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


Snake Telegram at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 9 & 10

Sarah Beth Oppenheim & Heart Stück Bernie present:
Snake Telegram

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4 pm

WARNING: Not for kids

Inaugural Dance Place Artist in Residence Sarah Beth Oppenheim brings her one-woman show to the stage and to the max. “Snake Telegram” explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern femininity, including what it means to don a pair. Get ready for a bombastic night of all the requisite not-for-kids warnings, plus a serenade of presidential profanity. Featuring performances by Oppenheim and guests from Heart Stück Bernie, with original composition by David Schulman.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets. Adults: $28, Students & Seniors: $17. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Snake Telegram, Sarah Beth Oppenheim, Heart Stuck Bernie


Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 15

NextLook:
A Letter to My Ex, the musical
Written and Performed by Be Steadwell

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Letter to My Ex, the musical. Composer and vocalist Be Steadwell tells stories of love, loss and intimacy with LGBTQ affirming pop music. 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.

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and Affirming LGBTQ content.​​

As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae Featured vow of Silence in her Short Film sundays program. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.

In 2017, Be sang at The Women’s March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon’s Big Lovely Band. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, “Queer Love Songs”. In September, Be had the opportunity to open for Big Freedia at DC’s Honeygroove Festival. The DC Commission in the Arts awarded Be the 2018 Artist Fellowship. Be is currently touring her music internationally.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

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


Welcome to Sis’s at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Welcome to Sis’s

Saturday, February 16, 2019, Reception: 2pm, Reading: 3pm

Location: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD

A Performance by Ally Theatre Company of an original play written by Doug Robinson. Welcome to Sis’s, reimagines the story of Sis’s Tavern in North Brentwood. The play takes place during the 1920-30s and explores the meaning of community, the commonplace, and how it was shaped through racial segregation. Blending the genres of original comedy and drama, and based on historical inspiration, this play presents a unique view of racial inequality, oppression, and segregation right in our own backyard.

Free.

This is the first reading of an original play. The play will be performed at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5, 2019.

Tags: Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville Maryland, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Ally Theatre Company, Welcome to Sis’s, Free performance, World Premiere


The Head That Wears the Crown at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 23-Mar 16

Ally Theatre Company presents the DC-area premiere of:
The Head That Wears the Crown

February 23 – March 16, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd at 8 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8 pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4 pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8 pm

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Three highschoolers are the queens of their school until Danielle arrives. When she catches the eye of one of their exes just before the Winter formal, they decide to keep their friend close and their enemy closer, manipulating her emails, social media, and relationships. When their mean-spirited plan for revenge goes far out of control, the repercussions of their choices will follow all of them for the rest of their lives.

Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America. We aim to join the vital conversations — sparked by generations of thinkers, writers, performers, and activists who paved the way before us — conversations that continue each and every day.

Tickets. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Rasheeda Speaking, Joel Drake Johnson, Ally Theatre Company


Monique Newton Walker: Amma’s Chasm at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 8

NextLook:
Amma’s Chasm
Performed by Monque Newton Walker

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Collaborating with community activists and artists, southern Maryland-based dance artist Monique Newton Walker, explores perspectives, outcomes, and healing when a fatal domestic violence event disrupts a community’s continuity in her mixed-media dance residency, Amma’s Chasm.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, NextLOOK, Monique Newton Walker, Amma’s Chasm


Taratibu Youth Association presents Unspoken Stories at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 16

Taratibu Youth Association
Unspoken Stories

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The unspoken stories of tragedy, survival and emancipation of people of color are told through the eyes of our youth. The lessons learned and the battles won will be told and experienced in honor of Black History Month. Best known for their powerful and high energy dancing, unique choreography, and exceptional vocal harmonies, Taratibu Youth Association’s performers, ages 12 to 18, bring eclectic and diverse musical influences to modern dance, ballet, hip hop, and African dance traditions.

