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Doomsday 2023

it's not too late to donate!

Thank you to everyone who helped us meet our ambitious, $20,000 Doomsday 2023 fundraising goal!!  But it's not too late to give.  We have big plans this year, and your support will help us revive our award-winning Poe on the Air audio drama series, develop new scripts, and keep the lights on.  We're growing - thank you for growing with us!

12pm Sat, May 20 - 12pm Sun, May 21

Livestreaming from Greedy Reads Fells Point, 1744 Aliceanna St, Baltimore


Join us in our second annual Doomsday fundraiser to support the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre.  This year, over 40 members of the Baltimore community will gather at Greedy Reads bookstore in Fells Point to participate in a 24-hour marathon reading of Poe's works. 

Here's the schedule

Saturday, May 20

12:00 PM    Betsy Boyd, Writer and Program Director, MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts, U Baltimore

12:30 PM    Mark Redfield, Actor and filmmaker 

1:00 PM      Jennifer Restak, Actor, playwright, and educator

1:30 PM      Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Author and Executive Director, Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice, Professor, Communication and African & African American Studies, Loyola University Maryland

2:00 PM    Shauntee Daniels, Executive Director, Baltimore National Heritage Area

2:30 PM    Meghan McCorkell, Chief of Marketing, Communications, & Strategy, Enoch Pratt Free Library

3:00 PM    Jeff Jerome, Curator Emeritas, Poe House and Museum

3:30 PM    Sherri Weaver, Author, Poe expert, and VP of the board of Directors of The Society to Preserve H.L. Mencken’s Legacy    Mencken House

4:00 PM    Kris Faatz, Author of Fourteen Stones, musician, educator    

4:30 PM    Andrew Limbong, NPR correspondent and host of NPR's Book of the Day podcast    

5:00 PM    Tom Hall, Host of Midday, WYPR

5:30 PM    Leslie Gray Streeter, Author of Black Widow and columnist, The Baltimore Banner

6:00 PM    Enrica Jang, Curator, Poe House/Museum and Executive Director, Poe Baltimore

6:30 PM    Jeannie Vanasco, Author of Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl and The Glass Eye, educator, Towson University

7:00 PM    Jung Yun, Author of O Beautiful and Shelter, educator, George Washington University

7:30 PM    Rachel Leeds, Accessibility Advocate, Walters Art Museum

8:00 PM    Suzy Dunn, Editor/publisher, Baltimore Fishbowl 

8:30 PM    Luke Clippinger, Delegate, District 46, Maryland State House of Delegates

9:00 PM    Teri Henderson, Arts and Culture Editor, Baltimore Beat

9:30 PM    Eben Dennis, Head of Special Collections, Enoch Pratt Free Library

10:00 PM  Brandi Collins-Dexter, Author of Black Skinhead and Associate Director of Research, The Technology and Social Change Project housed in the Harvard Kennedy School

10:30 PM   Jade Greene, Actor, Artistic Director, The Cafe Theatre

11:00 PM   Tony Tsendeas, Freelance Actor, Director, Writer and Acting Instructor, Baltimore School for the Arts

11:30 PM   Debra Elfenbein, Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Saturday, May 21

12:00 AM    Santiago Nocera, Booklover, Greedy Reads

12:30 AM    Melissa Rabey, Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library

1:00 AM      Rhys Benson, Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library

1:30 AM    Emily Miller, Booklover, Greedy Reads

2:00 AM    David Hanauer, Resident Actor, Ensemble Manager, and Teaching Artist, Olive Branch & Laurel Crown Ensemble at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

3:00 AM    Katya Castro, Booklover, Greedy Reads

3:30 AM    Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Author, Sleepovers

4:00 AM    Jade Greene, Actor, Artistic Director, The Cafe Theatre

4:30 AM    Maura Elwood, Special Projects Coordinator, Enoch Pratt Free Library

5:00 AM    Adam Adkins, Actor, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre

5:30 AM    Julia Fleischaker, Owner and booklover, Greedy Reads

6:00 AM    Melanie Kurstin, Actor, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre

6:30 AM    Alex Zavistovich, Artistic Director, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre

7:00 AM    Rian Adams, Young Adult Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library

7:30 AM    Melanie Kurstin, Actor, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre

8:00 AM    Jeannie Howe, Director, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

8:30 AM    Sarah Pinsker, Science fiction and fantasy author    

9:00 AM    Paul Ruppert, CEO, Baltimore Markets

9:30 AM    Emily Levine, Manager, Adult Services, Programs and Outreach, Enoch Pratt Free Library

10:00 AM    Dr. Asma Naeem, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, Baltimore Museum of Art

10:30 AM    Rahne Alexander, Intermedia artist and writer    

11:00 AM    Jocquelyn Downs, Senior Director, Arts Council and Programming, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

11:30 AM    Mark Edelson, Delegate, District 46, Maryland State House of Delegates

The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre is the only company in the world dedicated to adapting the works of America's grandfather of horror and suspense onstage, on the air, and in the classroom.  Please make a tax-deductible donation to help us bring another year of innovative adaptations of Poe's works to Baltimore and beyond!

Throughout the pandemic, the theatre produced award-winning radio drama adaptations of Poe's stories.  This year, the theatre will be partnering with Enoch Pratt Free Library to produce another season of radio dramas - recorded live at the main branch's Poe Room.  Tickets for limited seating will be available through the library's website as the event dates approach.

We hope you'll watch the livestream on May 20-21 on our Givebutter campaign page

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