Halloween Costume Making at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 9-23, In Person

Halloween Costume Making at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 9-23, In Person

Halloween Costume Making: Beginner
Saturdays, 11am to noon, October 9, 16 & 23, 2021

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, In Person.

Join us for a 3 session workshop exploring the fun and fanciful art of making costumes. Learn about costume design. Develop your imagination skills as you create your own costume piece in time for Halloween festivities.

Free, registration required. Click here.

Route 1 Mask Match seeks Costumers to Make Masks

Route 1 Mask Match seeks costumers to make masks

Email: route1maskmatch@gmail.com

Website: http://www.route1maskmatch.org

Hi, not sure if this is right for you, but I’m figuring some PG Theater folk who make costumes might be willing to pitch in on an effort to make masks for vulnerable people in the community. If you agree, we’d appreciate your sharing the following information:

Subject: Masks Needed for Vulnerable People & Essential Workers in Route 1 Communities

Do you sew? Are you making masks? Route 1 Mask Match is a new effort to get masks into the hands of vulnerable people and those who must interact with large populations in the Route 1 communities, from Mount Rainier to Beltsville.

Already, there are already requests for more than 900 masks from seniors groups, individuals, and others up and down Route 1, and more requests are expected. Route 1 Mask Match is committed to ensuring the mask collection and distribution process is handled in a safe manner consistent with social distancing. Depots to drop off completed masks, as well as fabric and other mask-making materials, are being set up throughout the area.

To find drop-off locations, as well as patterns and other mask-making guidance, visit http://www.Route1MaskMatch.org and follow Route 1 Mask Match on Facebook. The website also includes helpful information about proper use and cleaning of cloth face masks.

The CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face masks while outside of the home together with social distancing techniques to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. As of April 14, the Maryland Department of Health reports more than 2,350 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Prince George’s County and 72 deaths. Cloth masks are effective because they reduce the risk of transmitting virus-carrying droplets, which can be spread long before a person realizes they are infected.

Theatre Technology for Kids at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 23

Theatre Technology for Kids at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 23

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Theatre Technology for Kids

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Lift the curtain at the Publick Playhouse and take an interactive tour of the science backstage that makes the “magic” happen on stage. Tour will include lighting and automation, sound systems, and special effects. No sandals or open-toed shoes. Girls encouraged!

Recommended for ages 9-12 with accompanying adult.

Tickets: Free (ticket required). Click here.

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences

Playwrights, lyricists and composers: Do you have a short musical or a play that can be adapted into a musical appropriate for children 6-12 years old? For over 20 years, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been producing and touring children’s theatre productions to the hundreds of students enrolled in our summer camp programs. Awards of up to $1,500 will be presented to finalists whose plays will be developed during the Spring of 2019 for production and touring in Summer 2019. Follow the link for full competition details.

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking original scripts, in English, either musicals or non-musicals that can be developed with M-NCPCC into musicals. Playwrights submitting nonmusical plays should, if at all possible, incorporate lyrics to make this development process easier. The script will be used for an annual children’s theatre production that tours Prince George’s County as part of M-NCPPC programs. The play will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old, and the intended audience is children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted plays should have a run time of 45 minutes to 1 hr. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Awards of $1,500.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2019 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2019. Up to two First Prize Awardees may be chosen, though M-NCPPC reserves the right to not choose a winner, or to award the monetary prize but not produce the play. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,500 for Musical Composition. Please email Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist, at christel.stevens@pgparks.com for complete guidelines of the competition.

Click here for guidelines and more information.

2018 CreativeWorks Tech Program at Harmony Hall, Open House: Mar 3

2018 CreativeWorks Tech Program at Harmony Hall, Open House: Mar 3, 2018

CreativeWorks at Harmony Hall
The CreativeWorks workforce-development program is coming to Harmony Hall this spring!

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

This job training program for young adults age 18-24 was started at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier nine years ago to expand opportunities for creative industry jobs. Participants earn income as they learn skills in Theater Tech (lighting, sound, special event management), Digital Media (photography, photoshop, music production), and creative skills in storytelling, stage combat, and more. Program support includes career readiness, college prep and job placement.

Eligible applicants must be residents of Prince George’s County who have not yet obtained full-time work or school. Are you 18 – 24, a resident of Prince George’s County and ready to get a job and start your career?

CreativeWorks is the program for you!

Join us for an Open House to learn more:
When: March 3, 2018 | 12 non – 3 pm
Where: Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
How: Drive or come by Metro (shuttle service provided from the Naylor Road Metro station if notified in advance).
Refreshments provided.

For more info on the Open House, call Sierra Curry at 301-699-1819 or text her at 301-787-7749.

You don’t have to be a high school or college graduate to participate.