CV

                                                                              Laura L. Sligh


 

Multidisciplinary Artist, Director, Arts Educator, Visual and Performance Artist

3320 Rueckert Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland,21214, 410-294-0434

https//llsligh.com, Email: llsligh1@gmail.com, Email: lsligh@mica.edu


 

AREAS of EXPERTISE

Mixed Media Artist, Director, Performer, Theater Educator, Playwright, Vocalist

 

EDUCATION

2020 Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts

           Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland  

2019 College Teaching of Art Certificate

          Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland  

1998 Bachelor of Art, in Performance,

         Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland  

1995 Allen Lee Huge Fellowship, in Stage Management

         Arena Stage, Washington DC 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

2018-2020 Community Arts Merit Scholarship 

 

PANELS

2020 Independent Artist Awards Panelist Maryland  State Arts Council,  Baltimore, Maryland

2020 The Ambassador Arts Center Project

1997-2007 Omega Psi Phi Panelist

                  Talent Search, Baltimore, Maryland

 

RADIO APPEARANCES

2020 The Artist Exchange

2020 Black Box Radio



 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020 Graduate Exhibition

Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2020 Community Arts Exhibition

          Hurwitz Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2019 Red Lines

         Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2019 Blurred Lines

         Jones Apartments, Baltimore, Maryland

2016 Mars

         Mica Place Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 

2018 National Association of Schools of Art and Design Exhibition           Lazarus Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2019 Master of Art, Teaching, and Master of Fine Art and Community Art Exhibition                                                               Hurwitz Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland            


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1998 -2020  Community Awareness and Development

  • The writing and development of written works of art 

  • The writing of dialogue that gives voice to the disenfranchised 

  • The writing of community-based scripts and or monologues                    

 

2020 Who Am I?. Black Box Theater, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Author

  • Director

  • Producer

  • Sound, Costume and Light Designer

 

2017 - Present  Resident Theater Teaching Artist,  SINGLE CARROT THEATER, Baltimore, Maryland                                                                                                                                 

  • Development of Curriculum for an Arts Integration Program

  • Secured and developed properties for performances

  • Writing and development of scripts that pertained to the integration of students curriculum

  • Coordinated school – performances

  • Directed all performances, and conducted after school/ and evening rehearsals for students and adults

  • Ordered, operated and maintained all technical equipment

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs for various arts programs

 

2016   Performer, CREATIVE ALLIANCE, “Vagina Monologues”  Baltimore, Maryland

 

2014-2016   Soloist, FLORIDA AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, Washington DC        

      

2012 -2015  Stage Manager, BALTIMORE CITY DANCE SYMPOSIUM, Baltimore, Maryland  

 

2012-2019   Lead Instructor, JOHN CASABLANCA, Timonium, Maryland                   

 

  • Interviewed and hired instructors

  • Trained instructors

  • Introduced new performers to basic acting skills

  • Introduced  makeup  for  modeling and stage

  • Researched and developed monologues

2010   Performer, EUBIE BLAKE CENTER  (Cabaret Players) Baltimore Maryland           

    

2010   Director, BLACKMEN INC., “Color Blind”                                                                                       

  • Casting and rehearsal

  • Coordinated technical aspects of program, lights, sound, costumes, and wig design 

  •             

2008 – 2018 Drama Instructor/ Director, YOUNG ARTIST TRAINING TO ACHIEVE

                     Baltimore, Maryland 

  • Develop curriculum for students in grades  PreK – 6th 

  • Formulate  and develop scripts for productions

  • Coordinate with the appropriate staff for all necessary programs and event support services

  • Maintain, design, and construct  all costumes, wigs, stage sets,  and audiovisuals:

  • “Shrek” 2017

  • “Space Pirates”  2016

  • “Seussical”  2015

  • “Snow White”  2014

  • “The Great Ghost Chase” 2014

  • “The Wiz”   2012

  • “ The Pied Piper”  2010

  • “Green and Blue”  2009

  • “Kidsville USA”       2008                                                                                                                                                       

 

2003    Director, “Maffa” Fire in My Bones” Baltimore, Maryland   

  • Secure, formulate and develop scripts for production

  • Casting and rehearsal

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs

  • Secure, formulate and develop scripts for productions

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs   

  •                                                                                                           

2004   Director, KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, “Maffa” Second Coming, Baltimore, Maryland                                                                                    

  • Secure, formulate  and develop scripts for productions

  • Casting and rehearsal

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs

2005    Stage Manager, COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, “The Wiz”, Baltimore, Maryland  

 

2005   Performer, NATIONAL BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL “South House” ,Winston-Salem, NC    

 

2006 -2010 Soloist, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN, Baltimore, Maryland                      

 

2000 – Present  Freelance Director/ Instructor/Performer, Baltimore, Maryland 

  • Coordinated school-wide winter and spring performances

  • Maintained budget allotment for theatre programs

  • Developed arts-based partnerships with Baltimore City Public Schools

  • Directed all performances, and conducted after school/ and evening rehearsals for students and adults

