Ally Theatre Company’s Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 5-22

Ally Theatre Company’s Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 5-22

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Rasheeda Speaking
By Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Ty Hallmark

(COMMUNITY PREVIEW) Thursday, March 5th at 8 pm
Friday, March 6th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 7th at 8 pm
Sunday, March 8th at 4pm
Thursday, March 12th at 8 pm
Friday, March 13th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm
Saturday, March 14th at 8 pm
Sunday, March 15th at 4 pm
(INDUSTRY NIGHT) Monday, March 16th at 8 pm
Wednesday, March 18th at 8 pm
Thursday, March 19th at 8 pm
Friday, March 20th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 21st at 2 pm
Saturday, March 21st at 8 pm
Sunday, March 22nd at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

“RASHEEDA SPEAKING [is] an exquisitely tense and often cringingly funny portrait of racial paranoia…Chilling. An incendiary play by Joel Drake Johnson.” —The New York Times.

“…the racially charged atmosphere thickens fast in RASHEEDA SPEAKING, an acidic depiction of race, power and friendship. Blending darkly awkward workplace comedy with intense racial tension, Johnson’s office-politics thriller is not afraid to push buttons hard.” —Time Out (New York).

“A wild ride…a wallop of a play…a thrilling must-see play.” —New York Magazine.

“‘The doctor will see you now’ takes on a whole new meaning in [this] comedy-drama that’s jagged, jolting and just plain terrific.” —New York Daily News.

Tickets: $25 general, $17 senior/student/veterans/teachers. Preview is pay-what-you-wish. Click here.

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SHiFTing TECHNOLOGiA at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 31-Feb 2

SHiFTing TECHNOLOGiA at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 31-Feb 2

Shawn Stone & Movement Graffiti:
SHiFTiNG TECHNOLOGiA

Friday, January 31 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 1 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 2nd at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Calling upon the wild of our survival consciousness, SHiFTiNG TECHNOLOGiA melds this with precise movement as a technology of the future. At the inner-section of dance/movement, visual art and voice this work seek to evoke creation as communication. …that we ARE the language of our past and also the story of our future.

“In the very earliest time, when both people and animals lived on earth, a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal could become a human being. Sometimes they were people and sometimes animals and there was no difference. All spoke the same language. That was the time when words were like magic. The human mind had mysterious powers…. Nobody could explain this: That’s the way it was.”
~Translated by poet, Edward Field in ‘Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit

Tickets $10 (limited early); $20 advance, $25 door, $17 senior/student Click here.

Happenstance Theater presents Juxtapose at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 17-19

Happenstance Theater presents Juxtapose at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 17-19

Happenstance Theater: JUXTAPOSE

Friday, January 17th at 8 pm
Saturday, January 18th at 2 pm
Saturday, January 18th at 8 pm
Sunday, January 19th at 2 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The Happenstance Theater quintet is developing a Theatrical Collage inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell. Using the manipulation of objects, puppetry, physical theatre, theatrical clown, and vintage spectacle, we will conjure portals for the audience to engage their imaginations and build stories. It will not follow a linear narrative, but will instead be a series of highly visual vignettes woven together by a thematic thread and consistent historical aesthetic.

The piece will seek to unify the audience by illustrating our common humanity and reminding viewers of our universally shared condition, mortality. The hope is that through this theatrical journey, audiences might feel buoyed by the limitless possibilities of imagination.

Please note this is a NEW work-in-process that has only begun development right here at Joe’s on January 6th. The audience is invited to stay for talk-backs after all the performances to give the artists your candid (but loving) feedback. Performance is appropriate for families but not meant to be a “kids” show.

This performance is made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant.

ATTENTION FAMILIES!
There will be a FREE hands-on puppet engagement activity at 11 am. Learn more about this most magical and memorable art form, create and play with puppets with Happenstance Theater’s master puppeteers.

Tickets, Adults: $13, Seniors/Students $7. Click here.

Temple at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 13

Temple at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 13

NextLOOK: Chitra Subramanian
Temple

Friday, December 13, 2019 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Temple shines the spotlight on the fraying of public life and the growing reality that people participate in institutions less and less. Through the language of Indian Dance and Hip-Hop culture, Chitra Subramanian will explore the experiences and stories of her South Asian immigrant journey. She will also showcase the limitless ways in which Hip-Hop continues to transform, inspire and unleash untapped talent and power.

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.

Tickets start at $5, pay what you wish. Click here.

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 8th at 6 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween. Zombies, snow ghosts, and sea monsters dance and dangle from the ceiling. Does it make any sense? No! And that’s why we love it!

Tickets: $10 (limited early); $17 advance, $20 door, $15 senior/student. Click here.