Tickets: $30, click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Taratibu Youth Association, Unspoken Stories


Gala Mystery at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 23

Gala Mystery

CELEBRATE JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
AT OUR MOST MYSTERIOUS GALA EVENT YET!
Featuring: Performances, Dinner, Drinks & Dancing

Dress: intriguing cocktail, Fedoras, femme fatales & an aura of mystery recommended
Special Guests: Happenstance Theater
TICKETS: $125 PER PERSON
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT 7 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets: $125; sponsorships available. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, The Wizard of Joe’s, Club Joe’s


Tarik Darrell O’Mealy: Night Light at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 4-5

NextLook:
Night Light
Performed by Tarik O’Meally

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 pm & Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Night Light is a reflective examination of the current discordant American crisis of identity. Performed in a survival horror setting, Night Light investigates what our innermost monsters represent…discovering how we face and conquer those monsters emboldened by faith that the conflict will improve us. Through visceral athletic movement, this work explores themes of self-preservation, transformation and wholeness to a haunting musical score. This work is about seeing who will get out alive. To survive, however, we must walk down the dark alley. Discover the noise in the basement. Solve the killer’s identity. In the end, Night Light requires performers and audience alike to understand what our perceptions of our internal monsters, villains, or enemies say about our own state of being.

“To confront the enemy without we must first confront the enemy within.” – Bell Hooks

TARIK DARRELL O’MEALLY was born in Queens, New York and raised in the DC Metro Area. He earned his B.F.A in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked and performed with companies such as Johnnie Cruise Mercer/The RED project NYC, and Abby Z & the New Utility. Tarik is currently a company member of the Marvin Gaye Dance Project and VT Dance both under the direction of Vincent Thomas. Tarik was fortunate enough to spend 2013-2016 as a summer staff assistant at the American Dance Festival. As a choreographer, his work has been presented at The Clarice Smith 34th Annual Choreographers Showcase, New Releases Choreographer Showcase, the 15th Annual Richmond Choreographer Showcase, the Richmond Dance Festival, the Baltimore Theater Project, Morgan State University and the Mid-Atlantic North Gala performance at the American College Dance Association. Tarik was the 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at Coppin State University, is currently a 2017-2018 New Releases Commissioned Artist and artistic director of the UNUM Dance Collective.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, NextLOOK, Tarik O’Mealy, Night Light


Peggy Yates’ Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 26-27

Prince George’s Community College presents:
Peggy Yates’ Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix

Friday April 26, 2019 at 4 & 7 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A remix of Beatrix Potter’s, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, tells the tale of a struggling city where greed has poisoned the well but friendships blossom between the cracks. The characters find common ground and connection in unlikely places. This high-energy, 60-minute, family-friendly production features music and dance students from Prince George’s Community College.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Peggy Yates, Bounce!, Bounce! A Peter Rabbit Remix, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, Prince George’s Community College


Welcome to Sis’s at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Welcome to Sis’s

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at 8 pm
Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Performance by Ally Theatre Company of an original play written by Doug Robinson. Welcome to Sis’s, reimagines the story of Sis’s Tavern in North Brentwood. The play takes place during the 1920-30s and explores the meaning of community, the commonplace, and how it was shaped through racial segregation. Blending the genres of original comedy and drama, and based on historical inspiration, this play presents a unique view of racial inequality, oppression, and segregation right in our own backyard.

Tickets: $20 and $17 students/seniors. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Ally Theatre Company, Welcome to Sis’s, World Premiere


Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 3-5

Happenstance Theater’s PANTHEON
June 18, 2019 – July 1, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th at 8 pm
Wednesday, June 19th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 20th at 8 pm
Friday, June 21st at 8 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 3 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 8 pm
Sunday, June 23rd at 3 pm
Monday, June 24th at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)
Wednesday, June 26th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 27th at 8 pm
Friday, June 28th at 8 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 3 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 8 pm
Sunday, June 30th at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The Happenstance quintet delves into Ancient Greek Mythology with guest artist Craig Jaster generating a live musical score. In a pared-down 1940’s aesthetic a chorus of workers assembles lightning bolts and mines the Underworld. Like Sisyphus they must endlessly repeat their tasks. With an ample smattering of amusement, the performers invoke the Muses, offer Sacrifice, suffer Hubris, consult Oracles, and meet Fate as they portray an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.

Tickets: $23 and $17 students/seniors/military. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Happenstance Theater, Pantheon


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