Hey White Girl at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 8, In Person

Hey White Girl at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 8, In Person

On Stage at Joe’s presents
Hey White Girl
Saturday May 8, 2021, at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

In the original form, our answer to “What do we want to achieve?” remains: An honest, vulnerable dialogue based on our collective willingness to listen across racial divides based on the shared experience of witnessing the performance.

As such, how we frame the conversation in performance can and should be rooted in the most relevant conversation for the community – which will impact the title. The current title, “Hey White Girl” came about organically as a subversive use of the phrase – my original collaborator, Greer Reed, uses the term affectionately with me; and she taught me the emergent strategy of “calling in” vs. “calling out”. It evolved with the version with Tuyet and I; and, I am excited to follow the work where it leads now. As such the description from our application may still be sound – with tweaks to the title as we decide on topic:

A duet between Americans dancing across the racial divide. They have come to the table, but now what? Featuring poetry and movement by Tuyet Pham and Kelly King. Hey White Girl is part of “Awkward Conversations” – A series of artistic interventions to help groups and individuals practice having difficult conversations. The audience is invited to participate in an Awkward Conversation following the performance.

An aside, I have lived in DC since 1998 (now in Brookland). I have seen the waves of gentrification – and have been tossed about the city as I was priced out of housing. We are all in the midst of the greatest trauma of a century with the pandemic. We are also in the greatest science experiment none of us signed up for with how zoom and other video technologies will impact our brains/bodies/and development. There are many, many topics we could (and should) explore. As a parent of three children, the inequalities in education right now (online access + curriculum) is staggering. Not to mention food and housing insecurity for the DMV. I say this to open us to the possibilities of topic. However, I think listening across racial divides is paramount to this work – as that is root genesis of the entire project. And, going deeper into my personal philosophy: I am here for love. My work is rooted in love-based activism: I set the table with love – it is what is served, shared, and generated by my work. I am rooted in the writings of adrienne marie brown, rev angel kyodo williams, and bell hooks for context on liberatory, love based activism.

Masks are required for this in-person event.

Tickets $20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Veterans, Under 16. Click here.

Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow by Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbelt Arts Center, May 1 & 2, Online

Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow by Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbelt Arts Center, May 1 & 2, Online

Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Mecca Lartigue and Anya Wilkinson, in association with the Greenbelt Arts Center present:

by idris goodwin
directed by andi fontaine, rikki howie, danya ford, kate magill and niya john

Performance DATES: May 1 – 2, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3pm
Discussion to follow each show

FREE PLAY Series by Idris Goodwin

Produced by Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Mecca Lartigue and Anya Wilkinson in association with Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

finds a parent trying to find the words to explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy
Directed by Niya John

is a two hander about former high school friends debating matters of life and race.
Directed by Andi Fontaine

finds two new dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’
Directed by DaNya Ford

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I Am My Mother’s Tongue at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 30, Online

I Am My Mother’s Tongue at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 30, Online

NextLOOK Series:
Alina Collins Moldonado
I Am My Mother’s Tongue

April 30, 2021 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Through a series of actual interviews centering the relationship between Latinx mothers and their daughters, Alina Collins Maldonado offers us a bilingual, intimate portrayal of the Latinx experience as seen through its matriarchs. As she transforms into each interviewee, her one woman documentary theater piece explores the unanswered questions of cultural expectations passed down through generations.

This event is part of NextLOOK. A partnership between The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and 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.

Pay what you wish, $5 to $25 here.

The Manic Monologues at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 16, Online

The Manic Monologues at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 16, Online

The Academic Theatre Program presents, The Manic Monologues
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Location: Prince George’s Community College, Online.

Stigma can be more fatal than mental illness itself. Why do we fear mental illness? This critically acclaimed play is produced by The Humanities Department Theatre in conjunction with Book Bridge selection for 2020-2021, I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying, by Bassey Ikpi.

This is a virtual event. You will be emailed a link to streamed event prior to start time or no later than 1 hour before the scheduled start time. No printed ticket required.

If registration is closed and you would like to attend or you haven’t received the link 30 minutes before showtime, email us at contact-cpa@pgcc.edu. Please also check your spam folder for link.

Free online performance, register here.

Preview: Living Earth Show at Clarice Smith, Apr 13, Online

Preview: Living Earth Show at Clarice Smith, Apr 13, Online

Artist Talk & 2021-22 Season Preview:
Living Earth Show,
Sarah Hennies & Terry Berlier

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 . 5:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, visiting artists Andy Meyerson and Travis Andrews of Living Earth Show, composer Sarah Hennies and sculptor Terry Berlier will work with University of Maryland students to create sound and sculptural elements to be integrated into The Clarice’s commission for 2021-22 A Kind of Ache. Preview this open-source artmaking collaboration and learn more about their special creative process that weaves music, sculpture and LGBTQ+ issues into one artistic experience.

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.