Turn Your Life Into A Play! at the Publick Playhouse, May 15, Online

Turn Your Life Into A Play! at the Publick Playhouse, May 15

Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation, Online

Playback Theater: Turn Your Life Into A Play!

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5:00 to 6:30pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Online

Come play with us! Enter the world of Playback Theater where your personal story is magically transformed into a work of art before your eyes. Watch as masterful actors take real-life stories and turn them into mini-plays in real time. Don’t miss this exhilarating and moving medium of storytelling where life is imitated by art. No experience needed. Sign up today and bring a story to share.

Community Healing Theater Workshop – Virtual – 316003

Let’s talk it out! Join us for a series of theater workshops designed to promote community healing. Learn, listen, and get on the road to recovery through creative dialogue on community issues. Theater can be therapeutic as it brings in various perspectives and lifts to your spirit.

Let’s talk it out! Join us for a series of theater workshops designed to promote community healing. Learn, listen, and get on the road to recovery through creative dialogue on community issues. Theater can be therapeutic as it brings in various perspectives and lifts to your spirit.

A link to access the interactive performance on the Microsoft Teams Platform will be shared following registration.

For Ages 18 and Up

Free, registration required. Click here.

Vital Signs Spring 2021 Showcase at Clarice Smith, May 3, Online

Vital Signs Spring 2021 Showcase at Clarice Smith, May 3, Online

Vital Signs Spring 2021 Showcase
Monday, May 3, 2021 . 7PM EDT

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

In an effort to support student voice and action related to the Black Lives Matter movement, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMD Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy in partnership with Black Terps Matter announced Vital Signs: Creative Arts for Black Lives Mini-Grants. During the 20-21 academic year, grants have been awarded to artists in the UMD community who are creating projects that affirm Black life and vitality and interrogate white supremacy and anti-Blackness.

During this showcase, members of the Spring 2021 Vital Signs cohort will present excerpts of their projects in progress and discuss the intersection of their personal experiences with their art.

Anthony Aguilar ’21 • Art History and Archaeology: a digital reconstruction of the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence in downtown Washington, D.C.

David Alade ’21 • Information Science: a mini-magazine of film photography that focuses on displaying the intimacy and beauty of Black hair

Lauren Floyd ’24 • Music Performance–Percussion: Shadows of Lakeland, a vignette-style piece that musically delves into the rich history of Lakeland, the historic African American community of College Park, Maryland

Aliyah Jackson ’21 • Theatre and Psychology: a short film about a Black woman who refutes the concept of being “a slave.” This film is being made to celebrate the prideful history of the Black American by capturing the strength, beauty, and regality of individuals of African descent.

Chisom Ojukwu ’21 • Public Health Science: a summer-long virtual art tutoring session for BIPOC youth. Her goal is to connect one-on-one with young students and inspire them to explore the concept of identity through the endless possibilities of the visual arts.

Tickets: Free; Registration recommended. Click here.

Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow by Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbelt Arts Center, May 1 & 2, Online

Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow by Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbelt Arts Center, May 1 & 2, Online

Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Mecca Lartigue and Anya Wilkinson, in association with the Greenbelt Arts Center present:

a series of FREE PLAYS toward an ANTIRACIST TOMORROW
by idris goodwin
directed by andi fontaine, rikki howie, danya ford, kate magill and niya john

Performance DATES: May 1 – 2, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3pm
Discussion to follow each show

FREE PLAY Series by Idris Goodwin

Produced by Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Mecca Lartigue and Anya Wilkinson in association with Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

THE WATER GUN SONG
finds a parent trying to find the words to explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy
Directed by Niya John

#MATTER
is a two hander about former high school friends debating matters of life and race.
Directed by Andi Fontaine

BLACK FLAG
finds two new dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’
Directed by DaNya Ford

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Two Noble Kinsmen at Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 30-May 1, Online

Two Noble Kinsmen at Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 30-May 1, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Two Noble Kinsmen
by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Directed by Joshua Engel and Liana Olear

Live Online Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8pm.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

I Am My Mother’s Tongue at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 30, Online

I Am My Mother’s Tongue at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 30, Online

NextLOOK Series:
Alina Collins Moldonado
I Am My Mother’s Tongue

April 30, 2021 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Through a series of actual interviews centering the relationship between Latinx mothers and their daughters, Alina Collins Maldonado offers us a bilingual, intimate portrayal of the Latinx experience as seen through its matriarchs. As she transforms into each interviewee, her one woman documentary theater piece explores the unanswered questions of cultural expectations passed down through generations.

This event is part of NextLOOK. A partnership between The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and 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.

Pay what you wish, $5 to $25 here.