Clarice Smith presents Martius and crash test, Nov 5, Online

“Martius” and “crash test”

Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online.

Martius
Written and composed by Beth Rendely
Directed by Abigail Olshin

Martius, a musical inspired by Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus, follows the breakdowns of family relationships against a backdrop of political conflict and warfare in Rome. Martius, a decorated soldier, is forced by her mother into a political career. What happens when the people reject her? What happens when Martius herself rejects being a pawn in the city’s battles, the senators’ political games and her mother’s ambitions? Will this Roman family—and by extension, Rome—break out of a cycle of glorifying bloodshed?

crash test
Choreographed by Christina Robson

Using the sheet music for Paganini’s “24 Caprices for violin in B-minor,” Robson created a series of movement-based rule systems that generates a series of unexpected and interrupted movement sentences to challenge habitual understandings of weight shift and momentum. As the choreographer, Robson provided her own movement notation made up of hand-drawn geometric symbols to her collaborator, cellist and composer Lily Gelfand, to generate a new musical composition for cello. In this piece, Robson and Gelfand perform their two original compositions simultaneously without revision.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.

Auditions for Twelfth Night: Or What You Will by The Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Online, Nov 1 & 2

Auditions for Twelfth Night: Or What You Will by The Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Online, Nov 1 & 2

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center announce auditions for:
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tiffany Waters

Auditions: November 1 & 2, 2020, via Zoom

Visit http://www.rudemechanicals.com/aud/ for audition info & materials

Performance location: Online.

In the spirit of continuing live performance during uncertain times, this production will focus on collaborating with actors to find new ways to navigate this new medium. Twelfth Night will seek to explore themes of personal identity, relationships, isolation, love, loss, and reunion.

When: Sunday, November 1st & Monday, November 2nd, 6:30-9:30 PM
Request an audition slot here.
Please attach a headshot or recent photo, and a resume if you have one!

Auditions will consist of sides provided by the director and will be sent along via email with your audition time slot. Actors may then choose any monologue they wish to read, as some roles will be open to cross-gender casting. Each audition time slot will be 10 minutes.

OPTIONAL: Actor-musicians may also prepare a piece of music (up to one minute, vocals and/or instruments)

Rehearsals will be scheduled Mondays-Thursdays from 7:00-10:00 PM, beginning November 9th

Performances will be the weekend of January 8th-10th, exact time and dates TBD by the cast and crew

All rehearsals, meetings, and performances will be held via Zoom. There will be no in-person requirements for this production (sadly).

We look forward to seeing you all soon, and please spread the word!

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks presents Macbeth: Radio Drama, Online

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks presents Macbeth: Radio Drama, Online

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare In the Parks 2020
Macbeth: Radio Drama
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Parks 2020 is an exciting virtual experience! The Tragedy of Macbeth is presented as an hour-long audio drama set among the gangs of New York of the 1860s, a turbulent time during the American Civil War, with domestic unrest in the streets of the city. The classic story stays the same: the tragic hero Macbeth stumbles upon three witches in the sewers, who fill his head with the prophecy of being the “king hereafter.” Murder, mayhem, and a grab for power consume the Macbeths, as they rise and fall during their short reign.

Appropriate for middle school ages and above.

Click here to listen to “Macbeth: Radio Drama” on Spreaker.

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach

Location: Online. Click here.

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
https://zoom.us/j/93683802792?pwd=RmdEc1B1Ri9VaVgrUUNKSXdVTEZXdz09

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
https://zoom.us/j/96560142195?pwd=ckFqeEQrOTJEVERiREJKRW5DTUJmUT09

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVlprjEIx23iMoy1ff5ghA/featured

The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.

From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”

Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet by the Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 24 & 25

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet by the Rude Mechanicals at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 24 & 25

The Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:
The Rude Mechanicals present:
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Monday, February 24, 2020
Monday, February 25, 2020

Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Community Center, located at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD, 20770.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center