Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director

February 18 & 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.

“…a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

NextNOW Winterfest at Clarice Smith, Feb 15-18, Online

NextNOW Winterfest at Clarice Smith, Feb 15-18, Online

NextNOW WinterFest

Monday, February 15, 2021 – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Mon, Feb 15, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

NextNOW WinterFest is a midwinter interlude of events, showcases and activities that feature UMD student artists. Presented by NextNOW Fest at The Clarice, NextNOW WinterFest continues to celebrate imagination, creativity and community in a virtual setting. Stay warm, stay cozy and stay creative!

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

The Tamer Tamed at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 13 & 20, Online

The Tamer Tamed at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 13 & 20, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Tamer Tamed
by John Fletcher
directed by Liana Olear

Performances : Saturday February 13th & 20th, 2021, at 8 PM

Ever watched Taming of the Shrew and wished Petruchio got what he deserved? So did Shakespeare’s contemporary, Fletcher, who wrote a fanfic about Petruchio’s second wife.”

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

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.”

Online performance, click here.

Black History Month Puppet Show at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 7, Online

Black History Month Puppet Show at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 7, Online

The Artful Afternoon presents:

Online Puppet Show and Craft-At-Home Activity

Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd. Online.

Join us for special activities celebrating Black History Month! All ages welcome.

Puppet movies at 3pm! Sign up here to receive the link to the 3pm YouTube premiere plus a live post-show event on Zoom with the puppets and puppeteers. No passcode is needed, but we will be using the Zoom waiting room feature; please check to make sure that your screen name on Zoom matches what is listed in this sign up so that we can admit you!

Crafts to go! You can also sign up here to receive instructions and materials for an at-home paper quilt activity inspired by the celebrated African American quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Free kits will be available for pick-up at the Greenbelt Community Center starting on Friday, February 5; supplies are limited, and pre-registration through this sign-up is required. One kit per sign-up. Enjoy on your own, or meet up with fellow participants and lead artist Barbara Joann Combs at 2pm on 2/7 to craft together on Zoom!

Free workshop and performance

Auditions for Old Time Radio Shows at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 4 & 6, Online

Auditions for Old Time Radio Shows at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 4 & 6, Online


Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell

February 4 & 6, 2021

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Fibber McGee and Molly- Valentine Candy
Lights Out- The Locked Room Mystery

Casting: Some parts are combined. All roles are open and everyone is encouraged to audition. Casting is based on vocal sound, not on age or appearance. Greenbelt Arts Center does not discriminate in casting based on age, gender, race, location or ability.

Online performance, click here.

Performance: Virtually Taped and posted for viewing on February 28th
Rehearsal: 3 rehearsals via zoom + taping via zoom
Requirements: Must have a computer with ability to use filters within Zoom.
Request Audition: By appointment via Zoom. Please email to request an audition time for those dates.

For more information click here.