Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Workshop: February 24, 2017. The Play’s The Thing: Catch The Conscious Of Your Students With Arts Integration

Professional Development Workshop:   
The Play’s The Thing: Catch The Conscious Of Your Students With Arts Integration. New Hanover County Schools, Wilmington, NC

Find new ways to meet:
  • ESL standards
  • Common Core standards
  • Core Arts Standards of Create, Perform, Respond
On February 24, 2017 you are invited to participate in a professional development workshop for K - 8 educators.  You must wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to play!

All you have to do to make an “A”  in this class-- Open your mind and participate.  This arts integration workshop, led by Serena Ebhardt of EbzB Productions, will inspire you to use dramatic art as a teaching tool in your classroom.  You will leave the workshop with materials to recreate the experience for your own students. You will also discuss modifying the technique to serve any curriculum. 

Ebhardt explains and models arts integration for educators. She uses visual art, music, found-objects, text, speech and movement to create a devised dramatic presentation which incorporates curriculum standards. Participants are asked to mindfully and physically engage with the lesson; to synthesize personal connections to the material; and to work as an ensemble. Activities inspire inclusiveness and self-esteem.  Physicalization and vocalization enhance memory— useful for recall on tests.  Ebhardt also incorporates the basic tools of an actor (Breath, Body, Eyes, Face  and Voice),  which will serve you and your students for effective everyday communication.

Trained in the models of The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts “Artists as Educators:  Planning Effective Workshops” for Arts in Education; The Lincoln Center Institute’s International Educator Workshop; and the National Center for Creative Aging, Ebhardt has extensive experience working with students, teachers, elders, and business professionals in on-site residencies and workshops.  For more information on EbzB Productions and Serena Ebhardt, visit

The Play’s The Thing: Catch The Conscious Of Your Students With Arts Integration.

Date:  February 24, 2017

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Location:  Roland Grise Middle School Auditorium, 4412 Lake Avenue, Wilmington, NC  28403

Contact: R. Timothy McCoy
Fine and Performing Arts Supervisor
New Hanover County Schools

The Art Of Love

A New Cabaret by EbzB

The Art of Love -
Premieres February 18 at Davie County Arts Council, NC

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Compliment: Night Before Christmas Carol, Inverness, Florida


It was our pleasure having such a professional grace the stage.

It makes my day (month, year) when I heard the patron and you talking about this being his first play and how much he enjoyed it.

I’d say that this is one of the main reasons why we do what we do.

In addition, kudos to Steven (Wall).

God bless us, everyone!

Alan Forino
Valerie Theater
Inverness, Florida

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Compliment: Night Before Christmas Carol - Hillsboro, TX

Hi David and Serena,

Your performances of The Night Before Christmas Carol were absolutely wonderful. No matter what age, they all loved your portrayal of Charles Dickens. The intermediate-middle school students were totally engaged during your performance and gained so much knowledge from the presentation and also the Q&A which followed. From the questions asked it was easy to see that the students really connected with your presentation. Whether 10 years old or 90 Charles Dickens truly came to life for everyone.

You and Serena were such a pleasure to work with and all of us from the Performing Arts Department at Hill College. Hope you'll come back again. I wish you both a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

All the best,

Phillip Lowe
Coordinator of Visual & Performing Arts
Hill College
Hillsboro, TX

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Night Before Christmas Carol: Hill College, TX

Christmas Show Planned At Hill College

Thu, Nov 24, 2016
The second Performing Arts Series event at Hill College com-bines two well-known Christmas traditions into one magical evening of entertainment.

Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m., David zum Brunnen will bring the story of Dickens’ creation of his famous morality tale, “A Christmas Carol,” to life on the Hill College stage.

The production is suitable for all ages and will be presented to students from local school districts on both Thursday and Friday, December 2.

Professor Elliot Engel, who has taught at Duke University, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina, specializes in the life and work of Charles Dickens and wrote “The Night Before Christmas Carol” to bring to the stage the events that led to Dickens’ writing of the well-known tale, specifically on the night he dreamed up the story.

Those who attend will be treated to the historically accurate and highly humorous staging of these events, a solo performance by a veteran of stage, television and screen, David zum Brunnen.

Also hailing from North Carolina, Mr. zum Brunnen is an activist and advocate for theater, having served as executive director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference and Board Chair for Arts North Carolina.

His performances of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on national and international stages have earned excellent reviews from critics.

Perhaps more significantly, the great-grandson of Charles Dickens claims, “David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage.”

The production is directed by his wife and business partner, Serena Ebhardt.

As always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge thanks to the generosity of college and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro campus.

No tickets are required, and seating is first-come, first-served. A reception will follow the performance hosted by the Hillsboro Monday Review Club.

Donors are invited to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series by becoming a Benefactor ($100), a Sustainer ($50), a Patron ($25) or a Supporter ($10).

Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more, a donor can become a Lifetime Benefactor.

Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program.

Donations may be sent to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Drive, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage at and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Night Before Christmas Carol: Mid-Continent Public Library, MO

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Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol." Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright, and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that allows David zum Brunnen to portray the 17 "Christmas Carol" characters and Charles Dickens himself. Recommended highly by the Dickens family, MCPL is privileged to offer this performance to continue its Dickens tradition!
Ages 8 and up

Blue Springs North Branch
Monday, November 28
1:30 p.m.
Woodneath Library Center
Monday, November 28
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Compliment: War Bonds, New Bern NC

Compliment: War Bonds, New Bern NC

It was the highlight of my year's social life -- you should be on Broadway-- you all were so kind and caring and have so much talent.  May God always bless you.

-Gail Seiple, New Bern, NC


As always, we enjoy having you at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.  I hope we will be able to have you back again soon.  Again, safe travels with all your upcoming shows.

Cassandra Hunsucker
New Bern-Craven County Public Library

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Chatham County Artists In Schools Initiative Expands