Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

The Hard Bargain Players announce auditions for:

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
By William Shakespeare and abridged by Rachel Wallace
Directed by Rachel Wallace

Audition dates and times:
Saturday February 24 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday March 1 @ 7:00pm‬

Audition Location: TBA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

This production of the Bard’s will be an abridged version, running at about 90 minutes. Many of the roles will be doubled and any age or gender will be considered for most roles. The breakdown is listed on the website, but can change slightly depending on casting.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Show dates will be Thursday/Friday/Saturday ‪May 10 – 19.‬ Be prepared to list all conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will mostly be Tues/Thurs/Saturday, but will also be determined based on actor availability. If you have any questions or cannot make one of the audition dates, please contact the director at rachelw519@gmail.com

For more information see http://www.hbplayers.org/

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Registration is now open for Spring Break and Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Summer Camps

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department

Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
NOTE: These are the theater camps. Greenbelt also has summer camps in the areas of Sports, Outings, and others.
2018 Creative Kids Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018
2018 Performance Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Aug 13-17, 2018
2018 Camp Encore with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, June 18-July 13, 2018
Show: Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12
2018 Storybook Theater After Care Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018

Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Registration is now open.
2018 Summer Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, weekly June 18-Aug 31, 2018

Spring Break Camps


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
2018 Spring Break Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 2 – Apr 6


Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier
2018 Spring Break Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 2-6, 2018

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
February 12 & 13, 2018.

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, with music direction by Chris Wells and choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell, will be held Monday February 12, and Tuesday February 13.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

For more information see http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

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