What is it?


/ˈmɒdɪkəm/ [mod-i-kuhm]
noun.  a moderate or small amount: He hasn’t even a modicum of common sense.
If you’re looking for a bit of something new, a dash of the unexpected, a pinch of the avant-garde (just a pinch), and a skosh of good ol’ “theatre,” MODICUMS: A Festival of New Works is for you.

Created by the scrappy, interdisciplinary theater artists of Towson University’s MFA in Theatre program, these short new works run the gamut from solo performance to multi-media work to dance theater.  The pieces are as unique as the artists who have created them:  puppeteers, architects, dancers, singers, playwrights, and your run-of-the-mill actors.

MODICUMS is being hosted at Mabou Mines ToRoNaDa Theater located in the lower east side of Manhattan. The festival dates are July 12-23, 2011.  Want to know more about festival details?  Sure you do.

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         The Natasha Plays: July 12, 13, 14 at 8pm

The Three Littles:  July 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm

Apartment 213:  July  20, 21, 22, 23 at 8pm

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Want more modicums?  Each show’s opening will feature a Guest of Honor!  Towson’s MFA program has been fortunate enough to rub shoulders with some pretty amazing theater artists.  The least we can do is throw them a party.  Here are our honorees:

The Natasha Plays will honor PHILIP ARNOULT, founder of The Baltimore Theatre Project and founder and director of the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD).  RECEPTION:  July 12

The Three Littles will honor HOLLY HUGHES, a solo performance legend, member of the NEA Four, and avid dog lover.  RECEPTION:  July 15

Apartment 213 will honor LEE BREUER, internationally acclaimed director, writer, and founder of Mabou Mines.  RECEPTION:  July 20