Posts in Work & Play
Paul Diem: Life for the Love of It

This bearded beauty has been busy. In the last two years he climbed from Guest Lecturer to Department Chair and joined the leadership of one of the most prolific theatre companies in Baltimore. Paul Diem is the Theatre Department Chair at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, an Arts Magnet High School in Baltimore County. He is a stage actor as well as being Director of Audience Experience and Ensemble member at Single Carrot Theatre.

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Naomi Davidoff: Wardrobe Warlock

When it comes to costuming in Baltimore, Naomi Davidoff is the sorceress supreme. She plays the demanding role of the maker well — stitching and gluing some of the most memorable costumes in Baltimore DIY theater. She has taken the mantle of lead costume designer for four of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s (BROS) original productions. You can also find her garb on Man Man lead singer Ryan Kattner. We got a chance to sit down with Naomi and find out what fuels her magical rocket boots. 

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Kimberley Lynne: Crown of Nouns

Kimberley wears nouns like the Queen wears hats. Writer, teacher, producer, manager, mentor, student, tech. Her work has been performed on stages dozens of times. She was the masterful writer behind Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's "The Return of the 5th Sister," and has returned with "The Benefactor," playing at your local Stillpointe theatre this week. She is the Arts and Theatre Manager at the University of Baltimore, where she also teaches everything from performance monologue to Irish culture. You can find her novel Dredging the Choptank, and her collection of short stories, Something with a Crust, in your local bookstore. 

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Shannon Light Hadley: Reawaken and Create

Shannon Light Hadley is a killer robot from outer space. While the rest of the world is sleeping, Shannon is plugged-in or heading out. She works as a full time designer and marketing guru at What Works Studio, publisher of What Weekly magazine. Beyond all earthly logic, she has traded in her clock-out button for a crown in the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (aka the BROS) where she reigns as the Marketing Director from five to nine.

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Aran Keating: Following Your Impulses

Aran Keating has freed himself of punching the clock. He doesn’t sit at a desk from nine to five, or spend his daytime selling strangers on hip new software updates. Aran spends his time doing what he loves, and has spent the last decade rocking out in the pursuit of happiness. He is the Artistic Director of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (B.R.O.S.), owns his own entertainment company, and can be seen performing with musical acts like SnakefeastA.K. Slaughter, and the Motorettes

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Find a Friend. Jump Down a Rabbit Hole.

When tech wizard and bass-slappist Thejus Chakravarthy agreed to sit down and tell me his story, I knew it would be good. Thejus has been playing in the Baltimore metal scene for over a decade, and has maintained a thriving professional career. As this is always a point of contention in an artist’s life, I wanted to dig deeper. Thejus plays in Queen Wolf and Infinite Pizza and still has time to design education systems, pour the tastiest coffee in Baltimore, and offer freelance tech consulting.

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