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Filming Native: Systemic Racism, Richard Wright and Paul Green

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Native details the metamorphic debate between Paul Green and Richard Wright. The authors are originally brought together by the Mercury Theatre to adapt Wright’s novel, Native Son, for the stage. Green, a white southern professor who advocates for social justice, and Wright, a self-educated African-American with communist sympathies, forge a deep respect for each other as they discuss systemic discrimination against African-Americans. They start their collaboration in Chapel Hill, North Carolina like a “house on fire.”

Then, in 1941, with World War II on the horizon, the two authors meet again in New York for rewrites. Orson Welles’ Broadway production is already in rehearsal. Differences over a single page of the script create an impasse between Green and Wright. A life-changing dialogue about who has the right to tell the story of racial, political and class injustice ensues. In spite of their common goal to affect social change, the scintillating argument dissolves the friendship …

Foul Weather: EbzB Arts Integration Residency with Silk Hope School, Chatham County, NC

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"Foul Weather" - Silk Hope Elementary School fifth-graders in Chatham County did the research and wrote the script, but Covid19 kept them from performing it. So the leaders of our Chatham County Community put voices to the words, and images to the ideas to complete this arts integration residency with EbzB Productions. Sponsored by Chatham Arts. Voices by Allen Baddour, Ed Bronson, Dorrie Casey, Serena EbhardtGina HarrisonKaren Allen Howard, Anne Kissel, Lesley Russell Landis, Greg Lewis, Gilda McDaniel, Sheriff Mike Roberson, Mike Wiley, Jordan Wiley, Coleman Wiley, Carlton Zum Brunnen, & David Zum Brunnen

Whatever The Weather - Long Version. Siler City Elementary Arts Integrat...

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VE Day - 75th Anniversary Tribute from EbzB Productions.

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Chatham Arts Council Spotlight Opus

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Whatever The Weather: Siler City Elementary Residency

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Partners in the Arts: Chatham Arts

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Watch what EbzB and other teaching artists are doing  through Chatham Arts and generous sponsors like Opus Financial. Chatham County, NC

Zanesville, Ohio - War Bonds Still Matter

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Meet 103 Year-Old World War II veteran, Dale Jones!

Dale gave us permission to read one of his letters to his sister in EbzB's performance of War Bonds on October 27, 2019 for the Zanesville Concert Association in Zanesville, Ohio.  Dale was a riot–– laughing, joking, even dancing a little!  The show stopped when his letter was read from the stage, as the audience of 800 patrons gave him a well-deserved standing ovation.  After the performance, a USO canteen gala allowed performers, musicians and audience members to break bread, dance and reminisce about their own stories from the time.

The following morning, a student matinee of War Bonds was performed for over 600 elementary students .  Their tickets were paid for by the previous day's audience.  The greatest generation literally paid it forward so that these students might have a better experience in life.  A five-piece band, led by Music Director Julie Florin brought the music to l…

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/aug/08/gus-myrtle-woldson-performing-arts-center-announce/

GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 seasonPublished: Aug. 8, 2019, 12:20 p.m. UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:48 p.m. The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center was made possible by Myrtle Woldson’s $55 million gift to Gonzaga University, the largest in Gonzaga’s history and second-largest gift from an individual to a college or university in Washington state history. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review) The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University, which opened in April, has announced its 2019-20 season of performances.  Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Oct. 17. Actor and playwright Mike Wiley performs a one-actor, multiple-character drama telling of the murder and trial in the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
The Night Before Christmas Carol…

Back To School with EbzB Productions and United Arts Council

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Back To School with EbzB Productions and United Arts Council

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In One Era And Out The Other
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EbzB Productions' Residencies & Workshops  EbzB Productions EbzB Productions' Arts in Education offerings include workshops and residency programs for middle school and high school levels, as well as for after-school programs, libraries & museums with a focus on collecting oral history and adapting it for the stage. Programs available meet Common Core and Essential Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Healthful Living, and Arts Education (Theatre Arts). In addition to EbzB's signature 5-day residency for students, Get Connected: Stage Your History, professional development workshops integrating theatre and history into the classroom are al…