Boston Center for American Performance and New Repertory Theatre will present a special performance of Kirsten Greenidge’s Baltimore on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm at the Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.
“Boston Center for American Performance—the professional extension of Boston University School of Theatre—and New Repertory Theatre are once again partnering on an extraordinary new work,” says New Rep Artistic Director, Jim Petosa, who also serves as Director of the School of Theatre at Boston University College of Fine Arts. “Last season when these two organizations co-produced Baltimore, we immediately found an actively engaged audience yearning to delve deeper into the issues presented by this work. Now we have made this production available across the Boston University campus with the eventual hope that it will tour to other colleges and universities throughout New England.”
“We are thrilled to bring the full version of Baltimore to so many locations on BU’s campus this fall. After a successful summer of performing a short excerpt of the play as part of freshmen orientation, in partnership with BU Orientation and The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore teamed with BU’s Office of Student Activities to commission a touring version of the full play, including a post-show discussion. The students in the cast and design team look forward to connecting with their peers across the university through this powerful new work,” says Petosa.
New Rep and Boston University College of Fine Arts will continue their collaboration when Boston University presents New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company at the Boston University Theatre on October 22nd and 23rd, and in December when New Rep presents Fiddler on the Roof. The latter production will be presented in association with the Boston University Professional Theatre Initiative (PTI). And in February, New Rep and Boston Center for American Performance will co-produce Brecht on Brecht, the second collaboration in the 2016-2017 season after co-producing CP Taylor’s Good in October.