2016-2017 Season: THE 100 PERCENT SEASON
The Strand is the only brick-and-mortar theater in Baltimore this season to present outstanding works written ONLY by women artists! We invite you to celebrate our new theater and our commitment to putting women at the center of the creative process. Join us!
October 6-23, 2016 - Net Worth
Created and performed by Bari Hochwald
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays, October 16 and 23, at 2pm
Net Worth takes the audience on a journey of humor, money management and self-reflection as they attend a workshop on personal finances sponsored by the Lions Club of Cleveland, OH. Moving quickly back and forth between teaching in the present and reliving the memories that each subject evokes, our character finds the strength to declare independence from her “Liabilities” and understand the values of her “Assets.” Based on the life experiences and struggles of balancing finances with living an artistic life, Bari has created a one-person show that brings laughter (and fear!) to the audience. A layered production, Net Worth is also an homage to the spirit of a grandfather never met, and to whom Bari turns for guidance and, ultimately, freedom from a legacy which no longer serves her dreams, and which never served his.
January 12-29, 2017 - Exit Pluto
By Amy Bernstein
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Betty believes that by running her bakery like a fortress constantly under siege, she will stave off what she fears most and understands least: change. And so Betty insists that a thieving customer is sweet as pie; that the builder she has known his whole life still dotes on her confections; and that her young apprentice, Lulu, will be loyal forever. But change is a hungry beast, knocking at the door, and not even the fortress can withstand the pounding. Betty is utterly undone by the changes forced upon her—especially, and most deeply, the discovery that Lulu has shifted her loyalty, and affection, to a mysterious and mystical young woman, Blossom.
March - May, 2017 - Women's Play Festival
Dates and participation guidelines to be announced.
Baby Beats! With Max and Root
Dates - To Be Announced Shortly!
Music and movement concert series for children ages 0-6.
Jamaal "Black Root" Collier and Max Bent explore steady beat, phonics, rhythm, rhyming counting and musical awareness through the vocal art form Human Beatboxing. Children are welcome to move freely throughout the space and interact with the Max and Root.
WE HAVE A NEW HOME!
Following a two-year search for a permanent space and a concerted effort to secure funding, the Strand Theater Company is happy to announce -
WE HAVE A NEW HOME!!!
Woman-focused Strand Theater buys new home in Hamilton-Lauraville
by Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun
The Strand is moving to the historic Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood, where a former bank building has just the right attributes to become a home for our thriving company! We look forward to being a part of this vibrant and supportive community, and continuing our mission of amplifying women's voices on stage and off!
The Strand is grateful for the generous support of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street (Richard Marsiglia - President of the Board and Regina Lansinger - Director), and Dian Combs in making this move possible, and to every donor and community member, who played a part in the effort by helping us with their contributions, expertise, and encouragement! Thank you!
We cannot wait to celebrate with you, as the new Strand Theater opens to the public later this year, and unveils its 9th consecutive season!
Please stay tuned !