Auditions for Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Auditions for Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks announces auditions for:
by William Shakespeare
directed by Christopher Dwyer

Auditions for Macbeth will be held on:
Saturday, January 18, 10 AM-6 PM

Location: contact

Shakespeare in the Parks provides opportunities for county-based designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid. Performances of our next production (Macbeth) are scheduled July 5-20, 2020 in open-air locations throughout Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at

Auditions for Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Rude Mechanicals, Sep 16-17

Auditions for Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Rude Mechanicals, Sep 16-17

Auditions for Love’s Labour’s Lost
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Liana Olear

Location: Greenbelt, MD 20770 (TBA)
Dates: Monday September 16 and Tuesday September 17, 2019, 7:30-9pm.

Callbacks, if required, Thursday September 19th in Greenbelt.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Greenbelt.

Performance dates: Jan 31-Feb 8, at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, which will be provided at the time of audition. No appointment is necessary, and please plan to attend only one of the two audition dates. Headshots and resumes are not necessary but encouraged. Prepared monologues are welcome but not required.

All parts are open to actors of all genders, ages, races, and abilities, and all are encouraged to audition.

The Rude Mechanicals are an all-volunteer company, all roles are unpaid. Please see for more information.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

“…hold, as twere, the mirror up to nature.”
by William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they tackle Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece. Prince Hamlet, spurred on by his father’s vengeful ghost, takes a dark and winding path to discover whether the ghost’s shocking accusation of fratricide and usurpation is true. Hamlet’s stratagems roil the guilty conscience of his murderous uncle, confirming the ghost’s dreadful tale. Yet Hamlet hesitates to exact vengeance, as he grapples with the question of his own mortality and the price of truth. With a kingdom teetering in the balance, Hamlet’s quest overtakes him, ensnaring the innocent along with the guilty and, at the climax, bringing destruction to the royal house. At the end of the camp session, campers will present performances at the Greenbelt Arts Center. The performance schedule includes an evening performance on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00pm.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets here.

2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

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

Much Ado About Nothing – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks
Vicious Rumors. Reluctant Rivals. And The Triumphant Power of Love.

A fun-filled comedy, featuring Beatrice and Benedick, the witty rivals whose secret love for each other is revealed when they come to the rescue of Claudio and Hero, whose wedding has been sabotaged by the nefarious Don John. Set on the picturesque island of Sicily, this traveling production will feature live musicians playing a blend of traditional Italian music as well as original numbers composed from Shakespeare’s text.

Performances July 9-21, 2019

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Manor
6901 Oxon Hill road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda MD 20817

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
*This performance will be sign-language interpreted

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 21, 3 pm
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the County, making great theatre available to everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.


Romeo and Juliet, an Urban Love Musical at Charles Flowers High School, Mar 22-Apr 6

Romeo and Juliet, an Urban Love Musical at Charles Flowers High School, Mar 22-Apr 6

Charles Flowers High School Jaguar Players presents:
Romeo and Juliet
An Urban Love Musical
March 22 to April 6, 2019

By William Shakespeare
Director/Producer: Shanelle D. Ingram
Adapted by Akeira Cramer, Shanelle D. Ingram, Rashaud Matthews, Raenetta Robinson and Kierra Snowden
Music Director: Christopher Nichols
Choreographer Angelisa Gillyard and Asia Williams

Friday, March 22, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Start time: 7:00pm.

Location: Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.

“Romeo and Juliet: an Urban Love Musical” is an urban adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This modern twist to a classic tale of “love at first sight” is written by proud graduates of Prince George’s County Public Schools: Eleanor Roosevelt High School Graduate, Shanelle Ingram (Producer/Director); and Charles Herbert Flowers Graduates: Akeira Cramer (2011), Rashaud Matthews (2013), Raenetta Robinson (2013), and Kierra Snowden (2011). Asia Williams (2013) joins the production as one of its talented choreographers.

Set in modern-day Washington D.C., the District’s two feuding families—The Capulets & Montagues—have been fighting for decades. Despite the confusion and chaos of their upbringing, Romeo and Juliet find one another and fall deeply in love. However, unlike the original Shakespeare classic, this show doesn’t end in “woe”! Follow the “two star-crossed lovers” and their families and friends on their journey to love, peace, and unity! “Romeo and Juliet: an Urban Love Musical” looks at love and its positive effects on mankind. Laugh and cry at the joy and despairs of young love! Through song, dance and verse, the Jaguar Players are sure to mesmerize young and old audiences alike! Because “there’ll never be” another love like~~~ Romeo and Juliet!

Tickets: $10. VIP preferred seating: $15.

For tickets or more information call 301-636-8000, ext 81180 or email: