Cafritz Theatre

Rotis, Tortillas & Wonder Bread

Six professional storytellers from SpeakeasyDC ( tell true stories about their lives, revealing the challenges, rebellions, and celebrations of being part of particular groups that have been pegged in American society as “other” and misunderstood -- sometimes comically and sometimes tragically.  Stories are expertly crafted and combine humor, honesty, and insight to create an unforgettable night of riveting entertainment. 

Spring 2015 Auditions

Second Season’s

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Riley Bartlebaugh and Sean Patrick Forsythe

Performances: January 30 – 31, 2015
Multiple performance locations, a site specific piece!


Monday, November 10, 2014  7pm – 10pm
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Divergent Perspectives:

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Divergent Perspectives:
Art, Graffiti, Society
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4:00p Guest artist, Clark Stoeckley, will be creating the "kickoff" drawing on wall of Applause

7:30p Graffiti Divergent Perspectives discussion with Charles Stoeckley in the Cafritz, followed by audience contributing drawings to the "Graffiti Wall"


"How Could I Move the Crowd?"

In their work this fall, from The Me Nobody Knows to the Hip H’opera Project, students at the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies have been exploring the subversive potential of hip-hop and the art of the spoken word. Listen in on the conversation at a panel discussion featuring hip-hop artists, activists and scholars from Maryland and beyond, including Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Rizqi Rachmat, Dior Ashley Brown, Baye Harrell and Goldie Dean.


An Opening Non-Ceremony

Live coverage of your 2014 Festival of Subversive Artists and Minds begins with the sweeping grandeur, spectacle, pomp and circumstance of intimate stories whispered furtively by shadowy conspirators. Look, don’t tell them we told you this, but just follow the map, join up with a subversive cell (you’ll know them when you see them), share your story of subversion and hear the tales of others.

Festival of Subversive Artists and Minds
Funded by College of Arts and Humanities Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Initiative

Tone of Silence

We are unconsciously surrounded. As we journey through life, we find ourselves in various oppressive structures, sometimes as oppressors and sometimes as the oppressed. How do we become aware of our roles in these structures? How do we liberate our voice to uplift ourselves and others? Through monologue, dialogue and poetry, Tone of Silence explores how confined voices can awaken and release a powerful tone.

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For and In Behalf Of

For and In Behalf Of reflects on a unique Mormon ritual: proxy baptisms for the dead. Critics of the practice condemn it as a violation of the memory of the dead but, for Mormons, the ritual produces agency for the deceased. Combining storytelling, oration and movement to foster understanding of this ritual, we are all asked to ruminate on what we each do with the memories of our deceased loved ones.


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