Joe’s Movement Emporium

Joe’s Movement Emporium

Location: 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier MD 20712

Phone: 301-699-1819

Website: http://joesmovement.org/

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups.

Joe’s Movement Emporium has a variety of classes, and dance, music and theater performances.

Joe’s Movement Emporium runs summer theater and arts camps for children and teens.


Upcoming Events


Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 20

21-22 NextLOOK Series:
Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic:Lovers Rock by Joseph Webb

Friday May 20, 2022 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock is a performance art exhibition series that honors the liberation and eroticism of love. Through black vernacular dance and reimagined visuals of historical album covers, this performance art exhibition celebrates the reggae sounds of Gregory Isaacs and culture of the lovers rock era of the 70’s and 80’s. The cast of Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock takes the audience/participants on an interactive journey of movement prayers of courtship, heartbreak and back to love as the ‘Hopeless Romantic.’

Tickets Pay what you want: $5, $10, $25, $50. Click here.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING SAFETY POLICIES.

COVID-19 Safety Policies:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home Masks are required. Proof of vaccination is required. You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the day of the performance. No outside food or drink, no food in the theater

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic, Lovers Rock, Joseph Webb


Taratibu Youth Association Presents Never Forget at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 20

Taratibu Youth Association Presents its 2022 Black History Show; “NEVER FORGET!”

Friday May 27, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday May 28, 2022 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

TYA looks at a few of the stories of our history that should not be forgotten; the Tulsa Massacre, Youth Protests of Aparthied, and our constant battle, as Africans of the diaspora to determine ourselves for ourselves. Join us as we re-tell those stories and look to new ways to strengthen our connection to our past so that we Never Forget!

Tickets General Admission: $25, Youth: $20. Click here.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING SAFETY POLICIES.

COVID-19 Safety Policies:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home Masks are required. Proof of vaccination is required. You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the day of the performance. No outside food or drink, no food in the theater

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Taratibu Youth Association, Never Forget


Pipeline Playwrights presents Heartland at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 24-25

Pipeline Playwrights presents:
Heartland
by Patricia Connelly

June 24 – 25, 2022
Friday June 24th 7:30 pm
Saturday June 25th at 3 pm
Saturday June 25th at 7:30 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Heartland, a new play by Patricia Connelly
A courtroom drama about the limits of free speech and family ties that bind.

Tickets General Admission: $20. Click here.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING SAFETY POLICIES.

COVID-19 Safety Policies:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home Masks are required. Proof of vaccination is required. You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the day of the performance. No outside food or drink, no food in the theater

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Pipeline Playwrights, Heartland, Patricia Connelly, World Premiere


Upspring Studio presents In the Witch’s Woods at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Now available Online

On Stage at Joe’s Presents: In the Witch’s Woods featuring UpSpring Studio (VIRTUAL)

Sunday December 5 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Missed the special preview of a new video production, live filming on November 14th? Not to worry! You can catch the virtual production of In the Witch’s Woods December 5th at 4 pm!

The same weirdos who brought you Nutterween present the heart-chilling tale of a lonely witch who uses magic to make friends. UpSpring Studio presents In the Witch’s Woods, a pandemic production featuring new work on fabrics, sling, and trapeze. Follow along as a lonely witch casts a spell to bring complete strangers to her woods to perform and entertain her. Will it work? Will they stay? Enter the woods with us to find out…

Tickets Pay what you want: $10, $25, $50. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Upspring Studion, In the Witch’s Wood, Circus, Online


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Amplify! Open Mic at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 11, Online

Joe’s Open Mic Series:
Amplify!
Vision: The Next Generation
Friday, December 11, 2020 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium. Online, click here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium and Creative Suitland are committed to laying the groundwork for a shift in our world, as we know it. The fight for equality and “justice for all” continues here, in our community. The Joe’s Family is inspired with renewed focus on providing cultural experiences through an antiracist lens. Our staff remains vigilant in creating programs that will combat economic, political, and structural disparities in minority communities. We are working to unveil new antiracist programs and partnerships that will help the community tackle the large task at hand. We hope to present some tough questions to spark some very necessary conversations. Through candid conversations and creative community work, we aim to support the movement towards a better world.

Tickets $5 Early Bird, $10 General Admission. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Creative Suitland, Online, Open Mic, Amplify, Vision: The Next Generation


Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 8th at 6 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween. Zombies, snow ghosts, and sea monsters dance and dangle from the ceiling. Does it make any sense? No! And that’s why we love it!

Tickets: $10 (limited early); $17 advance, $20 door, $15 senior/student. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Upspring Studio, Nutterween, The Nutcracker, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Improbable Comedy presents Stand Up at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 9, In Person

On Stage at Joe’s presents Improbable Comedy in:
Stand Up at Joe’s

Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Masks are required for this in-person event.

We can’t wait to see you at Improbable Comedy’s “Mother of All Comedy” show outdoors at Joe’s July 17th at 7:00 pm!

Please make sure to wear a mask. We have a few chairs set and ready for our audience members but please feel free to bring your own chair if you would like!

If you have any questions please email us at jeniffer@joesmovement.org or call us at (301) 699-1819

Tickets $20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Veterans, Under 16. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Improbable Comedy, Mother of All Comedy Shows


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