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Booking Day - https://t.co/vtCUOIPnlE https://t.co/AXUQL2BpnK

Booking Day - https://t.co/vtCUOIPnlEpic.twitter.com/AXUQL2BpnK — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 14, 2018
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November 14, 2018 at 10:18AM
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Booking Day - https://t.co/AFqcq3uujP https://t.co/3vCFM05PAU

Booking Day - https://t.co/AFqcq3uujPpic.twitter.com/3vCFM05PAU — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 13, 2018
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November 13, 2018 at 08:39AM
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An amazing student crew at Felix Martin, Jr. Hall in Kentucky! https://t.co/cwtg48eEqF

An amazing student crew at Felix Martin, Jr. Hall in Kentucky! https://t.co/cwtg48eEqF — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 13, 2018
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November 12, 2018 at 07:57PM
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Booking Day - https://t.co/OiSFaPVMR2 for EbzB Productions #ebzb https://t.co/4d1SlCmmeT

Booking Day - https://t.co/OiSFaPVMR2 for EbzB Productions #ebzbpic.twitter.com/4d1SlCmmeT — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 13, 2018
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November 12, 2018 at 07:46PM
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https://t.co/IdO3v1Wctipic.twitter.com/V6YzJrff5m — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 11, 2018
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November 11, 2018 at 03:39PM
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Johnny Johnson company at UNC. Remembering the end of WW1 with Paul Green, Jr. https://t.co/QX1kvWbQop https://t.co/XAFtWTwUDH

Johnny Johnson company at UNC. Remembering the end of WW1 with Paul Green, Jr. https://t.co/QX1kvWbQoppic.twitter.com/XAFtWTwUDH — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 11, 2018
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November 11, 2018 at 11:39AM
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pic.twitter.com/r4j2drLrid — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 10, 2018
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November 10, 2018 at 03:19PM
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https://t.co/RKs6wuQNkWpic.twitter.com/Lz4Sc0PpZ7 — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 9, 2018
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November 09, 2018 at 06:39PM
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Veterans’ Day in Kentucky. THANK YOU!! #warbonds #ebzb #gratitude. https://t.co/GGtX0i0aC8 https://t.co/hiRTCqHfqR

Veterans’ Day in Kentucky. THANK YOU!! #warbonds#ebzb#gratitude. https://t.co/GGtX0i0aC8pic.twitter.com/hiRTCqHfqR — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 9, 2018
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November 08, 2018 at 10:39PM
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War Bonds. Veterans Day 2018. #ebzb. https://t.co/HjjjoXM3dz https://t.co/sVaIHyhvzW

War Bonds. Veterans Day 2018. #ebzb. https://t.co/HjjjoXM3dzpic.twitter.com/sVaIHyhvzW — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 8, 2018
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November 08, 2018 at 04:39PM
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Pickin’ 2018 https://t.co/IyGezLpJi0 via @chathamarts

Pickin’ 2018 https://t.co/IyGezLpJi0 via @chathamarts — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 7, 2018
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November 07, 2018 at 02:04PM
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Native: Instagram post by @patricegopo

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"During dinner at the [NC Writers'] Conference, I had the opportunity to watch an abridged version of the @ebzbproductions play "Native." I can't say this enough: if you ever, ever have an opportunity to see this play, see this play. The play by Ian Finley is based on the true story of Paul Green and Richard Wright turning Wright's 1940 novel "Native Son" into a play. All the while, they discuss race relations of the time period. But so much of what they say could be about now. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing."
See this Instagram post by @patricegopo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpxbtW9gPkf/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

The next offering will be “War Bonds: The Songs and Letter of World War II” on Nov. 9. FEMJH Center Continuing Mission of Making Arts Accessible https://t.co/fRzN8lJtfp

The next offering will be “War Bonds: The Songs and Letter of World War II” on Nov. 9. FEMJH Center Continuing Mission of Making Arts Accessible https://t.co/fRzN8lJtfp — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 4, 2018
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November 04, 2018 at 03:24PM
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In the presence of perseverance. https://t.co/SASIdP3Iba https://t.co/N8RRRwKP0k

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Native: Journeying to empathy. In the presence of perseverance. #ebzb #native
https://t.co/SASIdP3Ibapic.twitter.com/N8RRRwKP0k — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 4, 2018
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November 04, 2018 at 01:39AM
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Native at NC Writers' Network, Charlotte, NC
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November 03, 2018 at 10:39PM
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NC WRITERS’ Network Fall Conference with NATIVE by Ian Finley. https://t.co/YO7Wx5uklr https://t.co/IKOSXE1zhR

