Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Fearless New Play Festival
Jennifer Barclay, festival director
Lauren Yee, keynote playwright

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

The Fearless New Play Festival is a four-day celebration of new scripts in development that address urgent issues of today. The festival kicks off on November 19 with a panel discussion with local theater professionals. After two weeks of rehearsals, we present a speech by a nationally renowned keynote playwright and a staged reading of their work on March 20, and staged readings of new short plays by current TDPS students and alumni on March 21 and 22.

Selected plays for the 2020 Fearless New Play Festival

By Grace (Part Two) by Agyeiwaa Asante ’18
A Tea Party by Mariel Berlin-Fischler ’14
All of my Bullies and Where They Are Now by Elizabeth Crino ’18
Ghost Story by Evangelina Hakes ’19
The Ice Room by Liz Maestri ’03
RAPunzel by Jasmine Mitchell ‘20
Tiny Ruins by April Monu ’18
Please Like Me by Jordan Resnick ’22
Loving in the Age of Social Distancing by Amber Smithers ‘20
The Tao Island by Lyra Woods ’17

Announcing Keynote Playwright Lauren Yee: The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is thrilled to announce that internationally-renowned playwright Lauren Yee will be our 2020 keynote playwright. Lauren Yee is a playwright, screenwriter, and TV writer born and raised in San Francisco. She currently lives in New York City.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.

Clarice Smith presents Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild, Nov 19 & 20, Online

Clarice Smith presents Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild, Nov 19 & 20, Online

Fall Thesis Concert –
Ghost Bride & Responsive Wild
Rose Xinran Qi, choreographer
Krissy Harris, choreographer

Thursday, November 19, 2020 . 7:30PM
Friday, November 20, 2020 . 7:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

Responsive Wild
Choreography by Krissy Harris

Responsive Wild considers and questions notions of womanhood and femininity. Inspired by family history, rock and roll, and physics concepts, Harris investigates these ideas through highly physical, bold and expansive movement. The work is in conversation with feminist theories and reveals a complex interrelationship of the inside/outside body and its potential for energetic expression.

Ghost Bride
Choreography by Rose Xinran Qi

Ghost Bride is based on the Asian tradition of a ghost marriage, when a man dies early in life and his family recruits a young woman to marry him in spirit. Through a combination of movements derived from postmodern dance and classical Chinese dance, this work conveys a story of revolution for women’s rights through time and place. Qi evokes the Chinese feminine form Shenyun (bearing) through breath control in order to communicate the internal emotion behind specific movements.

Free, Tickets Required, Online here.

Kreativity End of Semester Show at Clarice Smith, Nov 13, Online

Kreativity Diversity Troupe End of Semester Show
November 13, 2020. 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Online.

Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for an open mic night, full of music, dance and spoken word.

Want to try out your own performance chops? Show up and sign up! Just looking for a night of entertainment from some of the most talented students in the metro area? Simply take a seat and enjoy the show.

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Kreativity Open Mic Night at Clarice Smith, Nov 6, Online

Kreativity Diversity Troupe Open Mic

Fri, Oct 23, 2020 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 6, 2020 . 7:30PM
Fri, Dec 4, 2020 . 5:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.

Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for their end of the semester show, full of music, dance and spoken word.

Interested in learning more about Kreativity? Email kreativity.troupe@gmail.com and like them on Facebook!

Free, no tickets required. Online, here

Clarice Smith presents First Fridays, Nov 6 at 5:30pm, Online

First Fridays

Friday, November 6, 2020 . 5:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online.

Join us every first Friday of the month to share creative work at any stage of development.

First Fridays is a wonderful, intimate setting for ANYONE in TDPS to share their original dances, spoken word pieces, songs, 5-10 minute plays, costume/set/media/lighting design ideas, history/theory projects, etc.

Email Patrik Widrig at widrig@umd.edu if you would like to participate.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.