Top Gun, A New War

GroundedOctober 31, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a panel discussion I moderated last weekend at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, part of the World of the Play series, called “A New Top Gun, A New War.”

In this conversation, inspired by Everyman’s current production Grounded, we examined the role of women in the military, motherhood, and the ethics of drone warfare. Joining the conversation were: LCDR Alex Dietrich, an F/A-18F strike fighter pilot from the VFA-41 “Black Aces” of Lemoore, CA; Col. Maren McAvoy, the Vice Commander of the 113th Wing in the District of Columbia Air National Guard; Major Heather Penney, formerly of the 121st Fighter Squadron who now flies in the Air National Guard; and Dr. Faheem Younus, Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.


CenterStage Current Performance: Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Twelfth NightMarch 28, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a sneak peek at the current production at Baltimore’s CenterStage: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Joining us is: Caroline Hewitt, who plays Viola; Allen McCullough, who plays Malvolio; and Brian Reddy, who plays Sir Toby.


Single Carrot Theatre’s Grand Opening in Remington

Single Carrot TheatreJanuary 23, 2014 – Segment 6

We close out the show with a celebration of the new location of Single Carrot Theatre, with Kellie Mecleary, Interim Artistic Director for Single Carrot; and Alix Fenhangen, Director of The Flu Season, which just opened this week.


Theatre Baltimore: “Unveiled” This Weekend at Theatre Project


December 5, 2013 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a preview of the production running this weekend at the Theatre Project in Baltimore, Unveiled.

Award-winning playwright, actress and solo performance artist Rohina Malik will discuss her one-woman play, which deals with issues of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, culture, language, and life. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage. Rohina is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and an artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater.

For information about tickets and showtimes, visit Theatre Project’s website.


Theatre Project: Garbage For Plums

Garbage for PlumsNovember 21, 2013 – Segment 5

We close out the show with the newest production at the Baltimore Theatre Project, “Garbage for Plums,” based on a traditional Bulgarian folklore fairy tale about a man who wanted to find a good and caring wife for himself and chose a rather strange but clever way to go about it. In-studio are performers Petar Todorov and Desislava Mincheva from Pro Rodopi Arts Centre in Bostina, Bulgaria, and Theatre Project’s Chris Pfingsten.


LOVE the Poet Presents “God’s Country,” A One-Woman Play

LOVE the Poet's "God's Country"September 12, 2013 – Segment 3

LOVE the Poet joins us to talk about “God’s Country,” the one woman play she wrote, created, and performs in this Friday, 9/13 at 7pm at the 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street.




Theatre Baltimore: Baltimore Performance Kitchen’s Romeo & Juliet

Baltimore Performance Kitchen's Romeo & JulietJune 27, 2013 – Segment 2

Actors Aldo Pantoja and LOVE the poet stop by to talk about the Baltimore Performance Kitchen‘s Romeo & Juliet, which features a diverse and dynamic cast that challenges our understanding of race and gender in this well-known story.
















Lea Gilmore: Arts, Arena Players, The Caretaker, and Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious BIGMay 22, 2013 – Hour 2

We turn to the Arts, with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor Lea Gilmore!

First, we talk about Arena Players, the longest running continuously operating African-American community theater in the U.S., with Artistic Director Donald Owens and Assistant Artistic Director David Mitchell.

Then we discuss The Caretaker, Harold Pinter’s classic play, currently at Performance Workshop Theatre, with director Marlyn Robinson.

Finally, since May 21 would have been The Notorious B.I.G.’s 41st birthday, we will discuss his legacy with Ali Danois, Senior Editor of Bounce Magazine.

**Due to technical circumstances, the podcast for this show is unavailable.**

Topdog/Underdog: Brothers Named Lincoln & Booth

Topdog/Underdog - Everyman Theatre, BaltimoreMay 14, 2013 – Segment 2

It’s time for some Theatre Baltimore! Eric Berryman, Featured Resident Company Member at Everyman Theatre and one of the stars of Topdog/Underdog, stops by to talk about the play in which two African-American brothers were named Lincoln and Booth respectively… as a joke.

For more information on the performance and to see it before it closes on May 19th, visit Everyman Theatre for more information.