  • Ordered, operated and maintained all technical equipment

  • Developed  fundraising program

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs for various arts programs

 1993 – 2006  Long Term Substitute Teacher, BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS   Baltimore,  

  • Performed daily classroom duties i.e. history, music, science

  • Developed and implemented lesson plans

  • Provided parent-teacher conferences as requested

  • Responsible for inputting student grades into Baltimore City’s Engrade grading system

2007- 2012   Director, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore, Maryland 

    Developed curriculum for students of all ages 

  • Provided various arts-based educational partnerships

  • Implemented cultural activities, and awareness

  • Coordinated with the appropriate staff  for the planning and implementing of  productions

  • Arranged off-site field trips and performances

  • Purchased and maintained all stage equipment.                                                                          

  • Secure, formulate  and develop scripts for productions

  • Casting

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs:

  • “Oliver”                                             2012

  • “Snow White”                                   2012

  • “Santa Who”                                     2011

  • “Little Town of Christmas”            2011

  • “Once on This Island”                     2011  

  • “Mother Goose “                              2011         

  •  Night Before Christmas”               2010 

  • “Christmas at the Mall”                  2010

  • “My Life”                                           2010

  • “The Wiz”                                          2010 

  • “African Story Tales”                       2010                                                                                                                                           

  • “Miss Scrooge”                                 2009       

  • “Bah Humbug”                                 2009                                                                                                                                           

  • “The Pied Piper”                              2009                   

  •  “Life”                                                 2009                                                                                                                                         

  • “Christmas Town”                           2008 

  • “Santa’s Spectacles”                        2008  

  • “Parents Just Don’t Understand”  2008       

  • “Thumbelina”                                   2008     

  • “Jingle Bells Jury”                            2007

  • “Last Stop till Christmas”              2007 

 

1998 -2000   Theater Teacher,  EUBBIE BLAKE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Secure, formulate  and develop scripts for productions

  • Casting and rehearsal

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs

 

1992 – 2007 Director of Theater (Perk – 12th), ARENA PLAYERS YOUTH THEATER,

                     Baltimore, Maryland

  • Developed curriculum for students of all ages 

  • Provided various arts-based educational partnerships

  • Implemented cultural activities, and awareness

  • Coordinated with the appropriate staff  for the planning and implementing of  yearly productions

  • Arranged off-site field trips and performances

  • Purchased and maintained all stage equipment.

  • Coordinated technical aspects of programs including costumes and wigs

  • Teaching of vocal music and vocal coaching

  •  “The Island of Dr. Moreau”                      2007

  • “Spring Showcase”                                      2007

  • “Black History Show”                                 2007      

  • “Alice in Wonderland”                                 2007

  • “Hey World”                                                  2007

  • “Black History Show”                                  2006

  • “Spring Showcase”                                      2006

  • “Oz”                                                                2006

  • “Flapper”                                                       2006 

  • “Black History Show”                                  2005

  • “Listen”                                                          2005

  • “Alice in Wonderland”                                 2005

  • “Little Shop of Horrors”                              2005  

  • “The 12 Days of Christmas”                        2005

  • “Black History Show”                                  2004

  • “Spring Showcase”                                       2004

  • “The Pink Dragon”                                       2004

  • “Mother Goose Incorporated”                   2004

  • “The Night Before Christmas”                   2004

  • “Black History Show”                                  2003

  • “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper”                       2003

  • “Grease”                                                         2003

  • “Little Scrooge”                                             2003

  • “Black History Show”                                  2002

  • “The Wiz”                                                       2002                                                                  

  • “Believe”                                                         2002     

  • “Black History Show”                                  2001 

  • “Spring Showcase”                                       2001

  • “The Real Story of Red Riding Hood”       2001                                          

  • “Christmas Carol”                                        2001   

  • “Black History Show”                                  2000

  • “Who am I”                                                    2000

  • “The Magical Land of Oz”                           2000                                                          

  • “Miss Scrooge”                                              2000  

  • “Black History Show”                                   1999

  • “Once Upon a Time”                                     1999                                                         

  • “Fairy Tale Network”                                    1999

  • “It’s a Wonderful Life”                                  1999

  • Shades”                                                           1998

  • “Thumbelina”                                                1998  

  • “Cats”, Stage Manager                                  1998                                              

  • “A Mall and the Night Visitor”                     1998

  • “Black History Show”                                   1997                                                   

  • “Lagoon”                                                         1997                                                     

  • “The Jungle Book” ”                                      1997

  • “Lion King”, Stage Manager                        1997                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  • “Missing Choir of Soda Springs”                 1997  

