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Daniel Collins A communications professional for 25 years, Dan Collins was a theater critic for The Baltimore Examiner daily newspaper (2006-2009), covering plays throughout the Baltimore-Columbia area including Center Stage, The Everyman, The Fells Point Corner Theater, Mobtown Players, Vagabond Theater, Cockpit in Court, Spotlighters Theater, The Strand, Single Carrot Theater and others. Mr. Collins has been a reporter, features writer, editor and columnist since 1984, including stints with The Washington Times and the Times Publishing Group (later Patuxent Publishing and now part of The Baltimore Sun) in Baltimore. His freelance writing career has included his work for the Examiner as well as other publications including Baltimore Magazine.



Posted: Feb. 17, 2020

College Daze: WITTENBERG at Baltimore Shakespeare Fest.
May 26, 2009

In the comic dramedy, WITTENBERG, playwright David Davalos poses the question, what were Hamlet's college days like?

Friends And Neighbors Festival at the Strand, May 22-July 5th
May 22, 2009

The Strand Theater presents its first annual Friends and Neighbors Festival, featuring a variety of performers, playwrights, and comedians

Shock the Bechstein
May 12, 2009

What if Salieri didn't know he was a mediocrity? What if he thought he actually WAS Mozart?making forgettable music that to his ears (and no one else's) seemed the most beautiful of melodies? In Stephen Temperley's comic production, 'Souvenir,' this tone-deaf Salieri is Florence Foster Jenkins, a character based on the real life society songstress of the 1920?s-40s

Call of the Loons: ON GOLDEN POND at Spotlighters
May 4, 2009

The failings of old age, the strife between an obstinate father and a 40something daughter, a boy from a broken family, a man's unrequited love...hard to believe such depressing subject matter is actually at the core of the Spotlighters production of Ernest Thompson's sentimental comedy, ON GOLDEN POND.

April Showers
April 28, 2009

In the Pulitzer Prize finalist award-winning play, 'Three Days of Rain,' Richard Greenberg has a lot to cover. Exploring the characteristics, aspirations, motivations, emotions and foibles of six people, all related in some blood, by love, both familial and romantic, by history, and more, all in two hours--it's a heckuva job.

To Be or...Whatever
April 22, 2009

Eye-candy TV actor Andrew Rally is facing a 'career in crisis'--he has to play HAMLET. That's bad enough, but toss in an all-too-chaste girlfriend, a realtor who communes with her dead mother, a crazy director, a chainsmoking agent and John Barrymore's ghost, and the result is a raucous comedy, I HATE HAMLET now at the Vagabond Theater.

'SMOLDER' at the Strand: Love Burns
April 12, 2009

It's said that there are no worse fates that can befall a man as when his dreams don't come true and when they do. Reno, an apartment 'super' superintendent with a dysfunctional past, discovers the truth of this saying in Julie Lewis' play, SMOLDER, now at The Strand Theater.

Crimson Tide
March 30, 2009

Tis Pity She's a Whore is the anti-Romeo & Juliet, a revenge play that mixes elements of the famed lovers tragedy with MacBethish gore with a twist worthy of Quentin Tarantino.

State of Denial
March 23, 2009

Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard appears to be a simple story, but is so much more; the issues, conflicts and passions burst in color, like a cherry orchard in bloom, on the stage.

Burning Brass
March 14, 2009

Warren Leight's play, 'SIDE MAN,' chronicles the story of a major paradigm shift in American music from the perspective of the Glimmer family.

Run of the Mill to Host Theater Acting Workshops This Spring
March 12, 2009

Pinter and Riposte
March 9, 2009

Is a night at the theater, simply that?an evening?s entertainment where you laugh, you cry, you kiss $15 bucks good-bye? Or should what happens on stage be an evolutionary experience, reality taken to a higher level? If the latter, check out the Vagabond Players' production of Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES now playing...

Dundalk Presents EAT OR BE EATEN
March 2, 2009

It's every fox for him or herself as Lillian Hellman's tale of greed, class conflict and social injustice, 'The Little Foxes,' comes to the Dundalk Community Theater.

And the Children Shall Lead: Spring Awakening the Play at Mobtown
March 2, 2009

It's never easy being a teenager, no matter what century you live in, but one can guess it was particularly difficult for adolescents in 19th century rural Germany where playwright Frank Wedekind sets his 1891 play, Spring Awakening.

Domestic Disturbance
February 23, 2009

It's all smoke, gunshots, nudity, violence and adult situations as Single Carrot Theatre presents Tracy Letts' KILLER JOE. Meet the Smith family, the anti-Waltons who enjoy the joys of adultery, murder and reruns of 'Cannon.'

Don't Take Life Cirrusly--Didactic Comedy with Cloud 9
February 15, 2009

Scanning director Brad J. Ranno's notes about the Spotlighter's Theater production of acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill's 'Cloud 9,' I was less than enthused. With references to race, gender and feminism, weighty, stolid issues that 'resonate in our social conscious' (ugh), I wondered, why can't a play just be fun? Instruct, but don't preach. Enlighten, but don't lecture. And above all, pleeeezzzz-ENTERTAIN.

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