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Industrial Strength Theater Spring 2024

Industrial-Strength Theater in residence at Baltimore Theatre Project 2024 

Our Spring 2024 Productions
The Baltimore Bazaar Of The Bizarre
THE BALTIMORE BAZAAR OF THE BIZARRE
March 8-17, 2024
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5 original radio plays performed and recorded LIVE!
5 original tales of mayhem, mystery, and murder in Mobtown! Written by Tony Tsendeas and Mark Redfield. 

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Moby Dick Rehearsed Poster

"Moby Dick Rehearsed" - A Play By Orson Welles

April 11-28, 2024
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
a film by Mark Redfield 
A Fundraiser for Baltimore Theatre Project
April 20th, 2024 at 8pm
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The Industrial-Strength Theater Company returns to Baltimore in 2024!

Our first production will be presented at Baltimore Theatre Project in the Spring of 2024!

Mark Redfield (actor, writer, director), Chris Pfingsten (Producing Director of Baltimore Theatre Project), and Tony Tsendeas (actor, writer, director; teacher at The Baltimore School for the Arts). 


THE HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH THEATER

MY SAD FACE

The Industrial-Strength Theater Company was founded in 1984 by Mark Redfield and the late David Stubenrauch. In 1985 they premiered their movement theatre piece “My Sad Face~ A Totalitarian Serio-Comic Dream” adapted by Mark Redfield from a short story by German author Heinrich Böll. It was co-directed and choreographed by Redfield and Tomi Casciero. The piece was, essentially, a live silent film comedy.

 

Anne Watts wrote and performed live music with an ensemble of five other musicians. The acting ensemble was: Redfield, Julie Casselberry, Lewis Shaw, Willie Brooks, Joy Ehrlich, Ray Nedzel, Aaron Tucker, and Kim Dilaplane.

 

MY SAD FACE opened in December of 1985, after a nine-week development and rehearsal process, to sold-out houses and critical acclaim.

 

“…a phantasmagoric feast of imagination that tickles the funny bone … meticulously and exquisitely choreographed by the directors and skillfully executed by the six young actors.”

- The Evening Sun

 

“…we are delighted by a series of images that are both fresh and lucid…Industrial Strength is unique in its combination of stylistic ambition and technical accomplishment."

-The News American

 

 

(Pictured: Mark Redfield, Lewis Shaw, Kim Dilaplane, Willie Brooks, and Julie Casselberry, in the Baltimore Theatre Project production in 1986. Photo by Ken Von Schlagel)

 

ABOUT BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

Baltimore Theatre Project

Baltimore Theatre Project was founded in 1971 by Philip Arnault. The current Producing Director is Chris Pfingsten.

Through-out its history, Baltimore Theatre Project has present exciting, ground-breaking theatre from companies and theatre artists from around the world and across the United States.

Industrial-Strength Theater is excited to once again produce world-class professional theatre at this beloved institution!

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
TheatreProject.org