Preview: Living Earth Show at Clarice Smith, Apr 13, Online

Preview: Living Earth Show at Clarice Smith, Apr 13, Online

Artist Talk & 2021-22 Season Preview:
Living Earth Show,
Sarah Hennies & Terry Berlier

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 . 5:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, visiting artists Andy Meyerson and Travis Andrews of Living Earth Show, composer Sarah Hennies and sculptor Terry Berlier will work with University of Maryland students to create sound and sculptural elements to be integrated into The Clarice’s commission for 2021-22 A Kind of Ache. Preview this open-source artmaking collaboration and learn more about their special creative process that weaves music, sculpture and LGBTQ+ issues into one artistic experience.

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

Revelations by Black Women in the Arts–Theater at Clarice Smith, Mar 29, Online

Revelations by Black Women in the Arts–Theater at Clarice Smith, Mar 29, Online

Arts Citizenship Talk (ACTnow):
Revelations by Black Women in the Arts–Theater

Monday, March 29, 2021 . 5:30PM to 06:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Ronya-Lee Anderson M.F.A. dance ‘20 • Regional Dancer, Choreographer & Scholar
Ageyiwaa Asante ’18 • Playwright
Caroline Clay M.F.A. performance ’13 • Professional Actor, Dialect Coach & Teacher
Paige Hernandez ’02 • Multidisciplinary Artist, Director & Playwright

From themes of racial violence and cultural appropriation to multiculturalism and gender equality, the work of The Clarice’s 2020-21 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!

Revelations by Black Women in the Arts is a series of powerful conversations by Black woman scholars, performers, educators and leaders delves into the essence of being a Black female artist in a society ill-equipped to receive and make room for them. Whether they move along the margins or at the center of their fields, these extraordinary women will share their artistry, scholarship, vision and creativity throughout Spring 2021. These conversations will be centered around their highs and lows, victories and losses, and will be moderated by dancer, choreographer and scholar Ronya-Lee Anderson M.F.A. dance ‘20 and current Ph.D. candidate in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium presents The Gift, Mar 19, Online

Joe’s Movement Emporium and Clarice Smith presents The Gift, Mar 19, Online

NextLOOK featuring:
Rachel Grossman & Tosin Olufolabi:
The Gift

March 19, 2021 . 7PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

The Gift is an immersive, interactive performance that invites the audience to transition from self-reflection to action and advocacy over the course of the event. Sometime in the U.S.’s future, when most illnesses have been cured, two doctors host the first clinical trial for the societally destructive infectious agent Preston-Weche-Rhys – the source of white supremacy culture – with the audience cast as the subjects.

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

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The Revolutionists at Clarice Smith, Mar 10 & 11, Online

The Revolutionists at Clarice Smith, Mar 10 & 11, Online

The Revolutionists
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Leigh Wilson Smiley, director

March 10 – 11, 2021 . 7:30PM
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Thu, Mar 11, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Juxtaposed against the background of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, this raucous comedy portrays a sisterhood of four women: a playwright, an assassin, a former queen and a rebel. The play touches on themes of legacy, activism, terrorism and feminism to suggest how women can change the world. Though set in 1793, this production uses language, culture and references to contemporary culture to highlight the relevance of such themes today.

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…[Gunderson] has created a play that is wonderfully wild and raucous…It’s a wild ride, filled with verbal gymnastics that come racing at you so quickly it’s occasionally hard to keep up. Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.”—Cincinnati Enquirer

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

Musical Theatre Revue at Clarice Smith, Mar 5 & 6, Online

Musical Theatre Revue at Clarice Smith, Mar 5 & 6, Online

TDPS Musical Theatre Revue
March 5-6, 2021 . 7:30PM
Fri, Mar 5, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sat, Mar 6, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

UMD School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies students present an evening of musical theatre performances, directed by Monique Midgette.

Note: All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed in this production. Rehearsals and performances take place completely virtually.

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.