A.B. Gibson’s ability to paint a vivid picture with words that you can literally feel as you read draws you in to his latest thriller, The Dead of Winter, from the start. The detailed description of the Winters’ farm, family, and orchard makes it feel like someplace you know from countless fall visits. I was almost able to smell the apples, see the families picking out the pumpkins, and feel my heart beat faster as the plot picks up.
While I always grateful for the wonderful theatre performances seen on a weekly basis here in Baltimore, every theatre enthusiast should treat themselves to a yearly pilgrimage to New York City – the theatre capital of the world. Luckily, transportation to the Big Apple from Charm City has never been easier, even on a budget. For those in Baltimore City, regular Amtrak service runs to New York starting from $79. Leaving from White Marsh, Megabus offers fairs as low as $10 one way to N.Y.C. I opted for Bolt Bus leaving from Penn Station, Baltimore: one-way $30.
In the season of Baltimore Pride, the Creative Alliance is offering a remarkable cavalcade of LGBT films and presentations during Rainbow Fest. Running from July 28th to 30th, the fifth anniversary of the film festival is expanding to include the comedic wit of author Isaac Oliver, a glittering assemblage of happy hours, as well as a drag party hosted by Betty O’Hellno.
Ta’von Vinson, an African-American gay playwright and Baltimore native, decides to take a break from writing and hops over to The Drinkery for a much needed stress reliever. One can find him frequently at the Bun Shop or in passing with a friendly demeanor and colorful locks in the community. An outreach specialist with Johns Hopkins, he has many accomplishments, including his book Positively Me (about his experiences with HIV/AIDS) and being producer / director of the play What We’re Taught at the Arena Players under his company, Theater Coven Productions. He personifies through his writing the celebration of diversity with black gay characters in real life. Baltimore OUTloud caught up with Ta’von briefly to ask him some questions about his character choices, works in the future and the imagery of black gay men on television.
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