New Spire Arts is a performing arts nonprofit that inspires creative engagement from all facets of the community by providing programming and education in, about, and through the performing arts. New Spire Arts contributes to the vitality and brand of the City of Frederick through unique experiences focused on the performing arts. New Spire Arts has two venues located in Downtown Frederick; New Spire Stages (15 W Patrick St) is due to be completed in 2018 as a performing arts center with a theatre and versatile lobby space while New Spire Spaces (115 E Church St) is an education and creation building with a media studio and large open classrooms.
“CALLING DR. FREUD” “Calling Dr. Freud” is being created in the hopes of opening up more dialogue in our community to challenge the norms that build shame, secrecy, and the huge misunderstandings that lurk within the topic of mental illness. “Calling Dr. Freud will take place on Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18 at New Spire Stages in downtown Frederick. This community driven production will be what is known as “devised theatre” or a collective creation, which includes real life stories, narratives, performance art, all derived from real people, real experiences, and shared works. The beauty of theatre is the ability to, often in unexpected and magical ways, change perceptions and long-held beliefs on a given topic. “By utilizing people with lived experience in the creative and artistic process, there is no better way to educate, and abandon long-held beliefs that have no basis of fact or truth. For too long, mental illness has been misunderstood, and our ability to truly and compassionately support ourselves and others is extremely difficult, if not sometimes impossible. That is how “Calling Dr. Freud” will be built. We aim to open hearts, minds, souls, and stimulate much needed discussion […]