As reported here last week, the Baltimore company Iron Crow Theatre is dealing with a sexual harassment allegation, which forced cancellation of the opening of Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi, originally scheduled for this month. In its place, the cast will do a public reading of the play April 6 to benefit The Trevor Project.
In a message sent late last night by Iron Crow Board Member John Knapp, we learned that The Laramie Project, the season closer, originally scheduled for June, will also be cancelled. “We continue to listen to, reach out and partner with local artists and community organizations committed to creating a safe and professional theatre environment, and we plan to hold a community dialogue and forum in mid-May to hear concerns and generate solutions for moving forward. Please email [email protected] to be part of the conversation,” the emailed message from the Board stated.
Both productions, Corpus Christi and The Laramie Project, will be re-scheduled for this summer.
The Board’s statement concluded: “We conducted an investigation based on the promise that we would maintain confidentiality for all artists and staff involved to the extent that we could. We continue to honor that commitment and cannot comment any further. Our investigation was thorough and impartial, and concluded that the specific allegations of sexual harassment by a former volunteer member of our organization did not occur.”