School of Theatre Closes Season with MFA One-Acts

The School of Theatre wraps up the fall semester next month with a collection of one-act productions, directed by the class of MFA candidates.  The production includes five shows:

The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris, directed by Hayley Greenstreet

Feeding the Moonfish by Barbara Wichmann, directed by John Perine

Here We Go by Caryl Churchil, directed by Karen Sabo

Incognito by Janet Allard (Professor of Playwriting), directed by Chris Gilly-Forrer (pictured)

Noah And The Ark by Sheila Smolensky, directed by Derya Ağaoğlu

One ticket will include all five performances, which are streaming December 3rd-5th.  For tickets, call the Box Office at 336-334-4392 or visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15070/taylor-theatre.

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CVPA PAIRS WITH INDUSTRIES OF THE BLIND TO INSTALL PUBLIC ART PIECE AT CORNER OF GATE CITY BOULEVARD AND TATE STREET

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and the Industries of the Blind (IOB) have partnered on an innovative and multidisciplinary project — the installation of a public art piece which tells the stories of the blind and low-visioned using sight, sound, and touch.

The installation is located at the IOB building at the corner of Gate City Boulevard and Tate Street, one of the main entrances to the UNC Greensboro campus, and is the culmination of an innovative collaboration between the IOB and the CVPA’s School of Art and School of Music, as well as Interior Architecture University Libraries.  (more…)

Stinson Book Award Call for Nominations

The UNC Greensboro School of Dance is thrilled to announce the creation of The UNCG | Susan W. Stinson Book Award for Dance Education. 

About the Award

Funded by an anonymous donor to UNCG in recognition of Dr. Susan W. Stinson, a leading pioneer in the field of dance education, the annual award recognizes book-length publications of excellence in dance education printed in the English language during the current and previous year, as well as authors who conduct exemplary inquiry that advances the field of dance education. The award’s recognition contributes significantly to the visibility of dance education professionals and their work, as well as the vitality of outstanding scholarship and publication excellence in dance education.

Call for Nominations

The award nomination period runs from November 5, 2020 to December 30, 2020. 

Eligibility

In the spirit of Sue Stinson’s myriad career achievements and enduring legacy in dance education, research, and scholarship, eligible books for nomination should comprise research-informed texts that encompass a range of theoretical and practical application of knowledge in dance education, pedagogy, curriculum, and teaching artistry. Examples of eligible dance education texts comprise inquiry-based monographs, innovative teaching texts, original edited collections, and multiple-contributor volumes that address facets of dance education. Books consisting of previously published essays, reviews, or articles are ineligible for consideration. Nominated books must hold a copyright date of 2019 or 2020.

Nominations 

Self-nominations from author(s), editor(s), and publisher are welcome, as well as nominations from the field. 

Evaluation 

Nominated books will be evaluated based on originality, critical rigor, innovation, and potential contribution to the field of dance education including texts that engage, challenge, question, and motivate dance educators across sectors and populations. 

Submission Information 

Nominations accepted by email only. For nominating an author other than yourself, be sure to obtain the author’s consent prior to submitting the nomination. Please briefly describe why you are nominating the book, how the text meets the eligibility requirements listed above, as well as your relationship to the author nominee(s) if any. Include an electronic copy of the nominee’s CV/professional record, and if available, include other relevant information in support of the nomination (i.e. a book review of the nominated text). In the subject line of your email, please enter “Stinson Book Award Nomination.” 

In your nomination email, state the book author/authors’ name and address, email address, telephone number, the title of the book, and publisher’s name to Professor Janet Lilly, Chair,

Review Committee at j_lilly@uncg.edu 

Nominated Author Responsibility 

Once nominated, authors should immediately contact their book’s publisher to secure and provide book access for review committee members (4 copies required). Most publishers today provide gratis copies when a book is under award consideration. To these ends, nominated authors should work closely with the Chair of the Review Committee in disbursing book copies to reviewers. 

NEW GREENSBORO PROJECT SPACE HOSTS FALL EXHIBITIONS

UNCG’s Greensboro Project Space is in a new location, at 111 E. February One Place in downtown Greensboro, and will host dynamic exhibitions through the fall.

At the new space, safe policies are in place in accordance with UNCG event policies and North Carolina’s Phase 3. A maximum of 17 guests are allowed in the gallery, and masks and social distancing are required at all times. RSVPs are required during the limited-capacity evening programs but not during regular gallery hours. RSVP information for specific programs can be found on each project’s web page at greensboroprojectspace.com. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the gallery, and there are separate entrances and exits. Instructions will be noted inside the gallery as well.

“It has been wonderful to see students using Greensboro Project Space again, albeit with a handful of COVID19 policies put in place to keep everyone safe,” says GPS Director Adam Carlin. “There is such a need, especially right now, for UNCG students to have a public platform in which to creatively respond to what is happening in the world. GPS was always meant to be a bridge between the arts at UNCG and the community, and I cannot think of a more crucial time in which to maintain this bridge.”

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‘Hear Our Voices’: an inclusive celebration of new musical theatre

On Nov. 12-14, UNCG School of Theatre will present “Hear Our Voices: An Inclusive Celebration of New Musical Theatre.” The production is a brand-new song cycle which consists of unpublished music written and composed by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), disabled, female and LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual, and Ally community) artists from all over the country.

The project was brought to life by UNCG Theatre faculty Erin Farrell Speer and Dominick Amendum, both of whom coordinate the newly-founded BFA Musical Theatre program for the School of Theatre. “Hear Our Voices” will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in the spring of 2020, Speer and Amendum began to plan what the future could look like for their burgeoning musical theatre program and the upcoming fall musical.

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