Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #2
Keep on Swingin’
December 9, 2022. 7:30PM
December 10, 2022. 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in-person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

The Experimental Performance Series presents new work by students in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. More details coming soon.

Keep on Swingin’

A personal reflection on Roxanne “Roxy” King’s childhood and the inspirations that sparked joy within the art form of tap. Keep on Swingin’ dives into Roxy’s inner world through spoken word, dance, and media inspired by her life between kindergarten to fourth grade. This piece invites the audience to feel, participate, and reflect on harsh realities of young black girls having to grow up too fast.

Free, tickets required. Click here.

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1 at Clarice Smith, Oct 28 & 29

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1 at Clarice Smith, Oct 28 & 29

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1
October 28, 2022. 7:30PM
October 29, 2022. 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in-person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents our next Experimental Performance Series production on October 28th and 29th! This installation features the following original works created, performed, and produced by students.

LivieJanae (B.A. Dance ’23): “FIXED”
“A Dance Drama. A fictional story line based on the exhausting reality of many.”

Casie Curry (B.A. Dance ’23): “A Series of Essays”
“A Series of Essays is a performance hybrid exploring different trains of thoughts from one pivotal moment. With an existential lens of life, how can someone navigate their future?”

Courtney Simmons (B.A. Theatre ’23): “A Musical Love Letter”
“A conglomerate of musical theatre songs musical theatre lovers know and love put to new lyrics. Especially made with people of color in mind, this love letter to musicals, to UMD, and to everything we students have learned here is meant to be taken with love and with a grain of salt. We aren’t taking ourselves too seriously. Have fun, enjoy the show.”

Free, tickets required. Click here.

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series
Title TBD written and directed by Jordan Resnick, B.A. Theatre ’22
Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach (B.A. Theatre ’21), Natalia Corvoisier (B.A. Theatre ’22) and Layali Aljirafi (B.A. Theatre ’23)

May 6 & 7, 2022
Fri, May 6, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Sacred Spaces written and directed by Jordan Resnick

This live theater piece prompts audiences to reflect on our contemporary relationship with technology and mass media. It asks: How will a generation raised on computer screens and divided by algorithms turn out? How can we break down these barriers to have more open conversations about how our opinions are formed? Resnick presents theater as a medium for social change, urging audiences to action.

Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach, Natalia Corvoisier and Layali Aljirafi

Title TBD is a devised theatrical celebration of, for and by students of color and queer students. This work follows the structure of the Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, with 15 two-minute plays, in an order chosen by the audience. The production arises from an inclusive and collaborative devising process that invites marginalized groups who are often forgotten or silenced in traditional white American theater to express themselves.

Note: Tickets will be available one week before the first show.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Free, tickets required. Click here.