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!
Women on Top Series – Theatre Festival
Introducing 2017 Series Lineup
Full Circle Dance Company Presents - She Rises: Strength, Soul, Survival
April 8, 9, 29, 30
Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
She Rises is an evening of intimate works by choreographers from the region and beyond that together shine a light on women’s creativity, individuality, and resilience. Touching on such issues as race, motherhood, history and memory, and perseverance, these works invite the audience on a journey that is both physical and emotional.
Artistic Director: Donna L. Jacobs
Featured choreographers: Donna L. Jacobs (Ellicott City MD), Hope Brown Byers (Columbia MD), Travis Gatling (Athens OH), Allison Powell (Westminster MD), Theresa DeAngelo (Lutherville MD), and Jennifer Seye (Sykesville MD).
Sally McCoy by Alice Stanley
Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story, while also taking a hard look at women’s role in history.
The A Word by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
THE A WORD looks at the pressures exerted by love, family, career, religion and society on
four young women. A high school senior in a single parent household, the wife of a wealthy
businessman in India, a young black woman struggling to make her name in an all-white office,
and a happily-married mom who’s told her unborn baby has big problems …four women, four
takes on a controversial subject.
Baby Beats! With Max and Root
Next Date - TBA!
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.
Admission: $5 per human
In The News...
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 !
Strand Theater Second Series
On-going series of short engagements, comprising a wide variety of programming, i.e. play readings, workshops, concerts, poetry nights, musical events, and more. The goal of the series is to provide opportunities for women artists and to showcase a wide variety of women’s diverse voices and perspectives.
Prices vary per event.