Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt Arts Center

http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770, 301-441-8770.

The Greenbelt Arts Center, known as GAC, is a community theater in Greenbelt that produces 4 to 6 shows per year and hosts an additional 6 guest shows per year. They also have a few musical concerts. Tickets can be purchased through their website.




Upcoming Events:


Gutenberg! The Musical! at Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 11-20, Online

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Anthony King and Scott Brown
Directed by Zack Walsh
Produced by Pamela Northrup

Online two weekends: December 11 – 13 and December 18 – 20.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Gutenberg! The Musical! follows the comedic misadventures of two hapless writers as they perform their premier reading of their exciting new musical – a biography of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the Printing Press.

Notice: this play contains adult themes and language.

By purchasing a ticket you will receive the link to watch the show at any time during the weekend. Tickets: $15.

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Gutenberg The Musical, Anthony King, Scott Brown, Zack Walsh, Pamela Northrup


Twelfth Night: Or What You Will at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 8-10, Online

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

Performances January 8 – 10, 2021

By Greenbelt Arts Center, 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.

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Twelfth Night, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, William Shakespeare, Tiffany Waters


The Revenger’s Tragedy at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Revenger’s Tragedy
by Anonymous circa 1605
directed by Jaki Demarest

Performances Friday and Saturday, October 30 & 31

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

The Revenger’s Tragedy is a darkly comic masterpiece by an unknown writer. Just in time for Halloween, we have a Jacobean revenge tragedy with vivid and muscular prose, Hamlet without the indecision. A little touch of Tarantino in the night, with intrigue, murder, mayhem, infidelity, a poisoned skull, a mistaken execution, a battle royale with the improbable weapon of a severed head, and a twist ending that manages to subvert all the tropes and expectations.

Notice: this play contains adult themes and references to sexual violence.

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Anonymous, Jaki Demarest, Online


Romeo and Juliet at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

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.

Now on 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.

Tags: Rude Mechanicals, Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Claudia Bach, Online


Greenbelt Arts Center seeks online event proposals

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks online event proposals.

By Greenbelt Arts Center

The Greenbelt Arts Center is looking to find ways to continue to make art in these unusual times. We are seeking submissions for productions that can be done during this time of social distancing.

Successful submissions will be able to be streamed, either live or pre-recorded and edited together and have no or minimal costs associated with production. We are particularly interested in pieces that address current events, including original works. Directors with works showcasing themes of social justice are strongly encouraged to submit. In your proposal, please include:
– A brief summary of the script, as well as a link to an electronic copy
– A plan for how it will be broadcast (Facebook Live, Zoom, etc)
– All associated costs with the production, including rights
-A timeline for production, including proposed performance dates

Please submit the above to Pamela Northrup, VP of Programs at programs@greenbeltartscenter.org with your contact information.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Pamela Northrup


Greenbelt Arts Center presents GAC Virtual Cabaret on Facebook

Greenbelt Arts Center presents:
GAC Virtual Cabaret

By Greenbelt Arts Center on Facebook

To give some support to the Greenbelt Arts Center in this time of uncertainty, and to give our performers a creative outlet, we have started a “Virtual Cabaret” group on Facebook. On Monday mornings, a theme is posted for the week, and members are encouraged to post a video of themselves performing a song that fits the theme. Anyone is welcome to participate, or just to cheer on those who are performing.

Click here to join GAC’s Facebook group, or log in to Facebook and search for “GAC Virtual Cabaret”.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, GAC Virtual Cabaret, Facebook


Rude Mechanicals 24-Hour Zoom-Fest on Youtube

The Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest
On-the-spot plays created in just 24 hours!
Performed live on Saturday June 20, 2020 on the Rude Mechanicals YouTube channel

Location: Online. Click here.

Produced by Claudia Bach
Technical Staging by Sam Kopel, Liana Olear, Jeff Poretsky
Emceed by Alan Duda

Presenting:
Unity, or Love in the Time of Corona
In the Pipeline
Home Coming
The Stand-In
Lovers’ Dilemma

Tags: Rude Mechanicals, World Premier, One-Act Play Festival, Claudia Bach, Sam Kopel, Liana Olear, Jeff Poretsky, Alan Duda, Unity or Love in the Time of Corona, In the Pipeline, Home Coming, The Stand-In, Lovers’ Dilemma, 24-hour play festival


Postponed to July: Mike Funt presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 20-29

POSTPONED to July 2020

Mike Funt presents
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

March 20 – 29, 2020

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

International clown performer, teaching artist, and director Mike Funt is happy to announce open auditions for The Clown School East’s premier production. Shipwrecked! tells the grand tale of a famous adventurer who gets lost on the high seas and ends up seeing fantastic things and meeting exotic people. The audience is whisked away from England to the exotic lands of Aboriginal Australia and back again in a story populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. He is aided by two highly talented players, who play all of the people (and animals) he meets along the way. However, all might not be as it seems…Shipwrecked! brings the joy of storytelling alive, and questions whether a story being real or fabricated makes the journey any less treasured.

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Mike Funt, Shipwrecked


Cancelled: The Children’s Hour at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 17-May 2

CANCELLED

The Children’s Hour
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell

April 17 – May 2, 2020

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

The play, which premiered in 1934, was a professional success for the playwright, Lillian Hellman. Set in a private school for girls, the play explores how lying, bullying, and the insidious effect of slanderous innuendo can upend plans and lives.

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman, Pauline Griller-Mitchell


Cancelled: Arcadia at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 15-31

CANCELLED

Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Randy Barth

May 15 – 31, 2020

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia has won awards and accolades ever since its first appearance in 1993. It is set in an English country house, and takes place in both early 1800s and the present day in 2000. There scholars debate the relationships between past and present, order and disorder, and certainty and uncertainty. The (often inaccurate) sleuthing of the modern researchers is contrasted with those who lived there before and provide both comedy and drama. And indeed, there are scandals, both academic and personal, that keeps the plot shifting. It presents a rich combination of farcical elements, clever wordplay, and omens of a dark future.
Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Arcadia, Randy Barth, Tom Stoppard


Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 19-27

The Rude Mechanicals present:
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

June 19 – 27, 2020

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

The Rude Mechanicals present Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, a tale of high-stakes, forbidden love in the era of Don’t-Ask-Don’t Tell. Two young women attempt to navigate their culture, their family’s expectations, prejudices, and their own feelings to tragic and disastrous results.

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Rude Mechanicals, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare


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