Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach

Location: Online. Click here.

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:

The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.

From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”

Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.

Auditions for Merrily We Roll Along by MAD on Zoom, Aug 17-21

Auditions for Merrily We Roll Along by MAD on Zoom, Aug 17-21

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club Invites you to for our 2020 Fall Musical:
Merrily We Roll Along
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Kim Weaver

Auditions: August 17 – 21 via Zoom

Visit for audition info & materials

Performance location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater. (To be confirmed.)

Rehearsals begin in late August. Performances are in October–November.The performance venue location vs. online streaming options are still TBD.

For more information, contact Ben Rollins ( or Kim Weaver (

Maryland Opera Studio and Clarice Smith present Make Our Garden Grow on Youtube

Maryland Opera Studio and Clarice Smith present Make Our Garden Grow on Youtube

Clarice Smith and
Maryland Opera Studio present

Make our Garden Grow
From Candide
By Leonard Bernstein

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Youtube. Click here.

Beginning June 26, 2020

School of Music opera singers virtually perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide.”
With their in-person performance for outgoing UMD President Wallace Loh canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, singers from the Maryland Opera Studio came together for a virtual farewell to thank him for ten years of support and patronage.

Video editing by David Andrews.

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks online event proposals

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks online event proposals

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks online event proposals.

By Greenbelt Arts Center

The Greenbelt Arts Center is looking to find ways to continue to make art in these unusual times. We are seeking submissions for productions that can be done during this time of social distancing.

Successful submissions will be able to be streamed, either live or pre-recorded and edited together and have no or minimal costs associated with production. We are particularly interested in pieces that address current events, including original works. Directors with works showcasing themes of social justice are strongly encouraged to submit. In your proposal, please include:
– A brief summary of the script, as well as a link to an electronic copy
– A plan for how it will be broadcast (Facebook Live, Zoom, etc)
– All associated costs with the production, including rights
-A timeline for production, including proposed performance dates

Please submit the above to Pamela Northrup, VP of Programs at with your contact information.

Hard Bargain Players seek online event proposals

Hard Bargain Players seek online event proposals

Hard Bargain Players seek online event proposals

By: Hard Bargain Players.

To the Artists and Patrons of the Hard Bargain Players,

It with a heavy heart that the Hard Bargain Players will be canceling our 2020 Season. The decision was made by both HBP and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, based on current restrictions state- and countywide. Though we are an outdoor venue, the safety of our volunteers and our audiences is our priority.

However, we would like to continue to provide an outlet for the arts by hosting virtual events (live or pre-recorded) which will feature members of the arts community!

What does that mean?

We want to host free, virtual workshops/tutorials, play readings of original works and classics, performances of original music, art galleries, and more!

If you are a member of the arts community and would like to host a free event, please contact me at