Emerging Voices Project Offers New Works This Summer
Series of New, Challenging Works by UB Writers
May 4, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Emerging Voices, a project showcasing new works by campus writers, will take the stage for a fourth time this summer in the University of Baltimore's Lucy and Vernon Wright Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Five new works from members of the campus community with be presented by Spotlight UB, including fiction, staged readings of plays, and film. All presentations are free and open to the public.
Audience are encouraged to workshop with the authors after the show during a talk-back session. All of the following Emerging Voices performances will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m.:
- May 31: Masterson v. United States: Legal and Ethical Studies faculty member Samantha McDermitt's new play takes on transgender issues and the Supreme Court.
- June 7: BearWorld test screening: Orlando Santiago directs a new documentary that explores the "bear" subculture in the international LGBT community. UB Corporate Communications student Rodolfo Rivera served as the film's director of photography. Learn more about the film.
- June 14: Playwrights Lab will showcase staged readings of three new plays written by UB creative writing students. Dustin Carpenter's Heroes examines the drive to superheroism in the lives of two factory workers; Courtney L. Smith's Dangerous Woman exposes holes in the judicial system; and Victoria Williams's Do You Accept? looks inside the mind of a fundamentalist.
- June 21: Street Magic: Stories and Tales: UB alumnus Mary Banks reads from her collection of short stories.
For more information about the series, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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