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Bio:
Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); ... (read complete bio)
1st Stage Announces The Cast Of DUCK HARBOR Web Series Photo 1st Stage Announces The Cast Of DUCK HARBOR Web Series
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2021

On June 1, 1st Stage premiered the immersive new web series, Duck Harbor, and revealed the cast to the world and each other.

1st Stage Announces DUCK HARBOR A New Web Series Photo 1st Stage Announces DUCK HARBOR A New Web Series
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021

1st Stage has announced a brand-new web series, Duck Harbor, the clever, humorous, and heartwarming story of long-distance love in later life.

Signature Theatre Accepting New Play Submissions For SIGWORKS Photo Signature Theatre Accepting New Play Submissions For SIGWORKS
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2021

Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by presenting the sixth annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. This initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment.

1st Stage Announces Brand New Virtual Masters' Class Series Beginning On May 15 Photo 1st Stage Announces Brand New Virtual Masters' Class Series Beginning On May 15
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021

1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.

Everyman Partners With Baltimore City Equity And Civil Rights Office Photo Everyman Partners With Baltimore City Equity And Civil Rights Office
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2020

Everyman Theatre Managing Director Marissa LaRose announced today the first event born out of the new partnership between Everyman and the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights (BCOECR). The House That Holds Us, slated for August 28 at 7 pm, will be the culminating event of the week-long BCOECR Fair Housing Film Festival.

1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions Photo 1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2020

Keeping in mind the health and safety of their staff, performers, and patrons, 1st Stage has decided to begin its next season in February of 2021. Join 1st Stage in February, April, and May for three fantastic full-length productions, and in July 2021 for the return of the groundbreaking Logan Festival of Solo Performance.

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020 Photo Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

The future of the American Theater may suddenly be top of mind for theater makers, everywhere, but for the team at Seven Devils New Play Foundry (Formerly id Theatre, Inc.), the future of the American Theater has always been the focus.

Forbidden Love and Royalty: Dueling Themes in E2 at REP Stage Photo Forbidden Love and Royalty: Dueling Themes in E2 at REP Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 4, 2019

Clearly, the story of a king who would, legally speaking, seem like the safest person in the land, but who nonetheless is slain, as is his lover, because their relationship is considered taboo, seems facially like a perfect vehicle to provide that treatment. But it simply isn't, or at least not without more work. There are too many complications unique to a royal situation, as this play cannot help showing.

Rep Stage To Produce World Premiere Of E2 By Bob Bartlett Photo Rep Stage To Produce World Premiere Of E2 By Bob Bartlett
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2019

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 27th season with the world premiere of a?oeE2,a?? written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Joseph W. Ritsch.

BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Rep Stage in Columbia - You'll Laugh Till It Hurts! Photo BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Rep Stage in Columbia - You'll Laugh Till It Hurts!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2019

It was exactly ten years ago I first saw Stephen Temperley's SOUVENIR at Baltimore Center Stage which starred Tony Award winner, Judy Kaye. I could not imagine seeing a better version of it ever. But, I was wrong. The Rep Stage version is just plain spectacular and the two actors who perform here, Grace Bauer and Alan Naylor are just plain marvelous.

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Rep Stage in Columbia - It's a Sheer Delight! Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Rep Stage in Columbia - It's a Sheer Delight!
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2019

When I left the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia where the Rep Stage is housed, I went up to Director Joseph W. Ritsch with a big smile on my face. He told me he wanted to end their season with a comedy that audiences would enjoy. Well, mission accomplished!

Signature Theatre Accepting Submissions For 2019/20 Season SigWorks: Monday Night New Photo Signature Theatre Accepting Submissions For 2019/20 Season SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by presenting the fourth annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. This initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment.

The Welders Announce Third Generation of Producing Playwrights Photo The Welders Announce Third Generation of Producing Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2019

A new generation of playwrights is taking over The Welders -- Washington DC's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work.

Rep Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season Productions Photo Rep Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season Productions
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2019

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, will launch its 2019-2020 season with "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley, followed by a world premiere by local playwright Bob Bartlett and a regional premiere by Philadelphia playwright James Ijames, and then conclude with the timeless musical "Dames at Sea."

The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR Photo The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences to experience the world of coin-operated laundromats by seeing a play in a coin-operated laundromat in historic, downtown Annapolis. Maryland playwright Bob Bartlett's time-bending play, THE ACCIDENT BEAR, comically traces the first and last moments of a love affair between the accident-prone Bear, who owns a coin-operated laundromat where he also lives, and Chance, an unemployed paramedic living in her 1978 Volkswagen Beetle, who stumbles into his lonely world.

The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR Photo The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences to experience the world of coin-operated laundromats by seeing a play in a coin-operated laundromat in historic, downtown Annapolis. Maryland playwright Bob Bartlett's time-bending play, THE ACCIDENT BEAR, comically traces the first and last moments of a love affair between the accident-prone Bear, who owns a coin-operated laundromat where he also lives, and Chance, an unemployed paramedic living in her 1978 Volkswagen Beetle, who stumbles into his lonely world.

The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR Photo The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences to experience the world of coin-operated laundromats by seeing a play in a coin-operated laundromat in historic, downtown Annapolis. Maryland playwright Bob Bartlett's time-bending play, THE ACCIDENT BEAR, comically traces the first and last moments of a love affair between the accident-prone Bear, who owns a coin-operated laundromat where he also lives, and Chance, an unemployed paramedic living in her 1978 Volkswagen Beetle, who stumbles into his lonely world.

The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR Photo The Laundromat On Maryland Avenue Presents The World Premiere Of THE ACCIDENT BEAR
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences to experience the world of coin-operated laundromats by seeing a play in a coin-operated laundromat in historic, downtown Annapolis. Maryland playwright Bob Bartlett's time-bending play, THE ACCIDENT BEAR, comically traces the first and last moments of a love affair between the accident-prone Bear, who owns a coin-operated laundromat where he also lives, and Chance, an unemployed paramedic living in her 1978 Volkswagen Beetle, who stumbles into his lonely world.

BWW Review: SWIMMING WITH WHALES at 1st Stage Photo BWW Review: SWIMMING WITH WHALES at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Jun 5, 2018

Swimming with Whales is joyful, funny, and surprising in all the ways that life everyday can be.

1st Stage Presents The World Premiere Of SWIMMING WITH WHALES Photo 1st Stage Presents The World Premiere Of SWIMMING WITH WHALES
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences into a world of healing, compassion, and renewal. While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the shores of the Atlantic ocean, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.

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