NC WRITERS’ Network Fall Conference with NATIVE by Ian Finley. https://t.co/YO7Wx5uklrpic.twitter.com/IKOSXE1zhR — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 3, 2018
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November 03, 2018 at 06:39PM
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Native at NC Writers Conference 11/3/18: https://t.co/377u3UEynI https://t.co/4GkXBv4gKw

Native at NC Writers Conference 11/3/18: https://t.co/377u3UEynIpic.twitter.com/4GkXBv4gKw — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) November 1, 2018
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November 01, 2018 at 01:16PM
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Orville? Right? Wright! #ebzb #WrightsOfPassage @UnitedArtsCounc https://t.co/upJb7dEYto

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Orville? Right? Wright!#ebzb#WrightsOfPassage@UnitedArtsCouncpic.twitter.com/upJb7dEYto — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) October 26, 2018
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October 26, 2018 at 05:51PM
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The Wrights of Passage Take Flight at Leesville Elementary School on Friday. #ebzb #artseducation #wcpss #unitedarts https://t.co/4h2eefPvE7

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The Wrights of Passage Take Flight at Leesville Elementary School on Friday. #ebzb#artseducation#wcpss#unitedartspic.twitter.com/4h2eefPvE7 — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018 at 02:08PM
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The Wrights of Passage Take Flight at Leesville Elementary School on Friday. #ebzb #artseducation #wcpss #unitedarts https://t.co/N8MFemkJ2k

The Wrights of Passage Take Flight at Leesville Elementary School on Friday. #ebzb#artseducation#wcpss#unitedartspic.twitter.com/N8MFemkJ2k — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018 at 02:08PM
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Women Who Raise Us Up

The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees selected Dr. Margaret Donovan Bauer as the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.The award recognizes Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in North Carolina. In a ceremony and reception, held on the evening of Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, Dr Bauer used her acceptance speech to praise EbzB Productions' touring play, Native.   "When you see that play [Native] advertised in your area, go see it—and bring a friend. If you don’t see it coming to your community, bring it to your community (that’s ebzb.org, for more information). This play about the collaboration between our own Paul Green, creator of The Lost Colony, and Richard Wright on adapting Wright’s Native Son for the stage in the early 1940s explores conversations we should be having, not s…

‘NATIVE’ play to address police brutality, gun violence tonight: https://t.co/gT0cTH96zz via @TEC_newspaper

‘NATIVE’ play to address police brutality, gun violence tonight...  In the heat of today’s current climate, EBZB Productions will present a play tonight which shines a light on modern-day hot topics such as police brutality, oppression and gun violence in America.The play “NATIVE,” written by playwright Ian Finley, is based off a true story about a collaboration between playwright Paul Green and novelist Richard Wright as they work to turn the 1940 novel “Native Son” into a stage play, all while debating about race relations in the time period.“Native Son,” written by Wright, tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African-American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s.During the process of adapting “Native Son” for the stage, Green (a white, Southern professor) and Wright (a self-educated African-American with communist sympathies) gain respect for each other as they discuss the discrimination of African-Americans during the 19…

November 3, 2018 - https://t.co/LFd6cYGms7 Native will be followed by a panel discussion on the play’s themes, and how writers today still grapple with its questions, featuring Paul Green scholar Margaret Bauer, playwright Ian Finley, NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, & cast

November 3, 2018 - https://t.co/LFd6cYGms7 Native will be followed by a panel discussion on the play’s themes, and how writers today still grapple with its questions, featuring Paul Green scholar Margaret Bauer, playwright Ian Finley, NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, & cast — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) October 1, 2018
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October 01, 2018 at 02:24PM
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Native: Tuesday, October 2, 7;30 p.m. Greenville, North Carolina. https://t.co/623pvLrbet https://t.co/ayY4RoQNN2

Native: Tuesday, October 2, 7;30 p.m. Greenville, North Carolina. https://t.co/623pvLrbetpic.twitter.com/ayY4RoQNN2 — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) October 1, 2018
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October 01, 2018 at 11:13AM
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10/2/18. NATIVE sons at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. $10. Students attend FREE. Hosted by NC Literary Review. Post-performance discussion. Reservations: (252) 689-8092 or https://t.co/623pvLrbet #PaulGreen #RichardWright #NativeSon #EbzB https://t.co/TmRzZ8J2wn

10/2/18. NATIVE sons at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. $10. Students attend FREE. Hosted by NC Literary Review. Post-performance discussion. Reservations: (252) 689-8092 or https://t.co/623pvLrbet#PaulGreen#RichardWright#NativeSon#EbzBpic.twitter.com/TmRzZ8J2wn — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) September 28, 2018
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September 28, 2018 at 08:20AM
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Find our menu of offerings at https://t.co/F97GS5FVrg . Stop by Alkahest Artists Booth 723 for information and booking: War Bonds, Night Before Christmas Carol, In One Era, Native, and more. #Alkahest_AA #ArtsMidwest Thank You!

