Monday morning arts news, June 6


Tuesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 11

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Four exhibitions are now open. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And don’t forget about the beautiful outdoor areas, including the pollinator garden and the whirligig. Wouldn’t the Gregg be a nice destination for a healthy midday walk?

Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12

• TheatreFEST: Assassins. This multiple Tony Award-winning dark comedy explores the human need for acknowledgment versus the American need for celebrity, amplified by the frustrated desires of those who crossed a terrifying threshold. Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Performances run through June 19.

Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 11

• TheatreFEST: Away Home. Honest Pint Theatre Company presents the first workshop offering of a new musical theatre piece inspired by the heartwarming children’s book, Kafka and the Doll. This new work is being created by playwright and 2020 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane and composer/lyricist Matthew Hager, and directed by University Theatre’s Mia Self. Be among the first to preview snippets of the show (for free!), leading up to a full-scale production in 2023. Register here. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

• TheatreFESTival: Discover the magic behind the scenes! TheatreFESTival is a free casual open house experience. Talk with the actors, get a guided tour of the sets, or join the designers to learn more about their process. Local theatre companies will also be on-site with information about their upcoming seasons. Register here. The event list and the afternoon schedule are available here or on Guidebook. Frank Thompson Hall. 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

• University Theatre: Join Mia Self for pre-show (Foresight) and post-show (Hindsight) perspectives on the TheatreFEST production of Assassins. The pre-show conversation (12:30 p.m.) includes a local theatre journalist and members of the creative team. The post-show conversation features the director and members of the cast.


• For summer 2022, the Crafts Center introduced a new series just for NC State faculty and staff: Break to Make. The eight two-hour classes offer employees the opportunity to take a break during the workday and make something wonderful. Thanks to the enthusiastic response (there are only a few seats left), the series will continue into fall semester.


• Poole College of Management News: Constantino Gift Honors and Supports Poole Faculty. Support from the Constantino family extends across the NC State campus, including the Feed the Pack Food Pantry and a marching band endowment.

• DASA News: University Honors and Scholars Program Announces Unification, Name Change. With its focus on co-curricular experiences, the University Scholars Program has been a vital partner for the arts on campus for decades. Read about changes coming this fall.

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