Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Compliment: EbzB Arts-In-Education

EbzB: Arts-In-Education Take A Stand! M. B. Pollard Middle School
The host teachers were elated and said that they had never seen their students open up so honestly to one another before. "There just hasn't been the venue for that kind of openness, empathy, and critical thought," said teacher, Dawn Streets. One of the host teachers, Elizabeth Carriel, said that she "has no doubts that these kids will always remember this experience."
EbZb Productions taught 8th grade students to conduct oral histories and then to craft the stories they gathered into a play. The kids and host teachers wanted to focus on the topic of "bullying." During their interviews, they gathered stories about homosexuals in the military, domestic violence, and the Civil Rights Movement (one of their African American teachers shared a story about going to a restaurant that refused to serve him b/c of his skin color).

The kids were so into it! They also each selected a pop cultural slide that resonated with them around the topic of "standing up for one's self, for others, and for what's right." All of the slides were compiled into a slide show that ran as a back drop/set for the performance.

The teachers were elated and said that they had never seen their students open up so honestly to one another before. One of the host teachers, Elizabeth Carriel, said that she "has no doubts that these kids will always remember this experience."

I just had to share with you the inspiration I felt. Not all of you are able to attend every event that we host, but you should be able to revel in and to know about the valuable gifts we contribute here. Like these inspiring 8th graders, we give our community hope and a reason to stand. 
-Molly Matlock, Executive Director,  Chatham County Arts Council

Monday, November 28, 2011

Night Before Christmas Carol | mymcpl.org - Mid-Continent Public Library

Night Before Christmas Carol | mymcpl.org - Mid-Continent Public Library


Night Before Christmas Carol

Platte City

November 28, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Age Groups: Ages 8 and up, Family
Room: Programming Room
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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!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Night Before Christmas Carol at the RVCC Theatre - New York Theater | Examiner.com

The Night Before Christmas Carol at the RVCC Theatre - New York Theater | Examiner.com

The Night Before Christmas Carol at the RVCC Theatre

Actor David zum Brunnen will present a one-person staging of The Night Before Christmas Carol, Tuesday, December 20,at noon and 7 p.m. The presentation is part of the Theatre’s Tuesdays with Stories series.

"Join “Charles Dickens” in his study for a very special night.The Night Before Christmas Carol is an historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by renowned Dickens scholar Elliot Engel. It is set in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. As the winter morality tale is composed, “Dickens” shares his inspirations with the audience members. Award-winning actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens, as well as 17 familiar characters from the famous Christmas Carol. Dickens’ own great-grandson, Cedric Charles Dickens, has said of the actor in this role: “David [zum Brunnen]—absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!”

The Tuesdays with Stories series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. Both performances include a pre- and post-show discussion, as well as light refreshments. Tickets cost $10 for noon performances and $25 for 7 p.m. shows.

For the eighth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the “Best of the Best” in 2011 in the “Theater” category. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. A variety of subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 40 years, the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. RVCC @ Bridgewater, located at 14 Vogt Drive, offers technical, trade, credit and non-credit courses.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Compliment: War Bonds at University of West Alabama

Dear David and Serena,

Thank you for your kind words.  I, in turn, must tell you of the many, many compliments I have received on your performance.  You helped to make the evening a very special one for the attendees.  This afternoon at a ladies’ club meeting, one  of the club members who attended Tuesday evening said that she felt she was at a dinner theatre in New York.  Not bad to be compared to performances in New York. :>)  You were both a hit.  We are very appreciative for your sharing your talents with us.

Best,
Mary Pagliero
Presenter
The University of West Alabama

Compliment: War Bonds at University of West Alabama.

David,
Thanks so much for your email.  I assure you that the pleasure was ours. I wish that everyone that we have for our fine arts council's performances would be as great to work with as you all were.  It was a lovely evening and we thank you so much.  I hope you have a safe trip home and best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sometime when you have time please send me something about the Dickens holiday show so that I can have it for future reference.

Thanks so much,

Vivian D. Hauser
Secretary/Bookkeeper & Associate in Acquisitions
Julia Tutwiler Library
The University of West Alabama

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Compliment: Take A Stand! EbzB Arts In Education

Thank you! It was great collaborating with you both. Something I will definitely take with me in the years to come.

Warm regards,
Michelle Rotante
8th grade Language Arts
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Compliment: War Bonds, 11/11/11

"It was our pleasure having you with us for the whole day on Friday.  We've heard nothing but great reports from the Veterans and the benefactors of the event, so I think it was a big hit."


-Rich Harrison, Blue Crab Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC

War Bonds - University of West Alabama. 11/15

War Bonds - University of West Alabama. November 15, 2011.

Sumter County Fine Arts Council

Compliment: Take A Stand! EbzB Arts-In-Education.

"My reflection on this experience will always be wonderful.  The Chatham Arts Council director asked me last night in an interview if I thought they would remember this years from now.  I related a middle school stage experience I had, and said I was certain this would be recalled for them many times over their lives.  They'll be times when they don't make the right choice and remember it, and many times when they do and remember it, and many times when they just tell someone about the experience. What a gift!"

-Elizabeth Carriel
8th Grade Teacher
MB Pollard Middle School



Friday, November 11, 2011

Compliment: Take A Stand! EbzB Arts In Education.

A moment to share:

Last night, I experienced the absolute magic of observing (and video taping thanks to Bett Wilson Foley) the 8th grade performance of "Take a Stand" at Margaret Pollard Middle School.

This was a play that Serena Ebhardt & David Zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions produced as one of ChathamArts' residencies in the schools. The residency was made possible by Briar Chapel Development and the NC Arts Council.

EbZb Productions taught 8th grade students to conduct oral histories and then to craft the stories they gathered into a play. The kids and host teachers wanted to focus on the topic of "bullying."

During their interviews, they gathered stories about homosexuals in the military, domestic violence, and the Civil Rights Movement (one of their African American teachers shared a story about going to a restaurant that refused to serve him b/c of his skin color).

The kids were so into it! They also each selected a pop cultural slide that resonated with them around the topic of "standing up for one's self, for others, and for what's right." All of the slides were compiled into a slide show that ran as a back drop/set for the performance.

The teachers were elated and said that they had never seen their students open up so honestly to one another before.

One of the host teachers, Elizabeth Carriel, said that she "has no doubts that these kids will always remember this experience."

I just had to share with you the inspiration I felt. Not all of you are able to attend every event that ChathamArts hosts, but you should be able to revel in the joys of each.

Like these inspiring 8th graders, you and the arts give our community hope and a reason to stand.
-Molly Matlock, Chatham County Arts Council

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

EbzB Productions: Arts In Education - Chatham County, NC

Take A Stand!
An anti-bullying play written by MB Pollard Middle School Students based on oral histories from citizens of Chatham County, NC.

http://takeastandmbpollard.blogspot.com/

November 10, 2011, 7 p.m.  Free!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

EbzB Arts In Education - Anson County, NC

BEYOND THE COLOR PURPLE
http://ansonnewtechebzb.blogspot.com/
A performance created by the students of Anson New Tech High School in association with EbzB Productions.
Sponsored by the Anson County Arts Council with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Ansonia Theatre, Wadesboro, NC
November 3, 2011 @ 7 p.m.