GAZR: Life Does Not Live at Clarice Smith, Sep 16

GAZR: Life Does Not Live at Clarice Smith, Sep 16

James Allister Sprang
GAZR: Life Does Not Live

Saturday, September 16, 2017 . 8 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre

This theatrical and musical performance asks what role technology plays in the appropriation, amplification or suppression of others’ voices. Alone in his bedroom, GAZR the rapper, a persona of poet and performance artist James Allister Sprang, invites the audience to help him record a mixtape on his computer. With his screen projected for the audience, he explores Google, YouTube and other familiar digital spaces, pulling the audience into his imagination, allowing laughter and empathy to open up conversations about race, technology and the appropriation of voices.

James Allister Sprang is multi-disciplinary artist that thrives on the inner workings of language, making work that is a part of life as much as it is representational of it. Sprang has been featured in two HBO documentaries about the growth of young artists and has performed in venues such as the Apollo Theater, The Performing Garage, BHQFU, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Miami Art Museum, and The Gusman Theater of Miami.

Tickets: General Admission: $25+, UMD Student: Free tickets available on September 11, 2017. Click here.

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 15-16

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 15-16

NextNOW Fest

Friday, September 15, 2017. 6:00PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017. 6:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

NextNOW Fest is an arts festival for Terps, by Terps. Co-curated with student groups and on-campus departments, this artistic playground amplifies the voices of intriguing, inventive performing and visual artists from around campus and the country.

Often surprising, sometimes unconventional and always exciting, NextNOW Fest creates an unexpected festival experience at the creative hub of the performing arts at the University of Maryland.

Theatre events include: Big 10 New Play Reading: Twilight Bowl, Alumni Play Commissions and James Allister Sprang

Most events are Free, no tickets or RSVP required. Click here for more information.