Inside the Teseract at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 20

Inside the Teseract at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 20

Prince George’s Community College Hallam Players Present:

Inside the Teseract
An evening of storytelling inspired by Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
Directed by Peggy Yates and Risikat Okedeyi
featuring Ayanna Gregory

April 20th, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Location: Prince George’s Community College, Rennie Forum, Limited Seating.

Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum

The Theatre Program and PGCC Book Bridge Project collaborate on an evening of storytelling inspired by the Newberry Award winning novel and now feature film A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. The stories will be reflective of the themes in the book.

Free Performance

For More Information Call: (301) 546-0926

Tamara Wellons Well Water Tour at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 12 & 13

Tamara Wellons Well Water Tour at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 12 & 13

Tamara Wellons launches her Well Water Tour
A theatrical take on her latest album “Pretty”.
Directed by Risikat Okedeyi

Saturday, November 12, 2016. 8PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016. 4PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Singer, songwriter, performer Tamara Wellons launches The Well Water Tour at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount, Rainier, MD with performances Saturday, November 12th at 8 pm and Sunday, November 13th at 4 pm. The theatrical interpretation of her most recent album, “Pretty”, is directed by Risikat Okedeyi. The performances follow a week-long residency at Joe’s Movement Emporium supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Wellons met with Joe’s Movement Emporium staff this week to discuss her upcoming show which has been in development in weekly rehearsals in the direct-mail turn performing arts center facility (click here to check out rehearsal video). The performance concept continues to evolve with the most recent inclusion of two deaf dancers who take turns interpreting and performing the work, six musicians and minimalist set-pieces. The performance will feature a mix of live and recorded instrumentals with theatrical moments. The 75 minute performance will be broken into two parts with a brief intermission during which guests can purchase refreshments and shop vendors chosen by Wellons.

In a July article on The Body Is Not An Apology, a “Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment” website founded by Sonya Renee Taylor, Wellons gives audiences a glimpse into the personal hurdles that inspired “Pretty.” She writes, “the music project came as an exploration of my beliefs. […] I wanted to examine and reclaim the word.” She encourages readers to “explore, examine and experiment” with what the word “pretty” means to them as a part of their journey to “restore a personal freedom.” The article can be read in full here.

The trailer for the “Pretty” music project can be viewed on Wellons Youtube channel showing clips of her returning to her hometown, a deep source of her desire to unpack the word “pretty.” This album is her third. Her debut full-length, “Life Is” (2008), was released by OCHA Records.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for children, available to purchase online at http://www.joesmovement.org or at the door at Joe’s location 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712.

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