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


VF Dance Theater: Ansia at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 3

VF Dance Theater: Ansia
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Throughout innovative choreography, aerial work and theater, VF Dance Theater is excited to show its new work about how memories—even the hard ones—can keep the ones we love alive. Based on a true story, the show raises awareness for Breast cancer using the arts. However it is not about Death, but It’s about how a strong spirit can never really be extinguished. It’s about a family coping, healing, and moving forward. In conjunction with a book that was written with the show “Balou the Comforter” the company hopes to offer HOPE and healing to those battling with cancer and their loved ones.

Tickets: $25. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, VF Dance Theater, Ansia, Circus, Balou the Comforter


Ally Theatre Company’s The War Boys at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 10-31

The War Boys
By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Matt Ripa

Saturday, August 10th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 10th at 8 pm
Sunday, August 11th at 4 pm
Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm
Friday, August 16th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 17th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 17th at 8 pm
Sunday, August 18th at 4 pm
Monday, August 19th at 8pm (Industry Night)
Thursday, August 22nd at 8 pm
Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm
Saturday, August 24th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 24th at 8pm
Sunday, August 25th at 4 pm
Thursday, August 29th at 8 pm
Friday, August 30th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 31st at 2 pm
Saturday, August 31st at 8 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.

Content warning: This play contains adult content including acts of violence, guns, partial nudity, simulated sexual activity/assault, simulated masturbation, racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language. Ally recommends this for ages 16 and up.

Tickets: Adults: $25, Students/Seniors/Veterans/Teachers: $15. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Ally Theatre Company, The War Boys, Naomi Wallace, Matt Ripa


Be Steadwell: A Letter to my Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Sep 19-22

A Letter to my Ex
A musical by Be Steadwell

Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm
Friday, September 20th at 8 pm
Saturday, September 21st at 8 pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In A Letter to My Ex, the musical, Composer and vocalist Be Steadwell tells stories of love, loss, and intimacy. Following the 2018 release of her album “Queer Love Songs”, Steadwell brings her album to life through theater and performance. A Letter to My Ex is a collage of music, movement, and film, narrating one character’s journey through the ups and downs of love.

The piece is presented through a series of letters to an ex. Each letter coupled with a song. Each moment, a reflection on the process of grieving the loss of love and learning to move on. A letter to my ex explores self-love, addiction, twerking, sex, life, and death through the lens of a heartbroken queer black woman.

Tickets: Early bird (limited): $17, Adults: $28, Students/Seniors/Veterans/Teachers: $23. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Be Steadwell, A Letter to my Ex


Ally Theatre Company’s Dhana and the Rosebuds at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 2-23

Dhana and the Rosebuds
Devised and Created by Federica Cellini

Saturday, November 2nd at 2 pm
Saturday, November 2nd at 8 pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 4 pm
Thursday, November 7th at 8 pm
Friday, November 8th at 8 pm
Saturday, November 9th at 2 pm
Saturday, November 9th at 8 pm
Sunday, November 10th at 4 pm
Monday, November 11th at 8 pm (Industry Night)
Thursday, November 14th at 8 pm
Friday, November 15th at 8 pm
Saturday, November 16th at 2 pm
Saturday, November 16th at 8 pm
Sunday, November 17th at 4 pm
Thursday, November 21st at 8pm
Friday, November 22nd at 8 pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 2 pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Dhana and the Rosebuds, follows a young Syrian woman pursuing her science career in NYC as she tries to forget her complicated past. But when she thinks she recognizes her estranged grandmother on a TV news report highlighting Syrian refugees crossing the Macedonia/Serbia border, she decides to go find her. Her international journey results in a spiritual rediscovery of her roots, her identity, and the reason why she left it all behind.

Content warning: Recommended for all ages though viewer discretion is advised as this production may trigger personal/cultural/racial traumas of escaping war and violence.

Tickets: Adults: $25, Students/Seniors/Veterans/Teachers: $15. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Ally Theatre Company, Dhana and the Rosebuds, Federica Cellini


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