Announcing Season X at Single Carrot Theatre
SCT is turning 10 and celebrating with a unique season of collaboration, commemoration, and exploration. World and regional premieres, ambitious international partnerships, unexpected settings, and some familiar names and faces make up a season that we’re calling A Love Letter to Baltimore.
By Sam Shepard & Joseph Chaikin
October 26 – November 20, 2016
There are as many ways to fall in—or out—of love as there are people in the world. This series of poems—at turns sweet, vulnerable, intense, and violent—traces the course of relationships from the first moment to the last touch. This fall, the Single Carrot Theatre Ensemble will give life to the savagery and tenderness within this piece, as we infuse Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin’s text with our own experiences of love and loss.
By Lauren Yee
January 18- February 12, 2017
Katie and Craig want a baby. Well, Katie wants a baby, and Craig wants what Katie wants. When Craig goes to India to be with their surrogate, Suraiya, flying-phobic Katie is left alone, plagued by visions of all that could go wrong and a mysterious, seductive Frenchman. Suraiya, an aspiring doctor with secrets of her own, tries to remain cool and aloof while conversing with the life growing inside of her, a curious young man who has named himself Amit. Their lives flow together and intertwine in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth known as samsara.
By Jenn Kidwell & Scott Sheppard
March 8 – March 26, 2017
Continuing 10 years of bringing vibrant new work to Baltimore, SCT presents Ars Nova’s production of Underground Railroad Game, by award-winning Philly-based theatre company Lightning Rod Special. Coming to Single Carrot Theatre fresh from New York, this fun and fast-paced show by creators Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard turns the audience into a fifth grade class in a shockingly hilarious and poignant examination of race relations, history, and sex.
April 20 – April 30, 2017
Since its inception, SCT has been privileged to perform the works of known, unknown, and soon-to-be-known playwrights in equal measure. Our commitment to introducing Baltimore audiences to plays that are both new and underproduced has allowed us to work with some amazing artists. To celebrate our epic 10th Season, we’ve commissioned playwrights from our past to write brand-new, never-before-seen shorts for SCT. Pieces by a growing list of playwrights, including the authors of Hotel Cassiopeia, Phoebe in Winter, and MilkMilkLemonade, will be performed and produced by the current ensemble, in collaboration with former ensemble members, returning specially for this spectacular, one-of-a-kind event.
By Single Carrot Theatre and Stereo AKT
June 2- June 25, 2017
Grab your bus pass and get ready to ride. In partnership with the Hungarian company Stereo AKT, SCT will move the theatre out of our building, onto a bus and into the streets and neighborhoods of the city we love. Baltimore is not only the set, but also a main character in this piece, which guides audience members into a world where fantasy blends into the everyday. Viewers aboard a bus will follow actors through town while listening to thoughts, stories, and live-edited music that highlight our city, its complexity, its struggles, and its beauty.