Baltimore tells the story of Shelby Wilson, an African-American resident advisor for a group of freshman at a college in New England. Shelby is focused on rebuilding her resume after losing her job in the athletics department. But when a racist caricature is drawn on the dorm door of one of her Black students, she is forced to reevaluate her naïve belief that she lives in a post-racial society and she must strive for peace on campus. The play references true events, including the riots in Ferguson, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the deaths of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland.
This production contains adult language. Viewer discretion and/or parental guidance is advised.
Baltimore is part of a rolling premier commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium.
|Assistant Director||Chelsea Wing|
|Scenic Designer||Nicholas Wilson|
|Costume Designer||Nicole Ooi|
|Lighting Designer||Kevin Dudley|
|Sound Designer||Rob Bergenstock|
|Stage Manager||Katy Karas|
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