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Native Showcase at ArtsMarket!

Native at ArtsMarket ~ Booth #131 November  6 - 8, 2017. We can't wait to see old friends and make new ones in Durham in November! ArtsMarket is the biannual statewide performing arts conference, hosted by NC Presenters Consortium and The North Carolina Arts Council.

EbzB's ArtsMarket showcase of Native is at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8th at Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701.

EbzB Productions' booth in the exhibition hall is #131 and we'll be there throughout the entire ArtsMarket Conference: Monday, Nov. 6th - Wednesday, Nov. 8th.  Please visit and say hello. While there you may inquire about Native and the EbzB Roster including: War Bonds, '69 Seasons, Life Is So Good, In One Era and Out The Other, Night Before Christmas Carol, and more.

Information at www.ebzb.org

James "T" Thomas Honored at Mars Hill University with Black Box Theatre Dedication

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10/20/17

James "T" Thomas, founder of Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, is  honored at Mars Hill University with the dedication of the new Black Box Theatre.

Keynote speaker David zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions talks about Jim Thomas' tremendous influence on our theater community. The dedication takes place on October 20 as part of Mars Hill University's homecoming events.

https://www.mhu.edu/event/dedication-black-box-theatre/



Compliment: Native [Hillsborough, NC]

10/16/17
David,
It was so nice to meet you and the EbzB crew. Thank you for bringing Native to us and more importantly working it up as a production that you could bring it to us.
Very professionally done!!!!!!!!!!Loved the set and the music and image enhancements.Loved that you essentially brought everything you needed.Loved your upbeat and personable energy.Loved that Serena found my earring before I realized I had lost it.So grateful that Devra brought you to our attention.You and J. Mardrice were amazing in your parts.Although not part of the stage production having audience members respond as a spontaneous chorus was very effective in underlining the truths that the character of Richard Wright was witnessing to. It validated two strong messages of the play: the assertion that it matters who tells the story, and the notion that freedom of choice is no freedom if, choice is not equally attainable or realizable for all.
The play modeled conversation about our sad state of race relations…

Compliment: Native [Hillsborough, NC]

POWERFUL...............GRIPPING...........RIVETING
There are so many adjectives that could be used to describe the performance ofNative,a play by High School drama teacher Ian Finley and directed by Serena Ebhardt and starring David zum Brunnen as Paul Green and Josh Henderson as Richard Wright and produced by EbzB Productions, that this review would just be too long.

Set in 1941 before America enters WWII in a hotel in New York City between the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Paul Green and the author of "Native Son" Richard Wright to finalize the script adaptation of Wright's book into a Broadway play the story starts off placidly, but quickly escalates between the two men as to how the final scene should end. Flashbacks of childhood and into the heart of the story of Native Son are interspersed to bring the audience into the minds of the men and their backgrounds. One a well-known southern professor and playwright, the other a black author born poor in Mississippi and…