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Director Needed!
Bowie Community Theatre
Bowie Community Theatre has re-opened applications for the Director of
A Piece of My Heart
A drama by Shirley Lauro
Performance Dates:  November 2-18, 2018 
Short synopsis:
A Piece of My Heart provides an absorbing and moving experience about a tumultuous period in American history—the Vietnam War. 
It is a powerful, true drama about six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays the courageous story of each young woman as she struggles through the experiences that leave scars yet triumphs as a result of their tour through the war-torn nation.  With the backdrop of the memorial wall in Washington, 
A Piece of My Heart is a salute to the men and women who represented our country during a divisive era.

If you would like a copy of the script, please contact Ken Kienas at
Director's application is available at, and is due by April 30th.
  It can be emailed to Ken Kienas at,
or mailed to Bowie Community Theatre, P. O. Box 604, Bowie, MD 20718.
Questions and copies of any of the plays can be obtained by emailing

Bowie Community Theatre
Becky's New Car
A comedy by Steven Dietz.
Directed by Ilene Chalmers
Produced by Malia Murray and Portia Bagley.
Auditions will be held on Monday, April 23rd, and Tuesday, April 24th, from 7:30 - 9PM at the
Bowie Playhouse
White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
Call backs, if needed, will be held Thursday, April 26th.

Auditioners should be familiar with the script, which can be found at
Please bring any conflicts you have for April 30th through July, resume, and picture, if available.
You may email the director, Ilene Chalmers, at with questions.
The first read-through is Monday, April 30th.
Rehearsals begin the week of May 1st and will be held in the Severna Park/Millersville area.
The cast is asked to assist with the pre-build and pre-paint of the set a weekend day in June
and put-in (construction of the set at the Bowie Playhouse) the weekend of July 7th and July 8th.
Tech week is July 9th-12th.  All cast members are required to participate in strike (deconstruction of the set at the Bowie Playhouse) on July 29th.

Becky's New Car is a hilarious screwball comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is happily married to a good man. Together they struggle to survive
in a bad economy and to support their son, who lives in the basement while he works toward his degree. 
Becky takes a trip on the "wild side" with a billionaire who just happens to enter the car dealership where Becky works,
only to discover that her inability to say "no" has created a trunk-full of problems. 
How can a nice person who has done something bad get herself out of this car wreck?
Characters:  3 women, 4 men
Rebecca (“Becky”) Foster:  A woman in her late 40’s.
Joe Foster:  Becky’s husband, a roofer, late 40’s.
 Chris Foster:   Becky and Joe’s son, a psychology student, in his early to mid 20’s.
Walter Flood:  A very wealthy businessman, widower, 50’s-60’s. 
Kensington (“Kenni”) Flood:  Walter’s daughter, in her early 20’s. 
Steve:  Becky’s co-worker, widower, 50’s.
Ginger:  A neighbor of Walter’s, single, 50’s.

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.