Welcome to Sis’s at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Feb 16

Welcome to Sis’s at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Feb 16

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Welcome to Sis’s

Saturday, February 16, 2019, Reception: 2pm, Reading: 3pm

Location: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD

A Performance by Ally Theatre Company of an original play written by Doug Robinson. Welcome to Sis’s, reimagines the story of Sis’s Tavern in North Brentwood. The play takes place during the 1920-30s and explores the meaning of community, the commonplace, and how it was shaped through racial segregation. Blending the genres of original comedy and drama, and based on historical inspiration, this play presents a unique view of racial inequality, oppression, and segregation right in our own backyard.

Free.

This is the first reading of an original play. The play will be performed at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5, 2019.

Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 15

Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 15

NextLook:
A Letter to My Ex, the musical
Written and Performed by Be Steadwell

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Letter to My Ex, the musical. Composer and vocalist Be Steadwell tells stories of love, loss and intimacy with LGBTQ affirming pop music. Following the 2018 release of her album “Queer Love Songs”, Steadwell brings her album to life through theater and performance. A Letter to My Ex is a collage of music, movement and film, narrating one character’s journey through the ups and downs of love.

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and Affirming LGBTQ content.​​

As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae Featured vow of Silence in her Short Film sundays program. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.

In 2017, Be sang at The Women’s March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon’s Big Lovely Band. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, “Queer Love Songs”. In September, Be had the opportunity to open for Big Freedia at DC’s Honeygroove Festival. The DC Commission in the Arts awarded Be the 2018 Artist Fellowship. Be is currently touring her music internationally.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

Snake Telegram at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 9 & 10

Snake Telegram at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 9 & 10

Sarah Beth Oppenheim & Heart Stück Bernie present:
Snake Telegram

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4 pm

WARNING: Not for kids

Inaugural Dance Place Artist in Residence Sarah Beth Oppenheim brings her one-woman show to the stage and to the max. “Snake Telegram” explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern femininity, including what it means to don a pair. Get ready for a bombastic night of all the requisite not-for-kids warnings, plus a serenade of presidential profanity. Featuring performances by Oppenheim and guests from Heart Stück Bernie, with original composition by David Schulman.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets. Adults: $28, Students & Seniors: $17. Click here.

The Wizard of Joe’s at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 16 & 17

The Wizard of Joe’s at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 16 & 17

The Wizard of Joe’s

Wednesday, January 16th at 5:30 pm
Thursday, January 17th at 5:30 pm

Experience the magic of the beloved story we all know and love – retold by Club Joe’s students aged 5 – 13 through drama, dance, step, tumbling, spoken word and so much more.

With Joe’s own staff making special guest cameos – this is the perfect performance for little performing arts lovers in the making and their parents.

Club Joe’s, now in its 21st year of operation, is a Maryland state licensed program that offers parents the comfort of knowing that their child is in an environment that is conducive to learning. Our staff have over 20 years of professional education experience. Club Joe’s benefits the intellectual, personal, and social development of all students. Youth learn team building, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, while also sharpening their fine motor and cognitive skills.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets: $6. Click here.

Upspring Studio presents Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 2

Upspring Studio presents Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 2

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 6 pm

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!

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets. Adults: $17, Students & Seniors: $12. Click here.