Iron Crow Theatre is an award-winning, professional, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and Baltimore’s queer theatre. Iron Crow Theatre produces queer theatre for a queer city, celebrating the renegade and the unorthodox in all of us.
Iron Crow Theatre strives to become Baltimore's next professional Equity theatre, producing theatrical work of the highest artistic quality to offer artists and administrators alike with competitive pay, access to the Equity Membership Candidate program, and a creative environment founded on professionalism that is both safe and inclusive to all.
WHAT IS A QUEER THEATRE?
We define queer broadly as the celebration of the renegade and the unorthodox. We don't seek to define queer for others, but rather hold space for those artists, patrons, playwrights, etc. who identify themselves or their work as being queer or in support of the queer experience. Queer can manifest itself through aesthetic, thematic elements, gender identity or sexual orientation, and/or theatrical approach or convention. By developing and producing work that explores and celebrates that which is queer, we in turn begin to engage in a dialogue about what it means to be American.
WHO IS A PART OF IRON CROW THEATRE?
Iron Crow Theatre has a dedicated Board of Directors comprised of industry leaders; a Community Advisory Board led by Mr. Ron Legler, President of the Hippodrome Theatre, that sustains the organizations efforts to support our local arts community; a fiercely talented and committed volunteer administrative team; and a group of artists with whom we frequently work with called Resident Artists. In addition, we're thrilled to continue to work with some of the most talented guest artists, designers, and dedicated volunteers from across the region in a variety of capacities throughout our season.
WHERE WE WORK
Iron Crow Theatre is in residence at the historic Baltimore Theatre Project, located at 45 West Preston Street in Baltimore, MD. We also partner with other local theatres and venues on community and/or special events that take place throughout the city of Baltimore.
WHEN DID IRON CROW THEATRE BEGIN?
Iron Crow Theatre was founded in the spring of 2009 by Steven J. Satta to produce an evening of theatre, dance, and music in honor of Baltimore's Gay Pride celebration at the University of Baltimore's student center, called Gay Expectations.
The production brought together both local and professional artists from every discipline and various social/cultural/religious identities including Baltimore natives, foreign nationals, artists of color, Muslims, Jews, Christians and Yogis; women, men and drag queens; those who identified as queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual. Students, faculty and staff from the University of Baltimore, Towson University and the Carver Center for the Arts were also involved.
Gay Expectations raised more than $1,200.00 for Moveable Feast, a local charity in Baltimore fostering a community that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services.
This production inspired the founding members to continue to work together to produce queer theatre in Baltimore.
Shortly after Gay Expectations, Iron Crow Theatre produced its inaugural production as a company with In Durang's Shorts. The company completed their first official season, the 10/11 Season, with productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Apartment 213, Swimming in the Shallows, and Love & Human Remains.
Iron Crow Theatre continues to produce queer theatre for a queer city at the Baltimore Theatre Project, celebrating the renegade and the unorthodox in all of us.