Find our menu of offerings at https://t.co/F97GS5FVrg . Stop by Alkahest Artists Booth 723 for information and booking: War Bonds, Night Before Christmas Carol, In One Era, Native, and more. #Alkahest_AA#ArtsMidwest Thank You! — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) September 7, 2018
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September 07, 2018 at 12:32PM
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EbzB is ready to go back to school with Arts Integration opportunities. https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU @ahartness @NCArtsCouncil @WCPSS

EbzB is ready to go back to school with Arts Integration opportunities. https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU@ahartness@NCArtsCouncil@WCPSS — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) August 7, 2018
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August 07, 2018 at 12:45PM
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EbzB is ready to go back to school with Arts Integration opportunities. https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU

EbzB is ready to go back to school with Arts Integration opportunities. https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) August 7, 2018
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August 07, 2018 at 12:41PM
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Back to school with #EbzB #arts integration opportunities: https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU ⁦@UnitedArtsCounc⁩ ⁦@chathamarts⁩

Back to school with #EbzB#arts integration opportunities: https://t.co/BYXHYbGOGU@UnitedArtsCounc⁩ ⁦@chathamarts⁩ — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) August 7, 2018
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August 07, 2018 at 12:40PM
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EbzB’s Night Before Christmas Carol in New Jersey. https://t.co/XFBRzj1J2U

EbzB’s Night Before Christmas Carol in New Jersey. https://t.co/XFBRzj1J2U — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) July 31, 2018
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July 31, 2018 at 05:23PM
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Thank you @repjohnlewis! https://t.co/2rCCmdygrV

Thank you @repjohnlewis! https://t.co/2rCCmdygrV — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) July 8, 2018
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July 07, 2018 at 10:03PM
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pic.twitter.com/0qoYgKdTqQ — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) July 6, 2018
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July 06, 2018 at 06:57PM
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RALEIGH, NC is proud of you! https://t.co/nayaKZdmIi

RALEIGH, NC is proud of you! https://t.co/nayaKZdmIi — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) July 6, 2018
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July 06, 2018 at 01:39PM
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United We Stand! IN ONE ERA AND OUT THE OTHER. #4thofJuly2018 #ebzb #education @NCArtsCouncil @UnitedArtsCounc @chathamarts @NCmuseumhistory https://t.co/JX13z1QiI5

United We Stand! IN ONE ERA AND OUT THE OTHER. #4thofJuly2018#ebzb#education@NCArtsCouncil@UnitedArtsCounc@chathamarts@NCmuseumhistorypic.twitter.com/JX13z1QiI5 — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) July 3, 2018
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July 03, 2018 at 07:40PM
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EbzB Productions: Your World Is Our Stage! Programming Community Engagement with EbzB https://t.co/9YimcUPmaI https://t.co/C1hEJgNvda

EbzB Productions: Your World Is Our Stage! Programming Community Engagement with EbzB https://t.co/9YimcUPmaIpic.twitter.com/C1hEJgNvda — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) June 21, 2018
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June 21, 2018 at 12:18PM
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Thank you for creating this opportunity and matching us with enthusiastic educators and administrators who strive to make the learning experience joyful by pursuing curiousity. @chathamarts #ArtsEd #ebzb #History https://t.co/9marPNGcvg

Thank you for creating this opportunity and matching us with enthusiastic educators and administrators who strive to make the learning experience joyful by pursuing curiousity. @chathamarts#ArtsEd#ebzb#Historyhttps://t.co/9marPNGcvg — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) June 11, 2018
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June 11, 2018 at 11:47AM
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Artists-in-Schools: EbzB Productions Helps Moncure School’s Fifth Graders Rewind to the 1700s https://t.co/Fkd4eKL1hs via @chathamarts #Regulators #artsed #ebzb

Artists-in-Schools: EbzB Productions Helps Moncure School’s Fifth Graders Rewind to the 1700s https://t.co/Fkd4eKL1hs via @chathamarts#Regulators#artsed#ebzb — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) June 10, 2018
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June 10, 2018 at 09:50AM
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June 6 is a significant date of celebration for #EbzB. #warbonds, #birthday, #anniversary. #DDay. #inoneera #WWII . https://t.co/b7sRGKxhwp

June 6 is a significant date of celebration for #EbzB. #warbonds, #birthday, #anniversary. #DDay. #inoneera#WWII . https://t.co/b7sRGKxhwp — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) June 6, 2018
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June 06, 2018 at 09:04AM
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#EbzB is delighted to be asked to serve our community. Thank you @chathamarts. #arts-integration #teachingartist https://t.co/zTV3N6s1tJ

#EbzB is delighted to be asked to serve our community. Thank you @chathamarts. #arts-integration #teachingartisthttps://t.co/zTV3N6s1tJ — EbzB Productions (@ebzb) June 2, 2018
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June 02, 2018 at 11:55AM
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EbzB's YouTube Channel - Watch Demos and Behind The Scenes Fun.

