Black Light Summit at Clarice Smith, Mar 4-6, Online

Black Light Summit at Clarice Smith, Mar 4-6, Online

BlackLight Summit
Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Saturday, March 6, 2021
Thu, Mar 4, 2021 . 08:30AM to 09:00PM
Fri, Mar 5, 2021 . 08:30AM to 09:00PM
Sat, Mar 6, 2021 . 08:30AM to 09:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

A Black, POC and LGBTQ+ celebratory space and an open invitation for participation, learning and conversation with all.

Come as you are. See us as we are. Imagine and act on what can be.

Our inaugural BlackLight Summit is a year-long dance initiative that investigates how time, people, possibility and hope come together to examine legacy, citizenship and scholarship. The summit asks, through the practice of being socially responsible within the arts: How do we create traditions? How do we transform them into enduring legacies?

To interrogate this unique historical moment, the BlackLight Summit seeks to be a spark that ignites daring innovation and reveals the creativity within the dance ecosystem in America. The peak of the BlackLight Summit is a virtual three-day convening that features roundtable conversations, movement labs and artistic presentations from BlackLight featured artists Micaela Taylor, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Candace Scarborough and Jamal Abrams. Our initiative aims to re-envision how dance can be a conduit to galvanize imagination, resilience and inventiveness.

All events will be able to be experienced virtually and will be free.

For questions or assistance, contact blacklight-summit@umd.edu.

Tickets: Free; Registration Encouraged. Click here.

Greenbelt Arts Center and Laurel Mill Playhouse Theater Fun, Jan 17 at 2pm, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center and Laurel Mill Playhouse Theater Fun, Jan 17 at 2pm, Online

GAC and LMP team up for Theater FUN!

Date/Time: Sunday, January 17 @2pm – Zoom invitation will be emailed to you after you signup

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Hey DMV folx, 2020 have you feeling stuck? Miss your theater buddies? Want to try a new hobby? Interested in building some acting skills? Just want to try something different? You’re in luck!

Greenbelt Arts Center and Laurel Mill Playhouse are teaming up to host a fun afternoon of theater games! We’ll learn and play fun and interactive games in a virtual environment while hanging out with some dynamic friends! Come and watch the silliness, or join us for some virtual zip, zap, zop!

If you’re interested in joining this free, fun session, simply click: SIGN UP to complete the google form sign-up. There is no cost for this event but if you like what you see, consider supporting GAC and LMP with a donation. ALL are welcome!

Sign up here.

2021 Winter Camps and Classes

2021 Winter Camps and Classes


Prince George’s County classes:
click here and enter keyword “theatre” and “theater”. All classes are online.
Junior Academy of the Performing Arts, Ages 8-12, Saturdays starting February 27
Senior Theater, Ages 60+, Thursdays January 7 to February 25, 2021


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Click here for the 2021 Winter Class Brochure. Classes are online with some outdoors in-person participation.
Storybook Dance Theater, Ages 3-5, Wednesdays January 27 to April 28, 2021
Dance The World, Ages 4-6, Thursdays January 28 to April 29, 2021
Puppet Movie Making, Ages 6+, Mondays January 11 to February 8, 2021
Ballet Theater Club, Ages 6-8, Mondays January 25 to May 3, 2021
Music Theater Tap II/III, Ages 7-11, Wednesdays January 27 to April 28, 2021
Music Theater Tap IV/V, Ages 9-15, Wednesdays January 27 to April 28, 2021
Music Theater Tap VI, Ages 12-17, Wednesdays January 27 to April 28, 2021
Winter Circus Fun, Ages 8-15, Saturdays January 9 to February 27, 2021

Sign up now for Spring Break Theatre Camps, Apr 15-19

2019 Spring Break Theatre Camp at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

An acting camp for young performers who want to sharpen their theater skills and increase their confidence while having fun. Activities will include theatre games, comedy, improv, pantomime, scene study, characterization and musical theater techniques. A field trip to a local theatre performance is included.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Fees: Residents $170, Non-Residents $221.

To sign up click here and search for keyword “Theatre”.

2019 Spring Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Warmer days are on their way, and Spring Break is right around the
corner! We’ll keep your kid’s break action packed with a combination of
events both at the Youth Center and off premises. All campers must be in
kindergarten through sixth grade and are responsible for providing their
own non-perishable lunch and drink.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 8:45am to 3:30pm.
Fees: Residents $204, Non-Residents $235.

Before and after care available.

To register click here.

Register for the Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical

2019 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 15-Mar 9

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Homeward Bound
By Chris Cherry
Based on The Odyssey by Homer

December 15, 2018 to March 9, 2019

he annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its nineteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent!

This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 4. Visit here to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 15 and 16, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday holidays (Jan. 21 and Feb. 18): 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Noon start time on Feb. 8 (P.G. Schools closed) for available actors.

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196. Scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

To register click here.

Registration opens November 26, 2018 for Greenbelt residents and December 3, 2018 for others. The GWYM usually fills up on the first day of registration.