Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic at Venus Theatre, Nov 14-Dec 15

Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic at Venus Theatre, Nov 14-Dec 15

Venus Theatre is launching a new initiative today!

Objects of Survival: Plays of the Pandemic
20 Days of 20 Play Prompts to celebrate 20 years of Venus!

Every day for 20 days (to celebrate our 20 years of existence!) we will be posting a prompt at VenusTheatreCompany on Instagram.

We invite playwrights to create around these images/suggestions.
Plays may have no more than seven performers and MUST empower women.

Location: Venus Theatre, Online.

Beginning December 15, we will be taking play submissions originating from these prompts. At the beginning of 2021, we will publish five of these plays in our first ever ANTHOLOGY!!!

For more information click here or find the prompts here.



As of March 16, 2020, all amateur theater productions in Prince George’s County are cancelled or postponed as our community struggles with the coronavirus.

Stay home. Stay safe.

When this is all over there will be more shows to go to.

Until then, please consider donating to the theater of your choice any money you were planning to spend on tickets. Our small, non-profit and volunteer theaters won’t last long without any money coming in.

Auditions for Arcadia by Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 26 & 27

Auditions for Arcadia by Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 26 & 27

The Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Randy Barth

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 6:30pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center, located at 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 20771, on Wednesday February 26 and Thursday the 27th beginning at 6:30 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Audition scenes will be posted in advance on this site to allow actors to be familiar with them, though no memorization is expected.

Rehearsals will be held three weekday evenings a week beginning March 16, leading up to nine performances beginning on May 15 and ending on May 31. Be prepared to detail all conflicts you may have throughout the rehearsal and performance schedule.

For more information including parts to be cast, click here, or email the Director at Randy.Barth@comcast.net.

Register now for the Junior Academy of Performing Arts, Feb 8-May 17

2020 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 8-May 19

M-NCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2019 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 8, 2020 to May 17, 2020

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

This year’s show is Oz!, a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill… like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

Intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

To register click here and enter keyword “Junior Academy”.

Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11am and 3pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information see: https://www.mncppc.org/2457/Junior-Academy-for-the-Performing-Arts