  • “Black History Show”                                    1997                                                                                                               

  • “Black History Show”                                    1996                                       

  • “Welcome to Bedside Manner”                    1996                                                    

  •  “Kaysville USA”                                              1996  

  • “Westside Story”, Stage Manager                 1996

  • “The Great Christmas Strike”                       1996 

  • “The Magic in Me”                                          1995                                

  • “Little Town of Christmas”                           1995

  • “The Magic in Me”                                          1995                                

  • “Little Town of Christmas”                           1995

  • “The Bremen Town Musicians”  ”                1994                                               

  • “Scrooge”                                                          1994                                          

  • “The Wiz:”, Vocal coach/Wigs and Makeup 1993 

  • “Legend of Santa Pig”                                     1993

  • “Little Shop of Horrors”,                                1992


 

Wig, Makeup and Costume Design

 

2007   Wig and Makeup Design, COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, “Dreamgirls”, Baltimore,     

            Maryland

 

1998   Wig and Makeup Design, OPERA NORTH, “La Boheme”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1997   Wig and Makeup Design, OPERA NORTH, “The Marriage of Figaro” Philadelphia, 

           Pennsylvania

 

1996    Wigs and Makeup Design, ARENA PLAYERS “Dreamgirls”                                                           

           Baltimore, Maryland 

 

1995   Wigs and Makeup Design, ARENA PLAYERS “Bubbling Brown Sugars”,Baltimore, Maryland

 

1995   Wigs and Makeup Design, ARENA PLAYERS “Dreamgirls”

 

1993   Wigs and Makeup, BALTIMORE OPERA, “Madame Butterfly”, Baltimore, Maryland              

 

1993   Wigs and Makeup Artist, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, “Cinderella”, Washington, DC

 

1996   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Guy’s and Dolls”, Baltimore, Maryland

1995   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “New Dawn”, Baltimore, Maryland

1995   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Bye Bye Birdie ”, Baltimore, Maryland

1994   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Fiddler on the Roof”, Baltimore,                   

           Maryland

1994   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Jesus Christ Super Star”, Baltimore, Maryland

1993   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Damn Yankees”, Baltimore, Maryland    

1993   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Sound of Music”, Baltimore, Maryland

1993   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Godspell”, Baltimore, Maryland

1992   Wigs and Costumes,  LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, “Cirque du Soleil”, Baltimore, Maryland

     

Stage Management

 

2005   Stage Manager, COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, “The Wiz”, Baltimore, Maryland

 

2004   Stage Manager, COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, “Purlie”, Baltimore, Maryland 

   

2001-2003  Stage Manager, COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, “The  Messiah”Baltimore, Maryland

 

1997   Stage Manager, ARENA PLAYERS,” Long Time Sence Yesterday”

 

1997,  Stage Manager, Municipal Opera,“ Amahl and the Night Visitors”

 

1996   Stage Manager, ARENA PLAYERS, “Blues in the Night”, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1996   Stage Manager, ARENA PLAYERS,” Checkmates”, Baltimore, Maryland



 

Performer

 

2004 Performer, Municipal Opera, “Ahmal and The Night Visitors”, Baltimore, Maryland

2005    Performer, STAR THEATER, “Nunsense”, Baltimore, Maryland   

200Performer, WMAR, “Down with the King”, Baltimore, Maryland   

 

1999-2000 Performer, TOBY’S DINNER THEATER,  Columbia, Maryland 

“Fledgly”                                        1999 -  2000   

“The Ben Carson Story”              1999 –  2000                                                                         

 “Holiday Hot Nostalgia”              1999-  2000                                                                         

 “The King and I”                          2000   

 

 1999   Performer, MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, Annapolis, Maryland

                                                                  

1999 Performer, WMAR, “Without a Doubt”, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1998    Performer, ARENA STAGE, “The Great White Hope”, Washington, DC   

 

1998    Performer, ARENA PLAYERS, “Something’s a Foot,  Baltimore, Maryland

 

1998 Performer, ARENA PLAYERS, “His Eyes Are Watching God”

Baltimore, Maryland

 

 1998  Performer, TOWSON DINNER THEATER, “Leader of the Pack”

Baltimore, Maryland

 

1997 Performer, ARENA PLAYERS, The Talented Tenth”, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1994    Performer, ARENA PLAYERS, “Once on This Island”, Baltimore, Maryland       

     

1994    Performer, ARENA PLAYERS, “Ella’s Place”, Baltimore, Maryland 

   

1994   Performer, JOHN HOPKINS THEATER, “The Good times are Killing Me”

Baltimore, Maryland

 

1993-1994  Performer, CHILDREN'S THEATER ASSOCIATION,  Baltimore, Maryland    

 

1993 Performer, WMAR, “The Juke Joint”, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1992   Performer, HARBOR LIGHTS THEATER, “Dreamgirls”, Baltimore Maryland  

          

1991   Performer, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, “Little Shop of Horrors”  Westminster, 

           Maryland

 

1991    Performer, ANNAPOLIS OPERA,  “Carmen Jones”, Annapolis, Maryland           

 

Operations Manager

1991-1993  Center Director, HOUSING AUTHORITY ARTS and RECREATION PROGRAM    

        Baltimore, Maryland

  • Ran daily operations of the center

  • Developed outreach programs in the Lafayette Public Housing and East and West Baltimore communities              

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