Coming Up

Unchained Talent presents:

Our Most Recent or Upcoming Performances

A show you don't want to miss! - Come indulge in an unchained repertoire of original theatre, music, and dance created by very talented youth under the mentorship of passionate, caring adults. Seeing these youth driven performances are by far one of the most rewarding experiences you will have this year. Bring your friends and family out to support these youth and be changed by what they have created!

For more information, contact Unchained Talent or 410.357.1828.

Spring 2013

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Tickets are free but we always welcome your donations to support our shows:


Past Performances & Events

Date Show About
May 4, 2012 Love Chronicles In collaboration with the students of Loyola University and our Artist Mentors, the students of the National Academy Foundation have worked diligently to direct, design , stage manage and choreograph a youth-driven production based on the chronicles of love they experience/witness in their own lives. Come share in their vision and be a part of this complex world
May 3, 2012 Jivin' in Love Come groove with the Unchained Talent students of Afya Public Charter School as they get lost in the 50's. An original student written production sets the stage for teenage crushes, hand-jives, cha-cha's and malt shops. A treat even more satisfying than ice-cream that you wouldn't want to miss!
May 1, 2012 Unchained All Together 2 Unchained Talent has made it through another exciting year! This show showcases the highlights and the talent that our students possess. We will also be honoring and celebrating our contributors and supporters.
April 26, 2012 Heritage on Display Unchained Talent will be expanding our programs to new sites next school year, but after 8 great years we will be leaving the Lake Clifton Campus. The space and our time serving so many talented youth at this site has meant so much to us that we've decided to open our final performance to include Unchained Talent's current students and alumni to say farewell to the beautiful auditorium and greet the next era of our great history.
December 15, 2011 All That Talent We are bringing together students from 7 different schools - 3 locations to perform on 1 stage. Unity in the Community worth coming to experience!
Nov. 5, 2011 mini-Mobtown Madness: Trivia edition mini-Mobtown Madness: Trivia edition carries on the tradition! An evening of wacky mind-bending trivia hosted by Showtime Trivia to benefit Unchained Talent's youth-driven programs!
Oct. 26, 2011 One Mic An evening of spoken world, drama, dance, and music performances exploring the positive roles of Black Males from the voices of both males and females, young and old.
May 27, 2011 The Way We Were The former NAF Prep students of Unchained Talent see one another in passing. They reminisce about what it was like while participating in Unchained Talent.
May 26, 2011 The Life We Live This Afya production deals with issues around respect, school safety, drugs and friendship. This hip hopera exposes what it's really like to go to school in Baltimore City.
Apr. 29, 2011 Nothing in My Way A Lake Clifton Campus Hip Hop Musical about the struggle of one group's dream to get signed.
Mar. 25, 2011 A Day in the Life in Baltimore! The students of NAF Prep presented a thought-provoking, heart-tugging performance based on the choices in everyday life of youth living in the city of Baltimore.
Feb. 24, 2011 Open Mic at the Lake The students at the Lake Clifton Campus schools came together in an intimate setting to have an afternoon of Open Mic. Lights, lounges, music, dance, poetry and much more!
Jan. 20, 2011 Hansel and Gretel in the Hood Afya's adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel in the Big Woods" allow us to peek into impoverished neighborhoods of Baltimore City through a twist on a classic story.
Jan. 14, 2011 Mystery Club NAF Prep's "Mystery Club" has all the scandal and intrigue of a 1920s Speakeasy: In a club where the music is live but the people are not, the detective asks the age-old question: who did it?
Dec. 10, 2010 It's Hard To Be Someone I'm Not A full-length musical play at Lake Clifton that features the importance of friendship and teamwork with a glimpse into the world of students with learning disabilities.
Nov. 5, 2010 Afya's Got Unchained Talent A showcase of Afya Public Charter School student talent in one of our new partnerships.
Nov. 4, 2010 Anything You Can Do, I Can Do An original musical stage play by Unchained Talent participants at NAF Prep about football, friendship and modern-day womens' rights.
Sept. 18, 2010 Mobtown Madness IV A puzzle-solving road rally race around Baltimore to benefit Unchained Talent's youth-driven programs!
Aug. 6, 2010 NE Middle School studio performances A showcase of original student songs created during Unchained Talent's summer programming in partnership with Wide Angle Youth Media.
