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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

Extended Run Through March 3rd!
Round House Theatre
By Moira Buffini
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
Jan 31 – March 3, 2018
Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
Round House is thrilled to present the American premiere of this Olivier Award-winning, West End hit comedy!
The Iron Lady. The Queen. Born six months apart, each woman had a destiny that would change the world.
But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
Helmed by Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the original Tricycle Theatre and West End productions in London,
Handbagged is the wickedly funny new comedy that imagines what the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors.


Special Benefit Fundraiser
March 10 & 11, 2018 
The Druid Theater 
American School of Inspiration 
March 10, 11 
Saturday at 7:00 PM 
Sunday at 3:00 PM 
The Druid Theater is located at 9840 Main Street, Damascus, MD  20872 - Second Level 
Tickets are $15 online 
Tickets can be purchased through our website at 
For more info:  240-745-5024 or
Visionary Dance Company has an annual fundraiser for a local non-profit by dancing for a cause. This year, they are raising funds for their own local theater, the Druid Theater. Cantos: the story of a traveler who finds herself trapped in the underworld. She is rescued by Persephone (the de-throned queen of the underworld) who helps her escape the clutches of Minerva (the queen of war, who over threw the underworld) and Medusa, as well as other creatures in the underworld. Will she escape? Reverence Journeys: Ghosts are trapped in an old abandoned church in Alabama. The ghosts come from different eras, since the beginning of European settlers. They tell their stories through dance, but learn that faith is what's keeping them on Earth. It's only through love that will let their souls rest.

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

Script Submissions Due February 14th!

2018 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)
Deadline: VALENTINE’S DAY (Feb 14, 2018). 
Please email scripts (up to three per playwright) to
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.