The Gun Show
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By: Marvin Roxas

Back in July 29th, 2017 WombWork Productions, Inc. hosted David Hess and his traveling Gun Show exhibit where he brings sculptures of guns to various cities and locations around the East Coast to start a dialogue about guns and the role that they play in American culture.

Throughout his journey, Richard Chisholm created the Gun Show short film that details this journey over America’s obsession with guns and their reactions to David’s gun sculptures. Yesterday at the 2019 Maryland Film Festival, Gun Show was featured for its world premiere at the Parkway Theatre along with four other Balti-Short films about various narratives and stories in Baltimore City.

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Sister Plays Megastasis and Holly Down in Heaven in Production Mode
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By: Marvin Roxas

WombWork Productions, Inc. has been buzzing with activity as actors, actresses, production assistants, box office managers, and community members gather together to produce the Sister Plays Megastasis and Holly Down in Heaven in rotating repertory May 2-19, 2019.

Website Link: www.wombwork.com/productions

Ticket Link: http://www.universe.com/wombworksisterplays

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/421616271957253/

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Attendees can choose to pay $10, $15, or $25 for tickets to these plays.

WombWork Productions, Inc. presents SISTER PLAYS: Two Plays in Repertory by Kia and Kara Lee Corthron. Megastasis by Kia Corthron and Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron, in rotating repertory from May 2-19, 2019. (Recommended for ages 13+)

Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron

Holly collects dolls. Holly is a born-again Christian. Holly is a fifteen-year-old, brainy, outspoken, spoiled, tyrannical brat. She’s also pregnant. During her nine-month odyssey, she must find a way to move forward with the new life she’s landed in or remain forever hidden in her own special heaven…of talking dolls. A dark comedy about navigating the treacherous terrain from child to adult.

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Megastasis by Kia Corthron

Nineteen-year-old Tray loves his grandfather and loves caring for his infant daughter, hoping one day to marry the baby’s mother. But in the War on Drugs, a joint at a party becomes a major military provocation, and Tray unwittingly falls into a black hole of bewilderment, rearranging his plans and his life.

Performances: Thursdays-Sundays, May 2-19, 2019*

*Please note that due to the nature of the repertory, different shows are performed on different days.

Thursday, May 2: Megastasis 7:30pm (Opening)

Friday, May 3: Holly Down in Heaven 7:30pm

Saturday, May 4: Megastasis 7:30pm

Sunday, May 5: Holly Down in Heaven 3:00pm

Thursday, May 9: Megastasis 10:30am

Friday, May 10: Holly Down in Heaven 7:30pm

Saturday, May 11: Megastasis 7:30pm

Sunday, May 12: Holly Down in Heaven 3:00pm

Thursday, May 16: Megastasis 10:30am

Friday, May 17: Holly Down in Heaven 7:30pm

Saturday, May 18: Megastasis 7:30pm

Sunday, May 19: Holly Down in Heaven 3:00pm (Closing)

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83rd Annual National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA) Conference
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By: Mama Kay

WombWork Productions, Inc. was honored at the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA) Conference hosted by Coppin State University. Rebecca Hoffberger did a heartwarming tribute to Mama Rashida and Mama Kay and their work in building up WombWork Productions, Inc. Keynote speaker, Broadway actress, and playwright Rain Pryor shared her struggles and stories making her mark in the arts.

Brother Louis Williams, one of the Nu Generation Art Ensemble managers, received top honors for Superior Playwriting for the best 10-minute play False Prophets at Coppin State University.

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Members of the Nu World Art Ensemble performed The Channeling of Ms. Sybby Grant.

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Next Generation at Ella Baker Day
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By: Mama Kay Lawal-Muhammad

Ella Baker believed that the major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence…” - Ella Jo Baker


The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is named after a brilliant, Black Shero of the civil rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by building the power of black, brown, and poor people to create solutions for one of the biggest drivers of injustice today: mass incarceration.

Ms. Baker played a key role in some of the most influential organizations of the time, including the NAACP, Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Like her, we spark change by unlocking the power of every person to strengthen their communities and shape their future.  The youth and young adult Next Generation and Nu Generation Art Ensembles performed at the 2640 Space on Thursday April 4th, 2019. Special thanks to Emalee Quickel from Loyola University of Maryland for including WombWork Productions, Inc.

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Channeling of Ms. Sybby Grant at The Walters Art Gallery
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By: Marvin Roxas

On January 24th, 2019 members of the Nu World Art Ensemble performed an immersive production based on the life of the enslaved Baltimore cook Ms. Sybby Grant. The Walters Art Gallery went through the process of confronting the history of utilizing buildings that were former slave-holding estates. A letter written on December 6, 1861 to her imprisoned maste showcases a micro-history of Union-occupied Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun article details more about the background and details of the letter and the renovation of the mansion formerly known as Hackerman House. During the opening performance, members of the Nu World Art Ensemble recreated the atmosphere of Hackerman House and portrayed the tasks and lives of Ms. Sybby Grant and her fellow enslaved maids, cooks, and workers. This unique production brought to life the the words of Ms. Sybby Grant and transported museum patrons back to 1860’s Baltimore.

Terrapin Soup Song

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