Jun. 26, 2010 CHM TriPark Festival A showcase of talent from the 2009-2010 school year shared with the community at the TriPark Festival.
Apr. 23 & May 7, 2010 The Quest The Quest explores the questions "How do you resist the call of the streets?" "Am I my brother's keeper?" "When do you give up on your brother?"
Dec. 4, 2009 Striving & Surviving A riveting show of monologues, songs and dances exposing young adults' motivations, values and personal stories.
Sept. 12, 2009 Mobtown Madness III A puzzle-solving road rally race around Baltimore to benefit Unchained Talent's youth-driven programs!
May 26-27, 2009 HOPE is... Does HOPE spring eternal, internal or external? A student-original choreopoem musical play, HOPE is...winds together the stories of three characters and a community to show how one personís actions impact those around them, whether they know it or not. Drawing on their own experience, the reflections of their community and this moment in their nationís history, Unchained Talent students have written an original play featuring music and dances to inspire themselves and their audience to answer the question "How can we be the hope for the future?"
Feb. 8, 2009 HIV/AIDS Awareness Event Live performance at Mondawmin Mall featuring the student-original and inspirational songs "Why Me?" and "Positive of HIV"
Dec. 5, 2008 Talent Showcase Student-produced original and repertory works featured new student talent, featuring a short original play called Cafe Isis.
Aug. 23, 2008 Mobtown Madness 2008 A puzzle-solving road rally race around Baltimore to benefit Unchained Talent's youth-driven programs!
May 23, 2008 2nd Annual Awards Show Student-produced production featured favorite works from the past season and honor students who performed exceptionally well in their roles in our productions.
April 18, 25th, 26th and May 10, 2008 Concrete Jungle Unchained Talent students from the drama program and the recording studio program collaborated to write and prepare an original hip-hop musical production. Followed by a Cast/Audience Conversation. It's a Concrete Jungle: Do what you need to do to survive…
March 2008 NYC Cultural Exchange trip Unchained Talent youth traveled to New York City in March 2008 to visit and perform for other youth performing arts programs, visit and explore NYC universities and conservatories, and to take in some of NYC’s finest performing arts. This was a mind-opening trip for our young people.
Dec. 20, 2007 Unchained Talent Holiday Show Featuring all of the talented students from both high schools on our campus, the holiday show was full of song, dance, skit and verse to highlight some of the realities and our favorite parts about the holidays
Oct. 26, 2007 Party's Over Entirely written and directed by fourth year student, Antonitio Briggs, Party’s Over is an entertaining and satirical look at the horror film genre. A clever "DVD within a play" about a teen party and their encounter with Victor Crow, the Baltimore County Slasher...
Aug. 2, 2007 Friendships An original student-written production in collaboration with the Montebello PAL Center about the value of Friendships as illustrated by African parables.
June 8, 2007 1st Annual Awards Show A student-driven production as a culmination of all the skills our students learned during the Baltimore Youth Apprenticeship Program (provided by The Family League of Baltimore City) featured favorite works from the past season and honor students who performed exceptionally well in their roles in our past productions.
April 20, 2007 Fame, The Musical A moving and inspirational musical based on the lives of a group of students attending New York's High School for the Performing Arts.
Nov. 17, 2006 Who Will Heal Our Community? A powerful theatrical production designed to entertain, provoke thought and inspire discussion about our community's needs. Performed in partnership with WombWork Productions.
Oct. 15, 2006 Mobtown Madness A puzzle-solving road rally race around Baltimore
Summer 2006 Frisby Square Unchained Talent members mentored younger students from the Montebello PAL Center to write and prepare an original stage production providing leadership and passing along all they know about performance and production to the next generation.
May 19-20, 2006 You Think You Know Me But You Really Don't The first full length student-original play sharing the stories you may not know about our students to look at them.
March 17-18, 2006 Rapunzel Uncut A Fairy Tale True Story; by Mariah Everman the retelling of the "True Hollywood" story of Rapunzel.The story of Rapunzel told by dueling narrators, with a misunderstood witch, an off-pitch Rapunzel, and an unimaginably stupid Prince. Produced by special arrangement with
Dec. 9-10, 2005 Generationships A play of student-original work exploring the relationships between the generations.
May 13-14, 2005 Devastation, Forgiveness and Love Student and existing works on the topics of devastation, forgiveness and love.
Dec. 9-10, 2004 Unified An evening of showcase performances featured well-known favorites, unique pieces and original works.