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Gates County, NC - Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen of EbzB Productions teach students from Gates County Senior High School the tools of an actor.
Gates County Senior High School received a Level I Artist Residency grant from the NC Arts Council. The grant to bring in EbzB Productions, will help students create a drama based on oral histories from Gates County, NC. EbzB asked students to interview older citizens from Gates County and transcribe the interviews to create a script. The script will be staged in the Old Gates County Courthouse for a public performance on May 12, 2011. The AP History class and the Drama class have combined for this project. In addition to learning about Theatre Arts, the students are also learning about Gates County History. The students are serving as community builders and consensus builders for Gates County. By interviewing older citizens for the project, students are bridging generation and communication gaps in the county. Drama Teacher Barbara Be…
Before Charlottesville, Before Charleston, Before Ferguson: NativeDrama allows opportunity to gain understanding. NOW BOOKING: Native dramatizes the friendship and collaboration between Paul Green and Richard Wright. The authors are brought together to adapt Wright’s novel, Native Son for Broadway. In 1941 Paul Green is a UNC professor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who is also known for The Lost Colony. Richard Wright is the controversial author of Native Son, a groundbreaking work on the systemic discrimination of African-Americans. Green and Wright forge a deep respect for each other. Yet, in a heated discussion over a single page of their Broadway script, they argue about who has the right to tell the story of race, politics and social class. Ultimately the revelations dissolve their friendship in spite of their common goal to affect social change. EbzB Productions’ Native is based on the true story of Green and Wright’s collaboration. This event hopes to inspire audiences …
Dr. Borden's inspirational story, shared in "War Bonds", told of how he watched his best friend die beside him
on the beaches on D-day. He also explained how it inspired him to help hundreds of other men that day.
In Civilian life, Dr. Borden delivered over 2000 babies in Morehead City, NC. His ability to give life, joy and inspiration, even though he had seen the heart of darkness, inspired us to continue to have faith, even when the world around us looks bleak.
Thank you Dr. Borden. Your spirit still lives within us.
-Serena and David zum Brunnen
A note from his daughter...
David and Serena,
Just a note of hello -
We loved the War Bonds show at Morehead City a number of years ago.
I took my father Dr Richard Borden and he enjoyed it so much.
Thank you for sharing his WWII experiences in your show.
I hope you are both well and have a wonderful 2013.