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Saturday, AUGUST 10


The Foundry

2 Harris Street 

West Stockbridge, MA 01266


Information and Tickets HERE

Sunday, AUGUST 11


Howland Cultural Center 

477 Main Street

Beacon NY 12508


Information and Tickets HERE

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Back by popular demand . . .


@ Baltimore Theater Project

October 24 - November 10, 2024

A series of dark, comic vignettes featuring Femmes Fatales and fedoras, trench coats and torch songs, intrigue, suspense, and shadows.

The Happenstance ensemble mesmerizes in a virtuosic display of physical comedy, object manipulation, and period style, with music played on multiple instruments, and characters costumed in vintage attire.​


Gwen Grastorf, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Alex Vernon, 

and guest musician Stephanie Baird

Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm with matinées Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 4pm

Tickets    General Admission – $25        Senior/Artist/Military – $20       Student – $15

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Photo by Margaret Hart

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"...Those who love Film Noir will be delighted, those who don't care for it will be charmed and amused, and those who don't know about it will never hereafter be able to take it seriously. A glimmer of story, a hatful of characters, a whisper of atmosphere, a smorgasbord of music and a scent of mystery."   

- Broadway World

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Physical comedy & CLOWN

Happenstance Theater & Submersive Productions Present

Taught by Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell

2-Day Weekend Intensive

November 16 & 17, 2024

10am - 5pm

$200  (+ $4 processing fee)

@ The SubHub (Home to Submersive Productions)

3523 Buena Vista Avenue

Baltimore MD 21211 

This workshop will be a super-charged, slam-dunk laboratory where performers can get down to the nitty-gritty of what it means to “take the stage” and PLAY!

Age 17 +


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"All of the role-juggling performers prove themselves to be adepts of the deadpan, the sidelong glance, the freeze and the pregnant pause."

               - The Washington Post

We are funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Thank you MSAC! To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit

If you would like to support the work of Happenstance Theater, you can do that HERE.

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