Raise your glass with Everyman Theatre and Checkerspot Brewing Company!
Take a seat at our table, in the midst of South Baltimore’s newest funky watering hole, Checkerspot Brewery.
Enjoy a collage of moments from Lynn Nottage’s electric play, Sweat, juxtaposed with expert conversations with real people who shed light on the Baltimore realities dramatized onstage. The changing American Dream, evolution of industry, and the complexities of union life are explored.
From the page, to the stage, discover the Baltimore around us, in this fresh take on the power of story. Whether you have seen the play or not, this experience stands on it’s own.
6pm-6:30pm- Grab a beer, nosh, and mingle
Bill Barry, Former Director of Labor Studies at Community College of Baltimore County
Jermaine Jones, President of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Unions
Rosa Lemon, Retired Machinist Union Member
Stephen Matrazzo, former Editor of the Dundalk Eagle and 20 year blue-collar worker
Jon Waller, Everyman Theatre Director of Brand and Marketing
Performances and Readings by:
Vaughn Midder, actor playing Chris in Everyman's Sweat
Darryl Moch and members of the Charm City Labor Chorus
Bari Hochwald-Cagnola, Artistic Director of the Global Theatre Project
Lolita Clayton Horne, DC-based actor
From SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage:
When I started at the plant it felt like I was invited into an exclusive club. I knew I'd accomplished something. And when I got my union card, you couldn't tell me anything. Sometimes when I was shopping I would let it slip out of my wallet onto the counter just so folks could see it. I was that proud of it. -Cynthia
Three generations of loyalty to the same company. This is America, right? You'd think that would mean something. They behave like they're doing you a goddamn favor. - Stan