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:


Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

December 2020:
Suspense – Twas The Night Before Christmas
My Friend Irma – Irma Wants Extra Money for Christmas

January 2021:
My Pal Patsy
Death Calls at Dinner
Cat Wife

February 2021:
Fibber McGee and Molly – Valentine Candy
Lights Out – The Locked Room Mystery

March 2021:
The Shadow – The Silent Avenger
Mystery in the Air – The Mask of Medusa

April 2021:
The Black Ace – Skyward

May 2021:
Columbia Workshop “Now Playing Tomorrow”

June 2021:
The Green Hornet – The Ghost Who Talked Too Much

July 2021:
Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders
The Black Museum: Four Small Bottles

August 2021:
A Logic Named Joe

September 2021:
Sterling Detective – Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror

October 2021:
Dracula

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Free Performance, Old Time Radio, Rikki Howie Lacewell


Online content still available for streaming


Gallathea at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Gallathea
by John Lyly

Live Online Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 8pm.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

The Rude Mechanicals set a challenge: Put up a Zoom production in two weeks, from script cutting to filming. We picked Gallathea because it’s not as well-known as it deserves to be; it’s the story of two young women who disguise themselves as boys, and fall in love. Fair warning that this play has adult themes of gender identity and sexuality, and occasionally adult language. It might not be for everyone, but we hope it’s for you.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, Gallathea, John Lyly


24-Hour Play Festival at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The 2nd Annual 24-Hour Zoom Fest

Live Online Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 8pm.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Several short plays will be written, rehearsed and performed all in just 24 hours. Final performance online at 8pm.

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, 24-Hour Play Festival


Doctor Faustus at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Doctor Faustus
by Christopher Marlowe
directed by Claudia Bach

Performances : recorded live Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 2021

Set in a modern, internet-forum world, Faustus connects with some dangerous minds online and is dragged into a world of conspiracy, magic, and evil. After making a deal with a servant of Hell to unlock the truth and powers of the world, Faustus gets more than he bargained for when his payment comes due. On a backdrop of reddit, Qanon, and internet indoctrination, this production explores what it means to access the truth and to confront reality, whatever it may be.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, Claudia Bach


Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow by Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

mecca lartigue & anya wilkinson in association with Greenbelt Arts Center present:

a series of FREE PLAYS toward an ANTIRACIST TOMORROW
by idris goodwin
directed by andi fontaine, rikki howie, danya ford, kate magill and niya john

Performance DATES: May 1 – 2, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3pm
Discussion to follow each show

FREE PLAY Series by Idris Goodwin

Produced by Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Mecca Lartigue and Anya Wilkinson in association with Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

THE WATER GUN SONG
finds a parent trying to find the words to explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy
Directed by Niya John

#MATTER
is a two hander about former high school friends debating matters of life and race.
Directed by Andi Fontaine and Rikki Howie

BLACK FLAG
finds two new dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’
Directed by DaNya Ford and Kate Magill Robinson

Click here for more information.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Free Play Series Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow, Idris Goodwin, Mecca Lartigue, Anya Wilkinson, The Water Gun Song, Niya John, #Matter, Andi Fontaine, Rikki Howie, Black Flag, DaNya Ford, Kate Magill Robinson, Free Performance


Two Noble Kinsmen at Greenbelt Arts Center, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Two Noble Kinsmen
by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Directed by Joshua Engel and Liana Olear

Live Online Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8pm.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, Two Noble Kinsmen, John Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Joshua Engel, Liana Olear


Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 12-21, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
Hamless
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Erin Nealer

Live Online Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, March 12-21, 2021.
Showtimes are 7 pm on March 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 pm on March 14 & 21

“Hamless” is a Zoom adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous play that tells the story behind “Hamlet” – focusing on the personal and political drama – without ever introducing the audience to Prince Hamlet himself.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, Hamless, Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Erin Nealer


The Tamer Tamed at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 13 & 20, Archived Recording Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Tamer Tamed
by John Fletcher
directed by Liana Olear
Performances : Saturday February 13th & 20th, 2021, at 8 PM

Ever watched Taming of the Shrew and wished Petruchio got what he deserved? So did Shakespeare’s contemporary, Fletcher, who wrote a fanfic about Petruchio’s second wife.”

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Rude Mechanicals, The Tamer Tamed, John Fletcher, Liana Olear


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

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


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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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Greenbelt Arts Center and Laurel Mill Playhouse Theater Fun, Jan 17 at 2pm, Online

GAC and LMP team up for Theater FUN!

Date/Time: Sunday, January 17 @2pm – Zoom invitation will be emailed to you after you signup

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Hey DMV folx, 2020 have you feeling stuck? Miss your theater buddies? Want to try a new hobby? Interested in building some acting skills? Just want to try something different? You’re in luck!

Greenbelt Arts Center and Laurel Mill Playhouse are teaming up to host a fun afternoon of theater games! We’ll learn and play fun and interactive games in a virtual environment while hanging out with some dynamic friends! Come and watch the silliness, or join us for some virtual zip, zap, zop!

If you’re interested in joining this free, fun session, simply click: SIGN UP to complete the google form sign-up. There is no cost for this event but if you like what you see, consider supporting GAC and LMP with a donation. ALL are welcome!

Sign up here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Online, Free Performance, Theater Fun


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