This collaboration between Everyman Theatre and the office of Equity and Civil Rights brings to life the triumph of Baltimore’s human spirit. In these real-life re-enactments, Everyman’s Resident Company reminds us that we learn best from each other. When we share our experiences, our human spirit rebounds, and art imitating life for the good, is good.

- Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young


Everyman Theatre in partnership with the Baltimore City Office of Equity & Civil Rights presents 'The House That Holds Us' as a part of the Fair Housing Film Festival.

What happens when playwrights and citizens of Baltimore city come together to share their humanity?  

Stories from the city streets are brought to life in dynamic and powerful performances by Everyman Theatre actors. Monologues and scenes from the theatrical canon explore pride -of- place, home, and prejudice. 

These powerful words will be performed in tandem with original work written by beloved Everyman Theatre playwrights, inspired by true cautionary tales highlighting the obstacles faced by many Baltimoreans on the journey toward equitable housing. 


Flip through 'The House That Holds Us' program

Tune into our Community Conversations featuring:
Brandon Scott — Council President, Baltimore City
Tomeka Givens — Certified New Home Co-Broker
Dr. Lorece V. Edwards — Director of the Center for Sexual Health Advancement and Prevention Education (SHAPE) and Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University’s School of Community Health and Policy
Amy Wilkinson — Executive Vice President of Fair Housing at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City




We are excited to announce that “The House That Holds Us,” can be viewed in-person at a limited capacity at Forno, a Modern Italian restaurant, in the heart of downtown Baltimore. For individuals who are interested, please make a reservation at We ask that people make reservations in groups of 2-4 to allow for the most people to view in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Forno will be featuring special deals on food and will be carrying the two signature cocktails based on “The House That Holds Us”- The Black Butterfly and The Fayette Street Sunset.”



Fayette Street Sunset
Ingredients :
Grape Fruit Wedge
Orange Segments or Slices
Sea Salt or Rock Salt
2 ounces of your white tequila
2 ounces of grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
½ oz of elderflower liqueur
Club soda, or seltzer water
Instructions :
1.On a small saucer ( big enough for the mouth of the glass to fit) place enough sea salt to coat the bottom of the saucer.
2.Cut a notch in the grapefruit wedge, then run the grapefruit around the rim of a rocksglass, or tumbler. Now, coat the mouth of your glass with sea salt.
3.In your shaker, muddle 3 orange slices or segments, with ½ oz of lime juice. 2 oz of tequila, and ½ oz of elderflower liqueur
4. Add 2 oz of grapefruit juice, ice, and shake
5. Fill your salt-rimmed glass with ice. Pour in shaker contents, Top with soda water and garnish with a lime wheel. Ready to serve and enjoy!

Black Butterfly
2 oz Orange Juice, pre-chilled,
1.5 ounces of Pineapple juice ( pre-chilled)
1.5 oz of Bourbon ( Makers Mark, or Breckenridge)
Tablespoon of maple syrup
3 orange slices or segments
4-5 Red Seedless Grapes
3-4 Blackberries
2 small pieces of watermelon
1 small slice of watermelon ( with the rind on) for garnish
1. In a small rocks glass or shaker -add three orange slices, blackberries, and maple syrup and muddle
2. Add your choice of Bourbon, 2.5 oz chilled orange juice, pineapple juice, and stir, or ( shake if you are using a shaker ), add grapes and two small chopped pieces of watermelon, top with OJ, stir once more.
3. Add a watermelon slice with rind for garnish! ENJOY!!