Current Projects and Events:

  • “Sounds from on the Ground” with Lady Brion
    • Sat., March 19 at EPFL-Northwood Branch, 2:30 — 4:30pm
    • An intergenerational poetry workshop series
    • Click HERE for WORKSHOP and REGISTRATION INFO
    • Part II: Sat. April 16, EPFL-Northwood Branch, 3:00 — 4:30pm
  • Covenants, a community devised play! Save the Date: April 23rd!  What is it?
  • Making Theatre about Northwood History project.
    • Next session: Tuesday, March 15th, Murphy Fine Arts, Room 222, 6:30 — 9:00pm

OTHER SNAP! PROJECTS IN MOTION!!:

  • Clowns at the Circus Camp — click HERE for Camp and Registration Information — July 11 — July 22, 2016


A word about SNAP’s organizing strategy: Via workshops, community forums and community classes offered at sites around the neighborhoods and at Morgan State University, an emergent civic theatre ensemble will devise a play about Northwood’s history, our assets and hopes.

SNAP is cultivating fertile ground between the six neighborhoods that make up the Greater Northwood Covenant Association (GNCA) and sow seeds for solving problems creatively together (New Northwood, Original Northwood, Perring-Loch, Stonewood-Pentwood, Ednor Gardens Lakeside, Hillen Road Improvement Association). We will lead with our art.

We want to develop a kind of cultural commons whereby arts activities and resources are accessible to many at the neighborhood level by way of front yards, wide-medians, community gardens, block parties, under-utilized or vacant buildings, retail parking lots (Northwood Plaza), our branch library, and public schools. At every turn of our process, we will enliven public and private space with performance, live music, dance, circus arts, arts installations, and physical wellness initiatives (e.g. tai chi) that both puts a visibly healing face on our evolving profile and stimulates civic dialogue in re-purposed spaces.

We want to use civic arts and theatre and its potential outcomes to do what Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove calls “unpuzzling the fractured space.” What does it mean to remove obstacles that confuse us about how to live together and instead, open and free community spaces so we can get to know each other?