Glass Mind Theatre secures new venue for start of season
Glass Mind Theatre, one of the tenants shut out of the Load of Fun Gallery while renovations are made to that space to comply with city regulations, has secured a venue for its season-opening production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Performances will be held the weekends of Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at the Autograph Playhouse (9 W. 25th St.) -- probably best known these days as home of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.
"We are extremely grateful to [Autograph Playhouse] owner Billie Taylor for housing our production, and to our friends at the Mobtown Players, E.M.P. Collective and Area 405 for hosting our rehearsals during the transition," said Sarah Weissman, marketing director at Glass Mind Theatre.
The Shakespeare staging is the first of Glass Mind's "Classics Resketched" season, to be followed by new versions of Chekhov's "Three Sisters " and Sophocles' "Antigone."
The "Midsummer" production will be directed, in her company debut, by D.C-based Elissa Goetschius, former literary manager at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Her take on the play promises to reveal "motives [that] are darker and twistier than you might remember from the last time you saw it."
The production will feature choreography by Sandra Atkinson.