The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
Located on the University of Maryland’s flagship campus in College Park, Maryland, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center combines student productions with professional companies. It features a wide variety of music, dance, lectures and plays; only the theatrical productions are listed here.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has an alternative location called the Milkboy Arthouse, on Route 1 (Baltimore Ave.)
Location: 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2635
Ticket Office: 301.405.ARTS (2787)
Main Office: 301.405.7794
Vital Signs Spring 2021 Showcase at Clarice Smith, May 3, Online
Vital Signs Spring 2021 Showcase
Monday, May 3, 2021 . 7PM EDT
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online
In an effort to support student voice and action related to the Black Lives Matter movement, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMD Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy in partnership with Black Terps Matter announced Vital Signs: Creative Arts for Black Lives Mini-Grants. During the 20-21 academic year, grants have been awarded to artists in the UMD community who are creating projects that affirm Black life and vitality and interrogate white supremacy and anti-Blackness.
During this showcase, members of the Spring 2021 Vital Signs cohort will present excerpts of their projects in progress and discuss the intersection of their personal experiences with their art.
Anthony Aguilar ’21 • Art History and Archaeology: a digital reconstruction of the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence in downtown Washington, D.C.
David Alade ’21 • Information Science: a mini-magazine of film photography that focuses on displaying the intimacy and beauty of Black hair
Lauren Floyd ’24 • Music Performance–Percussion: Shadows of Lakeland, a vignette-style piece that musically delves into the rich history of Lakeland, the historic African American community of College Park, Maryland
Aliyah Jackson ’21 • Theatre and Psychology: a short film about a Black woman who refutes the concept of being “a slave.” This film is being made to celebrate the prideful history of the Black American by capturing the strength, beauty, and regality of individuals of African descent.
Chisom Ojukwu ’21 • Public Health Science: a summer-long virtual art tutoring session for BIPOC youth. Her goal is to connect one-on-one with young students and inspire them to explore the concept of identity through the endless possibilities of the visual arts.
Tickets: Free; Registration recommended. Click here.
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Archived Online Content
Maryland Opera Studio and Clarice Smith present Make Our Garden Grow on Youtube
Clarice Smith and
Maryland Opera Studio present
Make our Garden Grow
By Leonard Bernstein
Beginning June 26, 2020
School of Music opera singers virtually perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide.”
With their in-person performance for outgoing UMD President Wallace Loh canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, singers from the Maryland Opera Studio came together for a virtual farewell to thank him for ten years of support and patronage.
Video editing by David Andrews.
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Clarice Smith presents Homebound on Youtube
Clarice Smith presents
College of Arts and Humanities | College Park Scholars-Arts Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00 am
Presented by Round House Theatre
Round House Theatre is bringing together DC-area playwrights, actors and designers (including College Park Scholars – Art director Harold Burgess II) for Homebound, an original web series that explores life under Stay-at-Home orders in the Nation’s Capital. These ten-minute episodes will air over ten weeks between April 27 and June 29.
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