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Everyman Theater Panel: The Roommate & Journeys of Transformation

World of The Play (Credit: EveryMan Theater Site)November 18, 2016 – Segment 2

 We play a segment from a panel discussion I moderated for Everyman’s World of the Play series. We discuss themes that are in the play The Roommate. We speak with: Johanna Gruenhut, Director of The Roommate and Artistic Associate at Everyman, Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing and event production firm and The Rev. Merrick Moses, ordained Old Catholic Priest, writer, community activist and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland.

 This play analyzes what happens when two women’s worlds collide. Everyman Theatre brought together a panel of dynamic people across generations who reflect and share personal journeys of transformation.

The Roommate is currently being staged at Everyman Theater until November 27th.


World of the Play: August Wilson’s Fences and the Roles of Women in Relationships and Society

November 13, 2015 – Segment 3Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 4.48.10 AM

Our show concludes with the newest installment own our series with the Everyman Theatre, World of the PlayThis episode is called Room for Her and our panel discusses August Wilson’s paramount play, Fences, and the roles of Women in society.  Our guests are: Samara Stone, Licensed Certified Social Worker and founder of The Stone Foundation; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, head of the Theater department at Morgan State University who has directed several August Wilson plays; and Sakina Ansiri Wilson, health advocate and daughter of playwright August Wilson.


Everyman Theatre’s World of the Play: The Inspector’s Role

October 9, 2015 – Segment 3world of the play

In the latest installment of the our World of the Play series,  brought to you in partnership with the Everyman Theatre, Marc is joined by panelists in a thought provoking conversation based on the current production of J.B. Priestley’s psychological thriller, An Inspector Calls.   The play reflects issues of class, collective responsibility and gender dynamics. Our panel of guests includes: playwright, author and award-winning producer Michael Olmert, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 18th Century Studies, and Modern British Drama at the University of Maryland; Robyn Quick, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University where she is Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy; and visual artist, composer, and musician Paul Rucker, whose exhibition Rewind is currently at the Baltimore Museum of Art.