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Daytona State TV station presents global holiday performances

War Bonds at North Florida Community College

NFCC Artist Series presents War Bonds: The Songs Letters of WWII Nov.5
Submitted  October 28, 2015
The North Florida Community CollegeArtist Series presents War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of WWII on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and includes a special tribute to area veterans as well as delicious desserts and refreshments at intermission. Tickets are on sale now at the NFCC College Advancement Office (Bldg. 32, NFCC campus).
All veterans and any WWII veteran who attends will be admitted at no charge. “This is the perfect show and time to honor and say ‘thank you’ to our veterans,” said Kim Scarboro, NFCC Artist Series Coordinator. “We have a special night planned that will highlight some of our local WWII veterans and history. It’s also going to be a great night of live music, singing and time spent with our friends and community.”
Award winning artists David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt and their live band fill the stage with…

Long Story Short features small plays by UNC students

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Long Story Short features small plays by UNC students 

ZIYAD HABASH 
For the fifth year in a row, the writing for the screen and stage minor will give aspiring screenwriters and playwrights an experience ordinarily reserved for the most successful professionals in entertainment.  The Long Story Shorts festival is a two-night event at Kenan Theatre that will put on eight one-act plays written by seniors. The original works will be put to the stage by a team of four directors. Each production will run for approximately 10 minutes.  Professor Dana Coen, director of the writing for the screen and stage minor, handpicked the winning scripts for the festival. Coen said the festival's philosophy is typified by a Don Delillo quote: “I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?” 
To begin the process of moving each script to the Kenan Theatre stage, writers and actors are taken thro…

Native Daughter Serena Ebhardt Entertains, Educates & Enlightens

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http://www.chathamartscouncil.org/meet-this-artist-native-daughter-serena-ebhardt-entertains-educates-enlightens/ Native Daughter Serena Ebhardt Entertains, Educates & Enlightens
0 It’s not so much that you wouldn’t recognize Serena. It’s just that when you ask people if they know Serena Ebhardt, you’re likely to get so many different descriptions, you’d think they can’t possibly all be talking about the same woman.
“She’s the petite, blond powerhouse—you know, the triple threat actor, singer, dancer, right? I saw her in War Bonds—that look back at WWII where she goes from Rosie the Riveter to Marlene Dietrich and sings all those great songs.” “No—she’s the UNC alum (B. A. in Dramatic Art, Paul & Elizabeth Green Scholar), who directed the UNC revival of Paul Green’s Johnny Johnson last year and two plays for the Long Story Shorts next week. She also tackled complex historical themes, directing Tim Tyson’s Blood Done Sign My Name, and Mike Wiley’s’ Dar He: The Lynching o…

Serena Ebhardt Directs Two Plays for Long Story Shorts at UNC

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COME AND JOIN US!The UNC Writing for the Screen and Stage Program is presenting its annual"Long Story Shorts" One Act Play Festivalon Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th at 8PM in the Kenan Theatre at The UNC Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill, NC.This year marks the festival’s fifth anniversary!Eight short plays written by members of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor’s senior class will be presented as staged readings.  A staple of the program, the festival allows the playwrights an opportunity see their work performed as well as participate in a process rarely experienced on their level; a developmental and collaborative environment led by experienced faculty and working professionals. Admission is free!  No reservations necessary.   

Compliment: From the Principal!

"Thank you so much!  This synopsis is well-beyond anything I could have provided.  This is very thorough and easy to understand.  Thank you so much for making this process and simple as possible for our school staff.  And I LOVE the way you have blended the 7 Habits into the project!  Bravo!

Allison Buckner Principal Virginia Cross Elementary Siler City, NC

Pilot Year of the Chatham Artists-in-Schools Initiative

Chatham County Commissioners’ Meeting 21 September 2015  |  6:00PM Historic Courthouse, Pittsboro Public Input Remarks
My name is Cheryl Chamblee, and I'm the Executive Director of the Chatham Arts Council.  In June, you made an investment in educational impact through the arts.  
Chatham County dollars will be helping fund our Pilot Year of the Chatham Artists-in-Schools Initiative.In this pilot year, we plan to work with North Chatham Elementary in Pittsboro and Virginia Cross Elementary in Siler City to bring theatre artists into fourth and fifth grade classrooms to create new pathways to learning history, writing, and language.
I’m here tonight to say thank you--and to let you know how it’s going so far.  A quick quarterly report on your investment.
First, some awesome news:  You have already doubled your investment.  We got word two weeks ago that the North Carolina Arts Council is granting us $29,489.  To get those State dollars, a match is required.  Thanks to you, we have the mat…

