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Date(s) - 01/31/2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Center for the Arts, Towson University



Join YAAM for a group outing to Center Stage, Baltimore’s acclaimed theater now in residence at Towson University!

On Sunday, January 31, 2016, YAAM members and guests are invited to a Q&A with Yale alum Gavin Witt ’89BA, Center Stage’s Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg, followed by a performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

A limited number of YAAM discount tickets are available for $36/person.
For tickets, contact Justin Lowenthal (YAAM Membership Chair) at  Please use “YAAM Center Stage” in the email header and provide a phone number.  The cut off date for ticket requests is 1/25.

Sunday, January 31, 2016:

  • 1pm: Pre-Show Q&A w/Associate Artistic Director Gavin Witt ’89BA
    • Location TBD, Towson University
  • 2pm: Center Stage Performance: Shakespeare’s As You Like It
    • Center for the Arts, Towson University (1 Fine Arts Drive, Towson, MD 21204).

N.B. Center Stage’s Spring 2016 season will take place at Towson University, not in downtown Baltimore. 
For directions and more information:

About Gavin Witt:

Gavin Witt, Associate Artistic Director/Director of Dramaturgy, came to Center Stage in 2003 as Resident Dramaturg, having served in that role previously at several Chicago theaters. As a dramaturg, he has worked on well over 60 plays, from classics to new commissions—including play development workshops and freelance dramaturgy for TCG, The Playwrights Center, The New Harmony Project, The Old Globe, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, the Kennedy Center, and others. A graduate of Yale and the University of Chicago, he was active in Chicago theater for more than a decade as an actor, director, dramaturg, translator, and teacher, not to mention co-founder of Greasy Joan & Co. Theater, while serving as a regional Vice President of LMDA, the national association of dramaturgs. He has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and currently teaches at Towson University.

About As You Like It:

Shakespeare’s crowd-pleasing comedy takes Center Stage by way of a new production that turns the Elizabethan tradition of all-male casts on its head. Performed by an all-female company of actors, As You Like It tells the story of lovers Rosalind and Orlando who, when forced to flee into the Forest of Arden, become ensnared in a game of romance and mistaken identity. Frenzied and beguiling, in As You Like It all the world’s a stage as understandings of love, gender roles, nature, and politics are up for grabs. Join us as we journey deep into the fertile Forest of Arden and explore this beloved comedy in a whole new light.


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