Clarice Smith presents Hip-Hop in the White Space, Sep 29, 5:30PM, Online

Clarice Smith presents Hip-Hop in the White Space, Sep 29, 5:30PM, Online

ACTNow with Far From The Norm
Hip-Hop in the White Space
Tariq O’Meally, moderator
Botis Seva, artistic director – Far From The Norm

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 . 5:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

If beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, then the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful. This Arts Citizenship Talk evaluates what it means to make a dance about hardship and struggle under the gaze of whiteness. Dance iconoclast Botis Seva and his UK-based dance company Far From The Norm doggedly explore the individual psyche and the sociopolitical soul through their works. Through them, they also strive to understand what humans do to persevere.

From themes of racial violence and cultural appropriation to multiculturalism and gender equality, the work of The Clarice’s 2020-21 visiting artists is complex, provocative and deeply sensitive. Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities to hear from these artists about the issues reflected in their works. These conversations are an invitation to act now!

Artist Engagement on Campus and in the Community: Throughout Fall 2020, Botis Seva and members of Far From The Norm will virtually visit students in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies to discuss their work and choreographic technique.

This event is part of The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.

Auditions for The Revenger’s Tragedy by The Rude Mechanicals on Zoom, Sep 10 & 11

Auditions for The Revenger’s Tragedy by The Rude Mechanicals on Zoom, Sep 10 & 11

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center announce auditions for:
The Revenger’s Tragedy
By Thomas Middleton
Directed by Jaki Demarest

Auditions: September 10 & 11 via Zoom

Visit http://www.rudemechanicals.com/aud/ for audition info & materials

Performance location: Online.

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be online via Zoom. Performances will be the evenings of Friday and Saturday 30&31 October.

The Revenger’s Tragedy, written by Thomas Middleton around 1605, is a vivid and often violent portrayal of lust and ambition in an Italian court, with the satiric tone and cynicism of Jacobean tragedy. Notice: this play contains adult themes including sexual violence.

Ran’d Shine Comedy Magician at Prince George’s Community College, Aug 27, 5pm Online

Ran’d Shine Comedy Magician at Prince George’s Community College, Aug 27, 5pm, Online

Ran’d Shine – Comedy Magician

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Presented by: Prince George’s Community College, Online.

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

Ran’d considers magic much more than just entertainment. He wants to expand your mind, get you to look at things from a different angle, and explore a bit of what the term “diversity” truly means.

Tickets: click here.

Update: A Limited number of the reservations are now available for Ran’d Shine. Register now to secure your spot!
FREE Virtual Event
(Best For Ages 13+)

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.

Ran’D Shine has requested that audience members have the following available so he may interact with viewers.

a deck of cards
A piece of paper
pen or pencil
A Quarter, dime, Nickel, & penny

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks presents Macbeth: Radio Drama, Online

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks presents Macbeth: Radio Drama, Online

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare In the Parks 2020
Macbeth: Radio Drama
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Parks 2020 is an exciting virtual experience! The Tragedy of Macbeth is presented as an hour-long audio drama set among the gangs of New York of the 1860s, a turbulent time during the American Civil War, with domestic unrest in the streets of the city. The classic story stays the same: the tragic hero Macbeth stumbles upon three witches in the sewers, who fill his head with the prophecy of being the “king hereafter.” Murder, mayhem, and a grab for power consume the Macbeths, as they rise and fall during their short reign.

Appropriate for middle school ages and above.

Click here to listen to “Macbeth: Radio Drama” on Spreaker.

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
https://zoom.us/j/93683802792?pwd=RmdEc1B1Ri9VaVgrUUNKSXdVTEZXdz09

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
https://zoom.us/j/96560142195?pwd=ckFqeEQrOTJEVERiREJKRW5DTUJmUT09

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVlprjEIx23iMoy1ff5ghA/featured

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.