EVERYMAN'S HISTORY

Chart the long journey from Saint John's Church to the Fayette Street Theatre.

SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH

Everyman Theatre was founded by Vincent Lancisi in 1990. From the beginning, Everyman has striven to provide top-notch theatre that is affordable and accessible to everyone. With a Resident Company of local, professional artists, Everyman has staged critically-acclaimed productions ranging from classics to contemporary works to world premieres over the past 25 years.

Everyman’s first production—The Runner Stumbles—was produced in the winter of 1990 at Saint John’s Church. For the next four years, Everyman could only afford to produce one production per year at various locations in Baltimore, including Vagabond’s Theatre, the Theatre Project and even a classroom at MICA.

NORTH CHARLES STREET

The 1994/95 Season marked a series of firsts for Everyman. It was the first year at 1727 North Charles Street, which would be Everyman's home for 18 years. It also marked the first multi-production line-up—starting with Sam Shepard's Buried Child—and also offered subscriptions to patrons for the first time.

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, subscriptions numbers grew and a string of popular and acclaimed productions, including Amadeus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lion in Winter, The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, and the wildly successful Proof, proved that Everyman was a mainstay in the Baltimore theatre scene.

FAYETTE STREET

Through a generous donation from Bank of America and the Harold A. Dawson Trust, Everyman was given its new home on Fayette Street. Over the span of six years, Everyman completed a successful $18 million capital campaign co-chaired by Gina and Dan Hirschhorn.

In January 2013, Everyman celebrated the Grand Opening of its new permanent home on Fayette Street with the record-breaking production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, August: Osage County.

Everyman celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 2015/16 Season by producing The Great American Rep. A feat featuring American classics Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire in repertory.

Everyman invites you to be part of the journey for the next 25 years.

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS

These extraordinary board members have provided leadership for the organization for ten or more years.

Gordon Becker
Nathan Chernoff
Patricia Egan
James R. Eyler
Susan Sachs Fleishman
Maurice Furchgott
Niki Harris
Gina B. Hirschhorn
Bridget M. Horner
Jeannie Howe
Vincent M. Lancisi
Jonathan Melnick
R. Rex Rehfeld
E. Lee Robbins, M.D.
Zelig Robinson
Vic Romita
Frank Rosenberg
Leonard Sachs
Elspeth Udvarhelyi
Martha Weiman

Production History

Take a look back at over 25 years of outstanding theatre in Baltimore.

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