Showing posts from March, 2011

EbzB Workshop: United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute

EbzB Productions will present Advanced Workshops for the United Arts Council's Arts Integration Institute.

When                               June 20-24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where                              Cary Community Arts Center, Cary, NC
Fees                                  $350 for each school team
Participant stipends          Up to $100, based on attendance
Teacher Renewal Credit   Up to 3.0 credits

EbzB Arts In Education: Jones County Senior High School, NC

EbzB Arts In Education Residency - Chatham Central High School, Bear Creek, NC

EbzB Teaching Artist, Serena Ebhardt guides Chatham Central High School students as they create a play about their community. Students are taught the tools of the Actor (Breath, Body, Eyes, Face, Voice and Gesture).  These tools are applied to text created from interviews with older generations of Chatham County.  The interview questions, "What brought you to Chatham County?" and "What did you bring to Chatham County?" are designed to seek information from older citizens about their history, migration, and contributions to the community.

Guided by writer Mimi Herman, students will also contribute their own creative writing and poetry to enhance the final script.  The bluegrass band, Chatham County Line has given permission for recordings of their music to be used in the final production. This project will culminate in a public performance by the students for their peers and community.

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EbzB Tours Gates County, NC with Gates County Senior High School AP History Class in Preparation For Local Drama.


EbzB: Arts In Education. Gates County High School Residency.

Gates County, NC - Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions teach students from Gates County Senior High School the tools of an actor.

Gates County Senior High School received a Level I Artist Residency grant from the NC Arts Council.  The grant to bring in EbzB Productions, will help students create a drama based on oral histories from Gates County, NC.
EbzB asked students to interview older citizens from Gates County  and transcribe the interviews to create a script.  The script will be staged in the Old Gates County Courthouse for a public performance on May 12, 2011.
The AP History class and the Drama class have combined for this project. In addition to learning about Theatre Arts, the students are also learning about Gates County History.  The students are serving as community builders and consensus builders for Gates County. By interviewing older citizens for the project, students are bridging generation and communication gaps in the county.
Drama Teacher Barbara Be…

Thank You: The Wrights of Passage, Olympia, Washington


Thanks for sharing your talents for the benefit of our children, for all the extra work customizing a "Pacific NW verson" of the show, and your pleasant manner.

Wishing you safe travels,

Kris Bartruff
Olympia Junior Programs
Olympia, WA

David zum Brunnen and Stephen Wall in
"The Wrights of Passage" by Serena Ebhardt

The Legacy of Paul Green — North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

The Legacy of Paul Green — North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

The Legacy of Paul Green


Thursday, March 17 2011 by Amber Nimocks and Frank Stasio
The Legacy of Paul Green

You may recognize the name Paul Green as that of the playwright who penned the long-running outdoor drama "The Lost Colony" or gave his name to the theater that houses the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Playmakers Repertory Company. Green's legacy is actually much greater. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, wrote screenplays for Hollywood and fought for decades in his home state of North Carolina for progressive causes and social justice. As part of our North Carolina Literary Lights series, host Frank Stasio explores the legacy of Paul Green with Laurence Avery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor emeritus of English and author of "A Paul Green Reader" (UNC Press/1998); Marsha Warren, executive…

Harsh Ground, Holy Ground

Dear David and Serena,

Enclosed please find a copy of the recently completed film, Harsh Ground, Holy Ground.  It comes with our gratitude for the important roles you played to bring these stories to life. The response has been extremely positive because of the historical soundness, and visually engaging images of the film.  Thank You!

Arliffe Mumford, EdD
Director, School of Ministry Episcopal Diocese of NC

Minnow Media

EbzB Productions: In One Era Backstory

In One Era and Out The Other
Herstory: September 11, 2001
by Serena Ebhardt
My husband and I were in the doctor’s office at 8:45 a.m. on September 11, 2001, hoping. We’d been trying, for three years, to get pregnant. As a juvenile diabetic, I was told I might not live past the age of 25 and certainly wouldn’t be able to have children. This was hope against hope.
As our OBGYN came to speak to us, her cell-phone rang. She checked caller ID, apologized to us, and took the call. It was a friend asking if the doctor’s husband, a commercial airline pilot, was flying his usual route from Raleigh, North Carolina to New York.
“No. Why?”
Her friend informed her that a plane had just hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
We assumed an accident and went on anxiously hoping.
As our doctor broke the joyous news that finally, we were expecting, her phone rang again. She checked caller ID, apologized, and took the call. Th…

Olympia Junior Programs: The Wrights of Passage

Stephen Wall and David zum Brunnen in EbzB's THE WRIGHTS OF PASSAGE. Olympia, Washington.

Wrights of Passage in Olympia, WA