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November 13, 2017

[Raleigh, NC]   EbzB Productions, Inc, has been chosen by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, North Carolina’s venerated and oldest civic organization, as the winner of the 2017 Hardee-Rives Award For Dramatic Arts. This award is presented in recognition of “excellent, exemplary work in and significant contribution and service to the dramatic arts in North Carolina.”  
Founded in 1998, EbzB Productions, Inc. strives to develop original, touring theatrical productions to promote integrity and authenticity, self-discovery and positive transformation of individuals, artists, audiences, and communities.  Past recipients of the Hardee-Rives Award For Dramatic Arts include Bo Thorpe, Bland Simpson, William Ivey Long, the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Samm-Art Williams, Terrance Mann, Manbites Dog T…

EbzB at ArtsMarket 2017

Dear Presenters,

Want to make an impact on your community?

Please bring your curiosity to EbzB Productions at ArtsMarket Booth #131 and attend our showcase of Native.  This production is sure to be a conversation starter.
Native A powerful play based on the collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green and controversial author Richard Wright.
Open your theatre to a much needed community conversation.
Showcase on Wednesday, November 8
9:25 am ~ Carolina Theatre

“The performance [Native] was even more than we had anticipated... masterfully written and beautifully performed.  It touched the adults— and even more importantly, the students in a way that they will cary out into the world - which was what we so wanted!”
 - Kathryn Talton,
Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities,
Southern Pines, NC
“I was there, and I can attest to the importance and power of the evening.  I hope that EbzB can take this brilliant theatre piece all over the state and the country.”
-Glenn Sumner

Native Showcase at ArtsMarket!

Native at ArtsMarket ~ Booth #131 November  6 - 8, 2017. We can't wait to see old friends and make new ones in Durham in November! ArtsMarket is the biannual statewide performing arts conference, hosted by NC Presenters Consortium and The North Carolina Arts Council.

EbzB's ArtsMarket showcase of Native is at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8th at Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701.

EbzB Productions' booth in the exhibition hall is #131 and we'll be there throughout the entire ArtsMarket Conference: Monday, Nov. 6th - Wednesday, Nov. 8th.  Please visit and say hello. While there you may inquire about Native and the EbzB Roster including: War Bonds, '69 Seasons, Life Is So Good, In One Era and Out The Other, Night Before Christmas Carol, and more.

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James "T" Thomas Honored at Mars Hill University with Black Box Theatre Dedication


James "T" Thomas, founder of Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, is  honored at Mars Hill University with the dedication of the new Black Box Theatre.

Keynote speaker David zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions talks about Jim Thomas' tremendous influence on our theater community. The dedication takes place on October 20 as part of Mars Hill University's homecoming events.

Compliment: Native [Hillsborough, NC]

It was so nice to meet you and the EbzB crew. Thank you for bringing Native to us and more importantly working it up as a production that you could bring it to us.
Very professionally done!!!!!!!!!!Loved the set and the music and image enhancements.Loved that you essentially brought everything you needed.Loved your upbeat and personable energy.Loved that Serena found my earring before I realized I had lost it.So grateful that Devra brought you to our attention.You and J. Mardrice were amazing in your parts.Although not part of the stage production having audience members respond as a spontaneous chorus was very effective in underlining the truths that the character of Richard Wright was witnessing to. It validated two strong messages of the play: the assertion that it matters who tells the story, and the notion that freedom of choice is no freedom if, choice is not equally attainable or realizable for all.
The play modeled conversation about our sad state of race relations…

Compliment: Native [Hillsborough, NC]

There are so many adjectives that could be used to describe the performance ofNative,a play by High School drama teacher Ian Finley and directed by Serena Ebhardt and starring David zum Brunnen as Paul Green and Josh Henderson as Richard Wright and produced by EbzB Productions, that this review would just be too long.

Set in 1941 before America enters WWII in a hotel in New York City between the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Paul Green and the author of "Native Son" Richard Wright to finalize the script adaptation of Wright's book into a Broadway play the story starts off placidly, but quickly escalates between the two men as to how the final scene should end. Flashbacks of childhood and into the heart of the story of Native Son are interspersed to bring the audience into the minds of the men and their backgrounds. One a well-known southern professor and playwright, the other a black author born poor in Mississippi and…

EbzB Recommends Emily Post's Audience Etiquette Advice

EbzB Recommends Emily Post's Audience Etiquette Advice

Manners at a Performance
Today, there’s a wealth of entertainment offered in widely differing settings, but the following fundamentals of good audience behavior are adaptable to virtually any situation:
No talking, unless audience participation is requested by the performers. If something must be said, whisper it quickly. Excessively shushing a talkative neighbor can be just as disturbing.Use good posture. Auditorium seating is often arranged so that the person in the seat behind can see between the two seats in front, so slumping sideways or lounging on a partner’s shoulder blocks the view.Remove hats. Ladies, if your hat is part of your outfit, you can keep it on as long as it doesn’t block anyone’s view.Noises off. Turn off cell phones, beepers, audible watches, and any other sound-making gadgets before any performance.Lights out.  Don’t forget, the screen on your mobile de…

Before Charlottesville, Before Charleston, Before Ferguson: Native

Before Charlottesville, Before Charleston, Before Ferguson: Native Drama allows opportunity to gain understanding.

Native dramatizes the friendship and collaboration between Paul Green and Richard Wright. The authors are brought together to adapt Wright’s novel, Native Son for Broadway. 
In 1941 Paul Green is a UNC professor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who is also known for The Lost Colony. Richard Wright is the controversial author of Native Son, a groundbreaking work on the systemic discrimination of African-Americans. 
Green and Wright forge a deep respect for each other.  Yet, in a heated discussion over a single page of their Broadway script, they argue about who has the right to tell the story of race, politics and social class.  Ultimately the revelations dissolve their friendship in spite of their common goal to affect social change.
EbzB Productions’ Native is based on the true story of Green and Wright’s collaboration.  This event hopes to inspire audiences …

North Carolina Presenters Consortium - 2017 Showcases

EbzB Productions showcases Native at ArtsMarket

We are pleased to announce the showcasing artists for ArtsMarket 2017, taking place November 6-8 in Durham, NC! Showcases are scheduled throughout the three days at the historic Carolina Theatre of Durham. Artists were selected through a highly competitive application process, and will each present a 15-minute showcase performance at one of the venues. 

EbzB Productions will showcase their new play: Native
Wednesday, November 8, 2017. 
Showcase "E" at the Carolina Theatre of Durham