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Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Chelsea Pace: Lessons from a Decade of Staging Sex. Pace, assistant professor of movement in the UMBC Department of Theatre, will give an overview of her research on staging sex, the complicated nature of consent, interpersonal and institutional power dynamics, and boundaries. She will share the implications of that work in the realm of theatre and film, but also the potential applications of that work more broadly in academia and beyond.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Digital Costume Rendering with Eric Abele

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this workshop, Eric Abele will share research, tips, and activities to push designers away from their No. 2 pencils and onto their iPads to create dynamic and professional sketches.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Staging Sex: Boundaries and Consent with Chelsea Pace

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session, Chelsea Pace, co-founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education and author of Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy, talks about setting better boundaries in class, rehearsal, and on set.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Opening Keynote with Alysia Lee

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., Alysia Lee will deliver keynote remarks and will provide previews of upcoming sessions and workshops. 

Theatre Mini-Fest: Projection Design with Adam Mendelson

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. Projection design as its own contributor to theatre design is one of the newer technologies in our story-telling stable. In this session, join Adam Mendelson as he explores some of the unique opportunities and challenges that this kind of story-telling presents.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Crafting a Killer Monologue with Susan McCully

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session with assistant professor Susan McCully, learn to tap into your best playwriting instincts to generate character ideas, and then craft your writing into a “killer monologue”—the type that actors love to perform.

Theatre Mini-Fest: Act the Monologue of Your Song! with Lynn Watson

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6. In this session with professor Lynn Watson, dig into your song lyrics like the monologue they really are to give a stand-out audition or performance. Bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song to work with!

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 1

Online

The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 11, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Books that Move!, presented by Karen Kuebler, and Teaching the Writing Process through Hip Hop, presented by Baba Bomani.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 2

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 18, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Creatively Moving Through Social Emotional Learning: Feelings and Awareness, presented by Jessica DiLorenzo, and Standing in a Character's Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Dramatic Monologues, presented by Mary Hall Surface.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 3

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. On March 25, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Collage Connections: Creating Meaning of Text through Collage by Kimberly Brown, and When I say poetry you say rocks: Introduction to slam poetry by Regie Cabo.

CAHSS Spotlight Virtual Event

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A College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Spotlight Event will present "Amidst Great Change: Why a Career in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is Rewarding and Valuable." This conversation, moderated by Charles "Tot" Woolston, will feature Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Vin Grabill, Nancy Miller, Derek Musgrove, and Jason Schiffman.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

Everybody

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UMBC's Department of Theatre presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Eve Muson with Sierra Young. This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody as they journey through life’s greatest mystery — the meaning of living. As passionate as ever about new ways of making theatre, UMBC Theatre dives into the streaming space with this audacious production that celebrates life, love, and community.

Isolation and Community

Proscenium Theatre

Isolation and Community is an immersive sound and lighting experience that imagines the viewer as a part of the visual and sonic environment. Utilizing large sound and lighting systems and emerging control technologies, this project will take place in the Proscenium Theatre and will explore the themes of isolation and the need for community that our society is struggling with in this era of global pandemic, lockdowns and fear of the other.

Thing Theatre

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Thing Theatre, a program featuring work from Maryland puppetry artists Schroeder Cherry, Dirk Joseph, and Colette Searls. Susan Stroupe will host the event and moderate a live Q&A with the artists.

Thing Theatre Workshop

Maryland Art Place

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents a Thing Theatre Workshop, featuring puppetry artist Colette Searls (UMBC theatre) and designer Kelley Bell (UMBC visual arts), who will guide participants in an in-person workshop to make “disposable puppets,” bring them to life, and build them a tiny modular home! This event, which will be hosted by Maryland Art Place (MAP), is open to artists and non-artists alike.

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