The ArtsCenter Photoblog

August 29, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory


Registration is now open for Fall 2010 Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Classes. Classes are available for students in Kindergarten up through 12th grade. There are many classes to choose from including on camera acting, stage combat, improv and theater tech. Also, new this fall is the YPAC School of Rock and Roll. Classes are offered in music video production, concert lighting, live audio engineering and even being in a rock band! Students in the School of Rock and Roll will work together to produce a final live concert at Cats Cradle. Check out the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on the classes, and check below for some photos from some of this summer’s YPAC classes.

-Lyndsay

Looking over a script in preparation for auditions during the on-camera acting class.

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July 22, 2010

Drood


There are a ton of exciting things going on this week as the ArtsCenter. First up is the Summer Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory’s performance of Drood: The Musical.  The Summer Youth Conservatory is a collaboration between the ArtsCenter and Playmakers Repertory Company, the professional  theater company at UNC.  It pairs talented young theater students with professional directors, choreographers and designers. Five weeks of classes cumulated in a staged production.

Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, Drood is a Tony Award winning musical in which the audience participates in solving a murder mystery.  I got to sit in on two rehearsals this week and these kids are really talented and the show is a lot of fun. You won’t want to miss it. Check out a few rehearsal photos below and be sure to go see the show, which runs through Sunday. Click here for more information about show times and how to purchase tickets.

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February 5, 2010

20% Off YPAC classes this week!


November 13, 2009

intimacies by Michael Kearns

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Theater — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 11:04 pm

Michael Kearns brought “intimacies,” his one-man six-character show, to the ArtsCenter Friday and will perform again tomorrow–Saturday–at 8 p.m. His show includes six characters–look at the photos below to find out more about them.

Between 6 and 8 tomorrow night before the show, there will be free AIDS tests at the ArtsCenter, serving anyone who comes–whether you’re seeing the show or not. The ArtsCenter is partnering with UNC’s Center for Aids Research and SHAC, UNC’s Free Medical Clinic, in addition to working in conjunction with UNC’s Department of Communication Studies’ Solo Takes On: A Festival of One-Performance Performances.

Kearns, who revealed his HIV-positive status in 1991, wrote “intimacies” 20 years ago to commemorate World AIDS Day. Tickets for tomorrow night’s show are $15, with special prices of $13 for members and $10 for students.

I got in to do a private photo shoot before Kearns’s tonight–here are the faces of some of Kearns’s characters. More photos after the page break!

–Lisa

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Kearns portrays Fernando, a gay flamenco dancer. More photos after the page break!

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October 11, 2009

PlaySlam!

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 5:27 pm

The 7th annual PlaySlam! short play competition was tonight. Nineteen short plays less than three minutes long were performed, and the audience voted for its favorites. The audience picked A Commitment in Ink” as its winner, and its playwright won $100!

Below are shots of the shows and performers–I was at work and missed the first couple plays, so they start with “Hey, Audition!” if you’re following along at home.

–Lisa

"Hey, Audition!"

"Hey, Audition!"

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"The Puzzle," about a man who uses a crossword puzzle to tell his wife he wants a divorce--right before she does the same thing with the front page of the newspaper.

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Undying Love," about a man whose wife annoys him even after death!

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Of Hides and Hair," about a woman and her cats.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"Kleptomania," about a woman who discovers her husband is a kleptomaniac.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"A Tisket/A Casket" about guilt at a funeral.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Enhance Now--Pay Later," about a woman cheering up her friend, whose daughter is having a boob job.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Bartering--The New Economy," about the "new" system of paying for things in the future, by bartering things like toasters, tennis rackets and stuffed roosters.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Girl's Night," about women at a restaurant talking about sex.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Late Show with Brashko Vedev," about an eastern European edition of the Late Show.

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Flying the Junkyard." I forget what this one was about!

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"Conversation," about the last human conversation on Earth between two gas station workers after a nuclear bomb destroys the world.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"A Commitment in Ink," the winning play, about a tattoo artist questioning a man's decision to get a tattoo of his girlfriend's name because of his own experience.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"The Funny-izer," about a woman's obsession with her iPhone application that can make anything funny.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T." I don't remember what this one was about either.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

"Beauty Pageant," about two strange beauty pageant contestants.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

The playwrights answer audience questions after the performances.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

Emily Ranii, artistic director of the ArtsCenter stage, presents the winning playwright with the $100 prize.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

The winning playwright reacts to being picked as the audience's favorite.

August 31, 2009

Registration for Youth Performing Arts Conservatory Now Open

Filed under: ArtSchool, Kids, Preview, Theater — Tags: , , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 4:49 pm

The ArtCenter is now accepting applications for the Fall 2009 Youth Performing Arts Conservatory

Photo courtesy artscenterlive.org

The ArtsCenter is now accepting applications for the Fall 2009 Youth Performing Arts Conservatory!

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory offers a variety of classes for aspiring young actors of all ages. There are classes for children and teenagers in the first through twelfth grades.  Students will participate in  improvisation  exercises, theater games  and short plays to help them develop well rounded theater skills.

In addition to building  theater skills, students will have opportunities to build self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.

Registration is open to all who are interested. No previous experience or auditions are required.

Classes are taught by the Conservatory’s staff of theater professionals. Staff members have diverse backgrounds in theater, television and education. Many are active in the Triangle theater community and several teach performing arts at other schools.

Classes begin in mid-September and run through December. Meeting days and times vary by class. For more information on specific classes, schedules and fees visit the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory page on the ArtsCenter’s website.

Classes start soon and space is limited so reserve your spot today by turning in an application!

August 3, 2009

Preview: OdysseyStage: A Spell of Cold Weather

Filed under: Preview, Theater — Tags: , , , — ArtsCenter @ 11:28 pm

An OdysseyStage production of the award-winning children’s play, A Spell of Cold Weather by Charles Way. A Spell of Cold Weather tells the story of Betty and Bob, a farm couple who have let all the fun go out of their lives. When their niece Holly arrives for a visit, she meets the farm’s mischievous fairy Tomos Trickman. Together this dynamic duo rejuvenate Betty, Bob, and their farm. A magical play for all audiences.

Photo courtesy of artscenterlive.org.

An OdysseyStage production of the award-winning children’s play, A Spell of Cold Weather by Charles Way. A Spell of Cold Weather tells the story of Betty and Bob, a farm couple who have let all the fun go out of their lives. When their niece Holly arrives for a visit, she meets the farm’s mischievous fairy Tomos Trickman. Together this dynamic duo rejuvenates Betty, Bob, and their farm.

OdysseyStage’s A Spell of Cold Weather is coming to the ArtsCenter at University Mall Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets to the show are $5!

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