Breaking Ground

Yesterday morning Baltimore celebrated a momentous occasion with the groundbreaking ceremony for Everyman Theatre for their new theatre in Baltimore’s Westside.

Under the leadership and vision of Vincent Lancisi (or as many fondly know him–Vinny), Everyman turned 20 years old this year. Everyman Theatre has been very important in the lives of many–audiences and artists alike. Everyman has helped usher in a period of growth for what is now Station North, helping to transform the 1700 block of North Charles. Everyman has provided an important home for Baltimore’s professional theatre artists. Everyman helped change my life, as it hired me to run its box office less than five years ago when I first moved to Baltimore.

Everyman is only one of a handful of theatres nation-wide that has managed to build a new theatre during this recession, which is a great testament to the region’s cultural philanthropic communities. Several local politicians were on hand today to celebrate the groundbreaking, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who helped Everyman secure $1.4 million in City bonds approved to help pay for construction. Others included Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell, Delegate Keith Haynes, Delegate Barbara Robinson, and Councilman Bill Cole.

Until next week–


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