Clarice Smith presents Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild, Nov 19 & 20, Online

Clarice Smith presents Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild, Nov 19 & 20, Online

Fall Thesis Concert –
Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild
Rose Xinran Qi, choreographer
Krissy Harris, choreographer

Thursday, November 19, 2020 . 7:30PM
Friday, November 20, 2020 . 7:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

Responsive Wild
Choreography by Krissy Harris

Responsive Wild considers and questions notions of womanhood and femininity. Inspired by family history, rock and roll, and physics concepts, Harris investigates these ideas through highly physical, bold and expansive movement. The work is in conversation with feminist theories and reveals a complex interrelationship of the inside/outside body and its potential for energetic expression.

Ghost Bride
Choreography by Rose Xinran Qi

Ghost Bride is based on the Asian tradition of a ghost marriage, when a man dies early in life and his family recruits a young woman to marry him in spirit. Through a combination of movements derived from postmodern dance and classical Chinese dance, this work conveys a story of revolution for women’s rights through time and place. Qi evokes the Chinese feminine form Shenyun (bearing) through breath control in order to communicate the internal emotion behind specific movements.

Free, Tickets Required, Online here.

The Revenger’s Tragedy at Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 30-31, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Revenger’s Tragedy
by Anonymous circa 1605
directed by Jaki Demarest

Performances Friday and Saturday, October 30 & 31

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

The Revenger’s Tragedy is a darkly comic masterpiece by an unknown writer. Just in time for Halloween, we have a Jacobean revenge tragedy with vivid and muscular prose, Hamlet without the indecision. A little touch of Tarantino in the night, with intrigue, murder, mayhem, infidelity, a poisoned skull, a mistaken execution, a battle royale with the improbable weapon of a severed head, and a twist ending that manages to subvert all the tropes and expectations.

Notice: this play contains adult themes and references to sexual violence.

Online performance, click here.

All performances are free. 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.”

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

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.