• Photo of the front of the F Scott Black Theatre

F. Scott Black Theatre

CCBC through the philanthropic support of Robert and Eleanor Romadka and members of the Romadka family has an amazing opportunity to raise $150,000 to name the CCBC Essex theatre The F. Scott Black Theatre.

For years, Baltimore theatre icon, beloved professor and former Dean of CCBC’s School of Performing Arts F. Scott Black has inspired generations of artists from CCBC students, community artists to young people throughout Baltimore. His work with the F. Scott Black Dinner Theatre, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland and the Performing Arts at CCBC spans generations and the opportunity to name the CCBC Essex theatre in his honor is an incredible one.

Since June of 2016, a small group of volunteers have been working to make this dream a reality. To date, we have raised over $60,000 from family, friends, alumni, faculty and staff of CCBC for the F. Scott Black Theatre.

We have until June 2017 to meet the challenge and make the above rendering showcasing The F. Scott Black’s name on the theatre a reality. This is our dream – help us achieve it?

You can do so in a number of ways.

  1. Make a gift online 
  2. Support our Take a Seat Campaign
  3. Mail your donation to the CCBC Foundation at 7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222

About F. Scott Black

Profile picture of F. Scott BlackProfessor, entertainer and a lover of the arts, Mr. F. Scott Black served the college from 1972-2013.

Scott started at then-Essex Community College in 1972 in the Speech and Theatre Department. He worked to develop and expand the college’s offerings, and was instrumental in achieving national accreditation for the CCBC Theatre program. During his tenure at CCBC, Scott founded and became the artistic director of the Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre from 1972-2003. In 1999, he established and directed the college’s Travel Studies program and a year later became the Department Head for the Department of Speech, Mass Communication and Theatre. In 2007, Scott was named Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and served as Dean until his retirement in 2013.

Outside of CCBC, he was a founding member of the Baltimore Theatre Alliance and owned and operated the F. Scott Black Dinner Theater in Towson, which served as not only a place for dinner and a play, but as a community staple from 1981-2001. For 20 years his dinner theatre served up some of the finest entertainment with fantastic food.

In his forty-plus years at CCBC and in the Baltimore community, Scott directed, taught and mentored hundreds of young artists and students who have gone on to shape theatre in this region and beyond. Many of Scott’s former students and young artists have founded theatres, act and direct professionally, advocate for the arts, and teach young people all over the United States.

Committee Members

  • Anne Lefter
  • Eric Porter
  • Diane Smith