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  • Geopolitical events lead to cancellation of Russian theater festival

    Things in Russia have changed so much during the five years Yury Urnov has spent in Baltimore that he jokes it feels more like 350 years. When he first arrived in 2009, he worked with the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) to host the New Russian Drama Festival. This November, they were set were set to go ahead with a four-play festival called the Russians Are Coming: A Festival of Radical New Theatre from Moscow-at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre-until global politics intervened. As Russian troops amassed in Crimea and Vladimir Putin began a battle of the giants with NATO, the festival was cancelled.
  • Center Stage makes most of Durang's Chekhov-obssesed play

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang Directed by Eric Rosen Through May 25 At Center Stage Anton Chekhov thought of his plays as comedies, while Konstantin Stanislavsky, his director at the Moscow Art Theatre, thought of them as...

    Matmos turn "I Want Candy" into a song for Edward Snowden

    Matmos covers Bow Wow Wow Yes, you read that right. Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt of Matmos took the Bo-Diddley-Beat-jacking song about summer fun by Bow Wow Wow and reworked the lyrics into an homage to the famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who, as of this...


    The City That Cuts and Pastes has a charming culture of anagramartisans, who have converted BELIEVE bumper stickers to read BE EVIL, and EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS to EAT BERTRAND'S RUSSELL. In the interest of restoring integrity to the Baltanagram, we offer...

    Tanya-Tanya in an adaptation at Towson Studio Theater, Dec. 4 to 12

    Olga Mukhina, whose play Tanya Tanya runs at Towson University Dec. 4-12, isn't your average Russian playwright. That is in part because, at least until the early 1990s, there were relatively few practicing Russian playwrights to begin with in a theater...