No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired: A Celebration of Black History Month

Sunday, February 28, 2021 . 7PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Faculty, students and guest choirs come together for a concert celebrating Black History Month curated by the School of Music’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee and in partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Hosted by CAAPA’s Executive Director Terri Allen with remarks by the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, this jubilant celebration will shine a light on history and amplify the call for racial justice in the present through spirituals, narration, poetry and other musical works by Black composers. Guest choirs include the CAAPA Chorale, the Carter Legacy Singers and the Heritage Signature Chorale. The program will also feature the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s virtual performance of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings and conclude with the Black National Anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing, originally presented over the summer by Nicole Heaston of the Purple Robe Song Series and performed by professional singers including voice and opera faculty Kevin Short.

This event was pre-recorded for the health and safety of the artists and staff. This virtual performance will be available for you to watch from home on Vimeo. Please do not come to the building.

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director

February 18 & 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.

“…a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

NextNOW Winterfest at Clarice Smith, Feb 15-18, Online

NextNOW Winterfest at Clarice Smith, Feb 15-18, Online

NextNOW WinterFest

Monday, February 15, 2021 – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Mon, Feb 15, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

NextNOW WinterFest is a midwinter interlude of events, showcases and activities that feature UMD student artists. Presented by NextNOW Fest at The Clarice, NextNOW WinterFest continues to celebrate imagination, creativity and community in a virtual setting. Stay warm, stay cozy and stay creative!

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

The Final Genocide at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 15

The Final Genocide at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 15

NextLOOK: Dominic Green
The Final Genocide
Friday, January 15, 2021 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

This performance will be presented in person at Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Outdoor Stage. Limited and socially distant seats will be available through their website. Masks are required to attend.

Set in the year 2093, this theatre work follows Davu, a young black man, through the ruins of a futuristic African-American history museum. There, Davu encounters androids who help him uncover a past unrealized, as they reenact stories of both the heroism and the destruction of Davu’s predecessors. The Final Genocide is a story of the possibilities and dangers faced by black men in America.

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with 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.

Tickets start at $5, pay what you wish. Click here.

End of Semester Showcase at Clarice Smith, Dec 14 at 6:00pm, Online

End of Semester Showcase at Clarice Smith, Dec 14 at 6:00pm, Online

Presented By:
UMD School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies

TDPS End of Semester Showcase
Monday, December 14, 2020 . 6 pm

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

Join us for our end-of-semester showcase featuring theatre and dance work.

Free, no tickets required. Online, register here