The Quadroon and the Dove at Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 24-25, Online

The Quadroon and the Dove
by Charlene A. Donaghy
directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell

2 Live Online Performances
Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 6pm

The live performances will be offered free, but will not be recorded for future viewing, so don’t miss it!

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Greenbelt Arts Center presents a workshop reading of The Quadroon and the Dove, a new work by Charlene A. Donaghy. This play is in preparation for its Off-Broadway debut.

In 1840s New Orleans, Clarice, a free woman of color mistress to Lucien, a wealthy French Creole, obsesses and schemes to have Lucien bound to her alone, in a life away from repressive laws and intruding paramours. As the Quadroon Ball approaches, she sees her life spinning out of control as Lucien’s desires for new love and family intertwine with a growing slave uprising.

To register to attend a performance, please fill out the form at this link and the Zoom information will be emailed to you. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Postponed: The Final Genocide at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 16

NextLOOK: Dominic Green
The Final Genocide
Friday, October 16, 2020 . 7PM

Postponed to January 15, 2021.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

This performance will be presented in person at Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Outdoor Stage. Limited and socially distant seats will be available through their website. Masks are required to attend.

Set in the year 2093, this theatre work follows Davu, a young black man, through the ruins of a futuristic African-American history museum. There, Davu encounters androids who help him uncover a past unrealized, as they reenact stories of both the heroism and the destruction of Davu’s predecessors. The Final Genocide is a story of the possibilities and dangers faced by black men in America.

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.

Tickets start at $5, pay what you wish. Click here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Dominic Green, The Final Genocide, NextLOOK, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland

Clarice Smith presents We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic, Oct 15 at 5:30pm, Online

We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic Night
Presented by NextNOW Fest, the UMD LGBT Equity Center & the UMD Office of Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy

Thursday, October 15, 2020 . 5:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

“We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic” continues a longstanding tradition in queer communities of coming out, calling in and confronting power by sharing our lived experiences. Honoring National Coming Out Day, we pay homage to all acts of courage and queer brilliance. This virtual open mic event serves as a space to celebrate authenticity in any form. Join us for a night of community and performance and a special appearance by our featured artist Alicia Ortiz.

Interested in performing? Be sure to indicate at the bottom of this form! Registrations are due Tue, Oct 13 for folx interested in performing.

Registrants will receive access links the day of the event.

Free, Registration Required, Online here.

Life is a Drag at Prince George’s Community College, Oct 12, 4PM, Online

Life Is A Drag

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Location: Prince George’s Community College, online here.

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

For these two men, life is a drag…literally! Steve and Joe will both share their journey in drag, as well as the tips and tricks they have learned through personal experience.

This is a virtual event! You will be emailed a link to stream the event prior to the event start time. No printed ticket required.

Get a Sneak Peak!

Free online performance here.

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Giant Turnip at College Park Arts Exchange, Oct 10, 10am and 11:30am, Live

Beech Tree Puppets presents
The Giant Turnip

October 10, 2020 at 10am and 11:30am

Sponsored by : College Park Arts Exchange.

Location: Fall Seasonal Celebration, The Parish House of The Christian Community, 4221 Metzerott Rd.; College Park, MD 20740. Co-sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange and the Christian Community.

Don’t miss this classic English folktale, brought to life with beautifully hand-crafted puppets and sets, along with heart-warming music.