Out of the Vineyard at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 20

Out of the Vineyard at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 20

Freedom Stories Workshop: Out of The Vineyard
by Psalmeyene
directed by Raymond Caldwell

Sunday, November 20th at 3 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Playwright Psalmeyene and Director Raymond Caldwell come together to bring a captivating stage play to the arts community. Come together to witness the beginnings of, Out of the Vineyard in the workshop of this commissioned play inspired by the book, A Question of Freedom by William G. Thomas.

Based on interviews with descendants of enslaved families and people connected to the history of freedom suits in Prince George’s County, Out of the Vineyard weaves together monologues that excavate a buried chapter in American history while illuminating how the legacy of slavery still affects us today.

Tickets: Free admission with ticket. Click here.

The Haunted Boy at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 11-20

The Haunted Boy at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 11-20

The Haunted Boy
A Rock Opera

Friday, November 11th at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 12th, at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 13th, at 5:00PM
Friday, November 18th, at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 19th, at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 20th, at 5:00PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Based on the Prince George’s County family whose story inspired the book and film “The Exorcist,” this rock opera follows the path of Roland – a boy gone “strange” whose mother, local priest, and psychologist decide to put him and his demons through the formal Catholic rite of exorcism. Sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of MNCPPC. Select performances ASL Interpreted*

Tickets: $35 general, $25 seniors and students. Click here.

Playwriting Workshop at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 30-Dec 11, Online

Playwriting Workshop at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 30-Dec 11, Online

Pipeline Playwrights Presents:
A Playwriting Workshop:
Write your 10-minute play with Nicole Burton and Patricia Connelly

October 30, 2022
November 20, 2022
December 11, 2022
2:30-4:00PM via Zoom

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium. Online.

From Shakespeare to This is Us, even to TikTok—Learn and practice the art of storytelling through action, dialogue, and characters. In three workshops that build on each other, you will write a 10-minute play and you may have the opportunity to share your work at a Pipeline Playwrights event on Zoom!

Limited to 15 attendees (masks required)
Topics include:
How to create and find story ideas
The parts of a play
How to shape your play
Developing characters
Reading & revising
Where to produce your play

Tickets: $35. Click here.

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Yard Dramas presents:
Who is Making that Noise?
Puppet Show

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Whom can you hear in the Anacostia Watershed? Rabbit, Bear, Wolf, Fox, Vulture, Cricket, Frog, Locust. Using stories from indigenous cultures from around the world as inspiration, and with our imaginations, we discover the rhythms and songs of nature and explore our musical gifts that are part of the living world.

Tickets: $5. Click here.

Much Ado About Nothing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 15

Much Ado About Nothing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 15

National Players presents:
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

War has ended and soldiers return home to forget their sorrows. It looks like love is in the air. Except between Beatrice and Benedick, who are determined not to fall in love and get married even though they can’t help engaging in daily verbal sparring matches with one another. Tricks, mistaken identity, and a clueless night watchman are on the horizon in this “will they/won’t they” comedy that features one of Shakespeare’s wittiest couples.

National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $10 to $50. Click here.