Baltimore

Kirsten Greenidge
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.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 90-95m
  • Cast: 6f, 3m
Reviews

The Artery

"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."

Lansing CityPulse

"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."

The Boston Globe

"...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."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017 UNC Charlotte Department Of Theatre Charlotte, NC
Apr 28, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Department Of Performing And Media Arts Ithaca, NY
Mar 29, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 University Of Pittsburgh Department Of Theatre Arts Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 2, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 University Of Louisville Theatre Arts Louisville, KY
Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016 University Theatre At NC State Raleigh, NC
Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016 New Repertory Theatre Watertown, MA
Apr 30, 2016 - May 11, 2016 College Of Marin Kentfield, CA
Apr 6, 2016 - Apr 9, 2016 Brookline High School Brookline, MA