Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema
Suddenly (based on stories by Etgar Keret)

December 1 & 2, 2017. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned misfits hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost.

Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret’s book of short stories, this multimedia performance inventively combines puppetry, theatre and film, exploring what happens when the story begins to control the story teller.

The development of this piece began during Zvi Sahar’s teaching residency in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies in Spring 2017, working in collaboration with UMD students and faculty.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio: La Clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Caterino Mazzolà, librettist

November 17, 19, 20 & 21, 2017

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 . 7:30PM
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer’s death, La Clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25, Student/Youth: $10

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Alexandra Kelly Colburn: termiNATION at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 17

Alexandra Kelly Colburn: termiNATION at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 17

NextLOOK: Alexandra Kelly Colburn
Friday, November 17, 2017 . 7 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

termiNATION is an in-process movement-based solo work investigating life and death through the lens of a pregnant war widow. Inspired by an adolescence and early adulthood steeped in the events of post-9/11 and the recent inauguration of Donald Trump, this piece explores the role women have to play as we carry this new era of politics to term. In the maelstrom of American culture, 21st-century colonialism and the cyclical blind faith to trust the institution, termiNATION looks to use the last sixteen years worth of politics, perspective and war to ask ourselves what kind of world we want to create for our children.

Tickets: Pay what you wish.

Love and Information at Clarice Smith, Nov 10-18

Love and Information at Clarice Smith, Nov 10-18

Love and Information
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson

November 10 – 18, 2017

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Someone can’t get a signal. Friends debate the existence of God. A man has a secret. A scientist dissects a brain. A person is in love and that love can’t be reciprocated. Experiencing this kaleidoscope of vignettes is like watching a stranger’s Snapchats – the characters may be unfamiliar and unrelated to each other, but the emotions are instantly recognizable. In this relentlessly paced serio-comedy, celebrated British playwright Caryl Churchill ask show our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Love and Information, Caryl Churchill, Jennifer L Nelson

2017 Fall Theatre Workshops at Clarice Smith, Nov 9, 16 & Dec 16-Jan 13

2017 Fall Theatre Workshops at Clarice Smith, Nov 9, 16 & Dec 16-Jan 13

Junior Academy for the Performing Arts presents

Movement in Theatre
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 – 8 pm (Register here – ticket code: ACHD-WRK-GA-20171109)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Prince George’s County Room

Open to ages 8 – 15

Do you ever feel awkward and unsure how to add gestures and physical characteristics to your performance? Join us for an in-depth workshop that will explore your physical self and teach you to be comfortable moving as your character dictates.

Improv Extravaganza

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6 – 8 pm (Register here – ticket code: ACHD-WRK-GA-20171116)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Prince George’s County Room

Open to ages 8 – 15

Yes and… a key rule of improvisation. Want to discover and learn the rest of the rules to be a master improviser? Come have fun exploring improvisational theatre through engaging theatre games and scene work.

Ace it! Audition Intensive Workshop Series

Saturday, December 16, 2017: Dance Audition Workshop (Register here – ticket code: ACHD-WRK-GA-20171216)
Saturday, January 6, 2018: Singing Audition Workshop (Register here – ticket code: ACHD-WRK-GA-20180106)
Saturday, January 13, 2018: Acting Audition Workshop (Register here – ticket code: ACHD-WRK-GA-20180113)

All workshops are 9 am – 1 pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Prince George’s County Room

Open to ages 8 – 15

Want to audition for musicals and plays in your school and community? Don’t fear your next audition – Ace it! Join us for three audition intensive workshops to learn and discover the skills needed to stand out at your next casting call.

Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

About the Junior Academy for the Performing Arts

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 the knowledge and skill level of students already interested in pursuing theatre as a profession.

Through the disciplines of singing and dance, the students will grow in their confidence, team-building, problem-solving, as well as artistic knowledge and skills. In an intimate setting, they will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way.
Instructors

Our instructors and guest artists are seasoned professionals in their field—respected actors, singers, and dancers of the performing arts. This program will foster a greater understanding of the necessity of the arts and creative expression in forming healthy, happy and productive adults.

Free

To register for upcoming workshops, please email Art Specialist and Program Supervisor Elizabeth Malone at elizabeth.malone@pgparks.com, or call 301-446-3259.