Monday morning arts news: November 9


Monday, November 9

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Devised 2020. 7pm.

Tuesday, November 10

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Head of the MFA lighting program at the University of Cincinnati, Sharon Huizinga is an international lighting designer and programmer in many genres, including theatre, live music and TV. 6pm.

Wednesday, November 11

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• Dance Program: Lunchbox Series. Creative process conversations with choreographers, including Tara Mullins, Tracey Durbin, Matthew Wright, Li Marcus and Joan Nicholas-Walker. 12pm. (registration closes at 10am)

• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Welding 101. Join Dave Jensen and Mike White to learn the basics of cutting and welding for theatre. 4pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. An Actors’ Equity stage manager, Joel Veenstra teaches production, stage management and improvisation on the drama faculty of UC Irvine. 7pm. [Nov. 11 update: This event will be rescheduled for spring 2021.]

Thursday, November 12

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• Gregg Museum: Daniel Johnston installation. Join the Gregg for a livestream of an installation in progress by world-renowned potter Daniel Johnston. 3pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Ken Maruyama is a retired visual effects production executive from Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic. 6pm.

• Music: Brickyard Broadcast. Beloved as one of NC State University’s nine hallowed spaces, the Brickyard is the public square where our university community has gathered and celebrated for decades. During the pandemic, when musicians are challenged as never before, the NC State Department of Music premieres the Brickyard Broadcast, a groundbreaking project for orchestras, choirs and virtual reality. 6pm.

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Reading TBD. 7pm.

Friday, November 13

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: Preparing the Performer series. Join Mia Self and Darby Madewell for a lesson on creating a theatre resume. 1pm.

• Dance Program: Free master class. Joan Nicholas-Walker leads an in-person dance improvisation class for beginners and up with experience in any dance style. Move, discover and create while enjoying the fresh air on Stafford Commons. Fun movement activities will be explored, then structured into a group dance. The class will follow social distance guidelines and face masks are required. Registration required. 2:45-4pm. [Nov. 12 update: Due to the rain, this event will be rescheduled for spring 2021.]

• University Theatre: The Institute. A new project that aims to introduce students, and eventually audiences, to site specific, interactive and immersive storytelling experiences. 4pm.

• Dance Program: Fall Concert from Your Couch. The first half of the dance fall concert goes live today. Members of the Panoramic Dance Project, State Dance Company, and independent study student choreographers will present new works. 6pm.

• University Theatre: UT Revisited. Mette and Linh Schladweiler host a reunion of the spring 1997 production of The 1940’s Radio Hour. 8pm.

Saturday, November 14

• Football: Florida State (home). 7:30pm.



• University Theatre’s extraordinary production of Argo: A Virtual Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts premiered on Saturday, November 7. The video is now available on-demand on YouTube.



• Technician: University Theatre’s Virtual Production of Argo. A video interview with Argo director Rachel Klem.

• Indy: Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Daniel Johnston Installation.

• RDU on Stage: Eight Ways to Get Your Theater Fix and Support Local Artists this Weekend. University Theatre’s production of Argo is highlighted.

• Washington Post: Scattered and silenced by the pandemic, choral groups are trying to find their voice. This article includes an interview with composer Lisa Bielawa, creator of the Brickyard Broadcast that premieres on Thursday.

• Winston-Salem Journal: N.C. State’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design has two new exhibits featuring sculptural texture and digitally manipulated photography.


That’s it for this week, folks. Be safe, wear your face covering, wash your hands, support our students, and embrace our fall 2020 arts experiences at NC State!