January 10, 2020

The Greenbelt Arts Center family was saddened to hear the news of James (Jim) Link’s passing on December 23, 2019.  Jim was an enthusiastic support of the Greenbelt Arts Center, and wrote great and punchy reviews of our productions for the Greenbelt News Review.  He always added his own flair to his writing, shared his criticism fairly, and always was generously cheering on the work that had graced our space.  His passion and joy for the arts and his big smile greeting you in the lobby after a performance was a great encouragement for casts and crews alike.

Jim will be greatly missed, and GAC would like to extend its condolences to the Greenbelt News Review, his friends and family, and all who knew him.  He will be sorely missed.

Learn more about Jim from his obituary in the Greenbelt News Review



Call for Show Submissions for Greenbelt Arts Center’s 41st Season 2020-2021

This is the call for show submissions for Greenbelt Arts Center’s 41st Season in 2020-2021.  Please click on this link to go to the project submission form if you have a proposal for an in-house production, guest theater organization, special events, or rentals during the 2020-2021 season (starting September 2020.) Deadline for proposals is February 1, 2020

Click here to Submit Show Proposals for GAC’s 41st Season (2020-2021)


Love’s Labour’s Lost
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Liana Olear
Guest Production from The Rude Mechanicals

A contemporary take on Shakespeare’s wittiest comedy examines love, responsibility, and careful use of social media.

Friday, January 31st – 8pm, Saturday, February 1st – 8pm, matinee Sunday, February 2nd – 2pm,
Friday, January 7th – 8pm, Saturday, January 8th – 8pm



The Greenbelt Arts Center announces upcoming auditions for its production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell

Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center, located at 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 20771, on Saturday, February 1, between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 2, starting at 7:00 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Monday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m. Call the producer, Malca Giblin, at 301-864-3060, for more information.


Auditions – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment 
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.
Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Community Center, located at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD, 20770, on Sunday, February 9, between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. and on Monday, February 10, between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Please prepare a one-minute monologue that shows versatility in voice and physicality. Auditions will consist of prepared monologues, readings from the script, and a short improvisation. Email the director, Mike Funt, at mikefunt@hotmail.com, for more information.

Rehearsals will be held 3-4 nights each week, starting at 7 p.m. to start and 5 nights the final dress week, leading up to 6 performances beginning on March 20 and ending on March 29. Friday and Saturday performances have an 8 p.m. curtain, and Sunday matinees will have a 2 p.m. curtain. Be prepared at auditions to detail all conflicts you may have throughout the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Character Descriptions:
Player 1: Female, 18+
Portrays or gives voice to Louis’ Mother, Capt. Jensen, Yamba (Aborigine princess), Fitzgerald (magazine editor), Society Lady, Albert’s Mother, Queen Victoria, Octopus Expert, Map Maker, Reporter, Librarian, and more.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Player 2: Male, 18+
Portrays or gives voice to Barkeep, Bruno (dog), Gunda (Yamba’s father, tribal chief), Bobo (Yamba’s brother), Australian Prospector, Society Lady, Albert (boy), Turtle Expert, Wombat, and more.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

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and get free and half-price tickets! 

Join as an individual member for only $20, and receive 1 free ticket (worth more than $20!) Family memberships are $40 and include 2 free tickets.

Also, all members receive 50% off opening night!

Donate $100 or more, and have your name listed in the program for all GAC-produced shows.

Visit http://greenbeltartscenter.org/membership/ for the membership form
and more information. 

We have a variety of volunteer positions open and we encourage you to contact us and let us know that you are interested in filling one or more of the roles listed.

The Greenbelt Arts Center welcomes individuals who are enthusiastic about working in and around live theater.

Visit our new volunteers site at http://greenbeltartscenter.org/volunteer/

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(Note: Show dates subject to change)

Quadrille – directed by Stephen Foreman – January 310– 19 – BUY TICKETS

Love’s Labors Lost – a Guest Production from the Rude Mechanicals – January 31 – February 8 – BUY TICKETS

Leaves of America – a Guest Production from Chris Dwyer – February 21 – March 1 – BUY TICKETS

Wicked Thoughts – a Guest Production from Michael Jons – March 6 – 8 – BUY TICKETS

Shipwrecked! – a Guest Production from Mike Funt – March 20 – 29 – BUY TICKETS

The Children’s Hour – directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell – April 17 – May 3 – BUY TICKETS

Arcadia – directed by Randy Barth – May 15 – 31 – BUY TICKETS

Romeo and Juliet – a Guest Production from the Rude Mechanicals – June 19 – 27 – BUY TICKETS

Note: We accept Visa and Mastercard. Online ticket sales are available up to two hours prior to a performance.
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For questions concerning ticket purchases, please email the Box Office at boxgac@gmail.com.

Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Located under the Co-Op

301-441-8770 | www.greenbeltartscenter.org | info@greenbeltartscenter.org

The Greenbelt Arts Center is supported in part by grants or contributions from:
The City of Greenbelt,
The Prince George’s County Council, District 4
The Honorable Todd Turner
Greenbelt Community Foundation of Prince George’s County
Community Foundation for the National Capitol Area
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Community Forklift – communityforklift.org
Second Chance
and with generous gifts from patrons like You!

American Association of Community Theatre


Donald Cook
Greenbelt Arts Center Publicity
Greenbelt, MD

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