Bringing Performing Artists into Chatham County Elementary Schools

September 15, 201 Bringing Performing Artists into Chatham County Elementary Schools PITTSBORO, NC -- Imagine if Jackie Robinson, the all-star African-American baseball player, were still alive and able to share his first-hand account of how he pushed the color barrier in America. Would we see the courage in his gait? Hear the lilt of frustration in his voice?   Some Chatham County students will have the opportunity to experience what life might have been like for the record-setting player when acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley springs to life as Jackie Robinson at North Chatham Elementary School in his one-man production of Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart.  “My work finds its heart in the stories that have shaped American history and cultures,” said Wiley, also a Chatham County resident. “I’m proud to play, live and finally work here where my roots can take hold and make a difference.”  This performance is part of two artist-in-residence pilot programs at Chatham County Schools in p…

Don’t miss War Bonds in the 2015-2016 NFCC Artist Series

North Florida Community College is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 North Florida Community College Artist Series season featuring seven highly entertaining shows. The season begins Sunday, Sept. 20 and continues through March 2016. All performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium, located on the NFCC campus in Madison, Fla.

November 2015
War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of WWII on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Award winning artists David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt fill the stage with wartime memories and tunes in this musical journey through a war that redefined the world. Their multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period, providing a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Af…

Quietly Serving Artists At Home and Abroad

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Serena Ebhardt honored by North Carolina Presenters Consortium

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June 16, 2015
"I served when called and will gladly do it again."
-Serena Ebhardt

We had the pleasure of recognizing Serena Ebhardt for her 10+ years of hard work and dedication to the NCPC website including 123 Signup and Listserv.  She, with the support of stars like Perry Mixter were part of the foundation that shaped us!  We appreciate YOU!   
- Sherry Archibald, Sherry Archibald Paramount Theatre Director
City of Goldsboro
NCPC President 2015

Memorial Day Compliment: War Bonds

Thank you for War Bonds and Songs.  I'm crying and smiling while cooking dinner.  Flooded with memories of my Mother's stories of the war years, her in Chicago and Dad overseas.  I tuned in late.  Darn, you only ran it once on our public tv station here in Medford Oregon.

Thank you, Thank you.
Patricia Barger

Resident Artists visiting Clarkton School of Discovery

Resident Artists visiting Clarkton School of Discoveryhttp://www.bladenonline.com/resident-artists-visiting-clarkton-school-of-discovery/
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In a continued effort to offer the students at Clarkton School of Discovery an A+ education through opportunities in the Arts, we are pleased to welcome EbzB Productions to our campus.

Friday,April 17th, CSD students ​present​ed​ The Wisdom Givers. This production was completely created, researched, written, publicized, produced, and performed by the sixth graders ​at Clarkton School of Discovery. A grassroots grant, made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council, allowed us to bring in professional teaching artists, Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen from E.B.Z.B. Productions to facilitate. Inspired by an idea from a book on our 6th grade reading list, The​ ​Giver, Serena and David asked our students to interview and request the wisdom of older Bladen County citizens. The students documented the answers to…

Compliment: In One Era - History lesson combines music, photos, and dancing.

David, Serena, and Julie,

We can't thank you enough for being here in Wadesboro and the great performance on Sunday. We will stay in touch and hopefully have you back soon.

Thank you.

Leslie Capell
Anson County Arts Council
Wadesboro, NC

Paul Green Foundation Newsletter Highlights "Native"

Paul Green Foundation      NEWS – February 2015


“Native” by Ian Finley Deep Dish New Play Workshop 2015

Deep Dish Theater presented a developmental workshop of EbzB Productions'  “Native,” a new play by Triangle playwright and former Piedmont Laureate IanFinley, January 14-18.  Directed by SerenaEbhardt, the workshop continued the company's 14th season at University Mall. 
“Native” is based on the true story of the collaboration between North Carolina playwright icon, Paul Green, and the celebrated novelist Richard Wright, the author most famously of Native Son.  The two men were brought together to adapt Wright's novel for Orson Welles' 1941 Broadway production, and the play explores the battle of wills that ensued.
The very successful workshop was presented with script in hand, and the text continued to evolve over the five-day run. Audience members had the opportunity – which they took enthusiastically – to share their helpful reactions to the play in post-performance c…

EbzB conducts Arts-In-Education Residency at Clarkton School of Discovery

EbzB conducts Arts-In-Education Residency at Clarkton School of Discovery in Bladen County, NC


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Thank You from Broughton High School, Raleigh, NC

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Deep Dish Theater provides EbzB with opportunity to workshop new play "Native" by Ian Finley.

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Deep Dish Theater provides EbzB with opportunity to workshop
new play "Native" by Ian Finley.



New Play Workshop 2015 - Native

Native, written by Ian Finley, is based on the true story of the collaboration between celebrated playwright and North Carolina icon, Paul Green, and the celebrated novelist Richard Wright, the author most famously of Native Son. The two men were brought together to adapt Wright's novel for Orson Welles' Broadway production, and the play explores the battle of wills that ensued.

The workshop will be presented with minimal production values and script in hand, as the text continues to evolve. Audience members will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the play in post-performance conversations, and rewrites will go on throughout the 5-performance run.

Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Dr…