Our 2020-2021 Season

Friends and Family of the Greenbelt Arts Center,

When I was elected the VP of Programs in October of 2019, I was most excited to work with the Season Selection Committee to put together this season. None of us could possibly have foreseen what would befall our world in the following months. In our continuing choice to put the safety of our audiences, performers, and volunteers first, we have made the decision to cancel all remaining shows scheduled for our physical space through the end of our 2020-21 season.

I have contacted all of the production teams for the shows affected, and have promised them that we will be rescheduling their shows to a future season, as soon as it is possible to do so. We had a wonderful season planned, and I look forward to the time when we can bring it to our stage.

In the meantime, we are strengthening our commitment to continue bringing Art to Greenbelt and are continuing to do so via Zoom and YouTube. Our recent presentation of “The Quadroon and the Dove” was a wonderful success, as was “The Revenger’s Tragedy”, brought to us by our resident troupe, The Rude Mechanicals.

Although we won’t be able see you at 123 Centerway any time soon, I do hope that we will see you at our future online productions, including “Gutenberg! The Musical” in December and the Rudes’ “Twelfth Night” in January. Details for these and other future online shows will be here on our website, so please check back often.

Until then, stay safe everyone.


Pamela Northrup
VP Programs, Greenbelt Arts Center


As of October 18, 2020, the Greenbelt Arts Center anticipates a continuing emphasis on digital programming through March 30, 2021, though we reserve the right to consider reopening if circumstances with respect to COVID19 change significantly for the better. Further updates to this status will be posted here.

Thank you.

Dear GAC Family and Friends:

As part of our ongoing commitment to being a safe environment, the Greenbelt Arts Center wanted to clarify our operating status.

We are following the City of Greenbelt’s closure – as long as they remain closed, so will we. We are assessing our status on a monthly basis and are keeping informed internally.

We decided to announce our planned season as a way to give some hope for the future, and to show that we do have plans in place for when we are able to open up again.

At this point, we are operating under the assumption that the facility will most likely be closed through at least Sept. 30, 2020, with the possibility of extending beyond that. As such, we will be moving our planned production of “Next Fall”, directed by Eric Scerbo, to our 2021-22 season.

The Rude Mechanicals’ production of Romeo and Juliet has been moved to an online performance – please check back here for more details. All future shows on our 2020-21 schedule are pending our ability to safely audition, rehearse, and perform them.

Until we can all gather again, please stay safe, wear a mask, and wash your hands.

Pamela Northrup
VP Programs, Greenbelt Arts Center

Dear GAC Family and Friends:

Out of concern for the safety of our community and the GAC team, the facility is closed until further notice (at least through June 30, in following City of Greenbelt’s closing of city facilities).

We have made the decision to cancel our planned productions of The Children’s Hour and Arcadia. We hope that we will be able to bring them to you in a future season. The decision has also been made to reschedule the Rude Mechanicals’ production of Romeo and Juliet to next season. Please continue to check back here for updates – we will post when we have them.

Please take care of yourselves and each other. We look forward to seeing you when the health crisis is over. If you have the ability to do so, please donate online at this link, or by mail at

Greenbelt Arts Center
PO Box 293
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0293

This is a very tough time for community theatre, and every little bit helps.

Another way to help us is to purchase gift certificates for yourself, family, and friends to use when we reopen.

Wishing you all the Best,
Win and the Entire GAC Team