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

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Free Performance, Old Time Radio, Rikki Howie Lacewell, Fibber McGee and Molly – Valentine Candy, Lights Out – The Locked Room Mystery


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


Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion
By Laura Foot Newton
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

February 27, 28, March 6 & 7, 2021

“Solomon and Marion” is the story of the unlikely friendship between:

Marion Banning, a white 63-year-old South African Woman of English descent. Marion is solid, has her feet on the ground – a wry sense of humor, generous and infinite need. She has lost her son and her husband and her will to live is diminished because of that.

Solomon Xaba, a young 19-year-old South African man of color from rural Xhoza. Inquisitive, aloof and fragile. He is thin because of a liver disease.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Online performance, click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Online, Solomon and Marion, Laura Foot Newton, Ann Lowe-Barrett


Online content still available for streaming


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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