Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences

Playwrights, lyricists and composers: Do you have a short musical or a play that can be adapted into a musical appropriate for children 6-12 years old? For over 20 years, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been producing and touring children’s theatre productions to the hundreds of students enrolled in our summer camp programs. Awards of up to $1,500 will be presented to finalists whose plays will be developed during the Spring of 2019 for production and touring in Summer 2019. Follow the link for full competition details.

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking original scripts, in English, either musicals or non-musicals that can be developed with M-NCPCC into musicals. Playwrights submitting nonmusical plays should, if at all possible, incorporate lyrics to make this development process easier. The script will be used for an annual children’s theatre production that tours Prince George’s County as part of M-NCPPC programs. The play will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old, and the intended audience is children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted plays should have a run time of 45 minutes to 1 hr. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Awards of $1,500.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2019 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2019. Up to two First Prize Awardees may be chosen, though M-NCPPC reserves the right to not choose a winner, or to award the monetary prize but not produce the play. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,500 for Musical Composition. Please email Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist, at christel.stevens@pgparks.com for complete guidelines of the competition.

Click here for guidelines and more information.

Register for the Junior Academy of the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith

2019 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 2-May 19

M-NCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2019 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 2, 2019 to May 19, 2019

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 their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

Intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

To register click here and enter keyword “Junior Academy”.

The program starts on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information click here.: .

Register for Theater Skills or Home-School Classes at Huntington Community Center

2019 Winter Teen Theater Skills Workshop at the Huntington Community Center, Dec 3, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019

M-NCPPC Theater Skills Workshop for ages 10-15

Mondays, 6pm to 8pm and Fridays, 7pm to 9pm; December 3, 2018 – February 22, 2019

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn how to stage a play, including acting, stage design, stage presence, and costume design. Present it to family and friends at the end of the camp session.

Ages 10 yrs. – 15 yrs.

No fee: free course.

To sign up click here and search for keyword “theatre”.


2019 Winter Home-School Theater Class at the Huntington Community Center, Tue, Jan 8-Feb 26, 2019

M-NCPPC Home-School Theater Class for ages 8-14

Tuesdays, 11:30pm to 1:00pm, January 8 – February 26, 2019

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn the basics of putting together a play.

Ages 8 yrs. – 14 yrs.

Fee: $50 residents; $65 non-residents

To sign up click here and search for keyword “theatre”.

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater, Apr 9 & 10

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater, Apr 9 & 10

M-NCPPC announces auditions for: Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater

Monday, April 9, 2018 & Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm

Teen Performance Ensemble: Mon, April 9 at North Brentwood Community Center
Prince George’s Children’s Theater: Tues, April 10 at Harmony Hall Regional Center

Are you an aspiring performer? Do you love to act, sing, and dance? Are you ready for an exciting and challenging summer job experience in the arts? Audition for Prince George’s Children’s Theater or Teen Performance Ensemble. Study theater, dance, and vocal music with expert directors, then earn money while performing in an original musical play for participants in M-NCPPC Summer Playgrounds and Summer Camps. Attend the location nearest your home. Memorize a one-minute monologue. For more information call 301-446-3232, or visit
arts.pgparks.com > Community_Arts_Services > About_Us> Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater.

Open to ages 16 through 19. No registration necessary and no fee to audition.
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center,301-203-6070
North Brentwood Community Center, 301-864-0756

Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Mar 30 at 2pm

Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Mar 30 at 2pm

Watkins Nature Center at Watkins Park presents a nature-themed puppet show and a chance to meet an animal.

Watkins Nature Center, Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774, Phone: 301-218-6702

Tickets: $3 for residents of Prince George’s County; $4 for non-residents.

Tags: Watkins Nature Center, Watkins Park, M-NCPPC, Puppets