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March 18, 2023
10:30 am
12:30 am

Baltimore Playwrights Festival: People Should Talk About What's Real

The 2023 Baltimore Playwrights Festival is reading new works at Spotlighters Theatre!

“Fetus is the real F word, isn’t it?” In People Should Talk About What’s Real, a brash livestreaming comedian and her long-suffering husband struggle to conceive in Covid-era New York City, while across the city another couple deals with the emotional fallout of a miscarriage.   

This is a dark but funny play that celebrates reproductive choice and intergenerational, female connection, in all its forms.

Written by Alli Hartley-Kong. Directed by Darren McGregor.

Readings are Free Events and Open to the Public.
There will be a discussion after each reading for feedback for the playwright.
Masks are required while in the lobby and theatre.
More info at

Spotlighters Theater  817 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21202


The Baltimore Playwrights Festival (BPF) is on a mission to support and promote local playwrights in Maryland and DC.

Through a variety of programs, including public readings, discussions, critiques, and workshops for new plays, the BPF provides a nurturing environment where the talents of emerging and established playwrights can flourish.

The highlight of their summer season is the presentation of these newly developed works to audiences seeking both entertainment and cultural edification. With a commitment to supporting diverse perspectives and voices, the BPF is a vital institution for the advancement of theater in the region.


For lovers of live theater in Baltimore, the Spotlighters Theater is a must-see destination. This charming, homey venue prides itself on showcasing the talents of local performers and presenting a full range of theater experiences for the community. 

What sets the Spotlighters Theater apart from other venues is its small and intimate setting, with seating arranged in a circular setting just 4-5 rows deep. With this close-in seating, theatergoers can see everything, no matter where they’re seated. This unique setup creates a truly immersive and intimate experience that’s hard to find elsewhere in Baltimore.

Spotlighters Theatre

817 St Paul St
Baltimore, 21202