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NextLOOK - New Work




New Performance Work

A creative partnership with The Clarice

NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space, and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All tickets are pay-what-you-wish starting at $5.

The 2019–2020 season of NextLOOK includes the following performances and residencies. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you want.

NextLOOK is supported by Community Forklift:

Community Forklift is proud to partner with Joe’s Movement Emporium. Our large warehouse is open to the public 7 days a week, so you can donate or shop for modern & vintage house parts, tools, appliances, and home furnishings, and save big! Proceeds support our nonprofit work to create green jobs, make repairs affordable, reduce demand for natural resources, & provide free supplies to community groups & neighbors in need. For more information, visit


Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through programs and productions in education, the performing arts, and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mt. Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center builds the future of the arts by training, educating and presenting artists and creative innovators through robust campus and community partnerships. As part of the university’s College of Arts & Humanities, the professional staff and presenting programs of The Clarice are committed to advancing the learning and research investigations for our students; enriching the artistic and cultural opportunities for the campus; and actively developing the arts ecology of the community that surrounds and supports the university.