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9/16/2019

Theatre Review: ‘Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties’ at Iron Crow Theatre
”Iron Crow has come out of the gate swinging for the first show of their 10th season and I can’t wait to see what else they do.” - BITR Sisters.

Director Natka Bianchini excels at milking this play for every gem it has. Bianchini exhibits a precise understanding of the demands of the text, leaning into the queer form and poking at the structures of traditional theatre to present these characters and messages. She guides the actors to all craft transcendent character arcs, across the board beginning as general stereotypes and quickly evolving into empowered archetypes and three-dimensional characters.

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9/14/2019

Theatre Review: ‘Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties’ at Iron Crow Theatre
”There’s something powerful and inspiring on stage at Iron Crow Theatre” - MD Theatre Guide.

Kicking off Iron Crow Theatre’s 10 Year Anniversary with impressive power, Jen Silverman’s “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties” is a queer/feminist call to arms. Featuring five characters all named Betty, this production smartly helmed by Natka Bianchini, brings to the forefront of our imaginations just how far (or not) we’ve moved the needle on female and/or queer visibility. Despite the potentially harrowing realization that it’s possible we haven’t moved as far forward as one might like to think, Iron Crow Theatre delivers an evocative, high-quality production.

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9/8/2019

Theatre News: Interview with Natka Bianchini, Director of ‘Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties’ now playing at Iron Crow Theatre
MD Theatre Guide was lucky enough to catch up with Natka inbetween shows.

Heralded by The New York Times as “a full-tilt lesbian/bi-curious/genderqueer/Shakespearean comedy for everyone,” Collective Rage follows five different women named Betty as they collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.” Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something; and Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Award-winning playwright, Jen Silverman’s absurdist dark comedy is simultaneously hilarious, inspired and boldly unapologetic.

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9/4/2019

Baltimore Fishbowl: Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties 1 of 17 theatre shows to see in September!
An “absurdist dark comedy” from playwright Jen Silverman, “Collective Rage” watches as five characters named Betty struggle with anger, sex and the theater.

September means new beginnings for the theater world, with many companies launching new seasons. This month offers a fresh start for several local groups…who open their 2019/20 seasons...

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9/1/2019

Baltimore Sun Features Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties as a fall event not to miss!
An “absurdist dark comedy” from playwright Jen Silverman, “Collective Rage” watches as five characters named Betty struggle with anger, sex and the theater.

The New York Times called it “a full-tilt lesbian/bi-curious/genderqueer/Shakespearean comedy for everyone,” which sure sounds promising. Presented by Iron Crow Theatre. 8 p.m. Sept 6-7 and 13-14, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, and 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. $20-$35. theatreproject.org.

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8/23/2019

Iron Crow Theatre’s Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties Opens September 6!
Jen Silverman’s Absurdist Queer Dark Comedy Opens the 19/20 Season of the Renegade: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.

Heralded by The New York Times as “a full-tilt lesbian/bi-curious/genderqueer/Shakespearean comedy for everyone,” Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties follows five different women named Betty as they collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.” Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something; and Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Award-winning playwright, Jen Silverman’s absurdist dark comedy is simultaneously hilarious, inspired and boldly unapologetic. Are you ready for the revolution?

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7/23/2019

Iron Crow Theatre Announces New 19/20 Season of the Renegade: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Commeorates a Decade of Queer Theatre in Baltimore.

Today, Iron Crow Theatre announced the 19/20 Season of the Renegade: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. For a decade, Iron Crow Theatre has remained solely committed to producing theatrical work dedicated to the exploration and celebration of the queer experience. “Celebrating our 10 year anniversary is a remarkable milestone that belongs to all of us — made possible by the renegades who have come before as well as the continued support of our growing community of artists and patrons,” said Mr. Sean Elias, Iron Crow Theatre’s Artistic Director. “This season, we celebrate the spirit of resilience and defiance that birthed Iron Crow Theatre and that today remains very much a part of its DNA. Featuring regional premieres, contemporary queer musicals, and cult classics alike, the 19/20 Season of the Renegade is unapologetically bold, absolutely fearless, and unabashedly queer. While we celebrate our first decade, we also welcome our next, solidifying our commitment to telling queer stories that celebrate the renegade and unorthodox in all of us.”

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8/14/2017

Iron Crow Theatre Named Best Breakout Theatre by Baltimore Magazine
Iron Crow Theatre, under the direction of Sean Elias, named Best Breakout Theatre in Baltimore Magazine’s annual celebration of all things awesome in the Baltimore region - The 2017 Annual Best of Baltimore!

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2/12/2017

Iron Crow Theatre Named Best Professional Theatre in MD Theatre Guide’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Iron Crow Theatre, under the direction of Sean Elias, named Best Professional Theatre in the Greater Baltimore Area in MD Theatre Guide’s annual readers’ choice awards. Over 10,000 votes were cast!

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2/5/2018

Artistic Director Sean Elias Named 1 of 30 Baltimore Visionaries by Baltimore Magazine
Before any blueprints are drawn, renderings are developed, or ribbons are cut, all big ideas start with a vision. Whether it is the proverbial light-bulb moment or an idea that builds gradually, nagging away at us until it fully takes shape, change starts internally. And Baltimore is a city primed and ready for that sort of change. The following 30 people represent the impetus for this kind of revolution, putting their noses to the grindstone every day without much fanfare or limelight. In a time when the news is dominated by the negative, this group of change-makers, ages 16 to 66, is reinforcing the power of the positive. From developing virtual-reality programs and building accessible public transportation to educating kids through the arts and working to eradicate food deserts, these local luminaries are shaping the future of Baltimore—one big idea at a time.

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