Auditions for Twelve Angry Women at Greenbelt Arts Center, May 23-24

Auditions for Twelve Angry Women at Greenbelt Arts Center, May 23-24

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:
Twelve Angry Women
by Reginald Rose
stage version by Sherman L. Sergel

Auditions May 23 & 24, 2022 at 8pm
Auditions and performance will be live in person

By Greenbelt Arts Center, In Person.

Callbacks will be 8-10PM Thu May 26. Actors may be cast without being called back. Auditions will consist of a monologue you may prepare or select from one of ours. Please bring proof of vaccination.

The Rude Mechanicals’ next live show at the Greenbelt Arts Center! “Twelve Angry Women,” by Reginald Rose, stage version by Sherman L. Sergel, produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois, both tells a story and examines our society. The story is straightforward: twelve strangers must vote guilty or not guilty to decide the future of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Their verdict must be unanimous. The drama is played out in a claustrophobic jury room during an unbearable hot summer day. The environment is a crucible—a vessel that purifies through fire. Each of the jurors is forced to face herself—her life experiences, prejudices, personalities, and biases. Herein lies the ever-ascending drama of the play—the conflicts of every jury member within herself and with her fellow jurors as they examine the evidence.

For more information, click here.

Auditions for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Upstage Artists, May 21-22

Auditions for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Upstage Artists, May 21-22

Upstage Artists announces auditions for:
The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
adapted by John Cusumano

This is a show for children from age 6 to 16. All shows and rehearsals take place at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Rehearsals begin on June 6 and will occur on Monday, Thursday, and Friday Evenings.
Show Dates July 22-24 and 29-31, 2022

To sign up, click here.

Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

For more information click here.

Join us for UpStage Artists first ever kids show, The Wizard of Oz. This delightful show is based on L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Join the actors as they transport you to the magical land of Oz where you’ll meet Dorothy and her dog Toto, The Scarecrow, The Tin-Man, The Cowardly Lion and much more. This is a great show for families. We hope you can join us!

COVID NOTE: We are dedicated to keeping everyone safe during the run of this show. All actors will be required to wear a mask while rehearsing, and while backstage during the performance. The only time you will be permitted to remove your mask is while ON stage.

Please note: All audience members over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a performance. Proof of vaccination will be required. Masks and social distancing are required. No refunds will be given to anyone refusing to abide by these rules.

Laughs from Largo! at Prince George’s Community College, May 21, In Person

Laughs from Largo! at Prince George’s Community College, May 21, In Person

Prince George’s Community College presents:
Laughs from Largo

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7pm or 9:30pm

Location: Prince George’s Community College, In Person.

Center for Performing Arts, 301 Largo Road Largo, MD 20774

PGCC Center for Performing Arts builds on last years “Funny Fools of April” with “Laughs from Largo”! Saturday May 21st at the Grand Theater. Def Comedy vet, Royale Watkins, returns with an even bigger more hilarious line-up, including Tony Roberts, Rudy Rush, Just Nesh and a surprise special guest!

Mask policy: The college’s masking mandate has been lifted, however, masks are highly recommended and encouraged while inside our theatres. Worn properly, your mask should cover your nose and mouth. For additional information about our health and safety policies, visit pgcc.edu/arts.

The show is appropriate for ages 17 and older.

Young Children: For their safety, children under five years of age will not be admitted to the theaters at this time.

Tickets: $15 to $40. here.

Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 20

Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 20

21-22 NextLOOK Series:
Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic:Lovers Rock by Joseph Webb

Friday May 20, 2022 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock is a performance art exhibition series that honors the liberation and eroticism of love. Through black vernacular dance and reimagined visuals of historical album covers, this performance art exhibition celebrates the reggae sounds of Gregory Isaacs and culture of the lovers rock era of the 70’s and 80’s. The cast of Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock takes the audience/participants on an interactive journey of movement prayers of courtship, heartbreak and back to love as the ‘Hopeless Romantic.’

Tickets Pay what you want: $5, $10, $25, $50. Click here.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING SAFETY POLICIES.

COVID-19 Safety Policies:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home Masks are required. Proof of vaccination is required. You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the day of the performance. No outside food or drink, no food in the theater

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series
Title TBD written and directed by Jordan Resnick, B.A. Theatre ’22
Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach (B.A. Theatre ’21), Natalia Corvoisier (B.A. Theatre ’22) and Layali Aljirafi (B.A. Theatre ’23)

May 6 & 7, 2022
Fri, May 6, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Sacred Spaces written and directed by Jordan Resnick

This live theater piece prompts audiences to reflect on our contemporary relationship with technology and mass media. It asks: How will a generation raised on computer screens and divided by algorithms turn out? How can we break down these barriers to have more open conversations about how our opinions are formed? Resnick presents theater as a medium for social change, urging audiences to action.

Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach, Natalia Corvoisier and Layali Aljirafi

Title TBD is a devised theatrical celebration of, for and by students of color and queer students. This work follows the structure of the Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, with 15 two-minute plays, in an order chosen by the audience. The production arises from an inclusive and collaborative devising process that invites marginalized groups who are often forgotten or silenced in traditional white American theater to express themselves.

Note: Tickets will be available one week before the first show.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Free, tickets required. Click here.