Baltimore
by Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. The set does call for projections, but designers can find a way to represent this element creatively. Few large set pieces are called for and the playing space is meant to be fluid.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-018-7

Baltimore
by Kirsten Greenidge

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Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. The set does call for projections, but designers can find a way to represent this element creatively. Few large set pieces are called for and the playing space is meant to be fluid.

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, Baltimore is a timely drama about racism on college campuses.

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When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, Baltimore is a timely drama about racism on college campuses.

  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. The set does call for projections, but designers can find a way to represent this element creatively. Few large set pieces are called for and the playing space is meant to be fluid.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-018-7

Published Reviews

"There's a compelling urgency running through Baltimore, and the play is another demonstration of Greenidge's grasp of social nuance, along with her understanding of racial and ethnic experience and identity in all their complexity... In the diversity of its dramatis personae and in the issues that drive the play, Baltimore feels utterly contemporary."

The Boston Globe

"The play ended with a push to start the conversation, so forceful that the minute it ended, I turned to my friend and began discussing what we just saw... I have never before experienced a performance where such a variety of ethnicities, political ideologies, sexual orientations and economic classes were addressed."

The Writer's Bloc, University of Maryland

"The trap that playwrights can fall into when forging a piece around burning social issues is that the dialogue can become preachy and trite. Kirsten Greenidge avoids this by creating a very real central character who is as confused and frustrated by race issues as the audience. Shelby wants a world in which race doesn't matter so badly that she puts blinders on and pretends it's already true."

Lansing CityPulse

"The gap Greenidge explores here, of knowledge versus information (and wisdom versus opinion), is a recurrent one in literature but it's never been more timely than it is now."

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Production History

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Production Group
Location
SEP 27, 2017 - OCT 01, 2017
UNC Charlotte Department Of Theatre
Charlotte, NC United States
UNC Charlotte Department Of Theatre Charlotte, NC United States
APR 28, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Department Of Performing And Media Arts
Ithaca, NY United States
Department Of Performing And Media Arts Ithaca, NY United States
MAR 29, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Theatre Arts
Pittsburgh, PA United States
University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Theatre Arts Pittsburgh, PA United States
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 12, 2017
University Of Louisville Theatre Arts
Louisville, KY United States
University Of Louisville Theatre Arts Louisville, KY United States
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 20, 2016
University Theatre At NC State
Raleigh, NC United States
University Theatre At NC State Raleigh, NC United States
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 27, 2016
New Repertory Theatre
Watertown, MA United States
New Repertory Theatre Watertown, MA United States
APR 30, 2016 - MAY 11, 2016
College Of Marin
Kentfield, CA United States
College Of Marin Kentfield, CA United States
APR 06, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA United States
Brookline High School Brookline, MA United States
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Production Group
Location
SEP 27, 2017 - OCT 01, 2017
UNC Charlotte Department Of Theatre
Charlotte, NC United States
UNC Charlotte Department Of Theatre Charlotte, NC United States
APR 28, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Department Of Performing And Media Arts
Ithaca, NY United States
Department Of Performing And Media Arts Ithaca, NY United States
MAR 29, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Theatre Arts
Pittsburgh, PA United States
University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Theatre Arts Pittsburgh, PA United States
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Production Group
Location
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 27, 2016
New Repertory Theatre
Watertown, MA United States
New Repertory Theatre Watertown, MA United States

Awards (1)

Big Ten Theatre Consortium New Play Initiative, 2015

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