Auditions for Timon of Athens by the Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 18-19

Auditions for Timon of Athens by the Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 18-19

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare.

Monday, June 18, 2018, 8pm
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8pm

Auditions will be held at the theater June 18 – 19 at the Greenbelt Arts Center for the Rude Mechanicals production of Timon of Athens, performing August 31 to September 9, 2018. For more information, please contact the Rude Mechanicals at info@rudemechanicals.com.

Performances August 31 – September 9, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

The Rude Mechanicals present
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

June 15 – 30, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for:

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202, 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20768.

Callbacks: Friday, February 9, 8pm. Greenbelt, MD

Performances: June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings in Greenbelt, MD.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

For more information see http://www.rudemechanicals.com/

Tags: Auditions, Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare, Claudia Bach

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

The Rude Mechanicals present
Arden Now (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Melissa Schick, Diana Dzikiewicz, and The Company
Director: Melissa Schick
Assistant Director: Eric Honour
Composer: Diana Dzikiewicz

August 18 to September 3, 2017

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Using William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a framework, this play celebrates the diversity of love using modern concepts of romance, relationships, gender, and sexuality. The show takes place in a gender blank alternate universe where gendered pronouns are unnecessary. The story line is also altered to represent love in its many forms. We feature monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, kinky relationships, and asexual queerplatonic friendship. The show is scored with live music and we borrow songs and poems from other sources to round out the experience. You’ll even see Shakespeare in languages including Spanish, French, Tamil, Italian, and ASL. Come see the delightful chaos in the Forest of Arden, and see it resolved by Hymen, the God of Enthusiastic Consent, along with a special appearance from Orlando’s long lost sibling to wrap the whole thing up in a bow. You might even get a snack at the end, we’re just saying.

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare’s As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people’s unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. Striving to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive, the Rude Mechanicals have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world’s a stage, everyone should be represented.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Melissa Schick, Eric Honour, Diana Dzikiewicz

Rude Mechanicals present She Speaks! at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 2-18

Rude Mechanicals present She Speaks! at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 2-18

The Rude Mechanicals present
She Speaks!
Directed by Leanne Stump.

June 2 to 18, 2017
Thursday, June 1 – 8pm
Friday, June 2 – 8pm
Saturday, June 3 – 8pm
Friday, June 9 – 8pm
Saturday, June 10 – 8pm
Sunday, June 11 (matinee) – 2pm
Friday, June 16 – 8pm
Saturday June 17 – 8pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s Women in Their Own Words
Adapted from the works of William Shakespeare

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They are the ground, the books, the academes
From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire.

Though the men take the title, the women oft steal the show. From Beatrice’s sharp wit to Juliet’s broken heart, the fairer sex have just as much to say as their male counterparts. Adapted from the works of William Shakespeare, this new piece laces together the voices of Shakespeare’s most memorable women.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.