Showing posts from October, 2015

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

Long Story Short features small plays by UNC students 

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

Image 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

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.