Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at Clarice Smith, Sep 30 & Oct 1, Online

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at Clarice Smith, Sep 30 & Oct 1, Online

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

September 30 – October 1, 2021 . 7PM
Thu, Sep 30, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:00PM
Fri, Oct 1, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online.

Around the world, the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. Images of the children of the elite and of post-colonial dictatorships often feature cash and seaside holidays while the working population suffers under sanctions and dictatorships. In this virtual presentation, The Javaad Alipoor Company’s Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran explores entitlement and greedy consumption, as well as the role of digital technology, in creating this new apartheid and gentrification. As the performance is completely live streamed, audiences can access the performance from the comfort of their own homes with a supplemental experience on Instagram that is not required, but highly recommended!

Always taking stories beyond the stage through powerful multi-platform creations, The Javaad Alipoor Company explores the intersection of politics and technology in our ever-changing world. The company is devoted to creating works for diverse audiences and communities, and their 2021-22 virtual visit with The Clarice will include an Arts Citizenship Talk (ACTnow), visits to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and a dynamic partnership with UMD’s Roshan Institute for Persian Studies. In 2017, the company began writing a trilogy that highlights society’s fracturing identities and technology’s impact on the world; Rich Kids is the second installment.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested price: $20 Regular, $10 Student. Click here.

ACTnow Activist Theater at Clarice Smith, Sep 30, Online

ACTnow Activist Theater at Clarice Smith, Sep 30, Online

ACTnow with Javaad Alipoor & Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Activist Theater

Thursday, September 30, 2021 . 5:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online.

From themes of racial violence and cultural appropriation to multiculturalism and gender equality, the work of The Clarice’s artists is complex, provocative and deeply sensitive. Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities to hear from these artists about the issues reflected in their works. These conversations are an invitation to act now!

In the first ACTnow of the 2021-22 season, The Clarice partners with UMD’s Roshan Institute for Persian Studies to host theater artist and activist Javaad Alipoor. Javaad will discuss how converting his plays into virtual multimedia works has helped to accomplish his activist vision and practice. Moderated by Roshan Institute Director Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz and featuring Dr. Marjan Moosavi, Roshan lecturer in Persian studies and performing arts, this talk will be followed by a showing of Javaad’s play Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran.

Tickets: free, registration recommended. Click here.

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio: Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Sterling Detective – Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

September 2021:
Sterling Detective – Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror

Is it Johnny Dollar? The Green Hornet? Or maybe Mighty Mouse?….No, it’s a suave gentleman burglar having fun rather uniquely in Boston.

Online performance, click here.

Improbable Comedy presents Comedy as a Second Language at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 18, In Person

Improbable Comedy presents Comedy as a Second Language at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 18, In Person

On Stage at Joe’s presents Improbable Comedy in:
Comedy as a Second Language

Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Masks are required for this in-person event.

We can’t wait to see you at Improbable Comedy’s “Mother of All Comedy” show outdoors at Joe’s July 17th at 7:00 pm! Get ready for a night featuring outstanding immigrant and first generation comedians guaranteed to make you laugh.

Please make sure to wear a mask. We have a few chairs set and ready for our audience members but please feel free to bring your own chair if you would like!

If you have any questions please email us at jeniffer@joesmovement.org or call us at (301) 699-1819

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

Amplify! Celebrate Open Mic at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 17, In Person

Amplify! Celebrate Open Mic at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 17, In Person

On Stage at Joe’s presents: Amplify! Celebrate!

Friday September 17, 2021, at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Masks are required for this in-person event.

Amplify!: Celebrate” will take place on September 17th, 2021, at 7:00 pm, outdoors at Joe’s. It has been one year since we dedicated ourselves to a new, focused mission—to uplift and amplify the voices of BIPOC artists.

This month, we are celebrating artistry, culture, and community onstage for our first LIVE Amplify! since our first showcase last August. We are celebrating one year of Amplify! with YOU, our revered artist partners. Each artist will perform (approx.) a 10-minute set showcasing their artistry to the tune of positivity and celebration.

Feel free to bring your own chair and any snacks you would like. Parking is available up and down the street in front of Joe’s and the residential spaces around the corner.

Tickets $15 Early; $20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Veterans, Under 16. Click here.