News &Notices: Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:55 PM

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Congratulations to the winners and all the participants!
The Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
The 32nd Annual Maryland Theatre Festival
Colonial Players of Annapolis
with their production of:
The Universal Language
by David Ives
Silver Spring Stage
with their production of
by Dagney Kerr
will be moving forward to the Eastern States Regional Competition (ESTAFest)
in Wilkes Barre, PA
May, 2018
More information on the website as it becomes available.

Seeking Directors!
Bowie Community Theatre
2018-2019 Season
2018-2019 marks Bowie Community Theatre's 52nd Season, and we're accepting director's applications.  
Our 52nd Season includes:
Becky's New Car: Comedy for Summer, 2018
A Piece of My Heart:  Drama for Winter, 2018
The Women of Lockerbie:  Drama for Spring, 2019
All individuals who are interested in directing a play for BCT's upcoming season should submit an application  by March 15, 2018.
The application can be found on our website,
Questions and copies of any of the plays can be obtained by emailing

Bowie Community Theatre
BCT Board of Directors needs YOU!
Join us in creating the magic of theater! Bowie Community Theatre is seeking enthusiastic, creative volunteers to enhance our organization.
Meet others who share your interests. Learn and share your expertise in the many facets of the theater.
Gain experience in leadership and project and resource management.
About BCT

BCT is a member of American Association of Community Theatre and has a 51-year history of creating shows.
BCT offers three plays per season at the Bowie Playhouse plus monthly murder mysteries.
We partner with other non-profits on a variety of events, and last year, we started a scholarship award for high school seniors.
Your Role
In addition to our monthly board meetings, you will have opportunity to participate in one or more of our specialized committees. These include membership recruitment and appreciation, play production, finance and revenue, publicity and marketing, to name a few. You have the freedom to tailor your involvement to your skill set.
How to Apply
We currently have openings for at least 2 positions and plan to grow our Member-at- Large base in the coming year.
Board members are elected at our annual meeting May 14, 2018 and begin their terms in June. These roles are unpaid volunteer positions.

We cordially invite to you to submit your brief bio of qualifications and the Board role of interest to
or mail to Bowie Community Theatre, P.O. Box 604, Bowie, MD 20718 by Friday, March 16, 2018. 
We’ll be in touch with more information.
Send us your bio now!  Thank you for your consideration.
The Nominating Committee:
Michele Spivey and Anne Hull

Special Performance
April 28, 2018
Carroll Arts Center 
American School of Inspiration 
CONTACT, a Dance Musical
Saturday at 7:00 PM 
91 W. Main Street, Westminster, MD  21157
Tickets are $17 
Tickets can be purchased through our website at 
For more info:  240-745-5024 or
This 2000 Tony Award winner for Best Musical features three acts of dance, each in different settings and styles,
but all related to human relationships and connections. 
The first act shows two men vying for the love of one woman in a French forest clearing sometime during the 18th century; the second act shows a woman fantasizing about escaping her verbally abusive husband while they sit in an Italian restaurant in 1950s New York; the third act shows a lonely Manhattan man enamored with and building up courage to approach a beautiful woman in a yellow dress.

Summer Internships & Apprenticeships
Wolf Trap
Fostering the next generation of arts leaders

Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships give budding professionals a competitive edge—whether they seek jobs in the arts or any other field.
Employers are looking for college graduates who can hit the ground running—those who don’t need training in basic workplace skills,
like inter-office communications and coordinating multiple projects.
Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships provide these fundamental skills, as well as specialized training in specific disciplines—
from technical theatre and arts management to fundraising, accounting, and special events.
Interns and apprentices get a nuanced view of a field that is rapidly changing and what it takes to evolve and innovate. This experience
helps interns and apprentices build leadership skills that can be applied to the performing arts or any line of work they choose to pursue.
And last but certainly not least, Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships offer young professionals an opportunity to contribute to
arts and education programs that enrich thousands of lives each year.  
Major support of this program is provided by the Rubenstein Next Generation Initiative.
Additional support is provided by the Anthony and Beatrice Welters Family.

Available internships and apprenticeships
Summer internships
May to August
Applications due February 1 
| Summer Opera apprenticeships
Applications due March 1
Spring internships 
January to April 
Applications due November 1
Fall internships 
September to December 
Applications due July 1

Much more information on the website at: Wolf Trap Internships and Apprenticeships

June 2nd and 3rd

2018 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)
2018 WOAF is scheduled for the weekend of June 2-3 (with technical rehearsals that Thursday and Friday)
and will be hosted once again by:
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at the Bruce Davis Theater
located in the Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center.
WOAF is an excellent opportunity to showcase an original one-act play in a competitive environment.
You will not only receive instructional feedback from our adjudication panel, but have a chance to win a variety of cash prizes. 
This year we have a sponsor that will provide professional videography! 
All participants will receive a free DVD of their performance and adjudication (1 per play).
As usual, playwrights receive a free festival pass.
Please visit for more information.
Help support original works throughout the region and make our festival a success!

Opens March 9th
Bowie Community Theatre
by Victor Gialenalla
Adapted from novel by Mary Shelley
March 9-25, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Additional Saturday matinee March 17 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students
(Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.