Monday morning arts news: October 19


Monday, October 19

• University Theatre: Preparing the Performer series. Join Mia Self and Darby Madewell for a lesson on creating a theatre resume. 4pm.

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Reading of Middle Grounds (revised) by Penny Lawrence and Jack Deweese, honorable mention for the 2020 Creative Artist Award. 7pm.

• University Theatre: Devised 2020. Phase II: Generation of Material. Join Lormarev Jones as she introduces participating students to the conception of original work through ensemble devising. 7pm. Students only.

Tuesday, October 20

• Gregg Museum: New exhibition opens. Animate Earth: Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse. 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Blood, gore and wounds: Join Laura Parker to learn types of stage blood, overview of recipes you can make at home, and tips and tricks on how to create wounds using stage blood and other makeup. 1pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Angie Hays is the executive director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference, working to strengthen our state’s vibrant theatre industry and engage tomorrow’s artists, audiences and advocates. 6pm.

• Grand Opening for the Energy Week Virtual Zine. Arts NC State, NC State University Libraries and the University Sustainability Office are hosting a virtual art gallery where you can gather to view and discuss the submissions in real time. Learn more and register. 6-8pm.

• University Theatre: Devised 2020. Phase II: Generation of Material. Join Lormarev Jones as she introduces participating students to the conception of original work through ensemble devising. 7pm. Students only.

Wednesday, October 21

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

• Dance Program: Lunchbox Series. Fragile: A Healing Experience with Francine E. Ott and Dance Program Alumni. 12pm. (registration closes at 10am)

• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Painting marble. Join Jayme Mellema to learn about a few of the paint techniques for creating the appearance of marble. 4pm.

Thursday, October 22

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

• Gregg Museum: Join photographer Susan Harbage Page and Gregg Museum director Roger Manley for a virtual program and discussion about Harbage Page’s photographs in the 2019 Gregg exhibition, Borderlands – Evidence from the Rio Grande. 12pm.

• Gregg Museum: Virtual guided tour of the Gregg, featuring Borderlands – Evidence from the Rio Grande, photographs by Susan Harbage Page. 4pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Motorcycle enthusiast Rob Eastman-Mullins designs scenery, lighting and costumes, and serves as associate professor of design and production in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University. 6pm.

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Reading of Static (revised) by Aysia Slade, 2020 Creative Artist Award winner. 7pm.

Friday, October 23

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

• Encore gallery experience for the Energy Week Virtual Zine (see October 20 listing). 1-3 pm.

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

• NC State LIVE @ the Lot: A drive-in concert featuring Rissi Palmer. Gates and food trucks at 5:30pm, concert at 6:30pm. Rain date: October 24. This event is sold-out, but you can sign-up for the wait list.

Saturday, October 24

• Football: UNC (away)

• Rain date for NC State LIVE @ the Lot (see October 23 listing).



• All the Possibilities… Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt is a documentary short inspired by a Gregg Museum exhibition that ran for four months beginning in October 2018. The film has just been selected for DOC NYC, American’s largest documentary film festival, and will be streaming November 11-19. The film was made by Marsha Gordon (professor of film studies at NC State) and her husband, architect Louis Cherry, and features a percussive score by Arts NC State executive director Rich Holly.

• Last chance at the Crafts Center: Explore a list of crafts classes that begin in October and November that still have space available.

• University Theatre: Videos are now available on YouTube for the How to Theatre and Strictly Speaking series. Explore everything on the UT YouTube channel at

• Carol Fountain Nix, director of the Crafts Center, will be leading “Ink & Drink” for the GLBT Faculty/Staff Social on Thursday, October 22, 7-8:30pm. Carol will be teaching the basics of hand lettering. Contact Andy DeRoin at the NC State GLBT Center for registration details.

• The jazz students continue to build their Soundcloud playlist! Take a list to the latest from the NC State Jazz Orchestra – “Such Sweet Thunder” – composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, arranged by Mike Kamuf, and directed by Dr. Wes Parker.



• Technician: Gregg Museum of Art and Design is open, community response slow but hopeful.

• Technician: NC State Sustainability Office to host upcoming Energy Week.

• Technician: Arts NC State decides show must go on amidst COVID-19, budget cuts.


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!