Monday, March 1
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Life is a Dream, adapted by Nilo Cruz (Part 1 of 2). In Cruz’s translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency. 7pm.
Tuesday, March 2
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Adrienne McKenzie takes you on a deep dive into tambour embroidery. In this virtual session, learn how this technique has been used to create elaborate embroidery on historic clothing, see how it’s used today to replicate period embroidery styles, and learn the basics so you can do it yourself. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Shauna Johannesen is a Vancouver-based writer, actor and filmmaker. Her short film – Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story – earned Leo Awards (British Columbia film and television industry) for screenwriting and best female actor. 6pm.
Wednesday, March 3
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Life is a Dream, adapted by Nilo Cruz (Part 2 of 2). In Cruz’s translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency. 7pm.
Thursday, March 4
• Gregg Museum: YouTube launch of “behind the scenes” interviews with Gregg staff, featuring art preparator Matthew Gay. 4pm.
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Pneumatics and Building Flats: Dave Jensen and Mike White will teach the basics of air-powered tools and the different ways to build a flat. This IN-PERSON session is open to NC State students only. Registration is limited to eight students per class. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Jessica Holcombe is a scenic artist with 20 years’ experience in theatre, film and live entertainment. Since 2016, her focus has been building Majestic Scenic LLC, a full-service drop painting, finishing and fabrication shop. 6pm.
Friday, March 5
• NC State Wellness Day (no classes).
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Calling All New Students: Share your experiences! This is your chance to help make NC State even better by sharing your experiences from your first semester. Completing the First Term Survey will enter you for the chance to win up to $100 in DoorDash gift cards or AllCampus credits on your Wolfpack One Card. Check your email for the survey invitation. More information at go.ncsu.edu/first-term.
• While the Gregg Museum is now open for in-person visits Tuesday through Friday, virtual exhibitions are still available, including three new tours of exhibitions currently open at the Gregg.
• Don’t delay: Crafts classes are filling quickly this spring. Check the last chance list for both in-person and online classes that might still have space available.
• NC State LIVE @ the Lot is back! Make a note that gate passes will go on sale next week (look for next Monday’s email for the exact date/time). All spaces were claimed quickly in the fall, so be ready to take action. The lineup includes Violet Bell (April 8), Charly Lowry (April 22), Jack the Radio (May 6), and Caique Vidal and Batuque (May 20).
• Dance Program: Francine Ott’s film fragile focuses on women of color and how trauma has affected their bodies, voices, relationships, emotions and artistry. Her film was selected to be part of Fredrick Earl Mosley’s Dance is Activism Film Festival 2021.
• The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State students. Each winning creative artist receives $500, and the selected works will be performed and/or workshopped in the following academic year by the appropriate Arts NC State performing arts program. Deadline for entry is Friday, March 26.
• The annual Student Art Sale is coming up on Friday, April 16, and is open to all currently enrolled, full-time NC State students. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 2. Learn how students can submit original artwork for sale, as well as be considered for the Visual Artist Award.
• NC State LIVE: Registration opens Monday, March 1 at 10am for Black Feminist Theoretic Poetic Musings, a free livestreamed multidisciplinary performance featuring cellist and singer Shana Tucker, jazz flutist Nicole Mitchell, and North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green.
IN THE NEWS
• Technician: Student written theatre production Static debuts this March. The 2020 winner of the Creative Artist Award in theatre, Static by Aysia Slade, is being produced by University Theatre this spring.
• The Free Weekly: Conversation on Craft: Exhibition weaves new threads into American story. On loan from the Gregg Museum, Ben Venom’s “I Am The Night Rider” (a hand-made quilt commissioned by the Friends of the Gregg) is on display at the Crystal Bridges Museum as part of their exhibition titled Crafting in America.
• Technician: Talley Student Union: building community, housing a rich history. Technician shares a brief history of the building that has been a home for the arts since it first opened in 1972.
• Academic and Student Affairs News: Spotlight on Our Alumni: Griffin James ’20. James’ play Heritage received an honorable mention in the 2020 Creative Artist Award competition and premiered in a virtual University Theatre production in February.
• Poole Business Magazine: The Lucky Jeans. Dr. Bruce Branson, professor of accounting and a member of the Friend of Arts NC State board of advisors, tells how, over the years of teaching at NC State, he has shared the magical powers of his lucky jeans.
• Walter Magazine: 20+ things to do in March in and around Raleigh. The new Objects of Intention exhibition at the Gregg Museum is featured.
• NewsNation Now: Rissi Palmer talks diversity and inclusion in country music. A video interview with Rissi Palmer, who headlined the first LIVE @ the Lot concert last October.
Are you connected with the NC State arts programs on social media? Link to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all at go.ncsu.edu/getsocial.