EbzB's YouTube Channel - Watch Demos and Behind The Scenes Fun. https://www.youtube.com/user/ebzbebzb/featured

#ebzb #youtube #presenters #theater #artsineducation

EbzB Arts Integration Workshop at Greenville High School

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With gratitude to Julie Florin who brought EbzB Productions in for a special workshop at Greenville High School. We worked with choral students to develop emotional connections to lyrics and music. The students internalized, then manifested the meaning of songs using the actors tools of Breath, Body, Eyes, Face, Voice. Students created their own choreography from gestures. Pictured below are several moments caught in silhouette by the amazing student crew. Ms. Florin, a long time associate of EbzB Productions, has put together an award-winning program in the two academic years she has served at Greenville High School in South Carolina. We are honored that she chose to bring us in to serve. 








Governor Tryon sure is tryin’ with #ebzb #moncureelementary today!

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Staging A Little Battle at Moncure Elementary School #ebzb #chathamarts

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The Battle of Alamance and The Regulators are being given their due by Moncure Elementary School.
The students research, write and perform the history of our region.
Now in Rehearsal!

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We're Not Gonna Take It, Anymore!

Make ❤️...not War

 Make ❤️...not War

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II

'69 Seasons: A Rockin' War

Available for booking at your venue!

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Arts In Education: NATIVE at Research Triangle High School

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#EbzB presented Native by Ian Finley at Research Triangle High School in North Carolina in March, 2018.  Mr. Finley, the playwright, also teaches at the school.  Research Triangle High School hosted two performances of Native with post-show discussions.  Students were attentive and asked excellent questions about race, politics, theater, economics and identity.  When told that the book Native Son was once banned in schools, the interest of the students grew.  The post-show discussions were frank, open, difficult, and revealing.

After the performance, actors J. Mardrice and David zum Brunnen took time to explain how they prepared for the roles of Richard Wright and Paul Green.  Director Serena Ebhardt discussed themes and viewpoints in the material, and how to stage them.  Ian Finley, playwright and dramatic art teacher, emphasized the importance of research and revisions, noting that the current script of Native used by EbzB Productions is in its 15th draft!  Marketing assistant Devra…

War Bonds and Workshops in Greenville, SC

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What a fantastic day at Greenville High School!  Host and Drama Teacher Julie Florin invited #ebzb for two student matinees. Student technicians provided excellent sound and lighting design. Audiences were warm and responsive. We felt very welcome.

After the performance, Serena led two Workshops. The first supplied student singers with several actor tools to interpret a song. Then we created choreography by combining gestures to create tableaux. 
The second workshop was with the cast of Greenville High School’s upcoming production of Grease. We specifically worked on creating characters and manifesting them through body work. (It was great fun for Serena to revisit her glory days of playing Sandy at Raleigh Little Theatre back in 1982! Tell Me More lyrics were easily recalled from 30+ years ago.). 
EbzB’s Music Director, Julie Florin suggested a marvelous lakeside restaurant at the Marina to end the day. Good work, Good friends, good theatre, good music, and intelligent talented youth…

Thank you, Chatham Arts! Our Youth Are Thriving.

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Our next generation is creative and thriving...
In March J.S. Waters School created "The Wonderful World of Goldston" with help from EbzB 


In April, Moncure Elementary creates "The Regulators!" 
Both projects are sponsored by #ChathamArts.

Compliment: Native, High Point Arts Council Centennial Station Arts Center

“Native is educational, thought provoking, and perhaps one of the most pertinent productions out there today on race relations in America." -Clint Bowman, Presenter, High Point Arts

Compliment: Native at Centennial Station, High Point, NC

Yesterday I had the opportunity to witness the EBZB production of Native.  The production was OUTSTANDING!  David zum Brunnen as Paul Green and J. Mardrice as Richard Wright give a tour de force performance that will make you think, make you cringe and bring a better understanding of racial inequality throughout the south and our country.
Many times when I watch a drama I exit the theatre talking about the production, Native caused me to not talk about the performance until I had had time to truly digest it.  Powerful, insightful, chilling and relevant are the words that immediately come to mind.
Ian Finley’s script gets straight to the heart of matter, and offers light to a topic that is often shrouded and hidden from polite eyes.
Simply Brilliant!  See it!
Dave Briggs Director High Point Theatre  High Point, NC

HP Arts Council Presents Native | High Point Arts Council

HP Arts Council Presents Native | High Point Arts Council

Join us for an inspirational conversation in High Point, NC on February 4, 2018.